VANCOUVER, WA— Jesus and Jerson Mejia are far away from each other right now, but both are excelling on the soccer pitch and shining a spotlight on V2FC.
Jerson is currently the leading scorer for Vancouver in the Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL) with four goals. While he battles indoors in the Northwest his brother Jesus is down in Honduras trying to catch on with club El Progreso. Both men have played a part in the birth and success of the Victory. Jerson played in V2FC’s first-ever Evergreen Premier League match back in 2014.
Jesus has been looking for soccer opportunities outside of the US. The Mejia brothers are from Portland, but their family is originally from Honduras. So Jesus is there with dreams of sticking around.
“We are very excited for Jesus and his family for him to have an opportunity to play in Honduras,” says Victory owner Barrett Goddard. “He and his brother Jerson have been part of our program from the first tryout. Jesus works very hard in training and strives to get better. This is a great opportunity for him.”
In local coverage from Honduras, an English translation:
From the United States, but Honduran parents, Jesus Mejia Monday appeared at training of Progreso Honduras, to be observed by the coaching staff headed by Hector coastal Castellón.
“I come to a test in Honduras and see what happens,” said the player of 20 years.“I was training with the minor leagues Dynamo with Boniek Garcia, but which was played with the Vancouver Victory, a semi-pro team, “said Mejia.
Born in Portland, Oregon, this player plays as a central defender and before coming to test the champion, attempted to engage with Real Spain, where they said they already had filled the quota of foreigners.