Needham Soccer Club and FC Boston Partner for Famed Memorial Day Showcase Tournament
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Needham, MA – July 15, 2016 - The Needham Soccer Club, provider of multi-faceted soccer programs that support physical and social development for community youth, today announced that they have entered into a partnership with FC Boston, an American soccer club based in Waban, Massachusetts. Together, they will run and organize the Needham Soccer Club’s 41st year celebration of its famed Needham Memorial Day Tournament (NMDT) in 2017, as well as future tournaments. The NMDT is the largest in North America, and one of the oldest and most credible soccer tournaments in the country, attracting over 1100 teams from around the world. The 41st Needham Memorial Day Tournament and its inaugural FC Boston College Showcase will take place May 26-29th, 2017.
With ties to US Soccer’s Development Academy, ECNL the top girls league in the US, National Premier Leagues and New England Premiership, FC Boston will provide NMDT access to top clubs and competition as well as a vast network of college coaches.
“We’re thrilled to partner with FC Boston for our popular College Showcase,” said Mark Miskin, NMDT Tournament Director. “FC Boston is well recognized and the only club in New England with membership in the US Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) and Elite Club National League (ECNL). Our organization and our players will benefit greatly from their involvement. We look forward to working with them for many successful Memorial Day Tournaments to come.”
NMDT is considered one of the largest youth soccer tournaments in the country and is one of the longest running tournaments in the US. FC Boston one of the oldest premier soccer clubs in Massachusetts with top level coaching staff and affiliation with Italian professional club AS Roma.
“FC Boston is both honored and excited to partner with NMDT for the Needham Memorial Day College Showcase. It is a tournament rich in history, spanning 40 years and we are looking forward to helping make the Showcase a great experience for future college soccer players,” said Jonathan Price, President of FC Boston.
About Needham Soccer Club
The Needham Soccer Club, established in 1969, provides Needham-area youth with multi-faceted soccer programs that are age and skill appropriate and support physical and social development. The Club strives, for all players, to encourage passion and enthusiasm for the game of soccer and to promote respect for teammates, opponents, referees, fans and self. The Club is also committed to ongoing training and development for its coaches and referees as a means to further enhance the youth soccer experience in Needham.
About FC Boston
FC Boston was created as a result of a merger combining the complementary strengths of Scorpions SC (est. 2000) and FC Greater Boston Bolts (est. 1986). FC Boston enrolls over 2000 players and manages 135 boys & girls teams age 7 to 19 and is the only club in New England with membership in the US Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) and Elite Club National League (ECNL). In addition to those two pre-eminent leagues in the US, FC Boston also has membership in the National Premier League (NPL) and New England Premiership (NEP) as well as a Player Development League (PDL) team in the highest level of amateur soccer in America.
FC Boston is organized into separate geographic areas: North, Metrowest, Central, South, and Southeast of Boston as well as Boston itself to ensure that players in all regions have full access to FC Boston’s expertise and programs.
For more information:
- Needham Soccer Club Tournament website
- Facebook: Needham Memorial Day Soccer Tournament
- Twitter: NeedhamMDT
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/needhammdt
Mark Miskin, NMDT Tournament Director