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 Player Jackson Malik Akin selected 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.

Aki Yuasa (2002) and Malik Akin (2006) at the FC Bayern Residential ID Camp

Aki and Malik at FC Bayern Residential Player ID Camp

July 3, 2017
Synergy FC Players Aki Yuasa (2002) and Malik Akin (2006) just wrapped up the 2017 FC Bayern Residential ID Camp.
The coaching staff from FC Bayern Munich (Munich, Germany) conducted the sessions over a 4 day period at the University of New England campus in Maine.
Players from across the United States, Canada and even Puerto Rico were selected to attend after months of Regional ID sessions were held to find the best player candidates.
Several players will be selected to fly to Munich and train at FC Bayern.
Aki was selected and trained in Munich in 2016 and the Bayern Munich coaches have been tracking her all year.
Malik attended his first ever FC Bayern ID Camp and is only a U11 age player so he is on the German superclub’s radar early!
Aki won the camp juggling contest with over 1,200 touches in a row, unbelievable.
Aki’s ultimate goal is to sign a professional contract by her 18th birthday, possibly with Bayern Munich.
Well done Malik and Aki, these two players are awesome – keep pushing, stay humble and dream really big!
Why not You?

Aidan Nygaard Ostby

Synergy Football Club 2017 Senior Player Signings (another 100% Player Placement)

Seven (7) Synergy Football Club Players set to enter the collegiate soccer ranks in 2017 as the SFC posts another 100% placement rate for the graduating (senior class) players.

Five (5) Players comprise the SFC Class of 2017 (Infante, Kormanyos, Makuni, McKeown and Nygaard-Ostby) and Two (2) SFC Players (Jimmo and Magnier) have returned from european football to play in the US.

Nolan Jimmo signed with Marbella United (Spain) prior to his senior year in High School, he spent his senior year (2016-2017) playing in the U18 Spanish 1st Division – Nolan played at Synergy from age 9 thru age 17. Jimmo has signed to play collegiate soccer at the University of Vermont (NCAA DI).

Luke Magnier signed/played with the FAB Academy in London from August 2016 to May 2017. Magnier played at Synergy from age 13 thru age 18 and has now signed to play collegiate soccer for the University of Vermont (NCAA DI) starting in 2017.

The SFC 2017 Graduating Class:

Mark Infante (Goalkeeper) – Vassar College (NY) – NCAA DIII

Noah Kormanyos (FWD) – SUNY Geneseo – NCAA DIII

Peter Makuni (C Mid) – Franklin Pierce University – NCAA DII

Brent Mckeown (DEF) – Hartwick College – NCAA DI

Aidan Nygaard-Ostby (FWD) – Norway – Football Academy

Nolan Jimmo (MF) – University of Vermont – NCAA DI

Luke Magnier (MF) – University of Vermont – NCAA DI

Congratulations to these dedicated, hard working players as they continue their football careers at the next level.

We are behind you 100% and you will always be a part of the Synergy Football Club brotherhood!

Heart – Soul – SFC!


Maryland May 25-29

Mixed results from the Synergy (Boys) and Genesis (Girls) FC Teams in Maryland May 25-29.

(SFC and GFC Players from age 8 thru 19 were competing in Maryland from May 25-29).

The Synergy FC U13 Academy Team beat Maryland in the semifinals on Sunday to advance to the Finals in Columbia, Maryland on Monday. The 13”s dropped 1-0 in the final to Virginia on a controversial goal that seemed to defy the offsides rules of football.

“All weekend long the difference between winning and losing came down to very small details and fractions, frustrating and enlightening at the same time” commented SFC/GFC Director Hugh Brown.

“It is never easy for any team from any state to advance/win at a national level or regional level event, like Potomac or Columbia (Maryland), … when you come from a tiny market, like Vermont, and when you have a blend of birth years, it means you have to train at a high level everyday and then every player must bring his/her best every minute of every game, in order to compete. If a player looses concentration or takes a bad touch it can all end very quickly against tough teams/players.”

“We only have 3, 4 or 5 true age group players on the field at anytime against teams that roster 18 true age group kids, not a problem if you are fully prepared and ready to move the ball fast, mark tightly and stay organized as a group, but this means every detail and every player is 100% on board. There is a reason you will not see small market teams at major events, it is extremely demanding and not for everyone.”

“The value of getting out there and competing against Maryland, Virginia, Pennslyvania, New Jersey based teams is high, no easy games, highly competitive players, coaches, teams and even spectators, this is how you grow, get out of your comfort zone, take your lumps, learn and then get ready to do it again.”

The SFC/GFC Way is Excellence, Courage, Passion, Wisdom and Honor.


Synergy Team



Synergy FC Alumnus Dermot Hughes signs with Philadelphia Union affiliate Reading United AC (PA).

Synergy FC Alumnus Dermot Hughes signs with Philadelphia Union affiliate Reading United AC (PA).
Reading United defeated the New York Cosmos in US Open Cup play last week.
Dermot played for Synergy FC from age 9 thru 18 and he commuted from Proctor, VT to the Shelburne/Burlington area (1.5 hours each way) during that time.
Dermot plays collegiately for Philadelphia University.
Reading United AC plays in the PDL (Premier Development League) and is directly affiliated with the Philadelphia Union MLS Team.
The Union has a three tier system with the Bethlehem Steel (USL) and then Reading United (PDL).
Players from each tier are routinely selected to cross train among the three squads. The coaching staffs are evaluating and sharing player ratings among each squad in order to move players up and down accordingly.
“Dermots goal is to play at the professional level. Receiving an offer to play for Reading is a big step in that direction. Reading has promoted dozens of players to the MLS and other professional clubs,” commented SFC Director Hugh Brown.


Good Seats!

Good Seats! Members of the Synergy Football Club U13 Academy Team attended the New England Revolution v Real Salt Lake MLS Match at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night.
The Revs won 4-0.
The SFC U13”s had a great weekend on the field as well with two hard fought victores in the New England Premiership, a 3-0 win on Saturday and a 1-0 win on Sunday.
The SFC U13 Academy Team is comprised of players from various birth years from 2004 (U13) thru 2007 and even a 2008 (U9) player was rostered and played with the U13’s over the weekend.
“Just imagine what level these young players will be playing at in 3 or 4 years when they are U13 or U14 and playing in their own age group, the game will feel simple and the future looks bright,” commented SFC Coach and Director H. Brown.


Impressive Performances!

The Synergy Football Club U12 Academy Team , U16 Academy Team and U19 Academy Team had impressive performances and good results on April 22 and 23.
The U12 Academy went 4-0 in an event at Golden Goal Park in New York. The young boys scored scored 21 goals while only allowing 1 in four matches.
The U16 Academy team defeated the GPS Phoenix 6-1 in New England Premiership play in Massachusetts and the SFC U19”s won 2-0 in National Premier League (NPL) action in New Hampshire on Sunday.
All teams have big matches on April 30 in NH and MA and are training purposefully every night in order to play great football.




Three Synergy Football Club players take off this week for International Play representing the United States and the US Region I Olympic Development Program Teams.

Three Synergy Football Club players take off this week for International Play representing the United States and the US Region I Olympic Development Program Teams.

Aki Yuasa (2002) – England April 8-17, 2017
Blaine Martin (2002) – Spain April 8-17
Francis Nardiello-Smith (2001) – Italy April 8-17

These players will be competing against some of the worlds top club teams – Chelsea FC, FC Barcelona and Juventus to name a few.
Yuasa, Martin and Smith have extensive international experience.
Yuasa played in the Gothia Cup in Sweden last Summer and then trained/trialed with FC Bayern Munich in Germany, Martin played against FC Barcelona at the Mediterranien Cup last Spring and Smith played in major events in Costa Rica, Argentina and Ireland in 2016 and played in Italy against Juventus in 2015.
Well earned opportunities for these Synergy FC players!