Tacoma, WA— (club release) The AC Seattle womens side will be named FC Tacoma 253 from now on. With the creation of a FC Tacoma 253 side for the men, the City of Destiny will now have a comprehensive franchise with one umbrella organization, the OSA Soccer Academy.
This merger means that Pierce county will see the first truly European soccer model established. This model focuses on the development of youth players and offers opportunities all the way through the players’ careers – even in the college and professionals.
Giuseppe Pezzano is OSA Soccer Academy President:
“The first steps have been made, the new FC Tacoma club already has 400 players, 40 of these players have already become part of our PDP project, an elite program that we’re offering free of charge to our top players. Our PDP program is closely followed by professor Vincenzo Vergine of AC Fiorentina. He is one of the first European youth directors. 6 years ago, he began looking in the US for talented youth players to develop into professional players.”
The FC Tacoma mens team will join the NPSL Northwestern Conference in 2015. It will play its matches at Mount Tahoma High School.
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