St. Charles, MO - European soccer fan Jason West stated that his new personal best of juggling a soccer ball 20 times convinced him that now is the time to try out for Major League Soccer as he sets his sites on making it as a professional athlete.
West, now 31, was reportedly convinced after four weeks of intermittent practice with juggling a soccer ball he borrowed from his friend Bobby and some infrequent running showed that his athletic skill from Pop Warner youth football was not dead.
"It was tough at first, but I'm consistent now at around 20 to 30...um... ball bouncy things," stated West to The Nutmeg News. "I'm not trying out for Europe or Barcelona or Manchester United. This is just Major League Soccer. I figure I should at least be able to make the bench and then we will see how it works out from there."
Despite a sedentary job configuring cloud based architecture, West is convinced that he can make it as a professional athlete in Major League Soccer.
"It's been a dream of mine for the past 5 or 6 months after I heard my friends say how terrible the state of play is in the league. I figure that if it is as bad as they say it is, I should be able to star in this league. All I need is a month or two more of running two to three times a week and I should be set."
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as West blames his 10 minute drop out from tryouts on a sickness that never fully appears.