Our professional soccer trials and tryouts are designed to allow players to showcase their talent in front of professional European, American and Asian clubs. With the extensive contacts of our FIFA-Licensed Player Agency, we can help you to establish a professional soccer career either abroad or here in the United States. Players who stand out at our tryouts can expect any of the following three possible outcomes: be selected to trial or sign with professional clubs in attendance; be selected to trial or sign with clubs PSC Agency Staff have contacts with around the globe; or invited onto one of our Showcase Tours.
Over the last three years PSC Pro Soccer Combines have helped over 200 players gain professional contracts and trials in America, Europe and Asia. Last year’s winter events produced a huge number of success stories – with 60 being announced in the men’s and women’s game since January 2016. Please see our 2016 Success Stories page for examples.
Exact dates to be confirmed and announced in coming weeks.
Year by year the PSC network grows, and we see a continued growth in the amount of success stories we announce from our programs through the contacts of our agency. In 2014 we announced over 40 success stories in the men’s and women’s game, which increased to over 70 success stories in the calendar year of 2015. This year we have already announced over 70 success stories.
Our 2016 success stories span across 15 leagues in seven different countries – making us the most successful combine company in North America for placing players in Europe, America and Asia.
Our success and reputation attracts players from all walks of life – both professional and amateur – to our events in the hope of securing a contract in the country of their desire. Notable past signings have included 2014 Cameroon World Cup goalkeeper Sammy N’Djock joining NASL side Minnesota United (Chicago Combine, 2014), Gus Villalobos signing with Qormi FC of the Maltese Premier League (Ireland Showcase Tour, 2015), and goalkeeper Matt Silva signing with Kaya FC of the Philippines Premier League (San Diego Combine, 2014).
PSC Company Directors hand-pick attending Combine scouts and coaches for PSC events, bringing together a group of experienced individuals who can offer their wealth of elite knowledge and expertise to players present at Combines – potentially leading to trial and contract opportunities. Our winter Combines and Tours have produced over 70 success stories in the men’s and women’s game since the beginning of 2016, and we are looking to continue this success.
Juha Malinen, Head Coach of RoPS of the Finnish Premier League, will be attending his third Combine with PSC this winter in as many years. RoPS gained promotion to the Finnish Premier League in 2013, and that same season lifted the Finnish Cup, which qualified them for the 2014/15 Europa League. They have qualified for the Europa League the past three seasons, and signed goalkeeper Tyler Back after his attendance at PSC’s 2015 Salinas Combine.
Jacksonville Armada of the NASL are attending our winter Combines, and have signed two players from PSC in the past 12 months. The Armada have trialled and signed a number of players after attending PSC’s Combines; standout signings include Shawn Nicklaw, 16-year-old Chaim Roserie and 17-year-old Uday Arora. They play their home games at the ‘Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville’ which has a capacity of 11,000.
Bodens will be returning to PSC’s Combines ahead of their 2017 season, after signing six Combine players over the last two years, and trialling many more. This season’s roster currently boasts two PSC players: captain of the side Eddy Prugh (Las Vegas Combine, 2013) and starting goalkeeper Matt Silva. The last two seasons have proved frustrating for the club, after narrowly missing out on promotion at the climax of both campaigns. Bodens will be attending our events in search of players to strengthen their push for promotion.
Tulsa Roughnecks are led by USL Hall of Famer David Irving, who knows PSC Combines well having signed over 20 players from PSC events during the last three years. The Roughnecks roster currently boasts nine players signed from PSC events – including Brady Ballew, Iarfhlaith Davoren, Gus Villalobos, and Devin Morgan.
AC Kajaani will be attending PSC’s Combines in America for the first time, despite having attended previous European Showcase tours, and providing opposition for our 2016 tour to Finland. Kajaani have signed two previous PSC players: Chris Suta and Jared Bennett. The Finnish outfit have also trialled four of PSC’s players. They currently sit third in the Kakkonen table, hoping to clinch one of the top two promotion spots.
Örebro SK are a Swedish professional football club, and play their home games at the Behrn Arena. The club have played 44 seasons in Sweden’s highest football league, Allsvenskan, and appeared five times in the UEFA Cup (now known as the Europa League), most recently in 2012. Örebro secured a ninth-placed finish in the domestic league table last season, and will be attending PSC’s Combines this winter observing potential players to add to their squad during the January 2017 transfer window.
Pete Mahon, Head Coach of Irish Division One side Drogheda United, will be looking for fresh talent to bring over to Ireland this winter as the club look to maintain their push for promotion. The 2007 Irish Premier Division champions signed 2015 Fort Lauderdale Combine attendee Joe Jackson earlier this year, after the central defender impressed during the tryout event and PSC’s Malta Showcase Tour.
Ted Waltersson-Larsson, Head Coach of Swedish Division Two club IFK Kumla, will be attending PSC’s Pro Soccer Combines for the second time this winter. At 29 years of age, Ted is a promising young coach and recently earned a UEFA Certificate in Football Management from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Kumla, with recommendation from Ted, will be looking to recruit players from PSC’s tryout events for their 2017/18 campaign.
KF Fjallabyggd will be attending PSC’s tryout events for the first time this winter. The Icelandic outfit play in the third tier of the country’s football league system and will be looking to recruit players from this winter’s Combines in order to help gain promotion next season. Having competed in Iceland’s highest leagues and previously produced a number of players who have gone on to play for their respective national teams – the club will have ambitions to make significant progress in the coming months and years.
FC Linköping City will be attending PSC’s Combines this winter looking to strengthen their side for the 2016/17 season. The Swedish outfit, who play their home games in a state-of-the-art 8,500-capacity stadium, recently secured the signing of 2016 Fort Lauderdale Combine attendee and PSC Elite Tour player Shane McInerney. Depending on results in the two final games of their current campaign, Linköping could secure promotion to the Swedish First Division.
Charleston Battery are one of three American clubs attending PSC’s Combines this year, 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.
Cork City will be attending PSC’s Combines this winter for the second time, having attended last year’s Salinas tryout events. The club currently compete in the League of Ireland Premier Division and narrowly missed out on qualification for this season’s UEFA Europa League tournament. City, who play their home games within a 7,400 all-seater stadium, will be recruiting for their 2017 campaign during PSC’s upcoming winter Combines.
Stord Sunnhordland will be making their first appearance at PSC’s Pro Soccer Combines this winter, looking for a range of players to add to their roster. The Norwegian outfit, who compete in the third tier of the country’s football league system, were founded back in 2002 and lifted the Division Three league title back in 2004. Stord play their home matches in the Stord Stadion, and will be looking to make progress during the coming months and years with the help of PSC’s tryout events.
2015 MLS Cup winners Portland Timbers are the latest addition to our Pro Soccer Combines this winter. The MLS giants have enjoyed an abundance of success in recent years aside from their aforementioned historic feat last year – notably a fantastic 2013 Western Conference title-winning season culminated with a third-placed finish overall. Portland play their home matches at the 22,000-capacity all-seater Providence Park, and will be looking for talented players to wear their team’s colours within this arena during PSC’s Combines.
Newly-founded United Soccer League outfit San Antonio FC will be attending our Combines this winter looking for players to add to their roster ahead the 2017 season. Formed just last year, San Antonio will be looking to build on their 10th-placed Western Conference finish during their debut campaign. The club play their home games within the 8,296-capacity Toyota Field Stadium.
Colorado Switchbacks will be on the hunt for new players to add to their squad during this winter’s Pro Soccer Combines. Founded in 2014, the club’s opening regular seasons in the Western Conference of the United Soccer League have resulted in two third-placed finishes. And after reaching the Conference semi-finals during their opening campaign, the Colorado Springs-based outfit will be looking to make progress in the near future. The Switchbacks play their home games at the 4,000-capacity Switchbacks Stadium.
Paul Taylor, Managing Director of PSC Ltd, boasts over 35 years of top-level professional football experience – ranging from playing, coaching and management in both England and the USA. Paul spent over 20 years coaching and managing professionally in England – the last 17 of which he worked as Director of Football at Walsall FC, in charge of all football matters of the club from youth to senior level. He has been responsible for a number of transfers after recent PSC events including:
– Taylor Morgan: Signed with Ostersunds FK (Sweden)
– Stevie Manios: Trial with Brentford FC (England)
– Bill Gaudette: Trial with Barnsley FC and Walsall FC (England)
– Henry Booth: Trial with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (England)
– Shane McInerney: Trial with Hibernians FC, Signed with Linkoping (Sweden)
– Eddie Jones: Trial with Hibernians FC (Malta), Chester City FC and Solihull (England)
– Fabrice Noel: Signed with Shanghai East Asia
Declan is a former professional player and spent six years with Scottish Premier League giants Celtic FC from 1985 until 1991 as well as plying his trade in the Irish Premier League. He is a UEFA A Licensed Head Coach at Dublin University and has many close contacts within Irish professional football. Declan won three Irish Premier League titles and a number of domestic trophies during his playing career. He has assisted PSC in numerous signings and trials in Ireland including Wilfried Tagbo and Ata Ozbay to Finn Harps, Zac Lubin to Cork City, Aaron Horton’s trial with Bray Wanderers and Shane McInerney’s contract offer from Cork City.
Patrick Walker has coached at the highest level in Sweden and Norway for over 30 years, and has an extensive network throughout Scandinavia. He is currently the director of PSC’s programs in Sweden and has been responsible for the majority of PSC’s success stories in Scandinavia, placing players from the United States into clubs across many professional divisions in both Sweden and Finland. Patrick also runs PSC’s Residential Program in Örebro, Sweden which has resulted in nine players signing professional contracts in the past two years.
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.
Professional clubs trust our recommendations, and after an event our Agency staff will look to recommend players that have proven they are capable of playing professionally. The following list highlights players who attended a PSC Combine or Tour and received no interest from attending coaches, but trialled or signed with a non-attending club following a recommendation from PSC Agency staff. This recommendation can come days, weeks or months after the conclusion of an event. Please see list below:
PSC’s Pro Soccer Combines costs $320. This price covers entrance to the Combine, the opportunity to play in front of the attending coaches, and access to video footage from the Combine. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Our Combines almost always sell out up to three weeks before the event’s opening day. Players are responsible for both their own transport to the Combine’s location and accommodation. PSC offer discounted hotel rates where prices vary depending on location and length of stay. More information is available on individual Combine location pages and at our combine FAQ page.
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. uberX is now 30% cheaper than a taxi and will take all of the stress out of travelling during the Combine at the lowest possible price. Download the app today and use promo code ‘uberPSCSOCCER’ to redeem your free $15 ride.
Following the Combine we will send out written feedback from our professional coaching staff via e-mail within five days. If you have been selected to trial or sign with a professional club, or selected for a Showcase Tour you will be notified.