Collin Verfurth (second from the left) with his Loudoun Soccer teammates.
Loudoun United will host Loudoun Soccer Night on October 19th when they play the New York Red Bulls. The two clubs partner together to celebrate youth soccer talent in the county.
Collin Verfurth grew up in Loudoun County with his parents and four brothers. He is from Ashburn, Va., and graduated from Briarwoods High School where he was a four-year varsity letter winner. In his senior year, he was named first-team All-Met, All-Loudoun, All-District, All-Region and All-State. Collin also grew up playing for Loudoun Soccer, Loudoun United’s partner in the “Pathway to Pro” program.
Furthering his soccer career at Virginia Tech, Verfurth played four years of NCAA Division I Men's Soccer. As a defender, Verfurth scored 9 goals with 43 shots on goal. In his senior campaign, he scored four goals tallying eight points on the season including two game-winners. Today, Verfurth Comes back to play professional soccer down the hill from Loudoun Soccer at Segra Field.
Since joining Loudoun United in March of 2019, Collin has played in 21 matches, totaling 1,788 minutes. In his first professional season, he has had four shots on goal and one assist. He has also completed 89 clearances and 42 tackles, proving to be a key piece to the club’s defensive success.
Collin Verfurth with his old soccer coach John O'Hara.
“It is great to put the Loudoun Soccer Jersey on again. As a kid I always wanted to play professional soccer and to be able to come back to my roots and put this Loudoun Soccer Jersey back on is something special,” defender, Collin Verfurth, said. “It is a great feeling to be able to represent this club and my city.”
Collin sets an inspiring example for the kids in the county, showing them what they can accomplish given the Pathway to Pro soccer platform created with the new D.C. United affiliate, Loudoun United.
“I think it is really meaningful to have one of our former players play for Loudoun United. It wasn’t too long ago that Collin played for Loudoun Soccer, it is really significant to us,” Collin’s former Loudoun Soccer Coach, John O’Hara, said. “The access to games and to have the ability for kids to come see a live professional game is really essential.”
The Pathway to Pro platform creates chances for young aspiring athletes to be given the correct tools and guidance to reach the professional level. With the abundance of talent that Loudoun County has to offer it is important to make sure that it gets recognized and developed properly.
“Growing up I didn’t really have that club close by to go watch, so to be able to give that to kids in the area means a lot,” Verfurth, said. “I was just like them a few years ago and one day they can be just like me.”
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