Trailer Video

An attempt at capturing the ‘special’.

Xuxuh (aka John Hilton)

Xuxuh (aka John Hilton) Chivas USA academy player

Full Length Video

An attempt at capturing more of the complete player.

Opponents in Videos

Footage is taken from matches vs top tier opponents in top tier competitions including:

  1. vs FC Barcelona (La Masia residents) at Mediterranean International Cup, Barcelona, Spain.
  2. vs Pateadores CM (fully funded team) at Surf Cup semi-final.
  3. vs San Diego Soccer Club (the top team in San Diego) at National Cup semi-final.
  4. vs FC Golden State Academy (fully funded academy team) at National Cup final.
  5. vs FC Dallas at Surf Cup.
  6. vs Ballistic (top Cal North team) at Surf Cup.
  7. playing up vs U13 United FC (top ten U13 squad) at Real So Cal tournament.


John Kenneth Hilton, nicknamed Xuxuh (pronounced shu-shu), is an 11 year old American footballer, from Long Beach, California, who has been playing since the age of 5 with a rare combination of speed and power.

Born to parents Kenneth Hilton, an American, and Dina Conceicao, a Brazilian, from Salvador, Brazil, Xuxuh displays the athleticism of an Western athlete with the skill and ball control of a Samba boy from South America.

Whether it’s on the soccer pitches of southern California or in the classroom, Xuxuh has a drive to compete. At the age of 10, he was challenged to win an Xbox by juggling a ball for 30 minutes straight without dropping it. The next morning he recorded his all time high of 2,845 juggles.

His commitment and dedication to training has earned him and his team:

  • 1 National Cup championship
  • 3 State Cup championships
  • 3 League Cup championships
  • 2 Surf Cup championships

If you asked Xuxuh what his story is, his answer would be:

“I’m going to write my own story by putting in the work to be the best.”

National Team

In April 2013, Xuxuh, as an 11 year old, was called into the U14 National Team Camp by Hugo Perez.

U14 National Team Camp

Baseline Training Schedule

  • Started juggling Monday through Friday, 30 minutes a day at the age of 6 1/2.
  • Started club soccer at age 8, in 2009.
  • Started speed and agility training in 2010 at the age of 9.

Xuxuh Training Schedule Youth Development


  1. Enrique B says

    I remember this young kid when my nephew started to play in Long Beach Supream soccer club with him, my nephew was only 5 yrs old when he started to play with this talented kid a club team under 7. I was amazed how fast and strong this child was. Now my nephew is 10 yrs old playing with FCC Barcelona #14 Alfonso “FoFo” Becerra the skills that fofo has learned is something to admire I get the chills just thinking how fast and strong this child has become. Very good prospect look out XUXU, the U.S national team has a bright future.

    • Rocky says

      Now he just needs to go to a “real” professional club.

      He has no future at Chivas USA…not with 4,200 people in attendance at their home games. You all can say goodbye to the little man. He’s going abroad, as Ben Lederman already has, 1 year older than XuXu.

  2. Andrew George says

    He has no Mexican heritage so he has no future at with Chivas here or in Mexico…Chivas is hoping that City doesn’t snatch him, or any other team, so they can sign and sell him.

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