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Chicago Pro Soccer Tryout 2024

Chicago Pro Soccer Tryout

PSC’s Chicago Pro soccer tryout is an opportunity for players to showcase live to professional coaches and earn professional trials and contracts in Europe.

PSC tryouts have produced over 600 professional trials and contract for players in the last 15 years. We are the most successful in the industry and have been featured on International News Station Sky Sports (Click to view) as well as US news stations in Florida (click to view) and North Carolina (Click to view).

We have placed players in leagues as high as the EPL, such as Oleksandr Zinchenko at Manchester City (EPL), as well as Paul Cooper at Barnsley FC (English League One) and Anthony Herbert in the Finland Premier League who went on to play in the Europa Conference League and represent his National Team in his first pro season.

At our tryouts players are directly coached by, and showcased to, Coaches of professional clubs and are genuine pathways to the professional game.

Our recruitment team are not only looking for players ready for direct first team placement but are also able to assist with USL, MLS and European academy placement.

Need proof? Check out all our pro player placements here.

Chicago Pro Soccer Tryout Details

DATE

June 9-10-11, 2024

LOCATION

Chicago Fire Pitch
3626 N Talman Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

FORMAT 

11v11 showcase games
Open age tryout, minimum age 15

COST

$499 (*Early bird Discount Price of $409 until March 1st!) 

Chicago Pro Soccer Tryout Attending Coaches and Scouts

Chicago Pro Soccer Tryout Attending Club B71 Sandoy (Faroe Isles)

ChicagoPro Soccer Tryout Attending Club B71 Sandoy

B71 Sandoy have been working with PSC for the last 3 years on player recruitment and enjoy a strong relationship with Head Coach Richard Goffe who has been regularly attending tryouts in that time. Coach Goffe trusts PSC's judgment of players and he will either be in attendance in person at our Chicago pro soccer tryout or PSC Directors Tom Taylor & Simon Deeley will be recruiting on his behalf. The club have offered contracts to nine players from PSC tryouts in the last 3 years and are a realistic pathway into the professional game. Tryout attendees who have signed with B71 include Brian OkpalaJames DryeJoel VazquezCarter Beck, Jovanni Garcia and in 2023 already they have signed Alejandro Medina and Sulahmana Bah.

Chicago Pro Soccer Tryout Attending Club: Bodens BK (Sweden, Division 2)

ChicagoPro Soccer Tryout Attending Club Bodens

Over the last 9 years, Bodens BK have regularly attended PSC’s pro soccer tryouts and signed/trialed over 25 players through PSC. The club have provided PSC with an official mandate to recruit from our California pro soccer tryout. Many PSC players have benefited from this relationship such as Eddy Prugh who scored 21 goals for the club over 3 seasons and earned a move to Colorado Switchbacks in the USL, Andy Lorei, who scored 15 goals for the club and earned a move to the Tulsa Roughnecks of the USL. Bodens won the league in 2022, gaining promotion to Division One with a squad that included Zishim Bawa & Chris Banfi, both signed from PSC tryouts and strengthened their squad with PSC Recommendation Vincenzo Candela in 2023.

Chicago PRO SOCCER TRYOUT ATTENDING COACH: Mike Anhaeuser (USL Hall of Famer)

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Michael Anhaeuser will be in attendance at our Florida pro soccer tryout in search of players capable of making the grade in the USL. Coach Anhaeuser knows the USL system intimately having won the USL Championship as both a player and as a coach. He coached and played in the USL for 27 years where he signed and trial over 30 players from PSC combines so knows the process of a PSC combine and the quality of player it produces.

Chicago PRO SOCCER TRYOUT ATTENDING COACH: LEE HOLMES

Chicago Pro Soccer Tryout Attending Club Lee

Lee Holmes is an English former professional footballer who played for a number of clubs including Southampton, Derby County, Portsmouth and represented England at U16. U17 and U19 level. Holmes was Derby County youngest ever player at just 15 years of age, as well as the youngest goalscorer at 16, and at the time the youngest footballer to appear in the FA Cup (aged 15). Holmes has been working PSC for the past two years and assisted with placements such as Leo Londe on trial with Sheffield United in the English Premier League and Paul Cooper who signed with Barnsley FC in England League 1. 

Chicago PRO SOCCER TRYOUT ATTENDING COACH: Dave Irving (USL Hall of Famer)

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USL Hall of Famer David Irving will be in attendance at our Chicago Pro Soccer Tryout in search of players he can recommend to his network within the USL Championship and League One. Irving had a career spanning 20 years in the USL Leagues where he signed over 30 players from PSC tryouts and developed a reputation for finding untapped talent. His strongest find being Luke Mulholland picked up from a combine like this and went on to play in the MLS. He also gave Glenn Murray his first professional contract who went on to score 47 EPL goals in 148 appearances.

Chicago PRO SOCCER TRYOUT ATTENDING SCOUTS: PSC AGENCY STAFF (WORLDWIDE RECRUITMENT)

Chicago Pro Soccer Tryout Attending Club PSC

Over the last 10 years PSC Agency staff have recommended over 600 players from tryouts like this for professional contract and trial. Our agency staff have so many connections and contacts from events and combines over the years and it is not possible to invite them all to a tryout. We are eager to get as many players placed as possible and are constantly reaching out to clubs to find out their player needs. Recent examples of players who were placed with clubs who were not in attendance directly at a tryout and signed players based on PSC's recommendation are Anthony Herbert signing with FC Haka in the Finnish Premier League (went on to represent National Team and play in Europa conference League in first full year as a pro), Leo Londe trialing with Sheffield United in the EPL,  Abdul Mansaray signing in Iceland (named in team of the year for his league) and Chris Banfi, who signed with Bodens BK in Sweden. Each of these were signed by coaches who did not directly attend a combine but trusted PSC’s professional experience and judgment. If you prove you are a strong enough player at our Chicago Pro Soccer Tryout, we will look to recommend and place you with any club in our network.


Chicago PRO SOCCER TRYOUT ADDITIONAL SERVICES:


Chicago PRO SOCCER TRYOUT VIDEO PACKAGE

Players are often requesting our agency for video footage from our events they can use for highlight videos. Now, we are able to provide that footage to players who can receive all three days of game footage from the tryout for just $115. Videos will be sent via an online link within 14 days of the tryout ending. 

Players can learn more about the video package HERE

 

Chicago PRO SOCCER TRYOUT VIP PACKAGE

PSC is offering a VIP package for players who wish to receive additional benefits from the tryout. Our VIP package is headed up by current PSC Director and former EPL player Lee Holmes. VIP players will receive:

–  Full game footage from each day of the tryout

– 30 minute Post Tryout evalutation with Lee Holmes to analyse performance and talk through the evaluation received from the professional coaches.

–  2 x PSC Branded jerseys for use during the tryout.

–  Advice on resume building, what to include and how to present it.

–  Advice on Highlight video creation and what to include.

CLICK HERE for full details on our VIP Package


Clubs & Coaches Attending Recent Tryouts

CHICAGO PRO SOCCER TRYOUT REFUND POLICY

If you are unable to attend the Chicago Pro Soccer Tryout due to injury, emergency, or any other reason, we will be able to offer you a 12 month credit for any of our future pro soccer combine events. Credits are only valid if we are notified before 72 hours of the tryout starting.

CHICAGO PRO SOCCER TRYOUT FEEDBACK

Within a minimum of 14 days of the Chicago Pro Soccer Tryout 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.

Simon Deeley

Simon Deeley