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Cedar Stars' Kluz has skills beyond his years

11/25/2019, 8:45am EST
By Staff

The young playmaker will be one of the top U13 Boys players at SYL Finals

Cedar Stars Academy Hudson Valley’s star attacker Marcin Kluz might be playing in the youngest division at Finals, but his skills are far beyond his years. Kluz is capable of playing in pretty much every advanced position, from the #10 playmaking role to a #7 out-and-out winger role to a #9 as a center forward.

“Marcin is a player that can change a game by linking up with his teammates effectively,” said Jim Lagarde, the club director. “He brings out the best in his teammates by getting them involved with their link up play.”

On the field, Kluz’s best attributes are his ability to read the game and play passes that other players can't think of, let alone execute. He is also a great teammate, consistently bringing a positive attitude to games and practices.

Kluz fell in love with soccer on a trip to his parents’ homeland of Poland when he was eight-years-old. While there, he saw a match between two local teams, and upon returning to the U.S. immediately began playing soccer with his hometown club.

The young attacker seeks to emulate another player whose abilities are advanced for his age: 16-year-old prospect Karamoko Dembele, who plays for Celtic in the Scottish Premier League. Marcin attempts to pattern his dribbling, creativity and confidence after Dembele.

“Marcin aspires to be a player who understands his role and responsibility in the game,” said Lagarde. “He is always looking to get his teammates involved in the game with his quick distribution of the ball. He understands that his teammates must have a feel of the game for the team to succeed, so he constantly builds his teammates’ confidence.”

Look for Marcin and his teammates to make an impact at Super Y League Finals in three weeks, as Cedar Stars Academy Hudson Valley vie for the U13 Boys national championship.

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