Arrington Training & Development staff members were treated to a visit to the training grounds of Serie A giants, ACF Fiorentina. Along with watching a practice session on Thursday, February 6th, Fiorentina head coach Vincenzo Montella took a minute to chat with Director Matthew Arrington and Coach Dennis Schardt. Montella noted the growth of soccer in the United States and the importance of the US market in relation to teams across the world. Friday night provided a special experience as the first team trained under the lights of their stadium. With the rain falling and not another soul in the stands, the ATD staff took in the rare opportunity to watch top level players and coaches do what they do best. Many of the players were kind of enough to say hello, talk soccer, and take photos after the session. A very big thanks to ACF Fiorentina, Head Coach Vincenzo Montella, and Director Daniele Pradé for hosting the ATD staff.
For more information on ACF Fiorentina, visit their website at http://en.violachannel.tv/