Real Jersey to Team Up with FirstPoint USA to Support College Player Transition

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FirstPoint USA, the world’s largest sports scholarship agency, has further expanded its club partnership portfolio in the States with the launch of an exciting new partnership with Real Jersey FC to support players with their transition into college soccer.

One of the country’s foremost MLS Next Academy programs, Real Jersey FC have a proven track record of developing talented young soccer players from its Year 2016s through to U19 age groups, helping players to reach their full potential through top-quality coaching and exposure to the highest levels of competition.

With close ties to Philadelphia Union, the No.1 ranked academy in the MLS, Real Jersey has earned a glowing reputation on the national stage, with players making their mark on the US Men’s National Team, professional leagues and collegiate level soccer. Their 2004 Boys team won the USYS National Championship in 2019 and 2021 and finished runner-up in 2018. 

Sporting Director Rusty Aaronson welcomed the new partnership:

“As a club, we are committed to providing the full spectrum of player development support and this partnership means we can further extend that provision to college placements. We have already seen many players progressing onto some great college teams across the country and we look forward to working with FirstPoint to take that pathway onto the next level.”

The partnership marks the fourth US club collaboration for FirstPoint, having recently started working with Philadelphia Union, Boston Bolts and Sporting Athletic Club.

FirstPoint USA CEO Andrew Kean is delighted to add Real Jersey to their club partnership CV:

“We have been very impressed with Rusty and his team of coaching staff at Real Jersey and they have rightly earned the reputation of being one of the leading development clubs in both the MLS Next and Girls Academy structure. They have a fantastic philosophy, not only with coaching, but in developing players academically, physically, emotionally and socially.”

We are excited to partner with the Club in providing our expertise for those players wanting to progress into collegiate soccer and looking forward to working with the talent pool coming through.”

FirstPoint USA’s portfolio of partners also includes English Premier League side Fulham, English Championship club QPR, Scottish Premiership club Ross County, as well as governing bodies including The Football League, PFA Scotland and Scottish Women’s Football.

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