FC Dayton are proud to be partners with local professional MLS soccer club, FC Cincinnati and their Discovery Program.
FC Dayton can now offer all of its young players the opportunity to play from U3 to the professional level if they have what it takes.
Through our partnership with FC Cincinnati and our membership of their Discovery Program, we have the ability to put our players into an MLS professional environment if they are the right fit for FC Cincinnati.
The Discovery Program is the start of FC Cincinnati Academy’s elite player development pathway in an effort to both identify local youth talent and provide MLS-level education and training to local coaches and players.
“Connecting this program to our other programs such as the Affiliate Program, Club Partner Program and our FCC Foundation, establishes a real environment of collaboration as we attempt to identify and develop future players for FC Cincinnati.” said Larry Sunderland, FC Cincinnati’s director of player development.
Players will be invited to participate in the weekly program while staying registered with their respective club team and continue to represent their club in respective practices and games.
Over half of the Pre-Academy (U13 & U14) rosters are comprised of players that participated in the program, with the aim of the program being to drive these plyers from the Discovery Program and Academy into the professional MLS first team that play at the TQL Stadium every weekend.