Philadelphia Union Announce Youth Affiliation with Dunmore Green Ridge Soccer
DGR Soccer joins the Union Club Affiliate Program
CHESTER, Pa. (May 14th, 2021) - Philadelphia Union and DGR Soccer announce today a youth affiliation to aid in the development of the players as both athletes and community members. DGR is the 18th club to partner with the Union Club Affiliate Program.
The partnership between the Union and DGR will bring new opportunities to the players of DGR. The Club Affiliate Program will expand DGR’s Player Development Pathway and will create a direct talent ID pipeline to Philadelphia Union Youth teams and programming.
The Union and DGR 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 DGR 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 DGR as part of the Philadelphia Union Family. As we continue to grow the affiliate program, to be a part of DGR’s story is a huge honor. We can’t wait to help grow the game in their community,” said Anthony Flores, Technical Director, Philadelphia Union Youth.
“Dunmore Green Ridge Soccer (DGR) is both honored and excited to become the first recreational soccer club in Northeast PA to be affiliated with Philadelphia Union.” mentioned Matt Mendola, Vice President, DGR Soccer. “DGR’s goals which includes player development on and off the field, expanding soccer in the area, as well as allowing anyone who wants to play the opportunity to do so, aligns with the goals of the Philadelphia Union. Together, we can provide the opportunities that will mold and lead our young players along a successful path in the fast-growing sport of soccer. “