Shoshone soccer player moving towards the national stage

“I’m ready to see what he’s got and just go from there.”
Updated: May. 24, 2021 at 6:36 PM MDT
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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Adan Livia, a 13-year-old from Shoshone has worked for years to become a high-level forward for many different soccer clubs around the Magic Valley. Now teams from around the region are taking notice.

FC Spokane has extended an offer to Livia to join their club for the next year, a move that has been years in the making for Livia and his family.

“He had a lot of potential,” says Ronn Livia, Adan’s dad. “As a parent now, it’s just very exciting to see him expand with that. He grabbed the tools he needed and now I just let the other coaches do the job and I get to watch.”

Adan believes that he will bring not only his physical skills to the club, but also his knowledge and ability to communicate.

“Moving around, passing the ball, helping my teammates out telling them what to do,” says Adan. “If they don’t know a little bit I try to pitch in, help them out.”

Livia’s future coach, Logan Georgeadis, is excited to work with Livia, saying he believes Livia will increase the skill level of his club.

“[The other coaches] telling me he’s good to go and he’s going to make a difference,” says Georgeadis. “Not only just be on the team but make a difference on the team. I’m ready to see what he’s got and just go from there.”

Ronn Livia, Adan’s dad, has seen Adan’s skills development for years. He attributes his son’s success to a relentless work ethic, even at this young age.

“He sometimes spends, you know, two to three hours on the soccer field after school,” says Ronn Livia. “Sometimes we have to drag him in from the soccer field to the house because he’s just out there on the field.”

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