FC Portland join AS Roma USA academy program

AS Roma is proud to announce that FC Portland in Oregon have joined the club's extensive USA academy program.

Roma launched its American academy programme in January 2015, partnering with elite teams across the United States, and today's announcement means the club now partners with 12 different academies as part of an initiative to find and develop the best young players in America.

"We are thrilled to welcome FC Portland to the AS Roma family," said club president Jim Pallotta. "We're extremely proud of our USA Academy programme that continues to distinguish itself from what other professional clubs are doing in America. It is a special nationwide partnership network that delivers real value to each of our clubs."

Michael Jamieson, General Manager for FC Portland, added: "This relationship with AS Roma is a fantastic opportunity for our club. It allows our players and coaches to gain opportunities unprecedented in American youth soccer. What made this partnership so appealing was AS Roma's dedication and emphasis on player development, something that as a club we wholly believe in and value. AS Roma operates one of the premier academy development programs in the world. Through this relationship, our coaches will gain insight into best practices gained through decades of top-level development experience, and that's information and expertise that will be passed directly on to our players. We have added another level to what's possible through FC Portland."

For More information about AS Roma's USA Academies, visit https://www.asroma.com/en/teams/usa-academy

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