Maddie Berthoud

Maddi signs with Italian Serie B League with Pomigliano D-Arco

After about two months of living at home in Massachusetts, she wasn’t sure what her next steps would be, but an exciting door has finally been opened for her to continue my soccer career! A couple of weeks ago she signed to play for the women’s soccer team of Pomigliano D’Arco, a town 20 minutes from Naples, Italy. Her contract is for the duration of the 10 month season. The team plays in the Italian Serie B with the goal of promoting to Serie A at the end of the season. Prior to the Covid-19 shutdown, Maddi has signed a professional contract with FF Lugano in Switzerland. She was only able to play 2 games before soccer came to a halt. But we’re so excited for her new opportunity.

Maddi’s jersey number is number 5 and have accepted Magdalena as her new Italian name. Last week was her first full training session, as well as the start of her Italian lessons! Maddi notes “both went really well and made me excited for what is to come! I start my third quarter of online seminary through Fuller Theological Seminary next week, so I will continue working towards my Masters in Theology as I am here. I will study in the mornings and have training in the evenings. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be here, to continue playing soccer, and to experience a new culture. I have already felt so supported by everyone following my journey! Please keep me in your prayers as I adjust to a new place and begin building relationships with the people God has brought into my life. Pray that I can be a light for Christ on and off the field, that I can love well, and continue to deepen and grow my faith and trust in the Lord in a new context.”

Maddi’s games are live streamed on the team Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/asdcalciopomigliano

Updates and interviews are posted on the team’s Instagram page as well:¬†https://www.instagram.com/asdcalciopomigliano1920/

Let’s all tune in and support Maddi.