|Richmond's Matthew Delicate|
It was April of 2000 when Virginia Commonwealth University’s assistant men’s soccer coach Ted Jones, a fellow native of Wales, prompted Delicate’s path to the States. Delicate has been a lethal offensive weapon since, from VCU to the Kickers.
“I actually was just looking at trials at various professional clubs at that point, hoping I would just pick up with a team,” Delicate said. “Then this opportunity to play at VCU came out of the blue. A few months later, I was playing for them with a scholarship. It all happened very quickly.”
It was a path that Delicate never envisioned, but something he clearly has embraced and succeeded in.
“It was never even remotely on the radar,” Delicate said. “I had never heard of Richmond. I never heard of the NCAA or college soccer. The opportunity to come to the States was a big surprise, but it also was a great opportunity.”
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