In his first year in Major League Soccer (MLS), Diego Campos, Montverde Academy and Soccer Institute at Montverde Academy (SIMA) alumnus, has now played 10 matches for the Chicago Fire, starting four games, scoring one goal, and consistently causing problems for opposing defenses.
Campos, a 2014 MVA graduate and contender for MLS Rookie of the Year, was selected 38th overall in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft after graduating from Clemson University in December 2017.
“This was my dream ever since I was a 5-year-old kid playing soccer in San Jose, Costa Rica,” said Campos. “I know for sure that if it wasn’t for SIMA and Montverde Academy, I would not be where I am right now as the coaches there always pushed me to become better each day. It is the same at the professional level and I am used to it, which helps me develop more as a player.”
Campos was most recently featured in the Chicago Tribune as he continues to make waves in his MLS rookie campaign and was one of two Montverde Academy and SIMA alumni drafted in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft. Campos is now one of 26 professional soccer players who has graduated from Montverde Academy and the SIMA program since 2013 with alumni playing in MLS, USL, and various leagues around the world.