The professional soccer trial/tryout is aimed at players who wish to be selected for:
- Signing or trialing with professional European and American teams in attendance.
- PSC Agency recommendation to clubs across Europe, America and Asia.
- Upcoming PSC Professional Showcase Tours and Residential Program.
Attending Coaches and Scouts:
REAL MONARCHS: USL, USA
Real Monarchs ran away with the USL regular season Championship this year whilst also setting an all-time unbeaten USL record of 9 consecutive victories. The club is affiliated with MLS club Real Salt Lake who use the Monarchs to recruit players and coaches into the top tier of American soccer. Head Coach Mark Briggs, who masterminded the clubs record-smashing season, will be attending our combines looking to recruit ahead of the 2018 season.
SAN ANTONIO FC: USL, USA
San Antonio FC is an American professional soccer team based in San Antonio, Texas. Founded in 2016, the team made its debut in the United Soccer League in 2016. The team is the United Soccer League affiliate of MLS side, New York City FC. The club is led by British coaches Darren Powell and Andy Thompson who are in their second year with the club and have led them to the 2017 season playoffs. San Antonio plays home matches at Toyota Field which is an 8,400-seat soccer-specific, natural grass stadium and is designed to be expandable to over 18,000 seats. We are proud to have the club attending events again this winter after they were impressed with a number of PSC Combine players during last winters events..
KARLSLUNDS IF: SWEDEN, DIVISION 2
Karlslunds IF have been using PSC to recruit players for the last 3 years and have signed and trialed over 10 players in that time. This season the club gained promotion to Division one thanks to contributions from PSC signings, Steffen Kraus, Laurie Bell, Ian McDonald Wilkins and Zak Epplette. In August 2017 they signed James Gulley and trialed two others from our summer combines, as well as previously signing Alex Wimmer, Sean Toth, Adam Brundle and Tyrelle McLeod-Bentley. They are based in the desirable city of Orebro, 2 hours West of Stockholm.
CHARLESTON BATTERY: USA, USL
Charleston Battery are looking for fresh talent to add to their side for their 2017 campaign. Since being founded in 1993, Battery have tasted an abundance of success during their 23-year history, enjoying both cup and league silverware. They have won four league titles, most recently lifting the USL trophy back in 2012. The team play their home games at the MUSC Health Stadium, which boasts a 5,000 capacity.
RICHMOND KICKERS: USA, USL
Richmond Kickers Soccer club Head Coach Leigh Cowlishaw will be attending PSC combines this Winter ahead fo the 2018 USL Season. Coach Cowlishaw is a two-time USL2 Coach of the Year nominee and helped guide the organization to four USL Organization of the Year awards (1995, 2000, 2006 and 2007). Over the last few years, the club has played a number of PSC tour teams such as Swansea City of the English Premier League during the 2017 campaign.
FK JURNIEKS: LATVIA, DIVISION 2
FK Jurnieks is a newly formed club playing in the capital city of Latvia, Riga. The club will be in search for a number of new players to bring into the club this summer. It is based in a prime location with access and exposure to many clubs at the higher levels in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. After attending PSC’s Summer Combines and Tours they have signed Andrew Torres, Jeison Castillo, Tanner Williams and Eric Carrion. The club does not have a limit on foreign players and is a good pathway for American players into European soccer.
IFK KUMLA: SWEDEN, DIVISION 2
IFK Kumla are a division two side based in Sweden and have signed a large number of players from PSC Events. In 2017 alone they have signed Jamie Dell (Malta Showcase, 2017), Nik Tunic (New Jersey Combine), Juan Camacho and John Quintanilla (LA Combine) as well as trialing 4 other players. They are based in the desirable city of Orebro, 2 hours West of Stockholm and will be represented by Head Coach Ted Waltersson-Larsson.
David Irving will be attending all PSC combines this winter across the United States. The former Everton striker is currently Director of Soccer at the Tulsa Roughnecks in the USL and has signed and assisted an abundance of players with their professional careers over the last 7 years through PSC events. He has been involved in the USL as a Head Coach since 1996 with the Wilmington Hammerheads and Tulsa Roughnecks winning the USL Championships in 2003 and reaching the finals in 2002 and 2012. With a good eye for players, he has assisted hundreds of players throughout his coaching career with a pathway into the game. Notable players who he has helped with their first route into professional soccer include Luke Mulholland (Real Salt Lake, MLS), Brady Ballew (Tulsa Roughnecks, USL), Glenn Murray (Brighton Hove Albion, English Premier League), Oscar Jimenez (Louisville City, USL), Daniel Steres (LA Galaxy, MLS).
PSC AGENCY STAFF: WORLDWIDE RECRUITMENT
Since 2002 PSC have forged a respectable reputation in the professional game – working with players, coaches and teams from Europe’s top leagues including the English Premier League and American leagues such as the MLS, NASL and USL Pro. This long-standing reputation within the professional game has led to a number of former Combine participants both signing and trialling with clubs around the world, who trust the recommendations of PSC Agency staff.
Plus more to be confirmed shortly
What the Coaches have to say
What PSC are doing here in Orebro, Sweden is great. It’s a chance for American players to be seen by great coaches and scouts. As a coach its always fun to come out and see new players, even more to see players from a new country and different culture”
Axel Kjell, Orebro SK Coach (Swedish Allsvenskan)
I have had a great relationship with Tom Taylor PSC for 5 years now. At combines I get to work with players directly and learn their character which is important. I also trust PSC’s judgement of players even if I have not seen the play directly as they have a great reputation in the professional game
Christian Samuelsson, BK Boden Sporting Director (Sweden)
I’ve been working with PSC since they began in 2010 and these events are great for players and for coaches. I get to see a large number of players all at one time playing in a high level, professional environment that PSC create for the players.
Dave Irving, USL Hall of Famer, Tulsa Roughnecks (USL Pro)
What the players have to say
“PSC helped me showcase my skills for five weeks in Europe, and earning a trial with a club in the Championship is something I never thought was possible for me. I feel ready, especially after training hard every day with PSC’s professional coaches for the last five weeks.
Stevie Manios (CSU Northridge) trialed with Brentford FC (England)
“The Showcase tour was a great experience! I discovered that coaching staff of Danish Super League side HB Koge were watching. Talks between Mark Taylor (PSC CEO and Agent) and HB Koge progressed over the coming weeks and I ended up signing a two year contract!”
Shawn Nicklaw (UConn), signed with HB Koge (Denmark)
“The coaches and staff were exceptional in creating a comfortable, non-stressful environment where the players could be free to play. Since then, there’s been a lot of consistent communication and it has made this process easy to follow. I really appreciate everything that PSC and Simon Deeley (PSC Director) has done for me.”
Tori Ornela (CSU Bakersfield) signed with Haukar FC (Women’s Icelandic Premier League)
“It was surreal as I had to phone my parents and explain that I wouldn’t be back for three months. I had never done anything like this but I am glad I did it with PSC and please trust me, it’s worth it. It’s an amazing opportunity and I am very thankful to PSC, Tom and Simon (PSC Directors) for making it happen.”
Gary Cennerazzo, signed with Melleruds IF (Sweden), Tulsa Roughnecks (USL Pro) and FK Varnsdorf (Czech Republic)
“Your past accomplishments don’t really matter during the tryouts; I feel that if you play well over the three days, you’ll get a chance. There are so many coaches at the combines, and even if they don’t offer you an opportunity, the guys from PSC will work hard to help you organise a tryout, which is what happened in my case”
Steffen Kraus (George Mason University) signed with Karlslunds IF (Sweden)
PSC is offering a discounted hotel package for Combine players to take advantage of as follows:
Check in: November 19th 2017.
Check out: November 22nd, 2017.
Cost: $150 per player (incl. Resort Fees)
Room: Shared with another Combine player.
Included: Just Room
Hotel Address: Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, 3000 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Nearest Airport(s): McCarran International Airport (4.1 miles from the hotel)
*Hotel is located 10 miles from Combine field
*This is a shared hotel room with another Combine player. If you wish to have a single room or share with a family member you will need to cover the additional costs.
*Only 16 hotel spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you are unable to attend due to injury, emergency, or any other reason, we will be able to offer you a 12 month credit for any of our future combines. Credits are only valid for 12 months.
Within 5 days of the event finishing we will contact all players via email to inform you if you have been offered a contract or a trial with one of the professional clubs in attendance, been recommended to a club within our network, or been selected for one of our further programs.
Players are responsible for their own transport to and from the airport and fields. PSC has partnered with Uber to offer our Combine participants the cheapest transportation available. All first-time users of the app will receive $15 towards their first ride to reduce costs. Download the app today and use promo code ‘uberPSCSOCCER’ to redeem your free $15 ride.