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Leon Abravanel signed by pro soccer team

Staff and Kitsap reports

Former South Tahoe High soccer player Leon Abravanel has launched a professional career.

Abravanel, a Denver University graduate, has signed with the Kitsap Soccer Club in Bremerton, Wash.

Kitsap is a member of the United Soccer League, a professional league just below Major Soccer League.

“It is a great honor to be with the Pumas. This is certainly a great group of individuals, including the staff, players and the community itself,” Abravanel said. “The idea of starting not only a team, but building a soccer community is more then I could ever ask for. This year’s team is the foundation for a generation of players. It’s a great responsibility and an] exciting privilege.”

“But first things first, I want win the PDL championship,” Abravanel. said. “Along with that, it is essential to create a Kitsap soccer culture where we have a following of fans. When those two are accomplished, all of the little things will fall into place.”

Kitsap coach John Wedge already has favorable impressions of his midfielder.

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“Intelligent player, strong in the air, loves to get forward – physical,” Wedge said. “Good tech skills, defends well, loves to overlap.”

The Pumas open their season May 2 at the Spokane Spiders.