Union Team Up With Youth Soccer Clubs

Partnerships to Provide Unique Opportunities for Area Youth Soccer Community

Philadelphia Union would like to recognize and
thank all of the youth soccer clubs in the Philadelphia region that have shown
their support leading up to the inaugural 2010 season. Building off of the
strong relationships established with EPYSA, DYSA and YSC Sports, partnerships
have been forged with a number of local area clubs that understand the value
and unique benefits of partnering with a Major League Soccer club.

Developing relationships with local youth soccer
programs has been an integral part of Philadelphia Union’s plan since the
organization entered the market. With less than a month to go until First Kick,
Philadelphia Union are proud to announce that 18 clubs have already signed on
as partners.

Philadelphia Union Youth
Partner Clubs include (listed alphabetically by state):

Pennsylvania

Cheltenham Youth Soccer

Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Club

Deep Run Valley Soccer Club

Falls Soccer Club

King of Prussia Soccer Club

Marple Newtown SA

Nether Providence AA

Parkland Area Soccer Club

Rose Tree Soccer Club

Towamencin Youth Association

 

Upper Makefield-Newtown Soccer Club

 

Upper Moreland Soccer Club

 

New Jersey

 

German American Kickers SC

 

Mt. Laurel United

 

Next Level Soccer Academy

 

Delaware

 

Hockessin Soccer Club

 

Kirkwood Soccer Club

 

MOT Soccer Club

 

“The variety (of benefits) provide a lot of value
across many fronts - from the Player Appearances, Chalk Talks for our coaches,
clinics, raffle items, exposure for NPAA and those memorable gameday
experiences have such value,” said John Brennan, VP of NPAA Soccer. “One that
comes to mind though is the ability to provide our youth players -- from the
youngest intramural player to the U18 premier player -- tickets to each of the
Union’s home games. These tickets will allow our players to see what
professional players are doing just 10 minutes from their school yard. That
will be the stuff of dreams for these children.”

 

Partnerships include Coaching Clinics, Player
Clinics, Game Day Experiences (Ball Boys/Player Escorts), Club recognition at
PPL Park and other unique opportunities. All packages include season tickets,
which provide youth players with the ability to see and learn the game at a
world class level.

 

“The German American Kickers of Trenton, NJ are
looking forward to the inaugural season of the Philadelphia Union,” said Nick
Wiener, Jr., GAK Chairman. “We are very pleased with our seat selection and the
intimacy that PPL Park will provide. Some of our seats will be
raffled off as a fundraiser at our club events, and others will be distributed
to our youth teams.”

 

Clubs of all different sizes have realized the
importance of establishing a relationship with the area’s new professional
team. These clubs have seen immense value in connecting with the local heroes of
the game to provide young players with dreams of one day playing for
Philadelphia Union.

 

“Overall, the partnership gives the M.O.T. Soccer
Club a unique chance to truly bond with the Union right from the start of the
franchise,” said Jay Ziminsky, President of MOT Soccer Club. “We will use the
season tickets for several purposes. First, we plan to reward some of our Board
Members and other volunteers for their extraordinary efforts in helping our
Club run in an effective manner. In addition, we plan to offer tickets at
coach-related meetings as an attendance incentive, raffle the tickets as part
of Club fundraisers, and coordinate group outings for our members.

 

"Having a Club jersey on display at PPL Park
as well as having the club’s name recognized on the Jumbotron are other
benefits that will enhance our members’ game day experience. Through the
clinics and Chalk Talks, our coaches will also get a chance to learn new ways
to improve their coaching techniques or reinforce ones that both the Union and they
use. Overall, the partnership is a “win-win” arrangement for the Union and the
M.O.T. Soccer Club.”

 

For youth soccer clubs in the region,
partnerships with Philadelphia Union offer a combination of tangible benefits
and inspiring experiences that will drive youth players to create goals and
work hard to achieve them.

 

“The partnership was a no brainer,” said Pat
Henigan, Director of Player Development for Marple Newtown Soccer Association.
“There will never be more soccer buzz and excitement in the area than the next
coming months with the opening of the MLS season followed up by the World Cup.
As a club, it was incumbent upon us to help our players and parents participate
in the excitement.

 

"The partnership will allow MNSA as an
organization to ride the wave of excitement of having an MLS team playing
locally in a first class soccer environment to foster our institutional goal of
teaching love of the game to the members of our club. The players have
responded incredibly well to training sessions run by professional players and
the opportunity to observe and emulate players at the highest national level
will raise the awareness level of the skills and work required to excel.”

 

To find out how your club
can partner with Philadelphia Union, please call 877-21-UNION.

 

In addition, individual and group tickets (10 or
more) for Philadelphia Union’s first two home games at Lincoln Financial Field
go on-sale to the public March 3rd at 10:00am. For group tickets, please
call 877-21-UNION. For individual tickets, please check
www.philadelphiaunion.com for purchasing details in advance of March 3rd.

 Philadelphia Union would like to recognize
and thank all of the youth soccer clubs in the Philadelphia region that have
shown their support leading up to the inaugural 2010 season. Building off of
the strong relationships established with EPYSA, DYSA and YSC Sports,
partnerships have been forged with a number of local area clubs that understand
the value and unique benefits of partnering with a Major League Soccer club.

 

Developing relationships with local youth soccer
programs has been an integral part of Philadelphia Union’s plan since the
organization entered the market. With less than a month to go until First Kick,
Philadelphia Union are proud to announce that 18 clubs have already signed on
as partners.

 

Philadelphia Union Youth
Partner Clubs include (listed alphabetically by state):

Pennsylvania

Cheltenham Youth Soccer

Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Club

Deep Run Valley Soccer Club

Falls Soccer Club

King of Prussia Soccer Club

Marple Newtown SA

Nether Providence AA

Parkland Area Soccer Club

Rose Tree Soccer Club

Towamencin Youth Association

Upper Makefield-Newtown Soccer Club

Upper Moreland Soccer Club

New Jersey

German American Kickers SC

Mt. Laurel United

Next Level Soccer Academy

Delaware

Hockessin Soccer Club

Kirkwood Soccer Club

MOT Soccer Club

“The variety (of benefits) provide a lot of value
across many fronts - from the Player Appearances, Chalk Talks for our coaches,
clinics, raffle items, exposure for NPAA and those memorable gameday
experiences have such value,” said John Brennan, VP of NPAA Soccer. “One that
comes to mind though is the ability to provide our youth players -- from the
youngest intramural player to the U18 premier player -- tickets to each of the
Union’s home games. These tickets will allow our players to see what
professional players are doing just 10 minutes from their school yard. That
will be the stuff of dreams for these children.”

Partnerships include Coaching Clinics, Player
Clinics, Game Day Experiences (Ball Boys/Player Escorts), Club recognition at
PPL Park and other unique opportunities. All packages include season tickets,
which provide youth players with the ability to see and learn the game at a
world class level.

“The German American Kickers of Trenton, NJ are
looking forward to the inaugural season of the Philadelphia Union,” said Nick
Wiener, Jr., GAK Chairman. “We are very pleased with our seat selection and the
intimacy that PPL Park will provide. Some of our seats will be raffled
off as a fundraiser at our club events, and others will be distributed to our
youth teams.”

Clubs of all different sizes have realized the
importance of establishing a relationship with the area’s new professional
team. These clubs have seen immense value in connecting with the local heroes
of the game to provide young players with dreams of one day playing for
Philadelphia Union.

“Overall, the partnership gives the M.O.T. Soccer
Club a unique chance to truly bond with the Union right from the start of the
franchise,” said Jay Ziminsky, President of MOT Soccer Club. “We will use the
season tickets for several purposes. First, we plan to reward some of our Board
Members and other volunteers for their extraordinary efforts in helping our
Club run in an effective manner. In addition, we plan to offer tickets at
coach-related meetings as an attendance incentive, raffle the tickets as part
of Club fundraisers, and coordinate group outings for our members.

"Having a Club jersey on display at PPL Park
as well as having the club’s name recognized on the Jumbotron are other
benefits that will enhance our members’ game day experience. Through the
clinics and Chalk Talks, our coaches will also get a chance to learn new ways
to improve their coaching techniques or reinforce ones that both the Union and
they use. Overall, the partnership is a “win-win” arrangement for the Union and
the M.O.T. Soccer Club.”

For youth soccer clubs in the region,
partnerships with Philadelphia Union offer a combination of tangible benefits
and inspiring experiences that will drive youth players to create goals and
work hard to achieve them.

“The partnership was a no brainer,” said Pat
Henigan, Director of Player Development for Marple Newtown Soccer Association.
“There will never be more soccer buzz and excitement in the area than the next
coming months with the opening of the MLS season followed up by the World Cup.
As a club, it was incumbent upon us to help our players and parents participate
in the excitement.

"The partnership will allow MNSA as an
organization to ride the wave of excitement of having an MLS team playing
locally in a first class soccer environment to foster our institutional goal of
teaching love of the game to the members of our club. The players have
responded incredibly well to training sessions run by professional players and
the opportunity to observe and emulate players at the highest national level
will raise the awareness level of the skills and work required to excel.” 

To find out how your club
can partner with Philadelphia Union, please call 877-21-UNION.

In addition, individual and group tickets (10 or
more) for Philadelphia Union’s first two home games at Lincoln Financial Field
go on-sale to the public March 3rd at 10:00am. For group tickets, please
call 877-21-UNION. For individual tickets, please check
www.philadelphiaunion.com for purchasing details in advance of March 3rd.