This week Italian Serie A team ACF Fiorentina’s CEO Sandro Mencucci and Director of youth development Vincenzo Vergine were in Seattle. Meetings with a variety of associations and clubs from the Seattle area made for some important days in the soccer community.
ACF’s tour was organized by Giuseppe Pezzano, president of AC Seattle – OSA Soccer Academy. Monday and Tuesday were spent on the field in sessions meant to learn, explore and understand the local soccer scene, as well as in meetings.
Mr Pezzano, Mr Mencucci and Mr Vergine met and spoke with various club, league and association presidents. A meeting with representatives of the Seattle Sounders MLS team regarding future collaborations between the clubs also took place.
Mr Vergine had this to say ‘We had a very positive tour in Seattle and were able to experience soccer in the area first hand. I think that there are things that are being done well, and others that can be done better. Mr Mencucci, ACF and I want to thank our partner and friend Giuseppe and all of the people we met and had constructive discussions with. We believe that there will be many ways to collaborate in the future!’
Giuseppe Pezzano said ‘ I’ve known Sandro and Vincenzo and most of the ACF staff for more than 5 years now, and we’ve had the chance to collaborate and create many projects together. I’m sure there will be more here.