From City Islanders to FSV Erlangen-Bruck
Erlangen, Germany – After arriving in Germany in late June as a part of our Pro IFX 30 Day program, Memisevic signs for FSV Erlangen-Bruck A-Jugend (u-19s) through the end of the 2014-15 season. FSV Erlangen Bruck A-Jugend compete in the youth Bayernliga and is regarded as one of the top club in the region for youth development behind the likes of. 1. FC Nürnberg (who were promoted into the Youth Bundesliga after winning the Bayernliga during the 2013-14 season).
Today we present our latest player signing, Haris Memisevic from USL Pro side Harrisburg City Islanders, who has committed to top u19 side FSV Erlangen Bruck. We are excited to help Haris in this next chapter of his player development.
Q: Haris, can you give the audience a quick introduction? Where are you from and where have you competed last?
A: First of all thank you for taking the time to interview me. I was actually born in Nuremberg, Germany but my parents are from Bosnia. Most recently I have played for USL Pro side Harrisburg City Islanders where I competed for one season. It was great for me because I learned a lot in my time there and I gained a lot of experience. Growing up my dad taught me everything I knew about the game. I owe a lot of my success to him and my family for their support all these years.
Q: I’m sure you watched the World Cup and naturally had some interest in seeing Germany play. How was this experience?
A: The fact that I was in Germany to watch the World Cup was great, but seeing them go all the way to win it was surreal. The people in Germany were so proud to see their country win it after so many years. I honestly believe they deserved to win it because they were strong in every aspect of the game. It was definitely a great experience, and one I will never forget in my time here in Germany.
Q: Prior to coming to Germany what was your background of the football landscape of the country? Did you follow the German Bundesliga?
A: When it comes to watching football I always favored the German league. It’s an exciting league to watch and I think that the league is still growing because not many people in the United States follow the Bundesliga. I am looking forward to this upcoming season.
Q: Getting back on track here with your personal development and recent success in finding a club, can you touch base on the trialing process and what coaches are trying to identify from players that are on trial? What can some prospective players looking to use our services look out for? In a sense what is the training atmosphere like? Can you talk about the different levels also?
A: Coming of a tough injury (MCL Sprain) I knew when I returned to training that one of the main things I would need to work on was getting my fitness up. The trial with Erlangen-Bruck was pretty straight forward. We started with a warm up and stretch and then we went into some tactical drills. After that we played a few small sides games to see where everyone was at, and then we ended training with fitness. The atmosphere at training is very serious, the players know that they have to work really hard to impress (especially during the preseason). As for future players interested in the program, I can only say good things as it is a great chance for young players to kick start their football career.
Q: How do you see yourself fitting into this years squad? Have you identified a position that you think you can exploit and add some needed energy to?
A: This years squad is looking very strong. All the players are working hard to try and prove that they can compete in the Bayernliga. There is competition in every position and I like that because it can only help me improve as a player. As for me, I think I can fit well in this club. The reason I chose them over any other club is because they suit my style of play. As a center forward the best way I can contribute and show my value to the club is by the goals I score, so I am working hard to break into the first team’s starting 11.
Q: Can you describe your approach coming into this new adventure, having previously competed with USL Pro side Harrisburg City Islanders?
A: When I found out about the IFX program I wanted to look into it and see how it could benefit me. I saw that this was a great opportunity for me to start my career in Germany. As for my time with the City Islanders I can say that I gained a lot of experience and matured as a player. I thought I had a good season with them, but I can’t take one good season for granted as there is always room for improvement.
Q: Lastly what are your main objectives as a player this season? Obviously you are still in a developmental age and there are things to improve on. What are some of those objectives for you personally?
A: This season my main objective is to help the team in any way possible. The goal is to win the Bayernliga and to get promoted into the Youth Bundesliga, but we have a long way to go. I want to contribute to the team with my goals and help the team win as many games as possible. This team has set big goals for the season and I hope I can be a big part in helping the team reach all their goals.
Haris, thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for our readers. We will be sure to monitor your progression with FSV Erlangen-Bruck this season.
Choose the best international soccer immersion program combining international education and football!
You also might be interested in...
Fans of Bayernliga DJK Don Bosco… Read More
The native from Mays Landing, New… Read More
According to official international enrollment statistics,… Read More
“The process for me to find… Read More
As part of the summer transfer… Read More
Puerto Rican Defender right-back, Rodrigo Lloveras… Read More
Adam is not unfamiliar with IFX,… Read More
With the aim of improving his… Read More
We keep on receiving pleasant news… Read More
Since her arrival to Spain to… Read More
As part of the Pro IFX… Read More
English Premier League (EPL) Soccer Season… Read More
Guten Tag! Major League Soccer commissioner… Read More
Looking to prolong his development abroad… Read More
With the aim of playing first… Read More
After two and a half months… Read More
After only 3 matches, the young… Read More
High school in many ways can… Read More
Now half way through the season,… Read More
With Major League Soccer (MLS) clubs… Read More
As part of the 2018-19 preseason… Read More
Every town in Europe is packed… Read More
Barcelona, Spain. The talented IFX player… Read More
As part of Pro IFX Year… Read More
Autumn is here and, with it,… Read More
IFX Fall exchange program participants in… Read More
It´s official! after two weeks of… Read More
The Italian Republic is a nation… Read More
Paella, Flamenco music and dance, bullfights,… Read More
As reported on our social media… Read More
We are pleased to announce another… Read More
In previous blogs we already dealt… Read More
With the summer transfer window coming… Read More
It is Official! IFX has successfully… Read More
IFX Representatives in Germany and managers… Read More
IFX Soccer is delighted to announce… Read More
We are pleased to announce that… Read More
We are happy to announce that… Read More
We are pleased to announce a… Read More
If there is one thing that… Read More
The talented Canadian footballer Simone Filippone… Read More
Email Soccer-Academy-In-ErlangenIFX soccer programs has been… Read More
With the aim of pursuing his… Read More
As part of Winter transfer market… Read More
Köln, Germany. Looking for the high… Read More
Even though International Fútbol X-Change offers… Read More
Boulder, Colorado. IFX President Michael Carlson… Read More
From IFX Soccer we are pleased… Read More
Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz is the… Read More
Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s… Read More
Since its foundation in 2003, International… Read More
We are excited to announce that… Read More
We are pleased to announce another… Read More
As the reigning and defending football… Read More
IFX England player Aurele Beya (21)… Read More
International Fútbol X-Change (2003) our soccer… Read More
Is it really necessary to join… Read More
IFX Youth Year program in Germany… Read More
Pro IFX Year Spain player Ethan… Read More
Most of us have had ties… Read More
We are pleased to announce another… Read More
Only two more match-days left in… Read More
Nuremberg, Germany. We are pleased to… Read More
One of the most awaited football… Read More
Fürth, Germany. Ashaan “Ash” Rajgarhia (18),… Read More
Pyrbaum, Bavaria. After an outstanding season… Read More
Erlangen, Bavaria. The former Pima College´s… Read More
Herzogenaurach, Germany. This past 9th July… Read More
Nürnberg, Germany. The pro-German club 1.FC… Read More
Feucht, Bavaria. As important as the… Read More
Nuremberg, Germany. As part of IFX… Read More
Nürnberg, Germany. For the second consecutive… Read More
Bamberg, Germany. As Part of IFX… Read More
Barcelona, Spain. IFX Youth Year Spain… Read More
Nürnberg, Germany. It is official! 19… Read More
Fürth, Germany. IFX Pro Year Germany… Read More
Nürnberg, Germany. 19 year old Harrison… Read More
IFX kicks off another season with… Read More
It is the first time that… Read More
As part of IFX´s efforts to… Read More
American Goalkeeper in Germany – Michael… Read More
IFX Presents our latest profile video… Read More
AFC Bournemouth Soccer Academy for International… Read More
Highlighting a few IFX Spain players,… Read More
Jurgen Klinsmann notably guided the US… Read More
Marvin Torvic and the French Guiana… Read More
sle of Wight, England – AFC… Read More
former Club America youth player Sergio… Read More
In early August, 15 year old… Read More
Today we introduce another new player… Read More
ROSENHEIM, GERMANY – Standout GK Jon… Read More
BARCELONA, SPAIN – Pro IFX Year… Read More
BAUNATAL, GERMANY – Professional Canadian Striker… Read More
Erlangen, Germany – After arriving in… Read More
Villagomez transfers to III-Liga club ŁKS… Read More
Michael Sheridan transfers to ASV Neumarkt,… Read More
Irish-Canadian footballer Rory McParland signs mid-season… Read More
Wednesday March 5th 2014 was a… Read More
A fast paced environment often making… Read More
After more than a half season… Read More
- Read More
IFX’s Aidan Tucker (Brooklyn, New York)… Read More
IFX’s David Andreychuk signed during the… Read More
IFX’s Zack Shiposh and FSV Erlangen-Bruck… Read More
Zachary Shiposh, a native of Scranton,… Read More
Pletz came to terms with top… Read More
Faerber managed to impress the Bruck… Read More
The battle lived up to the… Read More
This Saturday, May 25, 2013, the… Read More
The English Premier League (EPL) is… Read More
Two German teams made the final… Read More
A loyal soccer fan will claim… Read More
Weiss is quite a decorated player… Read More
Pro IFX Germany Year player Sebastian… Read More
VfL Frohnlach played hosts to FC… Read More
The US Men’s soccer team got… Read More
BZL Mittelfranken Nord play resumed after… Read More
IFX player Zack Mahon made his… Read More
After concluding a successful collegiate career… Read More
Shiposh, a third year Youth Year… Read More
Traditional German club SC Westfalia 04… Read More
Perched on top of arguably one… Read More
A dream come true opportunity came… Read More
After a week on trial with… Read More
British Columbian, Grant Fadden, is a… Read More
Newcomers to the German game, Juan… Read More
This summer another young american soccer… Read More
Native Denver, Colorado player Christian Mbasi-Botuli… Read More
19 year old Brazilian American midfielder,… Read More
Euro Cup 2012 Quarterfinals and Semifinals RecapRead More
Spain, also known as España or… Read More
The IFX Soccer Blog returns with… Read More
Welcome to the International Futbol Exchange… Read More