Soccer Universities Partners with United States Sports Academy to Deliver a Dual Pathway Program

Professional Soccer Player Development While Earning an Degree from United States Sports Academy  Cohorts Forming Now for Fall and Winter 2023

The Dual Pathway Program develops high-performing soccer players for professional-level play without sacrificing their ability to earn a university degree in Sports Management … preparing them for a career in sports, on or off the field. 

A career in the world’s most popular game is within reach for high-performing player-students.  Soccer Universities announces a dual pathway soccer development program to prepare players for a future in the people’s game.

Soccer University has joined hands with the United States Sports Academy to offer professional level player development partnered with an accredited degree in sports management.  This is a genuine game changer for U.S. soccer.  World class European coaching, competition and player development merged with North American sports management education and expertise. 

In the past, young high performing Americans with a passion for soccer have been forced to move to Europe … not just to develop as a player but also to pursue soccer management studies. Soccer Universities and the United States Sports Academy changes everything.

For years the United States has led the global sports industry with its innovative approach to sports management and business development. The North American sports market is the best in the world with proven mastery over key sports business strategies including:

  • Sports Business Management
  • B.S.S. in Sports Coaching
  • B.S.S. in Sports Studies
  • B.S.S. in Sports Science and Strength & Conditioning
  • Sports Recreation and Management
  • Sports Dual Majors.

Eight of the 10 richest sports teams in the world are owned by U.S. enterprise.  Among the soccer teams that make the top 10 list, only Real Madrid & Barcelona (owned by their amazing fans) are under European leadership or ownership control.  Moreover, 3 out of the top 8 teams in English Barclays Premier League (the top soccer league in the world) are owned and operated by U.S. companies:  Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal.  Western sports management and strategy has proven effective, even in European clubs.

The pathway to a successful career in sports, and specifically soccer, opens when top player development is coupled with best-in-class education. It’s a new model that allows learning where you play and playing where you’re learn.  One of the differentiators that makes this program the first of its kind in the Western Hemisphere.  Is that a Partnership between these two organizations can become a real game changer as the United States Sports Academy can offer many types of sports career degrees or diplomas while Soccer Universities offer the chance of continuing to pursue the opportunity of playing at the professional level.  A career-valuable degree accomplished on our education platform while these players are developing anywhere in the world.  An opportunity attuned to soccer’s globalization. 

This dual pathway will develop players and students.  It will facilitate creation of a player and career network with travel to other soccer destinations during a 4 years term.  Soccer players and business managers need exposure and experience, which we bring.  An extraordinary soccer opportunity to develop a playing career or the qualifications to stay close to the game with a degree in a multitude of sports degrees.

More About Soccer Universities:

Soccer Universities is an innovator and game-changer.  Our programs are at the forefront of player education and player development not only with players from the USA but from around the globe.  

Our comprehensive knowledge and real-world experience of developing players for professional soccer, prepare you for a career in sports.  Led by founder Matt Driver, we have experienced, best-in-class coaches and staff with hundreds of years of combined professional play and coaching experience.  

Matt Driver is former MLS coach with New England Revolution and has over 35 years in the industry as a professional player and coach in the UK, Germany and US.  He has owned and operated over ten (10) Professional & Semi Professional teams within the USL, NPSL, WPSL, WPS, WPSL Elite and is the founder the American Soccer League including the Philadelphia Fury, New Jersey Americans, and the NY Metropolis FC.

Matt holds an A License from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) in addition he carries a Brazilian A License, a Scottish Football Association A-1 License, a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Premier Diploma and Advanced National Coaching Diploma.  As well as being a former Director of Coaching at the State level and former National Staff Coach at the Adult level, Matt as influenced many coaches as a best-selling author of books and several coaching tutorials on digital platforms.

For more information, please contact Matt Driver at (609) 287 9856 or visit Soccer Universities website.

More About the United States Sports Academy

One of the best colleges for sports management, coaching and other undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Since 1972, the Academy has prepared numerous sports industry professionals in its undergraduate programs and courses. The Academy formed in direct response to the sports industry’s needs: better coaching techniques, injury prevention and athletic training. Since, we’ve developed numerous professional, graduate and undergraduate programs — and the United States Sports Academy’s reputation as “America’s Sports University®” is a source of great pride here. If you want to learn at an established institution among a community of individuals who share your passion for sports. Benefit from a versatile undergraduate degree that prepares you for careers in sports communications, athletic training, sports administration, coaching, physiology, graduate study in sports and much more.

 More About Soccer Universities.

The Dual Pathway offered by Soccer Universities and United States Sports Academy University Degrees will incubate careers by offering cost effective educational programs focused on the needs of life-long learners and aspirants.  Our mission is to resolve the misalignment between higher education and industry (including soccer!) and to build bridges.Intractable issues need elegant solutions combining best-in-class content, learning tools, market creation, recruiting, and financing in partnership with experts and innovators, which we bring.

For more information about Soccer Universities contact Matt Driver at

Matt Driver
CEO- Sporting Director.
+1 609 287 9856