Waltham, MA, February 29th, 2016: Global Premier Soccer (GPS) are pleased to announce that GPS Canada has become the latest addition to the GPS network that now sees the club active in 21 US States and territories. The announcement follows Friday’s release on the launch of GPS Delaware.
GPS has developed many relationships north of the border, stretching back to the club’s USL A-League, PDL and W-League days and continuing with the club’s extensive tournament schedule, which sees around 50 Canadian teams attend GPS events annually. More recently, the club has been active on the US side of Niagara Falls in Buffalo since 2009 as part of GPS New York.
“Expansion into Canada was a natural fit given our history of competing and working alongside Canadian clubs and the success of our office over the border in Buffalo”, said GPS CEO Joe Bradley. “We look forward to developing partnerships in the local area and expect to make some partnership announcements in the coming weeks,” added Bradley.
GPS will work alongside local clubs and academies to bring experienced, professional coaches trained in the GPS curriculum and methodology into local communities to work with players of all ages. The club is currently evaluating potential partners throughout Ontario and plans to announce agreements in the coming weeks.
Founded in 2001, GPS is one of the largest and most successful soccer organizations in the United States. Its mission is to establish a unique player development model in the US and produce players who can compete at the highest level of world soccer.
GPS is also the Official North American partner of German giants FC Bayern Munich. Signed in 2014, the extensive agreement is one of the most unique European Club partnerships ever developed in the United States which includes twice annual visits of FC Bayern coaches to the US, monthly conference calls, and curriculum support from the club that developed World Cup Winners Phillip Lahm and Thomas Mueller amongst others.