Vatican Soccer Feeder System Just Got a Boost

Chase Hilgenbrinck, a New England Revolution defender, has chosen the priesthood over soccer, leaving the club this week to join a seminary. The 26-year-old will spend the next six years working to become a Roman Catholic priest.

Priests playing soccer

Hilgenbrinck, who played sparingly for the MLS squad and spent time previously in Chile playing professionally, considered the move for years before finally beginning the process last year. We wonder if “team chaplain” would be too obvious for the Church, but we submit the suggestion regardless.
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