16-year old Saalih Ghana Muhammad speaks frankly and in caring detail about his complete first-year Dinamo Zagreb experience. From attending the DZA-USA identification training camp in Walnut Creek, California to being selected for formal trial at one of Europe’s most famous clubs and top pro youth academies. Saalih describes the good people involved, Dinamo’s pro facilities and the impression it all made on him. He speaks on his own unique abilities and insights that afforded him this successful first step toward a youth pro career, as well as what it was like to have his boyhood dream of leaping from U.S. amateur soccer to European pro football come to pass. Saalih feels sincerely that his success should give hope to other talented young players from his community.
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12-minutes. June 2012. Richmond, California