U.S.F.C. Sponsors First Ever International Youth Soccer Showcase in the US

Sponsored
by the United States Football Club, LLC (U.S.F.C.), coaches, technical
directors, and scouts from around the world will attend U.S.F.C. Discover
America, the first ever international youth
soccer showcase to be held in the

United States. The U.S.F.C. Discover

America International Youth
Soccer Showcase will be held at
Concordia

University in
Irvine,

California from June 7 to June 10, 2007 and it
will play host to over two dozen of the top 16 to 18 year old elite soccer
players in the

United States.

Reversing
the longstanding trend of selecting potential future stars from countries with
a deep soccer tradition such as
England,

Germany,
Holland,
and
Italy, premier-league
European coaches, technical directors, and scouts will now come to the

United States,
hoping to discover promising young players to enroll in their clubs’ renowned
training academies.

“With over
13 million young boys and girls now playing soccer in America, and many U.S.
players now starring in premier leagues soccer all over Europe, it was only a
matter of time before European scouts discovered America’s huge untapped youth
soccer talent pool,” says Joseph Konowiecki, Chairman of United States Football
Club, the sponsor of the U.S.F.C. Discover America International Youth Soccer
Showcase.

Konowiecki
continued “It is important for talented American players to open up new options
for themselves. The training academies of European premier league teams provide
an ultimate development environment with an enviable track record of producing
superstars such as David Beckham and Lionel Messi.”

Don Ebert,
U.S.F.C.’s renowned Technical Director, states “At U.S.F.C. we firmly believe,
as do other experts, that the European clubs’ youth academies are the key component
of the overall development of super elite players.”

For this
year’s historic premier event, U.S.F.C. is bringing to the
United States coaches, technical directors, and
talent scouts from
Germany,
Holland,
Belgium,

Israel and

Canada. The
three-day event will consist of training sessions directed by the international
coaches, as well as U.S.F.C.’s own Don Ebert and U.S.F.C. Blue Star Head Coach
Nick Theslof. The event will also consist of matches to showcase the players’
on-field personality, determination and game skill.

The elite
youth soccer players attending this historic U.S.F.C. Discover
America International Youth Showcase will head
to
Southern California from across the
country. Among them are players from the East Coast’s
Players

Development
Academy,
from the Northeastern powerhouse Crossfire Premier, from the Midwest’s
perennial national champions, Scott Gallagher, and the always dominant Irvine
Strikers Football Club, from
Southern California.