I-League Watch: Houston Dynamo U-23 player Kean Lewis joins Mohun Bagan on trial

The 22-year-old attacker who started his career at the Premier India Football Academy (PIFA) in Mumbai has joined the I-League champions on trial...
Mohun Bagan have roped in 22-year-old attacking midfielder Kean Lewis on trial as they prepare for the upcoming Calcutta Footbal League (CFL) season. 

Lewis currently plays for the Major League Soccer (MLS) team Houston Dynamo' U-23 side, while also competing in the local league in Texas, United States with Laredo Heat. 

The Mumbai lad, at the age of 14 was picked up by the Leicester City academy for trials, while still a part of PIFA. 

Lewis then joined the Mahindra United academy where he played at all youth levels, including U-15, U-17 and U-19 before finally joining the prestigious Tata Football Academy (TFA) during 2008-09 season.

Later he turned out for his university side in the United States, Fairleigh Dickinson where he played for their football division in the NCAA Division I, while at the same time pursuing his four year degree in Sports Administration. 

A chance to ply his trade in the land he was born was still a far cry after his graduation, even though his fellow TFA graduates were all playing in I-League clubs. 

Starting off as a striker in his career, the 5' 7" Lewis played as a winger at university level while also adept at playing as an attacking midfielder. 

He also had a chance to play in the Mexican Third Division with Inter Acapulco after training with the side, but the club folded up in the very same season. 

Bagan coach Sanjoy Sen has handed Lewis a trial, along with Jason Vales from Salgaocar and Robinson Singh from Manipur, who was a part of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Elite Academy which won the U-19 I-League last season. 

Mohun Bagan begin their CFL campaign against Mohammedan Sporting on August 9, 2015.