What motivates us

Many young athletes in Germany don’t know what opportunities are available to them, even if they don’t perform at the highest level or graduate from high school with an Abitur.

Therefore, we are certain that many are not aware of the alternative possibility of an athletic scholarship in the US. It is important to us to help you learn about your options and to assist you in taking advantage of these opportunities.

Our team


My name is Robin, I am 25 years old and one of the three Glocal Sports founders. Since age eleven, I played soccer in a German youth league while in high school. My free time was dedicated to my dream of becoming a professional soccer player, which is why I hardly had time for friends and other activities. At Borussia Mönchengladbach, I played as a core player in the UEFA Youth League and was closer than ever to my goal shortly after graduating from high school in 2015. But then, a serious knee injury ended my dreams and resulted in me not getting my contract renewed and becoming clubless. While I didn’t receive any offers from German clubs, a short time later, however, I received a request from the University of Virginia, which offered me a full scholarship to become a player on the university’s soccer team, which would be the start of my journey in the US.

In four years, I was selected as one of the student athletes with Outstanding Academic Achievement several times and represented the soccer team in games across the country as a captain. In 2019, I led the team to the national championship finals and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Global Development Studies before being selected by the Colorado Rapids in the 2020 MLS draft. The experiences of my time in the U.S. can be traced in several reports, videos and podcasts (including Der Spiegel, WDR, Sportschau).
Meanwhile, I live back in Germany and continue to play soccer in the regional league, while also attending a master’s degree program at a German university, which I expect to complete in March 2023.

It is important to me to give other young people the opportunity to follow the path I have chosen, because I know that going to the US was the best decision of my life. We at Glocal Sports, want to support you in getting that opportunity.

Further support

Robin is supported by his two siblings. Both were able to follow Robin's career and therefore directly experience what kind of support helped him particularly and what he was missing at the time. We would like to use this experience to provide you with the best possible individual support, especially before and during your time in the USA, both from Germany and locally.


We will assess your chances for a soccer scholarship in the US free of charge and with no strings attached.
Simply fill out our form and look forward to our assessment!

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