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:
Pembroke Athleta Football Club
Are a Maltese football club from the town of Pembroke, which currently plays in the Maltese First Division. Originally they were founded in 1962 and recently played in the Premier Division with a number of PSC success stories including Gustavo Villalobos, Kyle O’Brien, Austin Martz and James Togba who were a success with the team. Head Coach Joseph Grech will be attending PSC July combines in search for new talent as they aim to bounce back into the Premier Division this season. Malta is a country that has very few restrictions for North American players making it an excellent place for players to start their journey into professional soccer in Europe.
FK Tukum: Latvia, Division 1
FK Tuku is a Division One side in Latvia who have provided PSC with a mandate to scout and recruit on their behalf from our winter events. The club have trialed 6 PSC players from PSC in the last 3 months and are hoping to bring in more talent during the summer window from PSC’s recommendations.
Bodens BK: Sweden Divison 2
Bodens BK will be looking for potential players at all PSC summer combine and sending representatives to each combine location. They play home games at their soccer-specific stadium that holds over 5000 fans. Over the last 5 years, Bodens BK has signed and trialed over 16 PSC players and have established a long-term co-operation with PSC. Many successful combine and tour players have benefited from this relationship such as Matt Sanner (Princeton), Eddy Prugh (Marshall University) who scored 21 goals for the club and earned a move to Colorado Switchbacks in the USL and Andy Lorei (Rochester Rhinos) who scored 15 goals for the club and earned a move to the Tulsa Roughnecks of the USL. Recent 2018 players that have signed with the club from PSC includes, Willie Clemons, John Quintanilla.
FK Jurnieks: Latvia, Division 2
FK Jurnieks is a newly formed club playing in the desirable capital city of Latvia, Riga. The club will be scouting from all our events this summer and is based in a prime location with access and exposure to many clubs at the higher levels in Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. Jurnieks offers players the chance to compete in Division 2 football in Latvia and provides many PSC players with a full-time professional environment to develop and expose themselves to a higher level. In the last 12 months, it has seen 10 PSC players sign with the club and is an excellent first step for an aspiring player looking to break into European soccer. The club does not have a limit on foreign players and is a realistic pathway into the system. 2018 players that have signed from PSC Include; Carl Rodriguez, Kevin Sanchez, Jefferson, Oscar Aragon, Justin Jennings and Oscar Velasquez.
David Irving: Fresno FC: USA, USL
The former Everton striker is attending PSC Combines on behalf of Fresno FC in the USL. Irving, who is in the USL Hall of Fame, has a real eye for talent and knows what it takes to be in the league after being involved in the USL as a Head Coach since 1996. He has a reputation of picking players out of obscurity and putting them on the path to bigger things such as Glenn Murray who now plays in the EPL with Brighton and Hove Albion (read story here), and Luke Mulholland, who was scouted at a combine and risen all the way to the MLS (read story here).
PSC Agency Staff: Worldwide Recruitment
Over the last 4 years PSC Agency staff have facilitated over 300 players receiving contract or trial offers in Europe, America, and Asia. Our staff keeps contact with any club who attends a PSC combine throughout the years, plus many more, and we are constantly reaching out to these clubs to find out their player needs. Our first success story of 2018 was Dante Leverock, who signed with a club who did not attend any combines, and signed the central defender based on PSC’s recommendation. If you are a strong enough player, we will look to place you within any of the clubs within our network.
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. Details will be sent out at a later date.
Check in: July 6th 2018
Check out: July 9th 2018
Cost: $185 per player
Room: Shared with 2 other combine players.
Included: Wifi, breakfast, internet and parking
Hotel Address: Comfort Suites Hotel, 1775 East Belvedere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030
Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) – 30 miles (35 min drive). Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) – 40 miles (45 min drive). Milwaukee Airport (MKE) – 50 miles (45 min drive)
Nearest Train station(s):
Waukegan Train Station – (17 min drive) www.metrarail.com
*The train goes directly from Waukegan into the city of Chicago (Chicago OTC station) and gives easy access for players into downtown.
*Hotel is located 14 miles from Combine field
*This is a shared hotel room with 2 other Combine players. 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.