[NASL]The Tampa Bay Rowdies have partnered with the Chargers Soccer Club, becoming the official professional soccer partner of the Chargers' U.S. Development Academy.
Chargers Soccer Club has chapters in Clearwater, Tampa and Lakewood Ranch. The Rowdies will have an advisory role in the development and execution of the technical aspects of the academy (coaching selection, technical staff selection, player selection).
“This exciting partnership holds great significance for the Rowdies organization,” Rowdies general manager Perry Van Der Beck said. “As one of the premier soccer clubs in the Southeastern United States, the Chargers have built an impressive reputation for producing players who have gone on to play at professional and national team levels.”
Current Rowdies Brian Shriver and Kyle Clinton both played youth soccer for the Chargers.