2017 Prospects Cup Draw

Synergy FC U12 Player, Malik Akin, set to play against LA Galaxy

Synergy Football Club (VT) U12 (2006) player Malik Akin is set to play against the LA Galaxy U12 Academy Team on Monday, December 18 at 8:30am in Opening Round Play at the Prospects Cup in Orlando, Florida.
The Prospects Cup is an International competition featuring sixteen Under-12 Teams from around the world.
Wake up and watch the match LIVE on UNIVISION (Spanish) and/or ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK (English) See LINK and DETAILS below.
Good Luck to Malik and the GPS U12 National Team!

The countdown is almost over. GPS U12 Boys will kick off against MLS powerhouse LA Galaxy in the opening game of the Prospects Cup on Monday morning.

You will be able to catch the game live on this Facebook page. Kick off is 8.30am, more details to follow. The game will also be broadcast on Univision Deportes (Spanish) and Eleven Sports Network (English).

Read more on the Prospects Cup here:


Aki and Malik at FCB Training Center

Aki and Malik return from trials at FC Bayern Munich

Synergy Football Club (VT) Players Aki Yuasa (2002, Charlotte, VT) and Malik Akin (2006, Rutland, VT) have returned from their training stints with world super club FC Bayern Munich (Munich, Germany).
Aki Yuasa impressed the FC Bayern staff during her time training with the FCB Women’s first team (Bundesliga/Professional Team), this is a first for an American teenage player, training with full professional team at FC Bayern.
Malik Akin also stood out during his time at FCB with the U12 Academy. Malik impressed with his work rate, attitude, personality and 1 v 1 ability.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for Aki and Malik and they were oustanding in every way while at FC Bayern,” commented Synergy FC Director Hugh Brown.
“I have received a lot of feedback from the coaches that watched Aki and Malik in Germany and they believe Malik ranked in the top 3 players in the entire FC Bayern U12 Academy and Aki was rated as one of the most technical players on the field during the full professional team training sessions.”
“Huge credit goes to Aki and Malik, they have opened doors for future American players now because the German/FC Bayern Coaches were blown away by their abilities and understanding of the game and with their conduct off the field as well!”
“It is fantastic to receive feedback that the training methods and the culture at Synergy FC is on par with a world renowned club like FC Bayern, if only we had a brand new 90 million dollar training complex and 48,000,000 Facebook followers!”
The SFC Way is Excellence, Courage, Passion, Wisdom and Honor.

Medal Round Team Photo Crop

Synergy FC ’92/’93 Team flashback – “Simply the Best”

Synergy Football Club flashback from 2010 in Orlando, Florida at the Disney Showcase with the most successful team in the history of Vermont soccer – hands down – the SFC ’92/’93 Team.
This team was a powerhouse in Region I for eight years and competed in National level events while beating some of the best teams from across the United States along the way.
2 x US Youth Soccer Region I Championship Group Winner/Semifinalist and 3 x Runner Up.
4 x Medalist at Disney Showcase (Orlando)
US Club Soccer National Championship – Finalist (Silver Medal)(Virginia Beach – 2010)
DR. Pepper 2009 Dallas Cup (Frisco, Texas)

“This Team fought and played all out with Heart and Soul – day in and day out and year after year and put Vermont Soccer on the Map. Along the way they showed everyone what is possible, even if you are coming from one of the smallest soccer markets in the entire country,” commented SFC Director/Founder Hugh Brown.
“This was a group of guys that became brothers and they put fear in the hearts of many, many teams over the years with their intensity for the game. No other team in the history of Vermont soccer has even come close to the heights of what this team and these players accomplished and believe me we have tried, hard, year after year.”
“Love runs very deep for this special group – going all the way back to 2005 and every player that ever played on this team. You all are the reason that Hugh Brown started the Synergy Football Club – what an incredible impact this has made on so many over the years!” HB

We are Heart, We are Soul, We are Excellence, We are Courage, We are Passionate – We are Synergy!

Blaine and Francis C Crew 2017

SFC Players Martin & Nardiello Smith sign with Columbus Crew

Synergy FC standouts Blaine Martin (2002) and Francis Nardiello Smith (2001), signed with the Columbus Crew MLS DA Academy this summer, set to face the Chicago Fire on Saturday (September 16, 2017) in Columbus.
Blaine and Francis are sharing a house in Columbus and both players are gaining traction with their new team, the Columbus Crew DA Team.
The Crew Team competes every weekend in the United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) league.
All expenses associated with playing for the Crew (kit, flight, meals, training) are paid for by the club and are also subsidized by the US Soccer Federation. Players play a 10 month, 32 match season against other teams, MLS and other, inside the USSDA.
Francis and Blaine grew up as Synergy FC Players, both played for the Region I ODP Teams, both played internationally for Region I and for the GPS Bayern Munich National Teams in 2016 and 2017 and both have aspirations to play at the professional level.
The Synergy FC Way is doing whatever it takes to prepare players to reach their maximum potential and realize their dreams.


Synergy FC standout signs with Montreal Impact

Synergy FC 2004 standout Chance Therrien (Charlotte, VT) has signed with the Montreal Impact USSDA (United States Soccer Development Academy) U14 Team.
Chance moved to Montreal full-time over the summer and is set to start for the Impact in the season opener this weekend (Sept 2-3, 2017).
Chance started at Synergy FC when he was 8 years old and worked extremely hard to become a highly technical player and then dominant in his age group during that time.
Chance was invited into numerous US Soccer Training Center events by the US Soccer Federation in 2016-2017 and was recognized as a top 2004 player in consideration for US National Team activity.
“Chance has ambitious goals in football, US National Team selection and a career as a professional player at the highest level, this is where Chance is going and he has the attitude and work rate to get there,” commented SFC Director Hugh Brown.
“When Chance first came to Synergy we gave him jersey number #4 because another Charlotte, VT Synergy FC player named Antonio Pugliese was #4 and we noticed a lot of similarities between them as players – both of these guys are now at the highest levels in their respective age groups – Antonio with FC Barcelona USSDA 2000 (Arizona) and Chance with the Montreal Impact USSDA 2004″.
No shortcuts taken – Chance and Antonio have put in thousands of hours to get there!
The SFC Way is producing Top Players and helping them realize their Dreams.
We stand for Excellence, Courage, Passion, Wisdom and Honor.

SFC U12 Academy NEFC August 2017

Synergy FC U12 and U15 Academy Teams Open 2017-2018 Season

The Synergy Football Club U12 (2006/2007) and U15 (2003/2004/2005) Boys Academy Teams are back in VT after competing in the NEFC (New England Futbol Club) Pre-season Tournament in Massachusetts from August 25-27.
Strong Regional level teams were invited to compete in the event that included US Soccer Development Academy Teams.
The Synergy FC U12 Academy Team won the Elite Division (top tier) with a victory over Rhode Island in the finals in a penalty kick shootout.
Many excellent moments on and away from the field for all SFC players and supporters as we officially start the 2017-2018 year with a bang!
The SFC Way is Excellence, Courage, Passion, Wisdom and Honor.

Selmir (2)

Selmir Miscic (2003) selected to US National Team

Selmir Miscic (2003) selected to United States Youth National Team is currently in Oregon training at the Nike world headquarters in Beaverton.
Selmir and his twin brother Arnel played at Synergy from U10 thru U14 and signed with the Philadelphia Union US Development Academy Team last July (2016).
Both Selmir and Arnel start for the 2002 Union DA Team.
Six Synergy Football Club Players have been selected to MLS (Major League Soccer) Development Academy Teams over the last year, including the Philadelphia Union, Columbus Crew and the Montreal Impact.

SFC Region I Selections (3)

Six Synergy FC Players Selected – US Soccer ODP Region I Teams

Six (6) Synergy Football Club Players selected to join the Region I ODP (Olympic Development Program) Teams for the 2017-2018 playing year.

2004 Team – Dominic Puttlitz (GK) and Roscoe Rubinstein (FWD/MF)

2003 Team – Konrad Krysztoforski (DEF)

2002 Team – Jack Sinopoli (DEF/FWD)

2002 Team (Girls) – Aki Yuasa (MF/FWD)

2001 Team – Tenzin Choedak (MF/FWD)

The United States ODP Program divides the country into Four Regions, Region I (16 States across the Northeast), Region II (Midwest), Region III (Southwest) and Region IV (Far West). The top ODP players in each Region are selected each year to play for their respective Region Team in domestic (inside the US) and International events.

Each Region selects 18 to 36 players for the Region Team Pool Rosters out of 450-500 players that attend the Region Team ID Camps every year.

The players selected to play for their Region Team in a Domestic or International event represent the top 5% of players across the ODP spectrum of players.

Malik Akin July 2017

Synergy FC 2006 (U12) Player Jackson Malik Akin set to train at FC Bayern Munich

Synergy Football Club player Jackson Malik Akin (2006) has been selected to train with FC Bayern Munich (Germany) in November 2017.

Malik will be one of the few American players to ever train inside the super club in Germany. Fellow American and US International Julian Green plays at FC Bayern and was the first American to ever score for the club (Green scored in the German Cup against DFB-Pokal in October 2016).

“The FC Bayern Munich Coaches were very impressed with Malik’s technical ability, competitive spirit, 1 v 1 ability and quickness, they are excited to see him in their environment alongside the other FC Bayern players this fall in Germany,” commented SFC Director Hugh Brown.

The playing standards at FC Bayern are among the highest in the world, many of the starting players on the German National Team came up thru the youth academy at FC Bayern Munich.

SFC player Aki Yuasa was selected in 2016 and Olivia White in 2015 and now Malik Akin, three Synergy FC/Vermont Players brought over by FC Bayern Munich in three years – Awesome work!

SFC U10 11 12 July 9 2017

Synergy FC U12 Academy – 3rd Place at Regional Level Event

July 9, 2017

The Synergy Football Club U10/11/12 Team played in a highly competitive U12 event July 7-9 in Massachusetts.
SFC (comprised of four u10’s, three u11’s and four u12’s) beat the #15 ranked u12 team in the US 6-2 on Saturday. On Sunday the SFC boys dropped 2-1 to Montreal in one of the most intense u12 matches ever seen (See photo of Saint Laurent).
SFC ended up with a 2-1-1 record and a third place finish against top teams from NY, Canada and Boston.
Excellent finish to an incredible year and  with all of these young players returning for the 2017-2018 year the future is looking very bright.