A Binational Talent


Pedro Soma, a talented Brazilian-American, who has achieved great accomplishments at a young age.

Pedro, who plays as a central midfielder/pivot, describes himself as “a technical player” who is very calm on the ball. “I’m ambidextrous; I have vision and ability with long and short passes. One of my strengths is aerial play,” he assures.

His journey in football began at a very young age, when he was just 18 months old, at a Brazilian church in the United States. Since then, his passion for the sport has only grown. After playing at local clubs until he was 12, Pedro arrived at Marcet Academy in 2018 to participate in a summer camp. His experience was so satisfactory that, months later, he returned to be part of the “Student Exchange Program” and played two full seasons, 2018/19 and 2019/20, in the youth categories.

Regarding his time at Marcet Football University, the footballer comments: “Of course, I’ve evolved there. The excellent coaches and intensive training helped me progress in my career. I learned the importance of dedication, perseverance, and respect,” Pedro affirms.

In addition to memories of training and matches, Pedro treasures memorable moments off the field: “I have memories of all my teammates, not only on the field but also off it. I remember the tournaments, movie nights, living with friends, shopping trips, etc. Undoubtedly, the best memory was winning the League in 2019!”

After the academy, the footballer moved to Cornellà, in the Spanish second division.

Following his time at Marcet, Pedro continued his development at Cornellà, an excellent club for a young player to progress. “When they called me, I didn’t take long to say yes. I’m very proud to be able to play for Cornellà, and I’m very grateful for my time at that club.”

In his own words: “I’ve played four seasons at Cornellà. Each season, I’ve improved and moved up categories. In my first two years, I played for Cadet B and Cadet A; in my third year, I played for Juvenil C, B, and A; and in my fourth season, I was a player for the first team. I feel thrilled to have climbed through all the club’s teams until I could play with Cornellà in the 1a RFEF.”

Soma represented the United States U-17 team at the 2023 U-17 World Cup.

But Pedro’s achievements are not limited to clubs. At the international level, he has been part of the United States youth national teams, including most recently the U-19 team. “Currently, I’m a player for the U.S. U-19 national team, and previously, I played for the U-17 team. I played in the Concacaf U-17 tournament, and the 2023 U-17 World Cup and I’ve also had the opportunity to be the captain. Every time I get called up, it’s a spectacular experience. It’s an honor to be able to represent my country.”

With clear goals in mind, Pedro enthusiastically looks to the future: “In the coming years, I hope to progress in my football at a renowned team in the world, where I can show my best version and continue improving daily. With the national team, I’m working to reach the senior level as soon as possible.”

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