Baltimore Celtic is excited to announce that 5 former Celtic players have recently began their journey to becoming professional soccer players. Colin Miller (Celtic 96/97), Ermuse Momoh (Celtic 96/97) , and Josh Fawole (Celtic 98) will all be a part of Loudoun United’s upcoming season. Keegan Meyer (Celtic 96/97) has signed a contract with New England Revolution II, while Grant Robinson (Celtic 98) will be playing for Eric Wynalda’s Las Vegas Lights in 2020.
We asked each player to share some thoughts on how Baltimore Celtic helped them reach the pro ranks.
“While home from college, Celtic provided me with a summer training environment so that I could continue developing my game. The coaches got the most out of me, always pushing me to go beyond my mental/physical limitations. I was surrounded by players who had similar aspirations as I did, and we all encouraged one another to get better everyday.” -Colin Miller
“Coming into the club my senior year of High School, I knew most of the players from playing ODP throughout the years, so I was ready to get started ASAP having already been comfortable around them. Training was always intense and properly executed, because we (the players) expected nothing less than 100% every time we stepped onto the pitch. Of course there were times to joke around, but for the most part, we wanted to win and it started in training with our attitude, effort and desire. To his credit, our captain Cale Thorne was a great role model for this. The coaching staff reinforced our standards as well, from our head coach onward.
During my time here I started to learn what it takes to be a winner, how to grind out games and that the battle starts in your mind before anywhere else. I learned this from games lost, games won, training sessions, etc.
I am thankful for everything Celtic has done for me, and I hope for the best going forward!” -Josh Fawole
“The main reason why I left my local youth club team and started making the trip to Baltimore was to move my game forward. Personally, to do that, I needed to train and be coached by the best in the area. The club provided both of those things with countless future Division 1 players and experienced coaches from proven college programs. The competitive environment, that the club created, taught me what it takes to win and the attention to detail needed to be successful on and off the field.” -Ermuse Momoh
“Celtic helped prepare me for the professional game by the intense training environment where I was able to train with the older age groups and develop faster. The Celtic staff taught me a lot about discipline and helped me mature as a player. My advice to players currently in the club would be to be critical of yourself and analyze your game every opportunity you get. That being said, the most important thing in my opinion as a player is to be confident in whatever you are doing. Finding the balance between the two things will take your game to a new level.” -Grant Robinson
Baltimore Celtic Soccer Club is very proud of these five players’ success in the collegiate game, and we wish all of them the best of luck moving forward as professional soccer players!