F.A. Euro

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F.A. Euro
FA Euro logo.svg
Full name Euro Youth Football Association
Founded 2013; 5 years ago (2013)
Ground Belson Stadium
Queens, New York
Ground Capacity 2,600
Head Coach Ferdinando De Matthaeis
League Premier Development League
2018 5th, Mid-Atlantic Division
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club website

Euro Youth Football Association (F.A. Euro or FA Euro New York) is a soccer team based in Brooklyn, New York that plays in the Premier Development League (PDL). The club is a soccer organization aimed at the elite development of players, offering them the opportunity to play at the highest level, either domestically or internationally.

Since the club's birth in 2013, F.A. Euro has grown from a small organization consisting of three staff members and only one team into a household name in US Youth Soccer. The club is now proud to support a full Intramural Program, fifteen youth teams in the CJSL, EDP, and Super Y-League, a USL Super 20 team, and a USL PDL First Team, and over 25 members of staff. The ultimate goal for the organization is to develop a European-style soccer academy that will bridge the gap between European and American youth soccer programs; where the club aims to develop players that can play at all levels of professional soccer, including MLS, USL and in Europe.

History[edit]

For the past decade, Joe Balsamo has been summer soccer camps and tours throughout the country. Originally known as F.A. Eurocamp, the goal of the program was to bring top European coaches to the United States to train American players and to expose them to the European soccer model. After expanding the program to include camps in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Florida, Balsamo added a new service, tours. On these tours, F.A. Eurocamp escorted American teams through Europe and South America as they played exhibition matches against youth teams at the world’s top clubs. F.A. Euro New York was announced as a semi-professional men's team when the PDL released its 2013 schedule.[1]

Stadium[edit]

F.A. Euro New York's PDL team played its home matches at Belson Stadium, on the campus of St. John's University in Queens, New York from 2013 to 2018. The venue can seat 2,168 fans. For the 2018 season, the club moved its home matches to the Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn.[2]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2013 4 USL PDL 6th, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2014 4 USL PDL 7th, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2015 4 USL PDL 8th, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2016 4 USL PDL 8th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2017 4 USL PDL 5th, Mid-Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2018 4 USL PDL 5th, Mid-Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify

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