2016 PSC Las Vegas Combine attendee Ryan Masch has earned a trial with League of Ireland Premier Division outfit Drogheda United.
The 22-year-old midfielder was spotted by Drogheda Head Coach Pete Mahon during PSC’s tryout event in December and impressed many coaches during the three-day combine.
And Mahon, who was also in attendance during PSC’s 2016 Fort Lauderdale Combine, spoke of his excitement after arranging a trial for the former Santa Clara University player.
“He’s a good player – I was over in the States before Christmas and I saw him play in a number of games,” said Mahon, when speaking in an interview with The Irish Sun.
“He can play on either wing but he is predominantly right-sided. We just have to see if he can adapt to the helter-skelter of our league,” he continued.
Mahon was quick to mention the success of a previous signing he had made from across the pond at his previous club.
“The last time I had an American player was Ryan Guy at St. Pat’s,” said Mahon.
“If he [Masch] does half as well as him [Guy] we’ll be on to a winner,” he continued.
Masch, who has represented the United States at U17 level, arrived in Ireland earlier this month and will be keen to make an immediate impression as he looks to secure a contract before the club’s upcoming campaign.
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This article was written by Joe Angove – a sports journalist currently working with PSC. Joe’s work has been published and broadcast by The Independent, the BBC, Goal.com, and Plymouth Argyle FC, among other news outlets and sports clubs.