Philadelphia Union/YSC Alliance
12/4/2010--We are excited to announce that Penn Fusion Soccer Academy has officially been chosen as a Youth Development Affiliate Club for the Philadelphia Union. This unique program provides selected players from Penn Fusion, Spirit United Soccer Club and West Chester United Soccer Club a direct and authentic link to the professional game. Our association will be aligned like a club/country relationship, where our best players will get called up to represent the Union in professional academy events and then return to play club ball. In addition, our clubs will have access to the Union/YSC Sports Technical staff for assistance with curriculum and technical direction.
Penn Fusion, a joint venture between West Chester United SC and Spirit United SC, created a developmental pyramid for players of all levels. This developmental pyramid of two strong clubs feeding into Penn Fusion was one of the main attractions to the Union. “We now have a new top tier to the developmental pyramid which is the Philadelphia Union/YSC Academy,” commented Sean McCafferty, Director of Coaching at Spirit United and Penn Fusion.
In being announced as a Youth Development Affiliate Club, the Union and YSC Sports have determined that Penn Fusion meets certain technical criteria such as coaching staff qualifications, curriculum plan design, and a history of developing talented youth soccer players. Along with Penn Fusion the founding Youth Development Affiliate clubs include FC DELCO, Lehigh Valley United, PA Classics, PDA and YMS.
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