F.A. Euro

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F.A. Euro
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Full name Euro Youth Football Association
Founded 2013
Stadium Belson Stadium
Queens, New York
Ground Capacity 2,600
Chairman Joe Balsamo
Head Coach Angelo Orlando
League USL Premier Development League
2015 8th, Mid Atlantic Division
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club home page

Euro Youth Football Association (F.A. Euro) is an American soccer team based in Brooklyn, New York that plays in the Premier Development League (PDL). The club is a soccer organization aimed at the elite development of players, offering them the opportunity to play at the highest level, either domestically or internationally.

Since the club's berth in 2013, F.A. Euro has grown from a small organization consisting of three staff members and only one team into a household name in US Youth Soccer. The club is now proud to support a full Intramural Program, fifteen youth teams in the CJSL, EDP, and Super Y-League, a USL Super 20 team, and a USL PDL First Team, and over 25 members of staff. The ultimate goal for the organization is to develop a European-style soccer academy that will bridge the gap between European and American youth soccer programs; where the club aims to develop players that can play at all levels of professional soccer, including MLS, USL and in Europe.

History

For the past decade, Joe Balsamo has been conducting summer soccer camps and tours throughout the country. Originally known as F.A. Eurocamp, the goal of the program was to bring top European coaches to the United States to train American players and to expose them to the European soccer model. After expanding the program to include camps in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Florida, Balsamo added a new service, tours. On these tours, F.A. Eurocamp escorted American teams through Europe and South America as they played exhibition matches against youth teams at the world’s top clubs. F.A. Euro New York was announced as a semi-professional men's team when the PDL released its 2013 schedule.[1]

Stadium

F.A. Euro New York's PDL Team play at Belson Stadium in Queens, New York. The venue can seat approximately 2,600 fans.

Year-by-year

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2013 4 USL PDL 6th, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2014 4 USL PDL 7th, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2015 4 USL PDL 8th, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify

References

  1. PDL Regular Season Schedule Released (18 January 2013)