A Chance For Puerto Rican Youth Soccer Players To Join Queensboro FC’s Academy In New York City
The bridge between youth soccer and the professional game is expanding and so are the opportunities for youth soccer players to find better pathways.
Playing in Queens, QBFC announced a strategic alliance with Bayamón Fútbol Club (Bayamón FC) which will give youth soccer players in Puerto Rico the opportunity to try out for the QBFC Academy.
“Outside of the island itself, the cultural heartbeat of Puerto Rico is right here in New York City.”Josep Gombau, QBFC Head Coach and Sporting Director
New York has the largest Puerto Rican population of any city in the world, and QBFC will be a bridge connecting the two communities through the uniting force of soccer.
QBFC’s Head Coach and Sporting Director Josep Gombau will be in attendance for the academy’s first ever Puerto Rico tryouts, and extending invitations to select players to join the squad in New York City as part of the club’s QBFC Residency Program.
“We are proud to have Bayamón FC as a partner,” said Josep Gombau, QBFC Head Coach and Sporting Director.
Founded in October 2020, the QBFC Academy is a development system for U-19 players to train, compete and hone their skills in hopes of becoming a professional player for the club’s inaugural senior team.
Tryouts take place on March 21st and here is a link for registration.
“This partnership represents a very important step for Bayamón FC. It has always been a priority for our club to provide the best resources to our players, and this alliance with QBFC will give them real opportunities to play professional soccer in the United States,” said Alberto Santiago, President of Bayamón FC.
Bayamón FC is Puerto Rico’s largest soccer club and in 2016 became the first member of QBFC co-owner David Villa’s DV7 Soccer Academy program.
This announcement serves as the first of many partnerships that QBFC plans to form with international clubs around the word.
Not only will this partnership provide a “pathway to the pros” for talent to be discovered through the QBFC and Bayamón FC network, and receive a chance to play in New York City, but there will also be reciprocal exchange opportunities for domestic players to experience the game in Puerto Rico as well.
In addition, pre-season training and future friendly matches will take place in Puerto Rico, using top facilities such as the Bayamón Soccer Complex and the Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium, its national stadium.
“We welcome this alliance with Queensboro FC, which will bring opportunities to young talented players in Puerto Rico and give them the chance to become professional in the United Soccer League of the United States”, says Ramon Luis Rivera Cruz, Mayor of Bayamón.
“We are confident that the tryouts will be a success, and that the event will be organized following official guidelines to guarantee the safety of all the participants,” said Cruz.
“Bayamón always supports sporting initiatives that take place in our top facilities.”amon Luis Rivera Cruz, Mayor of Bayamón