Posted: Wednesday, November 24, 2021. 8:50 pm CST.
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The Football Federation of Belize (FFB) announced on Thursday that MLS club Chicago Fire has invited Garden City and Belize Men’s National Football Team (BMNT) player, Jordan Casanova, to a trial at the Chicago Fire Football Academy in Bridgeview, Illinois.
The 17-year-old central defender was scouted by the Chicago Fire when he represented Belize at the Concacaf U-20 Qualifiers in the Dominican Republic recently. Casanova, originally from Corozal, was the sub captain of the U-20 BMNT at the tournament.
The Fire reportedly expressed interest in central midfielder Eldon Reneau but there has been no follow-up.
Casanova has played at all levels of the FFB’s national team’s including the Belize Senior Men’s team, the U-23, U-19, U-18, U-17, and U-15 national teams.
“The FFB joins Jordan in celebrating this major achievement,” said a statement by the FFB.
“President Sergio Chuc and Vice President Cruz Gamez met with Jordan today to express their support, commitment, and a brief discussion on how the FFB will assist him in preparing for his upcoming journey,” the statement added.
The trial will run from January 10-23, 2022. Casanova is expected to leave for Chicago on January 7.
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