NJ LUSO Rangers News Release -- www.lusosocceracademy.com
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. -- The LUSO Soccer Academy and U.S. PARMA Soccer Club have successfully negotiated a partnership to promote soccer in central and north Jersey. LUSO Soccer Academy and U.S. PARMA will immediately begin to share resources to build the PDL team’s roster and to market the team. The two sides will also begin developing a plan to set up a USL Super Y-League youth program for the summer of 2014.
"They have shown interest in using our group as an avenue to bring young talent to their club.," Coach Carlos Rasoilo said. "It also reaffirms that they are just as important to the PDL team, believing that a good team needs the support from the supporting cast below. Both our organizations believe in the quest to deliver quality soccer to youth. U.S. PARMA is a well established youth club with great leadership and talented staff. This partnership will be beneficial to both organizations.
"The merger creates a large based club that will immediately show prominence in this area. Combining our resources will allow us to deliver increased opportunities to the central/northern New Jersey region."
U.S. PARMA has had a successful history of promoting players to the DI, DII, and DIII levels of college soccer as well as the professional ranks. The club also has contacts with professional clubs in Germany as well as at Inter Milan, Atalanta, Torino and other clubs in Italy.
The partnership with LUSO Soccer Academy will bring added exposure to players who dream of one day signing a professional contract. U.S.
"The meetings went very well with the representatives from LUSO," PARMA President Phillip Iuliano said. "Their philosophy on soccer, coincides with U.S. PARMA’s. Having a team represented at the PDL level adds value to the development system and overall program. Both parties truly benefit. Our youth players will have opportunities and exposure to the PDL level and LUSO has a direct and immediate feeder program of youth players to select from."
Beginning next season the NJ LUSO Rangers will be renamed to be NJ LUSO PARMA. However, the effects will show right away when LUSO opens the season on May 12 against the F.A. Euro - New York Magic. Come join an evening full of soccer at 6 p.m. at Drew University in Madison N.J.