Saturday & Sunday, December 10th & 11th 2017
(All Day - start time TBD)
Oklahoma City Energy FC will be hosting its Mid-Atlantic Pro Combine presented by CroppMetcalfe at Evergreen Sportsplex on December 10th/11th. The combine will be attended by coaches from Energy FC.
The combine is a fantastic opportunity for players with aspirations to make it in the Pro game to showcase their talents and maximize their chances to fulfill their ambitions. Energy FC is one of the premier clubs in USL Pro.
The United Soccer League is the largest professional soccer league in the United States and Canada, and the world, with 29 teams in 19 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces. The USL has more than doubled in size since 2014 and built a stable, highly-competitive professional soccer league on a national footprint with strong local ownership groups in major markets positioned for long-term success.
The 2016 season marks the introduction of six teams - Bethlehem Steel FC, FC Cincinnati, Orlando City B, Rio Grande Valley FC, San Antonio FC and Swope Park Rangers KC. In addition to league play, USL teams compete in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as various domestic and international exhibitions. The USL is the longest-standing professional affiliate member of U.S. Soccer.
Major League Soccer and the USL announced a groundbreaking, multi-year partnership in early 2013 designed to enhance the development of professional players in North America.
Three years later, the partnership between the two leagues cannot be viewed as anything other than a resounding success. With the 2015 season seeing full integration between the two leagues - with MLS clubs either partnering with current USL clubs or entering their own side in the USL - both leagues have seen positives on and off the field.
2014 saw the addition of the LA Galaxy II to the USL, the first team in league history to be owned and operated by an MLS club.
The Galaxy II’s success prompted seven additional MLS clubs to enter their own sides for 2015. For 2016, the Philadelphia Union introduced Bethlehem Steel FC, and the Houston Dynamo are partnering with newly-announced Rio Grande Valley FC, which is constructing its own 10,000-seat soccer-specific stadium. Sporting Kansas City and Orlando City SC also entered teams in the 2016 season, as the Swope Park Rangers and Orlando City B took to the field for the first time.
Overall, there will be 11 USL teams owned and operated by MLS clubs and nine USL-MLS affiliations, including one between OKC Energy FC and FC Dallas, among the 29 USL clubs.
Combine Dates: Saturday, December 10th & Sunday, December 11th (all day Saturday and Sunday afternoon) These dates will be rain or shine, barring unplayable conditions.
Registration Fee: ages 18 and above :
$175 (Includes lunch, Q&A with Coaches, & Game T's)
Combine Location: Evergreen Sportsplex 19623 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg, VA 20175 www.evergreensportsplex.com
Players will need to bring:
- set of training gear
- black shorts & Socks
- Goalies (Glove, shorts, etc.)
**MAKE SURE THAT ONCE YOU REGISTER YOU GO TO "CART" AND CHECKOUT AS YOU WILL NOT BE REGISTERED UNTIL YOU DO SO. YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL CONFIRMATION ONCE YOU HAVE.