England's Chelsea Football Club has partnered with a fifth U.S. youth club program, teaming up with Downtown United Soccer Club and its sister organization Gotham Girls, two of New York City's leading youth organizations and school programs.
DUSC and Gotham Girls, both based in Downtown Manhattan, will now be known as DUSC Chelsea and Gotham Girls Chelsea.
DUSC and fellow Chelsea super club partner Match Fit Academy of New Jersey will co-host clinics and tournaments with Chelsea FC staff.
Chelsea's youth club network began in July 2008 with a partnership with Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) of North Carolina. In November 2008, Chelsea announced partnerships with Match Fit Academy of New Jersey and the Los Angeles Football Club. In March 2009, the Baltimore Bays became the fourth program to partner with Chelsea.