PSC is proud to announce two more 2015 success stories as Defender Sean Toth and Goalkeeper Alex Wimmer have both signed contracts with IF Orebro Syrianska of the Swedish 3rd Division. Both players took very different routes to sign their first professional contracts in soccer but both achieved that goal together on the same day in Sweden thanks to the efforts of PSC staff.
Goalkeeper Alex Wimmer had attended combines in both Chicago and Fort Lauderdale before being invited on PSC’s 2015 Ireland and Sweden Showcase Tour. Performances on these tours had seen the 6 foot 4 inch goalkeeper trial with IFK Lulea in February where he was unable to secure a contract after a week-long trial. PSC Scandinavian Director Patrick Walker had been contacted by IF Orebro Syrianska who were in search of a goalkeeper who was quick to forward on Alex’s highlights. The club acted quickly in tying down the former Ohio State goalkeeper and signed him for the 2015 season.
Sean Toth’s route to professional soccer proved a little more drawn out. Having been originally seen at a PSC combine in 2013, Sean had attended a number of tours during 2013 and 2014 but had been unsuccessful in signing his first professional contract. After a continuing relationship with PSC Toth spent the summer of 2014 in Orebro, Sweden as part of PSC’s 2014 Residential Program coached by Patrick Walker. It was during these local showcase games of this program that IF Orebro Syrianska first saw the Australian-born defender. With the 2015 season on the horizon, the club contacted Residential Program Director and Coach Patrick Walker to enquire about Toth’s availability. Upon hearing he was still a free agent the club acted quickly to complete the double deal of both Toth and Wimmer in the same day.
Both players made their debuts this past weekend as the team kept a clean sheet and won one nil. PSC wishes Sean and Alex the very best for the upcoming season in Sweden