Discovering young talents: Armenian midfielder from MLS
Posted on May. 16. 2020
BY SAMVEL SUKIASYAN
NEWS.am Sport continues presenting the young Armenian football players who play abroad, but dream of playing for the Armenian national team one day. Attacking midfielder Gevork Diarbian, 18, is a graduate of a football academy of an MLS club.
“I was born in 2001 in Cranston,” Gevork told NEWS.am Sport. “Over the past three years, I have played for the academy of the MLS club New England Revolution, playing for the U16, U17, U18, and U19 teams. It’s time to take the next step. I decided to pursue my [football] career in the team of Providence College. Here I will get a higher education, which is very important for me, and I will have the opportunity to build a good career. The best players of the college are often included in the MLS draft. In the future, I would very much like to play in MLS, or join one of the European teams.
Here I am often compared to [Henrikh] Mkhitaryan, or called the Armenian Messi; I suppose they see similarities in the style of play.
I have a close family. Throughout my [football] career, my parents and older brother Azat have helped me a lot. By the way, my grandfather was a football player, too. Every time I go out on the pitch, I feel like I am defending Armenia’s honor in the United States; it gives me strength and a sense of additional responsibility.
I look forward to being invited to the Armenian national team. I will just be happy to be invited to the national team of my homeland; that’s my family’s dream.”