CHESTER, Pa. (February 17th, 2021) - Philadelphia Union and Mercer United FC announced today a youth affiliation to aid in the development of the players as both athletes and community members.
The partnership between the Union and Mercer United FC will bring new opportunities to the membership of Mercer United FC. The Club Affiliate Program will expand Mercer United FC Player Development Pathway and will create a direct talent ID pipeline for Philadelphia Union Youth teams and programming.
The Union and Mercer United FC will work cooperatively to offer multi-club development programs, specialized positional training, access to European event competitions, Union Select team opportunities, and invitations to elite programs.
Please click here to learn more about the Philadelphia Union Club Affiliate Program.
“Special moment for the Philadelphia Union to welcome Mercer United FC as an official club affiliate.” Said Anthony Flores, Technical Director, Philadelphia Union Youth. “Coming together and creating further opportunities for their players like the Union’s player pathway program is a testament to the club’s leadership, professionalism and commitment to continue growing the sports and level of play. The Union are honored to be a part of their journey!”
Mercer United FC Executive Board stated: "Mercer United FC continues find ways to offer players more opportunities to pursue their passion for soccer. Affiliating with the Philadelphia Union is a natural step in our progression as one of the best clubs in Mercer County that actually puts our players first."
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