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Felipe D’Agostini Bringing Brazil to Burlington
The Brazilian winger has been a valuable addition for the second half of the 2023 USL League Two season.
USL League Two play lends itself to constant adjustments and changes. With a majority of players still in college, rosters can be flipped on their head as players link back up with their collegiate teams for preseason activities. Felipe D’Agostini joined Vermont Green FC for the second half of the season and brought some Brazilian flair to Burlington.
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D’Agostini spent the 2022 collegiate season with Oral Roberts where he started 15 games and tallied nine goals and six assists for the Golden Eagles. The forward will be playing for Syracuse in the 2023 collegiate season.
The Porto Alegre, Brazil native heard great things about The Green and decided that he would spend the 2023 summer in Vermont.
“Honestly I heard a lot of good things about Vermont, about the club, how professional it is,” D’Agostini said. “It’s their second year here and the experience, the fans, the people here, everyone talks about it. It’s amazing, the atmosphere. So I wanted to experience that, to go to the next level, the professional one. So it’s a pretty good experience.
When watching D’Agostini, you could probably guess that he comes from the great footballing nation of Brazil. The skill he possesses on the ball along with his ability to pull out his bag of tricks at a moment’s notice is the essence of what makes the country’s style of play so special.
This flair makes D’Agostini stand out according to Vermont Green FC head coach Adam Pfeifer.
“He’s something different right like that one-v-one ability and that typical Brazilian flair is different from some of the other guys in the group,” Pfeifer said. “He’s got some great quality in the last third and hopefully that continues.”
It won’t come as a surprise that D’Agostini models his game off of arguably the greatest player in the most recent generation of talent to come from the country.
“I’m a Brazilian so I have to go with Neymar,” the forward said. “One-v-One type of player, really go after the opponent and entertain people.”
In five matches with The Green, D’Agostini has one goal and one assist. He will look to help Vermont regain first place in the Northeast division as Seacoast United currently holds the top spot. With two matches left in the season, The Green can attempt to control their destiny by recording two wins.
Vermont will need a player like D’Agostini to create chances on the wing with his ability to get by defenders. If he is able to do so, they could be at the top of the table come the end of the season.