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Bio: Gabe DaSilva

14 June 12:05 pm

Bio: Gabe DaSilva

By Rebecca Payne

Gabe is a 17 year old player for the Special Olympics Colorado Rapids Soccer Team.  Gabe began playing soccer when he was ten years old.  Though he says he “got a late start”, he caught on quickly.  He took after his older brother and has now fallen in love with the sport.  Gabe played soccer all four years in high school and also played on a club team this past spring.  His favorite positions are center mid-fielder and forward.  At Thomas Jefferson High School Gabe also played football and track. His favorite major league soccer players are Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey. Donovan and Dempsey were two great soccer players for the USA team.

Gabe has been involved with Special Olympics Colorado for a few years now.  He assisted young athletes in a soccer training camp at Dick’s Sporting Goods two years ago.  He heard about the Rapids All Star team from his former high school soccer coach and thought it would be a great opportunity.  Gabe wants to take his passion for soccer and helping others to his new Special Olympics Colorado Rapids Team.  Gabe says he enjoys “helping other people.  When I can make someone else happy, that makes me happy”.