GLENDALE–Homenetmen Glendale Ararat Chapter’s star soccer player, Vardan Adzemian has signed a one-year contract with the LA Galaxy soccer team. Adzemian, is part of the Ararat’s "A" division soccer team, that also traveled to Armenia last summer as part of the Pan Armenia games representing the City of Glendale.
Adzemian, a native of Armenia, is currently on loan for a few months to play for Oregon’s professional team, Portland Timbers. Adzemian will be back in LA to play along world-class soccer players, David Beckham and Landon Donovan. Adzemian’s name is already listed on the LA Galaxy roster.
The Armenian General Athletic Union and Scouts, referred to as Homenetmen, is a non-profit organization founded in 1918. As a strong believer in the strong mind in a strong body concept, Homenetmen provides the Armenian American youth with moral, physical and social education. The Glendale Ararat Chapter is the largest chapter in the United States, with nearly 2,300 members. The most important part of the organization’s function is to provide healthy and clean programs for teenagers and young adults through organized and supervised after school and weekend activities in a family oriented environment.