“I am very excited and grateful for this opportunity. I want to thank the coaching staff at Beachside SC and Mickey Kydes. A special thanks to Omar Tork and Goooal Sports. Omar and his staff have been very supportive of me, and they have instilled in me that with hard work and determination anything is possible.”
Beachside Soccer club is very pleased to Congratulate Gianluca Armellino on being selected to play for MLS’ club Kansas City Sporting’s Academy. Gianluca has been at Beachside the last 3 years and currently a standout player on the U13 Development Academy team.
In anticipation of his family’s move to the KC area over the summer, Beachside made contact with KC Sporting and arranged for him and train with them for week earlier this year.
“Gianluca is a very talented player, and from the Fall to this Spring he has shown tremendous progress. Our club has relationships with many MLS academies throughout the United States and we will always do what is right for the player when we feel the time is right. In Gianluca’s case time will tell but, with his talent, maturity and passion for the sport, I see no limits to how far he can progress. I am very pleased for him and we wish him and his family the very best”, said Beachside Technical Director Mickey Kydes.
“I also want express my appreciation for the professionalism of KC Sporting in working with us. The process was model of how youth programs of professional and amateur clubs can work together when a player of proven potential like Gianluca comes along.”
“We are very excited to have Gianluca at Sporting KC next season. Our relationship with Mickey is very good so this process to do what is right for the player was very respectful, cooperative, and efficient.”
–Jon Parry, Sporting KC Academy Director
“We as a family have been blessed in many ways. We understand that to reach goals in life you need people along the way that help you. We are thankful to God, Beachside and especially Omar Tork for helping Gianluca reach one of his goals.”
–Michelle and John Armellino
Gialiuca’s move to KC sporting was the first MLS academy move initiated by Beachside with cooperation of KC Sporting and the Armellino Family, Beachside will continue to be proactive and support these opportunities for players that demonstrate that potential & desire.
Beachside players on to MLS Academies:
14 – NYCFC (last 2.5 years, all age groups U12-U19)
6 – Red Bulls (last 6 years, 1 per year, after U14 only)
2 – DC United (last 2 years, U16 and U19 Only)
1 – San Jose Earthquakes (fall 2014-U15)
1 – Orlando City (spring 2018, U15)
1 – KC Sporting (fall 2018, U14)