EduKick International Soccer Schools Alumni Signs Senior Contract with MLS San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose, CA, February 13, 2009 --( The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that Davide Somma, former student at Edukick international soccer schools, has signed a senior roster contract to join the team.

“Davide had a good finish to the season in 2008, and played very well on the Generation Adidas tour,” said John Doyle, general manager of soccer operations for the San Jose Earthquakes.

“He has a nice touch and is a versatile player. We are excited to see what he can do over a full season.”

Somma's journey to professional soccer stardom began with intense training at EduKick international soccer schools in Madrid, 2004.

After playing one season at Tyler Junior College in Texas, Somma contacted EduKick international soccer schools about professional scouting opportunities.

“Davide called me personally to request a professional evaluation from our technical staff in Madrid, the Aragones brothers." said Joey Bilotta, vice president of EduKick international soccer schools.

"We invited him to participate in our EduKick Madrid Soccer Training Camp program."

Somma's professional career blossomed quickly after entering EduKick's international soccer schools program.

"We were watching him in Madrid, and after only one week I knew this kid was a real talent," said Bilotta. "I made up my mind to help him realize his dream of playing professional soccer.”

EduKick contacts landed Somma a trial with C.D. Logroñes, launching his professional career with the northern-based Spanish club.

Afterwards, Bruno Redolfi, technical director for EduKick's Perugia international soccer schools helped Somma make the jump from Spanish to Italian football, securing a professional trial with the famous Italian club, AC Perugia.

"Somma is an excellent example to our younger players of what they can achieve," said Bilotta. "They too can make it to the professional ranks if they exhibit the desire and dedication Davide did."

Somma stayed for Perugia for a year before signing with FC Pro Vasto in 2005. He recently played for Olbia Calcio, and then finally returned state-side to sign on with the Earthquakes.

“We are all very proud of Davide," said Bilotta, "He is the first EduKick international soccer schools player to sign a pro contract in MLS."

"We wish him the best of luck in his debut season with the Quakes. We will be following his career with great interest," said Bilotta.

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