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2015 Combine Success Stories
PSC Soccer Academy are the most successful North American based soccer combine company for placing players in Europe. In 2015 we have already seen over 60 combine players earn contracts and trials with the likes of Orebro SK (Swedish Premier League), Pembroke (Maltese Premier League), Valleta (Maltese Premier League), Cork City (Irish Premier League), Galway FC (Irish Premier League), Kaya FC (Filipino Premier League), Qormi FC (Maltese Premier League), Finn Harps (Ireland’s Division 1) IFK Luleå (Sweden’s Division 1 Norra), Bodens BK (Sweden’s Division 2 Norra), FC Jazz (Finland’s Ykkönen), AC Kajaani (Finland’s Kakkonen), Tulsa Roughnecks (USL Pro), Jacksonville Armada (NASL) and more…
Here is a small sample of our most recent success stories from 2015:
- 2014 World Cup Goalkeeper Sammy N’Djock signs with Minnesota United (NASL) – Press Release
- Jason Sangha signs with Gallivare Malmbergets FF in Sweden (2nd Division) – Press Release
- Oscar Jimenez signs with Tulsa Roughnecks (USL Pro) – Press Release
- Ata Ozbay signs with Finn Harps in Ireland (1st Division) – Press release
- Matt Silva signs with FC Kaya in Philippines (Premier League) – Press Release
- Gus Villalobos signs with FC Qormi in Malta (Premier League) – Press Release
Registration and Cost
PSC’s Pro Soccer Combine costs $320. This price covers entrance to the combine and the opportunity to play in front of the attending coaches, and access to video footage from the combine. Spots are on a first come first served basis, our combines almost always sell out up to 3 weeks before day one. Players are responsible for their own transport to the combine and accommodation. A discounted hotel package is available and detailed below.
PSC are offering a discounted hotel package for combine players to take advantage of as follows:
Check in: December 16th 2015
Check out: December 19th 2015
Room: Shared with 1 other combine player
Included: Breakfast included, Free internet
Hotel Address: Howard Johnson Inn, 131 John Street, Salinas, CA, 93901
*Please note: This is a shared hotel room with other combine players. If you wish to have a single room or share with a family member you will need to cover the costs of their stay as well.
*Only 16 hotel spots available on a first come first served basis
Cork City: League of Ireland Premier Division
Cork City will be joining PSC in America at this years combines having been impressed with the quality of our 2015 showcase side, who Cork narrowly defeated by one goal. Following the game they trialed Goalkeeper Zac Lubin, and travel to America hoping for talent of a similar level this Winter. PSC have already placed 2 players in Ireland this year with promotion chasing Finn Harps; Wilfired Tagbo and Ata Ozbay.
RoPS: Finland, Premier League
Juha Malinen is Head Coach of RoPS from the Finnish Premier League who currently sit top and look favorites to qualify for the Europe in 2016. RoPS gained promotion to the Finnish Premier League in 2013 and also won the Finnish Cup in the same year which qualified them for the 2014/15 Europa League. Juha will be at both our Florida and Salinas Combines recruiting talent for the 2016 Finnish Premier League season.
Charleston Battery: USA, USL Pro
One of the biggest clubs in the league, The Battery have won the USISL Pro League in 1996, the USL A League in 2003, the USL second Division in 2010 and the USL Pro Championship in 2012 and were semi finalists in 2013 and made the playoffs in 2014. Charleston Head Coach Mike Anhaeuser will be attending PSC’s combine in search of talent ahead of their upcoming 2016 USL Pro Season.
Tulsa Roughnecks: USA, USL Pro
Tulsa roughnecks are led by USL Hall of Famer David Irving who knows PSC combines well, having signed over 20 players form PSC events over the last 3 years. The Roughnecks roster currently boasts players such as Oscar Jimenez, Ryan Price and Eli Galbraith-Knapp all of whom were signed from PSC’s 2014-15 winter combines.
Paul Taylor: PSC Managing Director
Paul Taylor, Managing Director of PSC Ltd, encompasses over 35 years of top-level professional football experience – ranging from playing, coaching and management in both England and the USA. After a distinguished playing and coaching career in England and the States, Paul spent over 20 years coaching and managing professionally in England – the last 17 of which he spent as Director of Football at Walsall FC, in charge of all football matters of the club from youth football to senior levels. He has been responsible for a number of transfers in recent PSC events such as:
Taylor Morgan – Signed with Ostersunds FK
Jonathan Borrajo – Trial with Walsall FC
Bill Gaudette – Trial with Barnsley FC and Walsall FC
Henry Booth – Trial with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
Steve Eneme – Trial with Birmingham City FC
Robert Knights – Trial with Aston Villa FC
Fabrice Noel – Signed with Shanghai East Asia
Patrick Walker: Sweden Recruitment, Residential Director
Patrick Walker has been a Head Coach in the Premier League in Sweden and Norway for the last 30 years and has an extensive network throughout Scandinavia. He is currently the director of PSC’s program in Sweden and has been responsible for a number of recent combine success stories placing players from the United States into clubs from the Premier League to the 2nd Division in Sweden and Finland.
Declan Roche: DCU Head Coach, Ireland & PSC Ireland College Placement Director
Declan has been a former professional player in the Irish Premier League and Scottish Premier League with Celtic FC from 1985-91. He is a UEFA A license, Head Coach for Dublin University and has many close links within Irish professional football. During his playing career in Ireland he has won 3 Irish Premier League titles as well as domestic cups. He has assisted PSC in an number of signings and trials in Ireland such as Wilfried Tagbo and Ata Ozbay to Finn harps and Zac Lubin to Cork City
Julian Lundberg: PSC Scandinavian Recruitment Team
Julian Lundberg has been working closely with PSC for the last 18 months helping place players throughout the leagues in Sweden in both the Men’s and Women’s game. So far in 2015 he has been responsible for the signings of 15 players in the men’s and women’s game including Brett Croft and Gary Cennerazzo to Melleruds IF, and Cameron Selamie and Zak Epplette to IFK Amal amongst others. He will be looking for further talent from this winters combines to market to his contacts in Scandinavia.
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 such as the Barclays Premier League through to American leagues such as the MLS, NASL and USL Pro. This long standing reputation for working in the professional game has led to a number of trials and signings of combine participants with clubs around the world who trust the opinions of the PSC Agency staff.
Professional clubs trust our recommendations, and after an event, our Agency Staff will look to recommend any player that has proven they are capable of playing professionally to clubs around the world. The following list is a sample of players who attended a PSC combine or tour and received no interest from attending coaches but trialed or signed with a non-attending club based on PSC’s Agency Staff recommendations. This recommendation can come within days, weeks or months of the original event:
- – Brett Croft (2015 San Diego combine) SIGNED with Swedish 3rd Division side Melleruds IF in 2015
- – Jason Sangha (2015 Ft Lauderdale combine) SIGNED with Swedish 2nd Division Side Gallivare Malmbergets FF in 2015
- – Dominic Adams (2013 Jacksonville Combine) SIGNED with Icelandic Premier League side IBV in 2014
- – Andy Lorei (2013 Malaysia Showcase Tour) SIGNED with Swedish 2nd Division side Bodens BK in 2013
- – Zac Lubin (2013 California Combine) SIGNED with Swedish 1st Division side IFK Lulea in 2014
- – Jonathan Glenn (2013 Jacksonville Combine) SIGNED with Icelandic Premier League side IBV in 2014
- – Alex Horwath (2012 Florida Combine) SIGNED with Swedish Superettan side Ljungskile SK in 2014
Previous California Success
California has a widespread reputation in the US for being a hotbed of soccer talent and our events in this region have proved no exception. The Golden State has been one of PSc’s most fruitful areas for success stories….
PSC Professional Showcase Tours
players have the chance to compete, and prove themselves, against professional opposition and earn a contract, or an Agency recommendation. The following players all proved on showcase tours that they were capable of playing with, and against, professional teams and were rewarded subsequently:
- Taylor Morgan (Showcase Tour) Signed with Ostersund FK (Swedish Superatten)
- Henry Booth (U23 Showcase Tour) Training stint with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (England League 1)
- Wilfried Tagbo (Development Tour) signed with Finn Harps (Ireland Aitricity League Division One)
- Lewis Ellis (Showcase Tour) signed with Bodens BK (Sweden Divison 2)
- Shawn Nicklaw (Showcase Tour) Signed with HB Koge (Danish Premier League)
- Chuck Chijindu (Showcase Tour) Signed with Thor Akuyeri (Icelandic Premier League)
- Arron Patrick (Showcase Tour) Signed with Wilmington Hammerheads (USL Pro)
2013 Showcase Player Arron Patrick discusses how the tour resulted in him signing his first ever professional contract
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 a free $20 towards their first ride to further reduce costs. uberX is now 30% cheaper than a taxi and will take all of the stress out of traveling during the combine at the lowest possible price. Download the app today and use Promo Code: uberPSCSOCCER to redeem your free $20 ride.
Following the Combine we will email all players within 5 days. If you have been selected to trial or sign with a professional club, or selected for a Showcase Tour you will be notified in this email.