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U-17 Men's National Team member Junior Flores takes his game to the next level with the guidance and support of IMG Academy

Junior Flores
Junior Flores, left, was the man of the match when the U.S. under-17 men's national team beat Brazil, 3-1, in the final of the Nike International Friendlies in Lakewood, Fla. lastDecember

U-17 Men's National Team has been training andcompetingat IMG Academy;utilizing the elite coaching staff and state-of-the art facilitiesat the always electric 450-acre campus. 16 year old Junior Flores has been quite the standout for hissuccessfulsquad.Recently the star midfielder was featured on Top Drawer Soccer.com discussing what it is like training at the world-renowned IMG Academy soccer program:

"Junior Flores can be a special soccer player.Anyone who watched the U17 Men's National Team in action late last year during the Nike Friendlies already knows that. He has tremendous technique and combines it with excellent soccer instincts to make for a truly skilled player. Those of us wishing for bigger and better things for American soccer on a professional and international level tend to get excited when we see young players like Junior come along."

Junior Flores

"Having just turned 16 this week, the sky seems to be the limit for the attacking midfielder. An unsourced report in a newspaper from his home area of Northern Virginia talked about agents and shoe contracts and deals with professional clubs overseas being lined up. Junior told our Travis Clark that the story was just "rumors" but there's likely plenty of fire to go with that smoke (and it's likely not an accident that the story ran). Whatever the particulars, it's certain by now that Junior will be pursuing professional soccer, not the college route. He has a tremendous opportunity before him with the U17 MNT and beyond."

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