Everything is coming together quickly for Brian Son. He is a standout midfielder for Connecticut FC United’s U-17 ECNL team. He won a Class LL championship with Glastonbury High School in 2017. Up until two seasons ago, he was even a consistent starter for Oakwood SC in the Development Academy.
This ascent comes with a twist, through: He didn’t even start playing soccer until he was 12.
Son, a Glastonbury, Conn., native, played lacrosse when he was younger. But through some encouragement from his father, Eric, Son picked up soccer instead.