Generation Adidas Select Team: Sam Agosti Scores at Real Madrid

Generation Adidas Select Team: Sam Agosti Scores at Real Madrid

Sam Agosti at Real Madrid Training Ground

Sam Agosti recounts trip to Real Madrid

As a result of B98 Copa’s success at the Dallas Cup in March, Seattle United’s Sam Agosti was invited to participate in the Generation adidas Real Madrid Select program. This week long camp for American players is held at Real Madrid’s training ground, “Ciudad del Real Madrid” (Real Madrid City). The camp included matches against academy teams from Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano, as well as attending a first team match at the famed Estadio Santiago Bernabéu.

Sam sent the following pictures and impressions of the week:

There were many great players at this camp. The coaches were all from Real Madrid Academy, and coached the team very well. The training facility was very nice, though we weren’t allowed in the first team section, even when they were not there. The weather was scorching.

Our Generation adidas Select team played three matches against local academy teams. We lost 2-1 to Real Madrid 98’s. I held my own, and even scored our only goal, but this was the best team I have ever played against. A few of their players already have pro contracts. We defeated Rayo Vallecano Academy 2-1, and then lost 3-0 to the younger Real Madrid 99’s. I played right mid and don’t think I’ve ever run so much in my life.

For fun we got to see two professional games. The first was Real Madrid vs Galatasary for the Trofeo Santiago Bernabéu. We saw some amazing players – Isco, Kroos, and Sneijder were the best on the field. The whole stadium sang “Hala Madrid y nada mas” before the match and after every goal (look it up on Youtube). Later in the week, we saw a La Liga match between ‘los rojiblancos’ of Atletico de Madrid and Las Palmas.

We also toured the (empty) Bernabéu Stadium and RM museum as well as the city of Madrid itself, including the statues Cibeles and Neptuno, where Madrid and Atleti celebrate their trophies. It was an amazing week and just flew by.

Sam Agosti and the Generation Adidas Select Team

Sam at training