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Tryout dates announced for '18 PDL season

By Reading United Communications, 11/28/17, 10:45AM EST


READING, PA (November 28, 2017) – Reading United A.C. are pleased to announce the dates for tryouts for the club’s 2018 Premier Development League roster. United will host tryouts at the Body Zone Sports and Wellness Complex on Saturday, December 30th, 2017 and at Exeter High School on January 14th, 2018, February 11th, 2018 and March 11th, 2018.

Online registration (link below) is $50 per player or $60 if you register in person. All players will need to arrive to each date fifteen to twenty minutes early for check in and warms ups.

Known as one of the preeminent clubs that help young prospects reach the professional ranks, Reading United has produced over fifty professional soccer players who currently play in Major League Soccer, the United Soccer League and with professional clubs in Europe and South America. Former Reading defender Colton Storm headlined a group of five players selected at the 2017 MLS SuperDraft. 2017 was the eighth consecutive year that at least one former Reading United player was selected in draft.

Prior to the 2010 season, Reading United signed a player development agreement with Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union. As the Union’s official Premier Development League affiliate, Reading United players have access to members of the Philadelphia Union coaching staff and the opportunity to train alongside professional players.


Reading United enter their 15th season of play in the Premier Development League looking to build on the success of the 2017 league season that saw the club win 12 games and advance to the PDL playoffs for the ninth time in ten seasons. The club also saw midfielder Aaron Molloy, a sophomore from Penn State University, named the PDL Young Player of the Year.

The proven developmental leader in North American soccer's evolving tiered structure, the Premier Development League features 72 franchises in four conferences throughout the United States and Canada, including 19 clubs that are owned and operated by a professional club, or that hold a partnership with a professional club. The PDL has proven to be an important stepping-stone for top professionals now playing throughout the world, with nearly 70 percent of all MLS selections since 2010 having PDL experience.