Homestay Program

The Union Academy Homestay Program offers elite youth soccer players from across the United States the opportunity to become full-time athletes while residing with local Philadelphia families. The program is made possible by generous local families who want to support the aspirations of talented young players. By matching children with safe, caring, and healthy families in the Delaware Vallley area, we can ensure meaningful development of each player, both on and off the field. Our host program has a long history in the community and has given rise to successful homegrown players, such as current Philadelphia Union defender, Nathan Harriel, often credits his host family for many of his career success and, even today, loves to spend as much time with them as he can.

The purpose of our Academy is to develop professional players that embody excellent character for the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer.

For more information please visit our prospective families page or contact us at email.

Nate Harriel