Ant: The Rise of The Next Wunderkind



Today we look back at the rise of Ant - my Be A Pro FIFA 14 self - from unknown kid in the Sounders Academy to international superstar and Champions League winner with Arsenal.

Ant was a young 16 year old, just joining the ranks of the Seattle Sounders. Through solid performances as the team's box-to-box midfielder, he rose to the starting XI and eventually helped the team win the US Open Cup and MLS title (as shown in the video). Along with this new found success came calls from bigger clubs overseas.

He decided to stay one more year but left in the January window to Championship league level Bolton Wanderers in England, a club that was well known for taking on Americans such as Stuart Holden and Tim Ream. He played well for Bolton, helping them achieve promotion, however with his meteoric rise came more calls from bigger clubs.

He had calls from clubs such as Liverpool, Tottenham, Newcastle, but he opted to stay and wait. But then one day, the call came from the club he followed from his youth, Arsenal. There, he replaced Mesut Ozil from the starting lineup immediately, and helped lead Arsenal to their first Champions League trophy over FC Barcelona in his first season, one of three trophies that club would achieve in that famous treble winning season.

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