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PSV player Athens trains with Orlando Pride


PSV Player to Train with Pro’s! (May 25, 2016) 

PSV Union FC 98G player Olivia Athens who is heading to North Carolina next year to play on the famed womens team under legendary Anson Dorrance has been invited to train with womens professional soccer team Orlando Pride this coming summer. Olivia also plays on the USA U18 Womens National Team which is currently in camp in Los Angeles. 

Orlando Pride plays in the NWSL and features USA Womens National team player and World Cup Winner Alex Morgan as well as several other national team/World Cup players from USA, Canada and England. See squad here.

PSV Union FC coaches are taking 25 players and parents to Orlando June 21-27 to train and watch pro. games on a ‘soccer vacation’. While there players will train with Gary & Carine Ireland and have a chance to observe the Orlando Pride players training up close and also watch live Pride games vs Portland and Houston as well as an MLS game Orlando City vs Toronto at the Citrus Bowl. Click here for more details. Orlando City coach Tom Sermanni worked with PSV for an extended period training all players in the club. 

PSV Union Technical Director Gary Ireland ‘Its an incredibly rare opportunity for a youth player to train with a fully fledged womens professional team and we grabbed it with both hands. Tommy has trained Olivia in the past and knows her well as a person and player so he knows her capabilities. For Tommy and Carine to come up with this opportunity for Olivia is a blessing as these types of unique experiences can motivate a player immensely and enrich their experience in the game. Of course we are proud of the fact a PSV player is training with the Pro’s and the extended PSV family are excited and proud’! 

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