The Springfield Demize PDL and Joplin Demize NPSL is proud to announce current players playing professionally both at home and abroad. The Demize pride themselves in developing players and creating a platform in the PDL and NPSL to showcase our top players to continue their playing careers at the professional level. We currently have much of the teams rosters playing collegiately, but we also have four of our top contributors playing professional soccer. David Paul, who has experience in the USL PRO and 1st division in Poland, is currently on trial with St. Louis Ambush of the Major Arena Soccer League. The MASL is in the 1st Division Pro league for indoor soccer here in the United States. David will look to bring his pace, finishing ability, and leadership to the Ambush. David was the captain of the Joplin Demize NPSL side and also helped the PDL team finish out there season as the teams starting left back against both the Lions and Chill.
Our next player, Mattia Maggioni, is currently the starting goal keeper for Terracina Calcio inItaly. Terracina Calcio plays in Serie D in the Italian league. The top division which is Serie A has some of the best players in the world, including Paul Pogba, Andrea Pirlo, and Fernando Torres. So, our "Italian Stallion" continues to impress across the pond.
Another Demize player playing at the next level is Newton Sterling, a former Jamaican National team player who has participated in World Cupqualifing matches. Newton scored one goal in two appearances with the Demize before a back injury ended his season taking him out of the lineup. Newton has been signed with San Juan Jabloteh FC playing in the TT Pro League, Trinidad and Tobago's 1st division.
Springfield Demize defender Ben Griffiths has signed a professional contract with Iceland’s UMF. Griffiths just concluded his first season playing with the Demize, a member of the United Soccer Leagues’ Professional Development League (USL PDL).Griffiths played collegiately at Missouri State. The defender was named captain his senior season and was recognized with a selection to the all-MVC honorable ment
ion squad. After graduation, Griffiths decided focus on soccer full time.
“He was always a great technical player for us and as the season progressed, he became an attacking threat.” said Demize assistant coach Armen Tonianse. “It’s always a goal of ours to make sure these guys get exposure and move onto the next level. Ben has tremendous character and is always positive and encouraging. We wish him the best and hope that he can use some of the tools he has gained from our organization going forward.”
UMF Tindastóll, a member of Iceland’s second tier league 1.
We wish all our players good luck in their seasons and we look forward to the upcoming Demize NPSL and PDL seasons