My daughter is a keeper as well and we played in SoCal before moving to Texas. We heard about this incident and it shocked me. Now I'm even more shocked to see how it was ultimately handled. I get horror stories from my daughter whose coach thinks its a fantastic drill to have teammates takes successive shots at her from 10 feet away. Lots of jammed fingers and bruises, no broken bones though. How's your DD doing now?Jose plays possession soccer and plays out of the back. When my daughter played with him for a year it opened her eyes to a different style of play than she was familiar with. I appreciate that part of her experience with him. What I do not appreciate was his brother taking a shot from within the box during a scrimmage and breaking my kid's arm (a week before she was set to fly to Kansas to tryout for the National Futsal team). I don't appreciate how the club handled the entire situation, from lack of a real apology or an offer to pay the doctor bills (it wasn't the money but the point of owning the mistake). I don't appreciate how he chose to berate my daughter during the 1/2 time of a game for her performance (which was not bad) and criticize her for choosing the go elsewhere after the season - funny he didn't call out any of the other players that were also leaving and sat quietly on that same bench while kid was getting yelled at. That team lost 8 or 9 players to DA/ECNL clubs so weren't the only ones that had decided to move on (the following year that team lost another 7-8 players). Jose and his brothers understand and are committed to possession soccer. They do a good job of developing younger girls. For a variety of reasons a lot of his younger players move on to other clubs. If you are going to tell a story about a coach, tell a complete story.
And if Jose or the president of the club want to have a discussion with me, my phone number hasn't changed.