MLS’s Philadelphia Union & NJ Youth Soccer – Supporting The Game At All Levels
The Philadelphia Union has long been recognized as an excellent professional club and a trendsetter dedicated to growing the game.
The Union, a strong advocate of player development and homegrown talent, recently traded all five of their MLS SuperDraft picks to expansion team FC Cincinnati, letting the world know that for them, the draft wasn’t worth more than the $150,000+ in general allocation money they negotiated in exchange.
Ranking in the middle of the MLS Group A pack, the Union prefers to concentrate on the community to strengthen their position.
The partnership with New Jersey Youth Soccer is a perfect example and in 2019 will continue to focus on promoting and growing the game, particularly in the southern part of the state.
The relationship will touch a variety of programs such as recreation events, State Cups, the Olympic Development Program (ODP) and TOPSoccer, a community-based program designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl with special needs.
The Union will look to support these programs, and other NJYS initiatives, through promotion as well as player and mascot appearances.
Additionally, the Union will also facilitate title nights to celebrate NJYS recreation players, TOPSoccer players, State Cup Champions, ODP players and others to enjoy the game-day experience at Talen Energy Stadium.