It's been a busy month for Houston Dutch Lions, what with the final matches of their TPSL season and preparations for the upcoming PDL season in full flow, but for all that hard work, the prize of developing young soccer players has paid off as news emerged that three of their former players have signed professional contracts at clubs on both sides of the Atlantic.
The clubs Premier Development League (PDL) captain of the 2013 campaign Walter Kromholz has signed a 1-year contract with Finnish team Kultsu FC. In 2013 Walter led the defense alongside his Houston Baptist University teammate Kyle Herbison and started in 10 games. In the 900 minutes wearing the orange jersey, Walter scored twice.
His first season game for his new club Kultsu FC will be played on April 26th and you can stay up to date about team results and Walter's progress at their website www.kultsufc.com.
Another of the clubs former PDL players Thomas Verhaar, has also just signed a two year contract, this time with first division club Sparta Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Sparta Rotterdam is looking for a chance to win promotion next year to the Dutch Eredivisie (Premier League).
Thomas Verhaar played last season with the Lions where he was a regular starter for the PDL Team (9 games; 2 goals and 5 assists).
"We are proud to see how Thomas has developed himself with the experience he gained playing for the Houston Dutch Lions FC PDL team and making the big step to become a professional soccer player." commented the Dutch Lions head coach Marco Pruis.
Finally, former Houston Dutch Lions FC goalkeeper Christopher Sheridan (Super 20’s in 2012 and PDL in 2013) has signed a professional contract with Platense in Honduras where he recently played a game in front of 15000 fans!
Houston Dutch Lions have a full question and answer session with all three players; Read the full details on the Lions website.
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