McCook Athletic & Exposition Center (Full size, Indoor, Turf Field)
4750 S. Vernon Ave, McCook, IL 60525
2015 Combine Success Stories
PSC Soccer Academy are 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:
- 2014 World Cup Goalkeeper Sammy N’Djock signs with Minnesota United (NASL) – Press Release
- Jason Sangha signs with Gallivare Malmbergets FF in Sweden (2nd Division) – Press Release
- Oscar Jimenez signs with Tulsa Roughnecks (USL Pro) – Press Release
- Ata Ozbay signs with Finn Harps in Ireland (1st Division) – Press release
- Matt Silva signs with FC Kaya in Philippines (Premier League) – Press Release
- Gus Villalobos signs with FC Qormi in Malta (Premier League) – Press Release
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.
Combine only price: $320
Combine + hotel price: $550
PSC are offering an optional discounted hotel package for combine 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 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 21 hotel spots available on a first come first served basis
HIFK Fotboll: Finland, Premier League
HIFK Fotball are a Finnish club, based in the capital Helsinki, and play 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: Finnish Ykkönen
AC Oulu (ACO) is a Finnish football club based in Oulu. Formed in 2002, the club have played two seasons in Finland’s highest football league Veikkausliiga and seven seasons in the second highest league Ykkönen. The club are currently playing in Ykkönen. They play their home games at Raatti Stadium, which holds 5000 capacity.
Bodens BK: Sweden, Division Two
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 seasons 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 who 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.
Charleston Battery: USA, USL Pro
One of the biggest clubs in the league, The Battery have 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 are led by USL Hall of Famer David Irving who knows PSC combines well, having signed over 20 players form 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: USA, USL Pro
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 onto the NASL and MLS.
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 game. So far in 2015 he has been responsible for the signings of 15 players in the men’s and women’s game 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 winters combines to market to his contacts in Scandinavia.
PSC Agency Staff (Worldwide Recruitment)
Since 2002 PSC have 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 that 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 Chicago Success
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:
PSC Professional Showcase Tours
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:
- 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)
2013 Showcase Player Arron Patrick discusses how the tour resulted in him signing his first ever professional contract
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 a free $20 towards their first ride to further reduce costs. uberX is now 30% cheaper than a taxi and will take all of the stress out of traveling during the combine at the lowest possible price. Download the app today and use Promo Code: uberPSCSOCCER to redeem your free $20 ride.
Following the Combine we will email all players within 5 days. If you have been selected to trial or sign with a professional club, or selected for a Showcase Tour you will be notified in this email.