Who is Josu Currais?

Last Saturday on June 17, 2017, FC Cincinnati tied the top USL Eastern Conference team, Charleston Battery 2-2. During the match, the FCC faithful saw two beautiful goals by Djiby Fall to take the lead 1-0 and then by Andrew Wiedeman to tie it up at 2-2 in the late stages of the game. While Djiby is up for debate the best scorer in the USL and Andrew Wiedeman's goal was voted "Goal of the Week" in the USL, it was really new signee Josu Currais who indirectly and directly assisted both of the goals.

Who is Josu and where did he come from?

Josu Currais was signed last month and immediately created curiosity from those around and familiar with soccer. Josu is the first FC Cincinnati player brought up with an FC Barcelona background, being trained at their youth academy (La Masia) for most of his childhood and young days.
"You can definitely tell he was trained in the Barcelona way," FC Cincinnati head coach Alan Koch said. "His technique and his touch are fantastic. I've had the pleasure of coaching a few players who were trained in the Barcelona academy, and you can see instantaneously where they come from."
Josu came off the bench a couple times this month but found his way into Koch's starting XII for his first time in league play vs. the Battery. It is safe to say that Josu proved his worth as the attack-minded left back had the hockey assist on a free kick off Delbridge's head on Djiby's 4' goal and had a gorgeous cross to Wiedeman for an 80' tying goal.

Unfortunately, I don't think the Spaniard plans on a future at FC Cincinnati after a series of tweets suggest that he will return to the Indian Super League, Kerala Blasters soon. While he is in the Queen City though, FC Cincinnati will enjoy the unique and skilled play of a very talented defender from Spain, Josu Currais.


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