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Local soccer stars to test their skills overseas


The United States is the only nation that calls the world's most popular sport soccer. In European cultures, it's called football.

A group of local teenagers have the chance to learn the European style of the sport, as well as the different culture.

These local stars are part PFC Academy, a Milwaukee-based soccer club that will be representing the United States against some of Europe's most talented club teams.

Taylor Durall and Bram Downs of Stevens Point, and Charlie Keefe from Wausau will be playing for the U15 boys. While Morgan Voigt from Rhinelander is suiting up for the U17 girls.

While overseas, these four will get an up close look at the European game, and find out how their skills stack up

PFC Academy will play for the Catalunya Cup in Barcelona, Spain and the Iber cup in Lisbon, Portugal, where the team will celebrating the 4th of July at the U.S. Embassy.

Even though they'll be spending the next few weeks in an unfamiliar culture. They're staying true to the red, white, and blue.

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