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The Boy’s A Bit Special: John ‘Xuxuh’ Hilton (12) – Chivas USA’s US-Brazilian Wunderkid

xuxuh%28FORMATTED%29 The Boys A Bit Special: John ‘Xuxuh’ Hilton (12) – Chivas USA’s US Brazilian WunderkidJohn Kenneth Hilton AKA ‘Xuxuh’: remember the name.

Xuxuh has been on the soccer radar Stateside ever since being called in to the USA under-14s training camp at just 11.

The 12 year-old Chivas USA player is now causing a sensation much further afield  after being voted MVP in a trial with Manchester City’s under-12s group, and this clip of him training, Rocky-style along with his awesome City trial has now emerged demonstrating just why the Citizens offered him a trial.

The trial tournament involved Europe’s best youth academy’s and even featured Barcelona’s La Masia.

The incredible dribbling ability displayed at such a young age make sense when you consider his genes: Xuxuh is half-Brazilian (maternally), while his father is North American.

While the clip below is truly astounding for the Forrest Gump-like pace the kid has, the Spartan training regime he’s evidently already following, coupled with the militaristic (not to say cheesy as hell) phrases being thrown at him – ‘You never express pain, right?’, are a bit extreme to say the least, with his mentors already earmarking him for greatness.

Of course the big question will be, who will he go for – the US or Brazil?

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