NEWS & INFORMATION FOR INT'L FANS OF SCG MTUTD!!
The SCG Muangthong United Academy produces some fantastic players, and recently the U19 team became national champions by winning the Coke Cup 2015. With this win, and the support of Coke Thailand, the U19 team is awarded a trip to visit partner club Atletico Madrid!
The U19 team is currently in Madrid, and will soon be playing a friendly match with one of the Atletico Madrid Academy teams. In the meantime the boys have been kept very busy.
After meeting with the coaching staff, the U19 team had the chance to undergo some training sessions at the Atletico training grounds, as the Atletico coaching staff put the squad through drills and exercises, and also scouts had the chance to watch for potential talent.
The U19 also visited the Vicente Calderón Stadium, home of Atletico Madrid. After being welcomed in one of the VIP rooms, they entered the crowd and watched a La Liga fixture as Atletico Madrid beat Elche FC 3-0. They were also able to explore the Atletico Museum and learn about the rich history of this team that dates back to 1903!
The squad is gaining valuable experience and being shown up close what football looks like at the very top level. It can only benefit SCG Muangthong United as these players will be inspired, when they come back to Thailand, to push themselves to fully develop their talent and skill. It is one of the reasons the quality of Thailand's footballers has been steadily increasing, and why the current national teams as ASEAN champs, and hoping to qualify for the initial rounds at least of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.