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CEO - Team President

 

Matt Driver

 

Matt Driver boasts over 30 years of experience in the field of player education and development in America. He is a former professional player who spent most of his career in Europe before coming over to play in the former American Soccer League (APSL). Matt is a highly experienced, passionate and decorated individual in all aspects of soccer, whether it be playing, coaching or management. He always strives for perfection and continuously aims to find innovative methods that will allow for success within the world of Soccer and Business.

He holds an “A” license from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and is a National Staff Coach for the United States Adult Soccer Association “USASA”. In addition, he carries a Brazilian “A” license and a Scottish Football Association “A-1” license. Driver holds a Premier License and also served as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s (NSCAA) Director of Coaching for the state of Delaware and directed the state’s Olympic Development Program (ODP).Driver influenced many coaches and his methodologies have produced best-selling books and DVDs. His unique approach to the game focuses on simplicity. Driver’s ability to break the game down allows every player and coach he works with to accelerate their learning curve, regardless of their ability level. Driver’s experience in professional soccer allows him to network and build relationships with the top players and coaches in American soccer.

He founded the Philadelphia Independence women’s pro team (WPS) and became the franchise’s first general manager and head coach. On the men’s side, Driver worked with the New England Revolution (MLS) as their first assistant coach. Driver and his staff took the Revolution from last place to first place in the Eastern Conference table. They were also responsible for the Revolution’s first playoff victory as well as their first-ever MLS Cup appearance in front of a record crowd of 61,316. Driver, a Glasgow, Scotland native, also served as Technical Director and Chief Operating Officer for the South Jersey Barons (USL). Under Driver’s helm, the Barons won several conference titles and a national championship.

Having recently completed the process of constructing the brand new Professional Soccer League, known as the American Soccer League, his objectives as CEO is to enhance the playing opportunities for young American soccer players when it comes to a professional soccer environment. By bringing back the the famous Philadelphia Fury brand from the 1970's, as president of the team, Driver is giving these young players of Philadelphia that opportunity.



 
 
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