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Philadelphia Union Announce Youth Affiliation with Ridley United Soccer Club

By Philadelphia Union Youth, 03/20/20, 12:45PM EDT

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Philadelphia Union Announce Youth Affiliation with Ridley United Soccer Club

Ridley United join the Union Club Affiliate Program

CHESTER, Pa. (March 20th, 2020) - Philadelphia Union and Ridley United Soccer Club announce today a youth affiliation to aid in the development of the players as both athletes and community members. Ridley United is the 1st club to partner with the Union Club Affiliate Program.

The partnership between the Union and Ridley United will bring new opportunities to the players of Ridley United.  The Club Affiliate Program will expand Ridley United’s Player Development Pathway and will create a direct talent ID pipeline to Philadelphia Union Youth teams and programming.  

The Union and Ridley United will work cooperatively to offer club development programs, specialized positional training, access to European event competitions, Union Select team opportunities, and invitations to elite programs.  

The Union and Ridley United will also team up to provide coaching education, coach workshops, session planning preparation, and club coaching methodology alignment.    

Please click here to learn more about the Philadelphia Union Club Affiliate Program.

“Really excited to have Ridley United as part of the Philadelphia Union Family.  To be a part of Ridley United’s story is a huge honor.  We can’t wait to help grow the game in the Ridley community,” said Anthony Flores, Technical Director, Philadelphia Union Youth. 

“The partnership between Ridley United Soccer Club and the Philadelphia Union will offer Ridley soccer players an unprecedented level of coaching and direct access to the MLS.  We look forward to working with the Philadelphia Union and growing the game of soccer in our area!” - Nicholas Furman, Ridley United Soccer Club

Click here to learn more about Philadelphia Union’s youth programs and upcoming camps, and click here to learn more about Ridley United.