Up-and-coming soccer players show off their skills in Montreal

“It's an opportunity to get seen,” said Mahe-lee Caron, a high school soccer player from Montreal, about the FMSpro showcase that attracts 400 soccer players wanting to be recruited by Canadian and American universities, and preparatory schools.

By News Staff

The largest showcase of up-and-coming soccer players in Canada took place in Montreal over the weekend.

The FMSpro showcase attracts about 400 soccer players, mostly from Quebec, but also from British Columbia, New Brunswick and Ontario.

The athletes showed off their skills with hopes of being recruited by at least one of the more than 150 coaches from Canadian universities, American NCAA division 1, 2 and 3 universities as well as prep schools and professional teams.

“I think we do a really good job at always bringing an amazing list of coaches,” said FMSpro founder Noah Eisenberg. “And we just want to keep helping amazing Canadian kids and give them as much exposure and opportunity as we can at the next level.”

Up-and-coming soccer players at the FMSpro showcase in Montreal Feb. 11, 2024. (CityNews)

In 2023, the FMSpro showcase events led to 140 soccer players being signed to universities and prep schools.

“Right now I’m in the US at NMH actually at Northfield Mount Herman,” said Montreal high school soccer player Mahe-lee Caron. “So it’s a prep school. So I came here again to go to university because Noah helped me really well. And it was really well working with him. I think for all the Montrealers here, I think it’s really big because it’s an opportunity to get seen from the US. Which it’s not really, like it’s really hard to get seen without this.”

“We are looking for players here, we come as a school here trying to scout players, recruit players, but also we bring our current players here to have exposure to colleges from the US because here they have really big and really importan colleges and universities from the U.S.,” added Eduardo Caturla, a soccer technical director for Vermont Academy Preparatory School.

Up-and-coming soccer players at the FMSpro showcase in Montreal Feb. 11, 2024. (CityNews)
Up-and-coming soccer players at the FMSpro showcase in Montreal Feb. 11, 2024. (CityNews)

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