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Zizou Visits Colorado

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As we recover from the excitement (if you want to call it that) of the Mexico-Panama game and the disgraceful and surprising behavior of Javier Aguirre, we are happy to report that Aguirre wasn’t the only former Madrid resident who was showcased this week on US soil.

Zinedine Zidane was at the 12th annual Addidas Elite Soccer Program this week.   This premier youth development program was attended by 100 of the top youth players in the nation who were stunned to see one of the greatest living football legends arrive. They were then treated to the opportunity of a lifetime as they ran drills with him on the field.

For whatever complaints fans may have about the Colorado Rapids management, the facility at DSG including the youth academy and practice fields is the best football setup I have yet to see in the country. Attracting events like the Addidas Elite Soccer Program are only possible in a top notch facility which isn’t simply a soccer specific stadium but a full club headquarters.

Here are some photos from the event. And for the record Zizzou is still retired and not signing in MLS.

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About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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4 Responses to Zizou Visits Colorado

  1. Tony says:

    Awesome to see Zidane working with American youth! Good stuff!

  2. peter osgood says:

    Right on Kartik, a quiet yet massively important moment in the development of proper futbol in this country will probably only be highlighted by you of the football media.

    What an experience for those kids and good for you for taking the opportunity to highlight what Kroenke and Colorado have accomlished with their world class facility, and that hopefully many other new futbol developments around the country will learn from and seek to emulate.

  3. soccer goals says:

    Zidane is the man.

  4. erp says:

    Cool. Just keep his mom out of it.

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