CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Moses Lake native Ray Serrano grew up idolizing Clint Dempsey.
Now, at 15 years old, Serrano is training with the United States and Seattle Sounders soccer star.
Serrano is a member of the Sounders’ U16/17 squad and, along with teammates and older academy players, was invited to train with the First Team — the professionals that play at CenturyLink Field — as part of the MLS preseason in Chula Vista, Calif last week.
“You have to be three, four steps ahead,” Serrano said, recounting the level of play. “It’s a high level and I enjoy playing against them and with them.”