PSC is proud to announce they will be hosting a professional soccer combine in Chicago, Illinois this December 2-3-4 2015. The professional soccer trial/tryout is aimed at players who wish to be selected for:
McCook Athletic & Exposition Center (Full size, Indoor, Turf Field)
4750 S. Vernon Ave, McCook, IL 60525
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 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:
PSC’s Pro Soccer Combine 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 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.
Combine only price: $320
Combine + hotel price: $550
PSC is offering an optional discounted hotel package for combined players as follows:
Check-in: December 1, 2015
Check out: December 4, 2015
Room: Shared with 2 other combine players
Included: Free Parking, Free internet
Hotel Address: Hilton Chicago, Oak Brook Suites. 10 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
*Please note: This is a shared hotel room with other combined 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 21 hotel spots are available on a first come first served basis
HIFK Fotball is a Finnish club, based in the capital Helsinki, and plays in the Veikkausliiga (top tier). This season they finished mid-table, but having had three appearances in the European Champions League and Europa League equivalents, the club is looking for a return to their glory day next year. They play their home games at The Sonera Stadium which has a capacity of 10,000.
AC Oulu (ACO) is a Finnish football club based in Oulu. Formed in 2002, the club has played two seasons in Finland’s highest football league Veikkausliiga, and seven seasons in the second highest league Ykkönen. The club is currently playing in Ykkönen. They play their home games at Raatti Stadium, which holds 5000 capacity.
Bodens will be returning to PSC combines ahead of their 2016 season after signing no fewer than 6 Combine players in the last 2 years, and trialing many more. This season's roster currently boasts 4 PSC players Lewis Ellis (Chicago Combine, 2014), Eddy Prugh (Las Vegas combine, 2013) Gino Mauro (Sweden Tour, 2014), and Chase Miller (San Diego Combine, 2014). The 2015 season was a frustrating season for the club which looked set to gain promotion before fading away in the late stages. The club will be looking to build on that disappointment in the 2016 season and will be using PSC events to strengthen their squad.
One 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 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 Jimenez, Ryan Price, and Eli Galbraith-Knapp all of whom were signed from PSC’s 2014-15 winter combines.
Wilmington Hammerheads will be attending our 2015 winter combine after signing numerous players in the last 2 years from PSC events. Players such as Mickael Barroso, Albert Edwards, Troy Hernandez, Arron Patrick, and Shaun Utterson were all signed to the Hammerheads from PSC events as well as many more. Current MLS and PSC Agency Player Luke Mulholland began his career with the USL Side before moving on to the NASL and MLS.
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 among others. He will be looking for further talent from this winter's combines to market to his contacts in Scandinavia.
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 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 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:
PSC’s two previous Chicago combines have wielded great success which has dictated our return to the Windy City. A few success stories from our 2014 Chicago combines are:
Players who perform well but are not selected to sign by professional coaches will be invited on a PSC Professional Showcase Tour. On our 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: