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Alaska Youth Soccer Association Partners to find the next star from Samoa

Alaska Youth Soccer Association, in partnership with Football Federation Samoa and United States based Talent ID Scout Pat McStay, are looking for the next generation of heritage players to represent the island nation of Samoa!
Since 2020, their network of scouts have identified over 200 potential new Samoan youth and full national team players (both men and women). The Samoan Women's national team is currently ranked in the top 100 according to FIFA and the U19 and U17 Youth National Teams (boys) both have soared to new heights reaching the quarterfinals of WC Qualifying for the first time ever. With the new influx of players from outside Samoa, the talent level continues to rise!
Were you born in Samoa? Was your biological mother, father, grandmother or grandfather? Have you previously lived in Samoa for at least 5 years? If you answered yes to one of these 3 questions, then you may be eligible to represent Samoa! 
"We are very excited to have the Alaska Youth Soccer Association partnering with us to help identify the next generation of Samoan talent. We know there are good players here in Alaska, and our hope is to identify players to represent the island nation in the upcoming World Cup and Olympic qualifying events. Currently we are looking for boys and girls with Samoan heritage ages 14-20, but we will also keep a database of younger players in order to keep track of their progress." - Pat McStay, FFS US Talent ID Scout
If you are a potential heritage player, please email Pat McStay, FFS Talent ID Scout, United States, at You can also visit his website here