The San Diego Flash soccer club held open tryouts for the 2011 team at Balboa Stadium on the campus of San Diego High School. Around 50 prospective players braved rain and cold temperatures for a chance to make the team. San Diego, USA. 20/11/2010.
Around 50 young men braved cold and rain for a shot at a spot on the San Diego Flash soccer team on Saturday, November 20. The team held an open tryout at Balboa Stadium on the campus of San Diego High School that was attended by soccer hopefuls from around San Diego and Orange Counties. Of the 50 who showed up, about two dozen had the chance to show their skills in a scrimmage. Ten of those will be called back for additional tryouts sometime after the holidays.
Head Coach Warren Barton, a former English National Team and English Premier League player, put the players through a strenuous workout in order to judge the quality available. He was aided by Assistant Coach Jerome Watson, himself a former Flash player, and COO Eran Sinai. Speaking near the end of the session, Sinai indicated that they were happy with the level of talent that came out and that the team was looking forward to its next season.
Clenton Alexander, CEO and General Partner, watched the action from the press box at the stadium. He talked about the team’s plans for the new season, which will include a number of charity games, and their goal of being a part of a major outdoor soccer league. The team also hopes to move at least some of its games to a more centrally located stadium as it works to bring professional outdoor soccer back to San Diego.