Free-scoring forward Jonathan Glenn, midfielder Dominic Adams, and attacking midfielder Mikey Ramos, will all link up with Icelandic Premier League outfit IBV after they were recommended by AX agency staff.
IBV manager Siggi Eyjolfsson worked under Paul Taylor at Walsall, and had no hesitation in trusting Taylor and his staff to find players during the AX winter combines for his squad.
Jonathan Glenn moved from his native Trinidad and Tobago to be recruited to Saint Leo University, and then was able to showcase his goalscoring talents in the PDL with the Panama City Pirates and Vermont Voltage. He graduated college as the fifth all-time leading scorer with an irrepressible 41 goals in 57 games, and then moved onto NPSL’s Jacksonville United where he was named in the all-conference team of the year for the 2013 campaign.
Jacksonville United owner Barry Dixon has a great relationship with AX agency staff, and recommended his top five players from the 2013 to participate at the winter combine in Jacksonville. Jonathan Glenn’s talents were highly commended by AX and therefore earned a trial with IBV.
Another player recommended to IBV by AX after the Jacksonville combine was Dominic Adams. A fellow Trinibagonian native, Adams gained a scholarship to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) and was tipped as one of the finest players from the islands for years. From Oklahoma he took in stints at Quinnipiac University, the Professional Development League’s Vermont Voltage and Colorado Rapids, but at the age of 25 he had still not played professionally. After an impressive showing at the Jacksonville combine, however, AX agency staff offered him to opportunity to break into the professional game by getting him a trial at IBV.
Glenn and Adams will also be joined on trial with Mikey Ramos. As a representative of the Walla Walla Warriors in 2010 he led the league in assists and was second in goals, becoming an all-star in NWAACC. Further experience followed at Seattle University where he was an ever-present during the 2011 season, proving he was adept as both winger and in attacking midfield. His all-action performances caught the attentions of AX staff at the Las Vegas combine and he was quickly put forward for trial with IBV.
All three will join one of the most recognisable teams in Icelandic soccer and a great affiliate of AX agency staff. Manchester United manager David Moyes began his playing career with the club; Hermann Hriedarsson, who captained clubs in the English Premier League as well as the Icelandic national team, started and finished his playing days there; former English international goalkeeper David James also finished his final games of professional soccer there. It is a club with a great history and AX are proud that they can offer players an opportunity to break in and start their careers with IBV.