Phil Costa

Frankie Amaya ‘ready to start playing’ after MLS draft pick

The teenager stole the headlines in Chicago

Frankie Amaya admits he is ready to give professional football his all after being picked by FC Cincinatti.

Amaya has enjoyed a rapid rise, from playing in the Concacaf Under-20 Championship to being the first player taken in the MLS super draft.

However, despite his excitement, the 19-year-old understands that the real hard work begins now.

“It was the longest four minutes of my life,” he told Goal. “I’m not going to lie, I didn’t see this coming.

“I worked hard my whole life. I knew something would happen, but I didn’t know all this would happen so fast.

“It’s all hard work, and now I just want to start playing. Being a pro is something I’ve always dreamed about and I’m ready to give it my all.”