[CHELSEA FC]Sereno Soccer Club of Phoenix and Solar Soccer Club of Dallas have joined Chelsea FC’s growing U.S. youth club network.
The clubs will host training sessions and camps with Chelsea coaches, benefit from Chelsea-sponsored tournaments and participate in player exchange programs.
“Our youth club network is designed to create long-term growth and sustainability of soccer in America by supporting elite youth clubs that provide the best soccer instruction and experience for local players," Chelsea FC Chief Executive Ron Gourlay said.
Sereno SC has produced 46 Arizona state champion boys teams, 80 Arizona state champion girls teams, nine regional champions, three national finalists and one national champion over the last 30 years.
Solar SC alumni include a number of current professional players such as Corben Bone (Chicago Fire),Drew Moor(Colorado Rapids), Shea Salinas (Philadelphia Union) and Kenny Cooper (Plymouth Argyle).
Chelsea announced its first youth soccer club partnership with CASL of North Carolina in July 2008. Other Chelsea U.S. youth club partners include Match Fit Chelsea of New Jersey, LAFC Chelsea of Los Angeles, the Baltimore Bays and the Le Jardin Academy based in Hawaii.