Empire United Soccer Academy

Empire United Partners with WorldStrides Excel for International Travel

Partnership to provide international travel beginning April 2020

Empire United Partners with WorldStrides Excel for International Travel

For Immediate Release: Empire United Partners with WorldStrides Excel for International Travel

Contact: Jeff Oliver (joliver@empireunited.soccer)

Rochester, New York — February 25, 2019 — WorldStrides Excel, the nation’s largest and most trusted sports travel provider is pleased to announce its expanded partnership with Empire United to provide an international travel experience to England in 2020 for U13 girls and U14 boys teams.

The trip to England will provide each team with the exclusive opportunity to live and train at the professional clubs’ facilities, watch an English Premier League game, see a pro club academy training session and compete against three academy teams. The tour will also provide the opportunity for players and families to enjoy many of the most famous cultural sites in London and surrounding area.

“Traveling to a foreign country will give the teams the experience of playing for a professional club in addition to a great cultural experience," said Adrian Parrish, Technical Director, Kentucky Youth Soccer Association

“WorldStrides Excel Sports is so excited to provide players from Empire United with this wonderful opportunity. Immersing the teams into England’s culture will show the players the amount of passion and dedication it takes to reach the highest level of soccer,” said Eric McAleer, Senior Vice President & General Manager, WorldStrides Excel Sports.

About WorldStrides

WorldStrides Excel Programs is the leader in international tours for U.S. soccer teams and is a specialist in meeting the unique requirements of international team travel at the recreational, travel, ODP, and collegiate team level. Founded in 1998 by Eric McAleer, a former European professional soccer player, Excel International Sports was acquired by WorldStrides in 2015. For more information on WorldStrides Excel Programs, visit excelsoccertours.com.