- Steven Portela (2005)
- Sam Snider (2005)
- Ben Rodriquez (2004)
These three Junior Rough Riders Academy team players were being invited back to the NYCFC Talent Center in Teaneck, New Jersey on Oct 14th by the NYCFC Technical Directors and Coaching Staff.
It’s an honor to have our players recognized by NYCFC for their hard work and talent. The boys as well as the parents can be proud of this achievement. It’s great to have the opportunity to work with a group of such talented young individuals in the Rough Riders Academy program. (Thomas Wharf, Rough Riders Academy coach)
What is a NYCFC Talent Center?
NYCFC-hosted Talent Centers are designed to train and evaluate talented players that can potentially be a part of the NYCFC Academy Program. The great majority of players come from our Youth Affiliate Clubs, as well as a small number of players from elsewhere. NYCFC Academy coaches run Talent Centers. Affiliate technical staff and NYCFC Technical staff invite select players. Talent Centers serve as a coaching education platform for local youth coaches, as well.