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Super Soccer Stars and Philadelphia Union Announce Strategic Youth Partnership

Super Soccer Stars1Super Soccer Stars, the nation’s premier youth soccer organization, and Philadelphia Union today announced a strategic partnership that will greatly expand Super Soccer Stars’ reach in the Philadelphia and Delaware Valley markets while significantly enhancing the Union’s youth soccer programming. This is Super Soccer Stars’ first official MLS partnership.

“There are few MLS clubs that have built as strong a grassroots program as the Union have, and few regions that are as fertile a base of youth soccer than Greater Philadelphia,” said Adam Geisler, CEO, Super Soccer Stars. “We are looking forward to working with the Union to bring our specialized curriculum to younger players, while instilling a love and passion for the game and our community MLS team.”

“Super Soccer Stars has built an amazing business for those kids who are learning to love all aspects of the game of soccer at a very young age,” said David Pettican, Philadelphia Union Youth General Manager. “This partnership will enable us to further engage with our loyal fan base, especially those younger families who are looking for a safe, fun and healthy activity for their children whilst having an amazing opportunity to be connected to the Union.”

Under the partnership, Super Soccer Stars will be the Official One-to-Six Year Old Youth Soccer Program of Philadelphia Union, bringing their unparalleled early childhood curriculum and coaching expertise to further enhance the amazing Philadelphia Union Youth Program. Open enrollment classes will be co-branded with the Union, introducing the game of soccer to young players throughout the region. The program will provide families the opportunity to upcoming Union promotions, discounted game tickets, Union newsletters, and the chance to watch their heroes in action.

All fall and spring participants will receive a free Philadelphia Union ticket to a pre-determined game, which will include a game day experience, featuring a pre-game youth soccer clinic outside Talen Energy Stadium, and unique on-field opportunities for select participants, such as the Player High Five Tunnel. Families will also have the opportunity to purchase additional game day tickets at a significantly discounted rate, with $5 of every purchase donated in support of Philadelphia Union Youth Programming.

About Jerry Milani

Jerry Milani is a freelance writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 30 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and now is the PR manager for FAN EXPO, which runs pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America. Milani is also the play-by-play announcer for Caldwell University football and basketball broadcasts. He is a proud graduate of Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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