The Women’s Premier Soccer League Welcomes Fox Soccer Academy, Founded By Christian Fuchs of Leicester City FC.
The WPSL has always been a springboard for player development and for reaching the next level. With countless soccer superstars getting their start in the WPSL, it is just logical that clubs will have their academy team join for the 2021 expansion.
Christian Fuchs, an Austria native, is the founder of the Fox Soccer Academy ad he has played with Leicester City FC of the English Premier League since 2015. Fuchs founded Fox Soccer Academy as an international academy with locations in the United States, England, and Austria.
The club is committed to offering its players the best possible soccer education based on an English Premier League (EPL) curriculum and Fuchs’ own playing experience.
Fuchs believes the WPSL will continue this commitment of excellence.
“This is an exciting opportunity for Fox Soccer Academy to continue developing premier soccer players who strive to play in the professional ranks and with our success developing elite players in Europe we are now looking to do the same in the United States,” said Fuchs. “The level of quality required to compete for a title in the WPSL is exciting and we look forward to working with women committed to achieving nothing short of excellence.”
The WPSL is in its 23rd season and is the largest women’s soccer league in the world with more than 130 clubs from coast-to-coast in 35 states.
Many of the United States’ most accomplished women’s players have played in the WPSL, including household names such as Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach, Megan Rapinoe, and Brandi Chastain.
Fox Soccer Academy has 15 youth girls and boys teams that compete in the New York Club Soccer League and also fields men’s team which competes in the United Premier Soccer League and won its division within its first two seasons in the league.
“The addition of the WPSL team enhances our overall development as an Academy,” said Fox Soccer Academy director of operations, Scott Goodman.
For the inaugural season, Fox Soccer Academy will compete in the North Division of the Metropolitan Conference in the league’s East Region. They will compete against seven other teams from New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont, including three additional expansion teams.
Home matches will be played at Hudson Sports Complex, a facility owned and operated by Christian and Raluca Fuchs. The facility also hosts multiple soccer camps in the summer provided by Fox Soccer Academy. Ticket information will be provided closer to the start of the season.
“We look forward to having the same success in the USA that we have had in Europe developing professional players,” Fox Soccer Academy international program director, said Mark Smith. “We are committed to developing professional players and the addition of a team in the WPSL will enhance those efforts.”
The club will host open tryouts on March 21st from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.