We wanted to thank everyone that made this season possible including the coaches, the trainers, the parents, and most importantly the players. We knew starting another season during the pandemic would present some challenges and thankfully everyone worked together to make sure our kids could enjoy as much normalcy as possible.
I wanted to give special recognition to two members of our club that work behind the scenes to make sure games get played and league issues are handled properly. Those two people are Tony Mevoli who schedules the games and makes sure referees are assigned and our MOSA league representative Jason Catalfomo. Without them our season would certainly have been even more challenging.
For a club with only 12 teams we had an outstanding season! Our 2007 boys’ team, the Storm, won our first State Cup Final in a thrilling game where many fellow club members came to cheer them on. We also had three other teams reach the semi-finals of the State Cup and they were our 2004, 2005, and our 2008 boys’ teams. What a great representation of how hard our club works and the kind of talent we have at MUFC.
We also had several teams participate in the MOSA Cup where two teams made it to the finals our 2012 and 2006 boys’ teams. The 2006 boys walked away winning the MOSA CUP, their second one, in dominating fashion!
The regular season saw all our teams compete well with two flight champions and one playing an undefeated season (2013)! These accomplishments speak volumes about our players, coaches, and trainers. We have listed the teams below starting with our oldest and ending with our youngest. Please join me in congratulating them all!
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."
This is a great story about loving the game of soccer and working your way to the top of the game.