CHESTER, Pa. (August 12th,2021) - Philadelphia Union and Sporting Delaware 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 Sporting Delaware will bring new opportunities to Delaware. The Club Affiliate Program will expand Sporting’s Player Development Pathway and will create a direct talent ID pipeline for Philadelphia Union Youth teams and programming.
The Union and Sporting Delaware 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 Sporting Delaware 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 sport and level of play. The Union are honored to be a partner of Sporting’s soccer experience!”
“Sporting Delaware is excited to continue to strengthen our relationship with the Philadelphia Union with this affiliation. Our players and staff are looking forward to the additional programming through exclusive camps, training, and coaching education. The Philadelphia Union Academy has developed some of the best young players coming out of Delaware like Mark McKenzie and Anthony Fontana, and we’re excited to work together and develop more players to reach the top level of the game.” – Kevin Coleman, Technical Director