In the highly competitive youth soccer world in which many soccer trips are more glossy marketing than real opportunities, Eddie Lowen is the real deal — a man with amazing connections at the highest level and the ability to immerse American youths inside top Bundesliga clubs.
Often soccer trips to Europe are merely opportunities to train at the soccer fields next to the big name clubs and play their “community” teams — Loewen’s Company is different.
When you go on a trip, you actually play against top Bundelisga Academies, so players really discover their level of ability and are seen by scouts.
Attracting top American youth talent that wants to take their game to the next level, GFL takes teams over to Germany twice a year — in November and July.
Coby Atkinson — U17 Portland Timbers / Jamaican U17 MNT and George Acosta — US U17 MNT are two youth players who have benefited from GFL trips to Germany.
In 2015, TSG Hoffenheim invited Atkinson for a tryout, where he trained under Dominik Tedesco who is currently the Head Coach of Schalke 04 — one of Bundesliga’s top clubs and George Acosta trained at FC Bayern under Stefan Beckenbauer with their U13 team. Right now, Acosta is on the 21-man roster for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India but a few years ago, he would have been picked up by FC Bayern if FIFA’s regulations on the status and transfer of players were different.
READ MORE: EDDIE LOEWEN ON YOUTH SOCCER PLAYERS TRAINING IN GERMANY