United Soccer Coaches is new name for NSCAA

United Soccer Coaches is the new name for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The name was introduced in Chicago at an event featuring Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Fire president Nelson Rodriguez, United Soccer Coaches president Charlie Slagle, United Soccer Coaches CEO Lynn Berling-Manuel and Amanda Vandervort, MLS's vice president of social media and CRM.

"The name has been selected, United Soccer Coaches, is absolutely perfect," said Chicago Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez. "United is what defines our sport above all else. It is truly a unifying element."

Chicago will be one of five destinations for the United Soccer Coaches Convention over the next 14 years, hosting it three times. Rodriguez, a former men's head coach at Lafayette College, says what United Soccer Coaches stands for is just what the Fire has worked on promoting in Chicago.

"It speaks to our ownership's vision to trying to help facilitate the soccer ecosystem that exits 365," he said. "Now we're going to have three marquee events in the coming years that bring people from all around the world to our great city and all for a fantastic purpose: how do we share our love for the game and how do we improve ourselves with all those millions we touch, whether it's children on the field or senior citizens who are just watching the game and remembering their roots."

The organization will make three trips to Chicago and Anaheim in addition to stops at longtime haunts Baltimore and Philadelphia and its home, Kansas City.

United Soccer Coaches Convention sites:
Philadelphia: 2018, 2023, 2026, 2030
Chicago: 2019, 2025, 2031
Baltimore: 2020, 2028, 2032
Anaheim: 2021, 2024, 2029
Kansas City: 2022, 2027

1 comment about "United Soccer Coaches is new name for NSCAA".
  1. frank schoon, August 3, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

    WOW, This is fantastic!!! This is what I have been waiting for all these years. This will definitely improve our soccer playing skills and development. Why didn't anyone think of this before. I can't wait to go out to the soccer fields and see the fantastic improvement in our game....

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