Saturday, February 24, 2007
University of Portland midfielder Matthew Dallman will begin his third European trial in two weeks after he arrives at Bayern Munich II this weekend.
The 21-year old has impressed coaches at Bolton and FC Nordsjælland, both of whom want him back for a second look.
"Sunday, I take off for Bayern München to begin my trial on Monday," Dallman told YA. "At this point, I am very happy that I have been invited back by both clubs I have trained with, as both have seemed impressed with my play."
"I am taking the Bayern München trial as a very good opportunity to be seen by one of the biggest clubs in the world, and hope that they invite me back for another look."
"I understand that I am trialing with some very large and competitive clubs, which are very hard to become a part of," he admitted.
"Whatever happens throughout my trip, I am just thankful that I have been able to train with these great clubs, but still confident that I will sign somewhere."
Dallman enjoyed his brief stay in Denmark with college buddy Heath Pearce's Wild Tigers, who were a bit surprised by his impressive skills.
"FCN is great," he said. "Heath spoke with his coach and they agreed to let me train for the two days before they took off to Turkey (for mid-season camp)."
"The first day, I did very well. The coaches told me that they didn't know what to expect because I was just a friend of one of their players, but after practice they let me know that they would like me to stay for a longer period of time to have a closer look at me."
"The next day, we were unable to train because of a snow storm. The coach, Morten Wieghorst, came up to me again and spoke with me about my schedule."
"(He) told me that he wants to stay in contact with me while they are gone, and when they get back, he would like me to come back for further training."
"Heath has told me that the team and coaches were impressed with just the one training session, and they look forward to seeing me play more."