Dogtown Pick-Up Gallery: LInden DeGurian
at the slum by the sea, Estadio De Dogtown.
A few weeks ago we had a showcase of talent flock to venice to come play Sunday pick-up at estadio De Dogtown. There was a mix of ages, backgrounds, levels, and skills all coming together to play at the club by the sea. We had a PDL team from FC Golden State bring all the Brazilian boys to town which is always entertaining for the Dogtown Faithful. Outside of the well represented South Americans, local youth playerArguably the one of the best environments this country has seen in a local pick up game, definitely the realest, was all captured through the lens of Linden DeGurian (@linden_degurian)
Over 18 teams of 4 wait to get an opportunity to hold court.
There is no other game in the country like ours here in VENICE.
Owen Hagen made his senior debut at the age of 12, while fellow youth product & already first team regular, Dylan Walsh had to leave the game early after a brutal body tackle by a former Belgian professional player 15 years his senior. Owen Joins a small group of youth players to play in the senior competition. Owen Hagen joins Dylan Walsh, Bruno Chapman, Kyle Roberts, & Roy Davidson Jr. to all make the jump. Players range from local amateurs/College/Academy youth players to professional/International players passing through or training in town.