Oct. 27, 2004 (17)
6 ft 1 in (185.4 cm)
162 lbs (73.5 kg)
- Prior US Club: Chula Vista FC (MLS Next)
- Started playing soccer at age 6
From San Diego, USA to Germany, Andres Lopez joined International Soccer Academy’s Integrated program at Schalke to train with the best soccer coaches and be part of one of the most famous Bundesliga clubs in the world.
This is the beginning of our second week being in residence in Germany and training with our two Schalke coaches. We are living within walking distance to the soccer fields and the professional stadium.
On Monday, August 16th, our team had 2 trainings with our Schalke coaches. The first soccer training was very different compared to a typical “normal” practice.
This practice was about discovering and recognizing our “bad” eye. We were each given an eye patch to cover our dominant “good” eye so that we could strengthen our “bad” eye. We then did some passing drills and I found it challenging as it was hard to measure the distance between the player and the ball. This soccer training was focused on eye-hand-leg coordination and we all need more practice.