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PSC Announce 2015 Professional Soccer Combine in Salinas, California

By admin, 08/19/15, 1:00PM PDT


PSC Announce 2015 Professional Soccer Combine in Salinas, California

2015 Pro Soccer Combine: Salinas, California

PSC is proud to announce they will be hosting a professional soccer combine in Salinas, California this December 17-18-19 2015. The professional soccer trial/tryout is aimed at players who wish to be selected for:

  1. Signing, or trialing, with the professional European and American teams in attendance
  2. PSC Agency Recommendation to clubs from Europe, America, and Asia.
  3. Upcoming PSC Professional Showcase Tours and Residential Program

Facility Location 

Rabobank Stadium
Maryal Dr, Salinas, CA 93906

2015 Combine Success Stories

PSC Soccer Academy is the most successful North American-based soccer combine company for placing players in Europe. In 2015 we have already seen over 60 combined 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:

  1. 2014 World Cup Goalkeeper Sammy N’Djock signs with Minnesota United (NASL) – Press Release
  2. Jason Sangha signs with Gallivare Malmbergets FF in Sweden (2nd Division) – Press Release
  3. Oscar Jimenez signs with Tulsa Roughnecks (USL Pro) – Press Release
  4. Ata Ozbay signs with Finn Harps in Ireland (1st Division) – Press release
  5. Matt Silva signs with FC Kaya in the Philippines (Premier League) – Press Release
  6. Gus Villalobos signs with FC Qormi in Malta (Premier League) – Press Release

For further information see our Success Stories and Testimonials

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.

Hotel Package 

PSC is offering a discounted hotel package for combine players to take advantage of as follows:

Check-in: December 16th, 2015
Check out: December 19th, 2015
Cost: $189
Room: Shared with 1 other combined 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 are 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 year's combines having been impressed with the quality of our 2015 showcase side, which Cork narrowly defeated by one goal. Following the game they trialed Goalkeeper Zac Lubin and traveled to America hoping for the talent of a similar level this Winter. PSC has already placed 2 players in Ireland this year with promotion-chasing Finn Harps; Wilfried Tagbo and Ata Ozbay.

RoPS: Finland, Premier League


Juha Malinen is the Head Coach of RoPS from the Finnish Premier League who currently sit top and look favorites to qualify for 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 Combine recruiting talent for the 2016 Finnish Premier League season.


Charleston Battery: USA, USL Pro

charlestonOne of the biggest clubs in the league, The Battery 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 appoint Dave Irving PSC

Tulsa roughnecks are led by USL Hall of Famer David Irving who knows PSC combines well, having signed over 20 players from PSC events over the last 3 years. The Roughnecks roster currently boasts players such as Oscar JimenezRyan Price, and Eli Galbraith-Knapp all of whom were signed from PSC’s 2014-15 winter combines.



Paul Taylor: PSC Managing Director

Paul Taylor
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_walkerPatrick 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 combined 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 roche

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 a 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 games. So far in 2015, he has been responsible for the signings of 15 players in the men’s and women’s games 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 winter's combines to market to his contacts in Scandinavia.


PSC Agency Staff: Worldwide Recruitment


Since 2002 PSC has 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 combined 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 who 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)