Understandably, Hannover is minded to celebrate the achievements of its players, and so the club’s academy director, Michael Tarnat, has been talking up his CONCACAF Champion youth-teamers: “The Academy is on fire,” he told Hannoversche Allgemeine, “we are happy and proud to have these two players with us.”
The two 18-year-olds are recent arrivals at Hannover, both landing at the club over the summer. Soto, a Real Salt Lake Academy product, has been scoring freely for Hannover U-19s - nine goals in 11 appearances - and recently trained with the first team. New York Red Bulls Academy alum Gloster has also made swift progress in his short time in Hannover: logging appearances for both the U-19s and U-23s. “Gloster is already very far,” Tarnat told Hannoversche Allgemeine, describing the full-back as “well-educated”.
Much of Gloster’s soccer education has been with RBNY - he was at the Academy from 2013 to 2017 - so consider that a compliment to the club’s youth development system (and US Soccer’s national youth teams: Gloster spent considerable time with the U-17s during the 2017 U-17 World Cup cycle).