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Some people are able to recognize their dreams especially early in life. For Gianluca Busio, this moment happened when he was just 15 years and 89 days. On this day in August of 2017, Gianluca became the second youngest player to sign an MLS contact. Busio earned many “firsts” during this next year of his career. From playing a full 90 minutes in an Open Cup match to his MLS debut to scoring his first goal in a 4-1 win at Vancouver (the second youngest goal scorer in MLS history), he proved just how much of an asset he would be to this team.
Busio is the perfect example of how hard work can pay off. From star of the Sporting KC Academy team to the United States Men's U-17 team to landing a spot on the Sporting KC first team, Busio's dedication to the game propelled him to his goal.
Does Gianluca's story inspire you to keep working toward your end goal? How far do you hope the game takes you?
Image credits: First image: Aaron Doster, USA TODAY Sports. Second image: Anne-Marie Sorvin, USA TODAY Sports.