Scorpion Signee Nielsen Signs
Professional Soccer Contract
Posted June 25, 2007
Scorpion soccer recruit Anders Nielsen, who signed a Letter of Intent earlier this summer, has signed a professional contract to play soccer with Naestved Boldklub of Denmark.
Nielsen, who hails from Copenhagen, Denmark, signed a three-year deal, giving up a collegiate soccer career with the Scorpions.
"I'm very happy for him, but of course a little disappointed that he win not be coming to play soccer with us," Scorpion men's soccer coach Dan Balaguero said. "I would never stand in the way of any of our recruits or in the future current players going pro. It is a dream opportunity for Anders and I wish him nothing but the very best of luck."
Nielsen, a midfielder, represented the Danish National Team at the under-15 level competition.
Balaguero described him as one who "has superb dribbling and balance skills, and has the ability to beat players down the line or can cut inside and finish a nice advantage for a two-footed wide player."
Nielsen said the decision was a tough one not to join the Scorpions.
"I was very happy to get the
opportunity to go to Texas, "Nielsen said. "It has been very hard for me to
choose, I am really very sorry. But I have talked and talked with my parents
and we all agreed this a very big opportunity for me. It is a very good club in Denmark, and it will give me a big chance to go to bigger clubs in Europe. I hope the Scorpions have a great season, and I wish them the best of luck."
The loss of Nielsen reduces the number of players who have signed Letters of Intent to 25. The Scorpions begin the season August 23.