Brek Shea has had a breakout season with FC Dallas, scoring a career-high 11 goals in 31 appearances. After making his MLS debut in 2008, Shea is now a certifiable fan favorite and capped his season by earning a place on the short list for league MVP.
Now a regular on the U.S. Men’s National Team, the daring midfielder is closing out 2011 with matches against France and Slovenia followed by a month training with Arsenal.
“Hopefully I can carry on what I’ve been doing and build on what I’ve done, and hopefully have two good games that will make the year that much better,” said Shea. “I’m excited to be back in camp with the guys and to play two friendlies, then to go to London for training experience with Arsenal.”
Shea has never spent more than a day in London but is excited about the opportunity and is looking forward to learning a lot from Arsenal.
“I think it’ll be sweet,” he said. “I’m excited to see what it’s like playing at the top level, what their training habits are and what they do leading up to a game. Stuff like that, just on and off the field.”
Though the Texas native is age-eligible for the U-23 camp that is taking place in Germany, he will be looking to earn his eighth full-team cap against France.