KENYA BROWN - Monday, July 31, 2017
The young soccer careers of Rubio Rubin and Brady Scott are headed in completely opposite directions.
Rubin, 21, spent the second half of the 2026-2017 season in Denmark with Superliga team Silkeborg after moving from FC Utrecht in the Dutch Eredivisie. The move proved to be fruitless for the forward as he only played in four games.
After an injury-plagued period in Holland and playing sparingly in Denmark, the Oregon native will be looking to make an impression in Norway as he trains with Stabaek. According to some reports, if he impresses, it could lead to a contract as with the Eliteserien team as their number one forward, Ohi Omoijuanfo, is on the radar of a few teams in England.
Hopefully, Rubin can show the potential that he had prior to the injuries.
On the other end of the spectrum, the US youth international movement to Europe continued as goalkeeper Brady Scott recently signed with German Bundesliga team FC Köln.
The 18-year-old, who has signed a three-year-contract with the Billy Goats, opted to try his luck in Europe and passed up the opportunity to play college soccer at the University of Virgina.
The 6-2 netminder was the backup goalkeeper for Jonathan Klinsmann during the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea and will most likely be the number one in two years time when the next U-20 World Cup comes around as he will still be eligible to represent the team.
Scott will try to earn his way into the starting lineup for FC Köln II which plays in Germany's Regionalliga.