(March 9, 2018) - Western Lehigh (WLUSC) will be aligning and affiliating with (PFSA). In addition, the local club will develop and promote players into a new premier club Penn Fusion Lehigh Valley (PFLV).
Under the partnership, WLUSC will identify and develop talented players in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas through their In-House, Recreational, & Travel teams and preparing players to compete at a premier level through PFLV. In addition, the very best players in PFLV will have the opportunity to play in U.S. Soccer’s Development Academy (Girls) and Elite Clubs National League (Boys) for the nationally recognized parent club PFSA in Chester County, PA.
The Affiliate Program focuses on several key areas of collaboration; Coach Education, Tournaments, Player Development Curriculum & Programs, and Elite Player College Pathway. The goal each season is for several players within the PFLV system to progress to the National level and participate within the PFSA Boys ECNL Program and Girls US Soccer Development Academy Program.
Western Lehigh United SC President Joe Buysse is excited about the remarkable benefits that this will bring to everyone in the community. It will be providing a clear pathway for development to players of all ages and ability levels. The benefits include: the college advisory program, playing opportunities throughout the country, core values education, mentorship program, national recognition at events, and many more.
The youth soccer landscape has changed a lot over the years and this is the perfect time for Western Lehigh United SC and Penn Fusion to make an impact on player, coaching, and club development in the Lehigh Valley.
"The Lehigh Valley has a rich soccer history and talented player pool; we are thrilled for Penn Fusion Soccer Academy to become part of the local soccer community and connect players to our national level program and collegiate player pathway. We are excited to affiliate with Western Lehigh United, providing a platform for their most gifted players to be part of PFLV." –
“The proper placement of players on teams and developing players appropriately is the core of our club vision, as well as helping educate and develop coaches, and to provide a thriving club culture. –
Western Lehigh United SC (WLUSC) is located in the Lehigh Valley, PA. Currently WLUSC has 20+ travel teams.