Ever since I can remember I have loved playing soccer. My father is from Argentina and I think I was able to kick a ball as soon as I could walk. Watching soccer games on television and kicking the ball around is a constant in our household. I started playing competitively at age 5. My family has moved a few times and I have been on different teams, playing in different states, and at different levels. Since 2014 I have lived in Massachusetts and have moved up from NEP to NPL to ECNL. My goal is to play at the college level as I follow my dream to play professional soccer. I have mostly played forward and wing during my soccer career but last year starting playing defensive midfielder. I believe I am a very versatile player, having great foot skills and the knowledge to play different positions.
"Marcos, you have been an incredible utility player. Your knowledge of the game allows you to read situations combined with your strength and technical ability, allows you to control games". UW-Madison Elite soccer camp coach, 2019. I appreciate all the feedback I get from coaches and feel this quote is a good representation of who I am.
I like to think of myself as a good team player and a good teammate. I really feel it is important to contribute to the teams that I am on in many ways. At the same time I know have to always work on my own skills and try to concentrate on what I can control. It is not always easy :). I very much enjoy the camaraderie of being on a team and helping my team be better.
Going to Spain this past Spring was a fantastic opportunity to play against Spanish youth teams and train with professional coaches such as those from Atlético de Madrid. I am certain my hard work, determination, skill, practice, and passion will lead me to bigger and greater opportunities in the future,