Gale Agbossoumonde has taken a major step in his soccer-playing career after being sent on loan to Portuguese Liga's Sporting Braga.
The IMG Academy soccer program alum and current U.S. Men's National Team U-20 player began training with Braga in late December and already earned a start for the club, which currently leads the Portuguese Liga with 36 points.
From the Beats and Goals blog:
After a semester with the U-17 National Team, Agbossoumonde was invited to join the prestigious IMG Academy soccer program in Bradenton, Florida. He emerged as a force at centerback, earning high praise for his soccer IQ and his ability to effectively use his already large frame.
Agbossoumonde signed a three and a half year contract with Traffic Sports and Miami FC on August 6, 2009. His professional debut shortly followed and he made six appearances during the 2009 USL season.