Our Players

Lenny Aharon

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Lenny Aharon

Lenny Aharon

North Carolina Chapel Hill

The transition to college in the United States is the biggest and most meaningful step in my life. A step that turned out to be the best for me. This transition led me to understand that I can do anything. It is not easy to leave your family and friends at home, but when I came here, I met lifelong friends from different cultures, that have become like family. The combination of soccer and school is amazing. I get the best conditions for success, not like in Israel. I’m living the dream!

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Yoni Sorokin

Yoni Sorokin

University of Central Florida

Before I came to UCF I had a lot of doubts and fears about life here, away from family and friends. Also, I did not know how I would manage with my studies and language. Now, after a short period of time, I can say I made the right choice to get here I have the opportunity to meet amazing people from all over the world and learn about different cultures, plus I have the opportunity to get some help that I just need in order to succeed in school. The sports facilities – fitness rooms, treatment rooms and soccer fileds are of the highest standard. And the training team and medical staff are very professional and are always looking to contribute and help players get better. I could not ask for more.
UCF
Yoni Sorokin
Bar Hazut

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Bar Hazut

Bar Hazut

University Of Illinois Chicago

I came to the United States about a year and a half ago, to experience a special combination of soccer, education and life in another country. The attitude athletes receive here is amazing, earning a bachelor’s degree and having a fantastic experience at the same time. Only over time, you understand the privilege you got to receive a scholarship, in return for doing what you love. Recommend to anyone who wants to have a special experience.
UIC-Chicago

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Amir Cohen

Amir Cohen

Temple University

After making some bad decisions in my career, the decision to go to college in the United States was the best thing I’ve ever done in my life, both in terms of soccer and of education and life. By far the greatest experience of my life thanks to the world-class facilities, US sports culture, high level education, people from every country in the world who have become good friends, and most importantly the enjoyment from soccer.
Temple
Amir Cohen
Lior Nesher

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Lior Nesher

Lior Nesher

Temple University

Moving to the United States was the smartest step I could take. This step allows me to combine excellent academic studies while at the same time, playing high-level soccer at world-class facilities. I came to a place where I can fulfill myself both athletically and academically. I acquire a new language, meet new people, have experiences, mature, enjoy every day and just simply living the dream.
Temple

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Hagay Jalon

Hagay Jalon

Florida Atlantic University

The decision to leave everything and go to college is probably one of the most difficult decisions there is. After two years, I can say wholeheartedly that this is the best decision I made. I gained the opportunity to practice and play under conditions that you do not see in Israel and combine it with academic studies. In addition to all, life here is enjoyable and every day is an experience.
Florida Atlantic University
Hagay Jalon
Omer Priyov

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Omer Priyov

Omer Priyov

Florida Atlantic University

This is a powerful and challenging experience both in soccer and academically. To my delight in my first year, I was successful and won the title that every young player would like to win. In addition, I met new friends from all over the world that after such an intensive period, today they are a significant part of my life. It’s already clear to me that the decision to come here was very right for me.
Florida Atlantic University

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Eden Oleary

Eden Oleary

Seton Hall University

Taking the bet and going to college is the hardest but best decision I’ve ever made. Conditions of European football, professionalism, intensity, high-level studies with personal treatment, and so many new friends and experiences along the way.
Seton Hall
Eden Oleary
Tomer Zlotsover

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Tomer Zlotsover

Tomer Zlotsover

Fordham University

During my college career, I experienced great days on and off the field, goals, assists, championship celebrations and lots of beautiful memories. However, I also became very strong. I’ve faced challenges such as much colder weather and a completely different culture that allowed me to learn a lot about myself. Moving to the US, has allowed me to make a step forward in every way and I would recommend any player with a serious character who wants to take care of his future for this option that incorporates top-notch sports and academia.
Fordham

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Amit Hefer

Amit Hefer

University Of San Diego

Amazing experience! Studying in America and playing soccer while you can’t be better than that. Living alone away from family teaches you so much about yourself and prepares you for life.
San_Diego
Amit Hefer
Tomer Drimmer

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Tomer Drimmer

Tomer Drimmer

University of Hartford

This coming Fall semester, ends my second year as a student-athlete at the University of Hartford, Connecticut A year full of amazing experiences, starting with being a central part, both professionally and socially of my soccer team, through getting to know different people from all over the world and making unexpected friendships, continuing with success in studying for a degree and improving my English on a daily basis. Recommend to anyone who can.
Hartford

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Itzik Efraim

Itzik Efraim

University Of Central Florida

I came to college to combine my undergraduate and soccer career. The level of the facilities here is world class. Top clubs from all over the world come here and use our facilities. During my time here, I have evolved greatly as a person and a soccer player, plus I am studying for a bachelor’s degree from a prestigious university in the United States. I encourage any player who is thinking about his future, to take this step.
UCF
Itzik Efraim
Noam Kolakofsky

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Noam Kolakofsky

Noam Kolakofsky

University of Rhode Island

The decision to come to the U.S was probably one of the best I’ve made. Pursuing a high education degree while practicing and playing at a high level was definitely a challenge, but now, after I’m done, I can say that this challenge shaped me to the man I am today. I’ve experienced some of the most amazing moments of my life on the field with my best friends, and many more great moments that will be memories I’ll have for ever off the field. As an Israeli kid who always dreamed about playing soccer, travel the world after my military service, but also promised my dad to get my Bachelors Degree, this opportunity was perfect as it combined all of them at once.

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Ilai Shvika

Ilai Shvika

San Diego State University

The decision to go to college no doubt changed my life. I can not imagine how my life would look if I did not go to college. It’s hard to describe in words the tremendous improvement that has taken place in both my professional life (football) and in terms of personal development as a person. Being a student – athlete in a college at the United States is a tremendous privilege that I would warmly recommend to anyone who aspires to a high level.
Ilai Shvika
Alon Grod

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Alon Grod

Alon Grod

San Diego State University

The football is at very high level, everyone wants to do well and give 100 percent every workout. The group is like one big family. When it comes to the conditions around, you feel as if you are playing for Real Madrid, all big and new. At first the school was difficult, because it is in a foreign language, and sometimes there are classes of 500 students, but because I’m an athlete, they made sure I get help anytime I need. The experience is amazing and I feel lucky to have been given the opportunity to go out to study and play at San Diego State University.

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Noam Kedem

Noam Kedem

Fairleigh Dickinson University

A special and especially challenging experience. Requires you to be mentally strong and not to give up in moments of being down. I strongly recommend.
Noam Kedem
Yanai Sayag

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Yanai Sayag

Yanai Sayag

Franklin Pierce University

I’m happy to have the chance to do the thing I love the most, that it’s footballIn my opinion, and also to do a bachelor’s degree. iggest difference between soccer here and Israel, is that here you play on the field with your best friends, which makes the experience much more special. I’ve been here only six months and I already have friends who are like family. Certainly the best decision I ever made.

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Nadeer Ghantous

Nadeer Ghantous

Cal Poly Pomona University

One of the most difficult decisions I had to take, turned out to be the best one. Combining studies and soccer at high-level, meeting people from all over the world and absorb new cultures, it’s a journey where every day you learn something new that makes you stronger and builds you up to the day after college. The expectations from a student-athletic are very high. You’re expected to be almost perfect at every training session, game, lesson or test. It is a lifetime experience – so anyone who has the opportunity, I suggest you take it with two hands, you will not regret, promise!
Nadeer Ghantous
Omer Green

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Omer Green

Omer Green

Cal Poly Pomona University

So I came to the United States for the first time to play soccer and study. It’s been a while, but I can say that when I arrived, it was hard to adapt to the new culture and especially to the foreign language. But over time, I can say that I am improving in every way and enjoy a high level of football with facilities, training staff and training level at the highest level. And of course combines it with bachelor’s degree of a high academic level. While fulfilling my goals, I am experiencing a new and amazing country, friends from all over the world, and mentally maturing. I’m looking forward to the future with impatience.

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Niv Fogel

Niv Fogel

College Of Saint Rose

Leave everything and go into the unknown is always difficult, but after only a short time everything becomes a dream. This is a perfect example that hard work does pays off at the end. This is a combination of studies and soccer at a high level with a lot of opportunities to get as far as possible. Just an amazing experience. I recommend to anyone who wants and can, go for it.
Niv Fogel
Ofek Pinto

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Ofek Pinto

Ofek Pinto

Adelphi University

When I came here, everything was different and strange at first, but my teammates and coaching staff were there to help me acclimatize with everything I needed. My English has improved and my studies are only getting better. As far as football is concerned, I’m in an amazing team that only wants to win every possible title, facilities of a high standard and all the means to success. Most of the players in the team are players from foreign countries and that is what connects us all, traveling endlessly together and growing more and more by the minute. I’m glad I got to where I am and I’m sure it’ll be even get better later on.

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Sagi Hirsch

Sagi Hirsch

Georgia Gwinnett College

After great concerns from the transition to a distant country with a different culture and a foreign language, I found amazing people here who received me in the most beautiful way. It took some time getting used to learn English, but I got help from every professor so that I could succeed. The facilities here are at a very high level as well as the level of training and the knowledge of the medical and professional staff. I’m extremely happy I came here and highly recommend!
Sagi Hirsch
Yotam Balbul

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Yotam Balbul

Yotam Balbul

Lee University

I got to college for the first time, and I had no idea how big it was here. The facilities here are top notch, better than the highest levels in the country, a wide coaching staff at excellent level. The studies here are excellent, very considerate with athletes and trying to help with anything you need. Simply incredible!

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Sagi Rada

Sagi Rada

Lee University

The most crazy and powerful experience I have ever experienced. I do what I like best and gain a degree together with it. The level of football is high and the pace of the game is very fast. I meet people from all over the world, improve my English and also enjoy life in college. I experience professionalism here at a level that is not found anywhere in Israel, whether it is in the coaches themselves or in investing in anything small. The soccer fields, the gyms and the treatment rooms are all at the highest level I have encountered. Coming here was the best decision I ever made.
Sagi Rada
Antoine Trifonov

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Antoine Trifonov

Antoine Trifonov

Post University

Before coming to college, I was very worried about all the difficulties I would face. If it is in terms of language and football, but I can say that all my worries disappeared as soon as I arrived. This is by far, one of the best things that ever happened to me. I was very surprised at the level of football, in addition to the fact that you know people from different countries, only heighten the experience.

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Eden Gendler

Eden Gendler

Post University

I’m in college rather short period. During this period I’ve improved amazingly in English, and while studying all week, I also feel improvement. I’ve met new people from the United States and from all over the world, I traveled with my team to games around the East Coast, I learned soccer here is very physical and fast and I arrived with my team to our conference finals. I enjoy every minute of it and it just gets better and better.
Eden Gendler
Khaled Qasoum

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Khaled Qasoum

Khaled Qasoum

Tyler Junior College

I did not imagine that I would arrive to the US and recieve the best conditions one could have, whether it be educational or professional (football).An experience that cannot be described in words, anyone who wants to combine school and football, this is the best decision he could make.This is my first year in the United States and I feel like I’ve been here for ten years. My connection and acclimatization here are unimaginable.

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Neil Strauber

Neil Strauber

Tyler Junior College

With all the doubts of leaving my family and friends, after the very first day at my college, I knew I took the right decision. With the help of all Horizon Life Sport team, I got everything I need to make the right decision about which college suits me. For me, the best part is the platform that let you combine perfectly soccer and academics.I made a lot of friends and experience from the time here and looking forward to continuing the adventure!
Neil Strauber
Shalev Keter

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Shalev Keter

Shalev Keter

Anderson University

I recommend that each player take this opportunity with both hands. It is not an easy step to decide to leave everything, family and friends and move to another country. But, the moment you make that switch and make it 100 percent it’s worth it. In terms of football conditions – you get the best cover that can be, medically – treatments, and ice baths. And from an academic point of view, we receive tutoring and the teachers here are very helpful to the athletes. I could not ask for more!Ultimately, the main goal is to graduate with a bachelor’s degree.

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Vladik Margolin

Vladik Margolin

University of Montevallo

Leave everything and go into the unknown is always hard, but for me it was one of the easiest decisions I have ever took. From the first moment I heard about the possibility of going to play football in combination of studies in the United States, I did not think twice and just took it with both hands. The combination of an student – athlete at the highest level that causes you to do things you did not know. You get to know people and new cultures and learn every day and experiencing something new. This experience is incredible, I highly recommend to anyone who wants to go, take it with both hands.
Vladik Margolin
Arad Lev Ari

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Arad Lev Ari

Arad Lev Ari

University of Montevallo

I left the country and was a bit apprehensive ahead of what I was going, but soon all concerns evaporated when I realized I had the best decision I could make. Integrate football in the most professional conditions along with studies in higher education and social life of college it’s a winner. I met people from all over the world and made friends for life and my experience can only see in the movies. I would urge anyone who thinks about this process to select college because soon he will realize that he made the right decision.

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Noy Daabul

Noy Daabul

Radford University

The level of professionalism here is something I have not yet encountered. Very high speed training with very physical players, the coaching staff takes care of your health and fitness 24/7. One must not forget that one of the goals of the group is the studies, and as an athlete you have to invest in studies and provide results more than any regular student. And about social life – just like in movies, nothing to add.
Noy Daabul
Gonnie Ben Tal

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Gonnie Ben Tal

Gonnie Ben Tal

Baker University

The transition to the United States as it turned out as one of the best decisions I got. Every day I enjoy soccer at a high level, academic studies and everyday culture is different. I’m exposed and experience some great things, that I probably would not have if given up this opportunity.

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Roni Spektor

Roni Spektor

Santa Barbara City College

I came to Santa Barbara City College for this fall semester. It’s Amazing place, fun and most importantly fun to play there and you get the chance to move forward after.
Roni Spektor
Yair Meluka

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Yair Meluka

Yair Meluka

Santa Barbara City College

Last July, I joined Santa Barbara City College in California and the dream became a reality. I enjoy every moment and everything I go through, a crazy experience and I’m glad I’m there.

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Bar Galanti

Bar Galanti

Anderson University

No doubt this was not a simple decision, but for me it was an unequivocal yes. The combination of football and the bachelor degree, is something unfamiliar in Israel. The facilities here are of a high standard, I enjoy playing soccer here, because everything is professional and taken seriously here.Beyond that, after a few months here, I adapted to routine and things work much more smoothly. I’m having a great time here and warmly recommend anyone who is looking for a new beginning.
Bar Galanti
Tom Bar Yosef

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Tom Bar Yosef

Tom Bar Yosef

Delta State University

Soccer wise the level of professionalism is at the highest level and it starts with the smallest things that in Israel, not consider them important. (clothing, shoes, ice baths, physiotherapy, energy drinks before and after workouts, diet neat). In away games that requires long trips we sleep at quality hotels, stop eating in restaurants all the team together for bonding. An amazing experience! School wise, everything begins and ends with your approach. If you’ll work hard, you’ll succeed. Overall, I’m having a great time and feel I got the most correct decision about my future.

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Adir Versano

Adir Versano

Wayland Baptist University

There are no words to describe this amazing experience – college soccer. You train and play at a high level, breaking every personal record, see and learn different cultures from around the world, learning to live alone in a foreign country and combines academic studies in a foreign language. Simply amazing. Sometimes I do not take that this is my reality! I would like to thank the Horizon Life Sport team for the opportunity of a lifetime.
Adir Versano
Orel Tayeb

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Orel Tayeb

Orel Tayeb

College of Saint Rose

The transition to college in the United States is the biggest and most meaningful step in my life. Step turned out to be the best for me. This transition led me to understand that I can do anything. It is not easy to leave your family and friends at home, but when I came here, I met lifelong friends from different cultures, that have become like family. The combination of a soccer and school is amazing. I get the best conditions for success, nothing like in Israel. Living the dream!

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Raz Levy

Raz Levy

Iowa Lakes CC

Before I came to the US and joined my college, I had a lot of thoughts because my English was really bad and living without my family and friends sounds really difficult. But after two weeks here I knew that I made the right decision. I met a lot of friends from all over the world, the soccer program is awesome and I will achieve my degree after four years, which makes it even better.
Raz Levy
Julian Lucumi

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Julian Lucumi

Julian Lucumi

Belmont University

Coming to the U.S and leaving my family behind, was not a easy decision but it is something that I never regret. The opportunity that I have been given in college soccer has been amazing, getting a high level education and playing in a high level of football as well. The facilities are amazing and the treatment that the staff give to the student-athletes is the best one. It’s something that make you feel like home. Getting to know new cultures and learning a new language, is something that has made me grow up a lot as a person. And competing in a high level and in good facilities has made me grow up as a player.

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Daniel Himay

Daniel Himay

Delta State University

Since the beginning of my life as a student athlete at a university in the United States, I have had quite a few experiences. Some of them are challenging, but most of them are unforgettable. Getting to know friends from different countries, getting to know the different cultures, traveling in large parts of the United States, from large cities to small ski towns that I didn’t want to leave.There has been an improvement in every part of my life as an athlete as a student, but most importantly as a good person with a stronger mentality than ever!Without a doubt, enjoying the process and whatever it offers.
Daniel Himay
Sagi Badash

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Sagi Badash

Sagi Badash

Yeshiva University

The move to college is something that goes with many aspects. If it’s in soccer, the facilities are top level and the level of training that is different from Israel. From the social point of view, I met friends who are like brothers that I know will help with no matter when and where and most importantly it is the studies, which at first is a bit difficult, but after the semester ended I looked back and realized that this was an experience I would not have experienced anywhere else. This is by far the most important step I have made and I recommend everyone to do it.

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Michael Nadew

Michael Nadew

Southeastern Community College

The decision to go to college in this US is by far the best decision I’ve ever made. I’m just getting started and it’s a tremendous experience. You are expected to have a high level of soccer and academic equally. Highly recommend to anyone who has the opportunity to do it, not to think twice.
Michael Nadew
Ron Weil

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Ron Weil

Ron Weil

Northeast Texas Community College

Since coming to college, I understand how correct the decision was to arrive here. I understand how fun it is to meet new friends from all over the world, play football abroad, win college fame for being an athlete and at the same time combine studying. Simply incredible!

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Liron Bahash

Liron Bahash

Mercer County Community College

This moment, a few seconds before going onto the pitch, such a long way from your home, when the announcer say your name, hearing the American national anthem and see the crowd comes every time, is an indescribable feeling all over again. Be a college player is awesome. Everything is conducted in a very professional manner. Very high level of training, from the small things to big ones. I think that this is the best thing for a young football player whose career stalled for one reason or another. This is the best place and springboard in my opinion, professionally and personally and with the rare combination of studies which provide the option to build your future safety net, it’s an amazing thing. I highly recommend!
Liron Bahash
Udi Cohen

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Udi Cohen

Udi Cohen

University of Hartford

Going to college has been the best decision I have ever made in my life. The soccer level is very high, and the expectations for a student athlete are very high as well. You have to work hard on and off the field to prove yourself. It can be harsh sometimes; being far from your family and friends, the different language and finding the balance between soccer and school. However, the positive side of college overshadows all challenges; and, yes, it is just like the movies!
Hartford

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Eshel Chardon

Eshel Chardon

Cal Poly Pomona University

This step I took, is clearly the greatest and most significant step in my life to date. I feel blessed to have fallen granted the privilege to fulfill one of my million dreams. Every moment here makes me feel more and more at home. All the experiences I gain here will accompany me wherever I go. I meet people from all over the world and earn lifelong friends from different cultures and different worlds. I feel like I’m a lot more diverse and educated human being. I’m having fun!
Eshel Chardon
Daniel Altman

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Daniel Altman

Daniel Altman

University of Hartford

When I heard about the possibility of combining studies and soccer, immediately I jumped at the chance. I left the country, family and friends, and started a major challenge in my life. Longing are many, but once you know you are able to take advantage of your skills on both the athletic and academic levels, you feel enormous satisfaction and the sacrifice is very worthwhile.
Hartford

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Dor Uzan

Dor Uzan

Saint Peter's University

I still can not comprehend that I play and study in college in the US, in New York, a half-hour train ride from Manhattan. I always wanted to combine studies and football, but to do so in the US, it’s just a dream! Of course it’s not always easy being away from family, learn a foreign language and to meet the expectations from you on the field. But, when you succeed, this is a tremendous feeling of pride and satisfaction. I strongly recommend it to anyone who fits and able.
Dor Uzan
Itai Erez

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Itai Erez

Itai Erez

Fairleigh Dickinson University

The experience in the US is amazing. You can not understand it until you’re here. I had many thoughts of how to leave your family and be in a different place with a different culture and a different language. The level of soccer and training is very high and the coaches are professionals in every respect. The social side is amazing, at first you need to explain people that Israel is different from what they see on TV, and after a couple of weeks, they want to come visit. In general, I’m extremely happy and would recommend people to take this step. This is an amazing step that will greatly contribute my future.

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Sagi Lev Ari

Sagi Lev Ari

Cal State Northridge

My college career has been something I’ll hold close to my heart. Ever since I can remember, I’ve always been interested in the idea of studying and playing in the United States, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. The facilities here are second to none, some of them even better than that of professional teams. Granted, it’s difficult at times to be a full time student with soccer on a daily basis, but once you become well acquainted with the routine it becomes a pleasure – and if anything it allows you to become more mature as you have to ensure you’re well organized. In addition to this, I’ve met some great friends who I will no doubt remain in contact with throughout my life.
Sagi Lev Ari
David Lazarof

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David Lazarof

David Lazarof

Marymount California College

Playing soccer in American college is a dream come true. It is all different here: The language, atmosphere and high level of professionalism makes it a great joy and satisfaction playing soccer here. There are things and experiences I will take with me to the rest of my life like meeting new people from all over the world and living in the dorms; which is just like in the movies. If I could, I would have stretched this life period over ten years.

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Keren Sharabi

Keren Sharabi

Oklahoma City University

The US experience, combining studies and soccer is an experience not to be missed. The acquired knowledge, different cultures, new friends and the endless recognition that I’ve received from other people, all are worth every minute. For me, leaving what’s familiar to me was a little hard, but I realized that I had the opportunity to start and build my career all over again.
Keren Sharabi
Tal Bublil

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Tal Bublil

Tal Bublil

Drexel University

The toughest decision I have ever made, ended up being the best and most influential of my life. Having countless experiences with amazing people from all over the world has shaped my life to who I am today. I’m grateful for having this wonderful life-experience and without a doubt would have made the same decision over again.

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Amit Aburman

Amit Aburman

Boston College

Today in retrospect, I have no doubt that this is the best decision I’ve ever made in my life. The professionalism, teachers, many friends all over the world gave me a powerful experience that not many get to have. Learn new cultures combined with academic degree studying at world famous institutions, while integrating my loved soccer game opened up for me a new world of opportunities.
Amit Aburman