Congrats to our boy Brek Shea and his big move to Stoke City. This give Brek a great chance to spend two solid years developing in time for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. After what promised to be a tough hexagonal, this should be an opportunity for young stars like Brek to have an impact and secure a place for years to come! For more on this story, check http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/02/01/fc-dallas-winger-brek-shea-completes-move-to-stoke/
After an amazing comeback in the 2012 season, Omar ended the year with an exclamation point by heading home a goal and stonewalling Houston in defense. Check out the story on SBNation.com! http://losangeles.sbnation.com/2012-mls-cup/2012/12/2/3717686/2012-mls-cup-galaxy-omar-gonzalez-mvp
Our boy Eric Avila made the trip back down to sunny CA from Toronto for an away game recently. It was a great opportunity for us to deliver his new signature tee, talk music, city life and plans to be back in Cali during the off-season. Avi is from San Diego – his roots reflected in the inspiration of the city’s seal on his signature tee. The words “Semper Vigilan” ring true in his life – “Always Vigilant”. New cities, new clubs, new challenges, he’s always got a positive attitude, dedication, and gratitude for the game he loves.
We got a chance to stop by Brek’s house to catch up and see what he’s got going on at home. As you’d imagine, it’s a pretty fun place to be. Check a few of our favorite photos on the book – Shea Manor Album
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Brek is quickly earning his spot as America’s left winger. After a stand-out season in 2011 with MLS’ FC Dallas, Brek caught the eye of new national team coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, and has since seen significant playing time with the USMNT. An attacking position the US has long been seeking a weapon for international duty, Brek may be our guy for a long time coming.
The first run of Paetra shirts is in the warehouse and ready to ship! All of the new shirts are original Paetra designs including shirts designed by Brek Shea, Omar Gonzalez, Chance Myers, Luis Gil, and Matt Kassel. Check them out in the shop and check back often for new designs from more pros and the Paetra staff.
Naka’s been one of the biggest advocates of Paetra from day one. Born and raised in LA, with roots in Hawaii, and a physical presence as an attacking midfielder, Kyle embodies the spirit of Paetra. He loves the game, isn’t afraid to test his skill at the highest level, and proudly gives back to the community whether it be playing a ukulele set at his favorite West Chester pub or organizing the Kyle Nakazawa Soccer Hawaii annual youth camp. We’re proud to have you Kyle and Aloha for the support!
Shortly before the event that changed his immediate future, we stopped by to check in with Omar to catch up on the end of an amazing season, exciting opportunities ahead and his outlook on the future. A call up to the USMNT in January after one of the best defensive seasons in the history of MLS, an invite to train in Europe, and an unfortunate injury has Omar’s 2012 season starting off with the physio.