"Nobody cares about soccer in Philadelphia," they said.
"But what if it was 12-year-olds who were playing and scoring sick goals in Brazil?" I responded.
The Philadelphia Union shared some sweet highlights of their U12 Academy team showing off their rather impressive skill in a number of tournaments in Brazil to kick off the new year.
According to the Union's website, the U12 team went on a scoring tear, putting up 22 combined goals in two games against Portuguesa PFF and Oeste Barueri while allowing only 2.
They combined a number of those goals into the concise highlight tweet below. The skill on display is obvious and impressive.
— Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) January 15, 2020
For those who may be unfamiliar with soccer's "Academy" training model, it's a program set up to help develop homegrown talent into stars of tomorrow. You can learn more about it here.
Two more Union U12 tournament games are tentatively scheduled to be broadcast live on the Union's website on Friday morning free of charge if that's your cup of tea.
These goals by Union's 12-year-old squad in Brazil will wow you originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia