Posted On October 19, 2011 by PUSC
To the Families of Placer United Soccer Club:
This is an exciting time for soccer in South Placer County! The two largest competitive clubs in the area are joining forces to form a new Club that will work from top to bottom to be the most successful soccer training and development program unmatched in Northern California.
While each entity has found a place in the soccer landscape and has done very well individually, neither are the best they can be. Combining these organizations into one Club is an opportunity to form a larger, stronger organization that blends the best practices and training philosophies under the leadership of one of the most credentialed soccer professionals in the United States.
Thompson is a former Olympian and a former U.S. National Team member. He played in the qualifying rounds of the 1986 World Cup and enjoyed a seven-year professional playing career. has developed a proven youth training program and has trained foot skills to thousands of kids over the past 25 years. Two years ago, founded a highly successful new Club, the Blues, that enjoyed overnight success.
Placer United, under the leadership of Ron Benjamin and Paul O’Brien, is celebrating a distinguished milestone of thirty years of soccer legacy and is nationally recognized as one of the premier youth soccer clubs in the country for competitive level players. In addition, Placer United is a partner in the Sacramento region’s California Development Academy, an elite player development program awarded by U.S. Soccer.
Each organization brings something substantial to the merger. Working together creates a soccer synergy unparalleled in the region to serve the competitive level players in our community. Creating this collaboration was undertaken after a great deal of consideration to how we ended up as separate clubs. We are committed in our focus and to creating a fun and exciting environment where the players compete with the best teams in Northern California, have fun playing the game, and achieve their soccer dreams.
At the following link, you will find responses to what we believe are the most frequently pondered or asked questions: Download Q&A. We have worked hard to put forth straight-forward, truthful answers. We are excited to move forward and expect to provide a positive, competitive soccer experience.
Please bring your soccer player and join us at a town hall-style meeting where you will have the opportunity to ask additional questions.
Sunday, October 23rd
George Cirby Elementary School
814 Darling Way, Roseville, CA
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM U8, U9, U10
6:15 PM to 7:00 PM U11, U12, U13
7:30 PM to 8:15 PM U14, U15, U16, U17, U18