December 17, 2014 • Winnipeg, Manitoba

WSA Winnipeg is pleased to announce that Aaron Hidalgo-Mazzei, a first year player with WSA Winnipeg has been accepted into the Real Salt Lake Academy in Casa Grande, Arizona after a successful trial last month.

Hidalogo Article Photo.pngAaron will be joining the Academy's U18 Team on January 5, 2015 and he is very excited at the opportunity to further his development in a professional environment.

Coach Eduardo Badescu stated, "Aaron has a great attitude towards the great game of soccer and has never given up on his dreams. We hate to loose a left footed player of Aaron Hidalgo's calibre but that is what the WSA and the PDL is all about.  Coach William Rosales said, "We develop and give home grown players an opportunity to go to the next level and Aaron is yet another perfect example of this."

Aaron would like to thank all of his coaches who helped him along his journey especially Malcolm Mitchell and Pedro Daza. He added, "I am very thankful for having been part of the NDC Program and to have played in the Premier Development League (PDL) with WSA Winnipeg which no doubt were very important to my growth as a player. I would also like to thank coaches Eduardo Badescu and William Rosales for bringing the PDL franchise to Winnipeg and allowing me to play at the highest level possible in the city."

WSA Winnipeg's coaches, staff and players wish Aaron the best of luck as he takes this next step in his young soccer career!

We know that you will always carry "The Pack" mentality with you wherever you play!