SOCCER SCHOLARSHIPS IN THE UNITED STATES: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
Football, or soccer as it is known in the United States, is a sport that is becoming increasingly important among the American social masses, and that change can be seen at Universities.
For years, soccer was a college sport that was relatively accessible to almost any Spanish or European player, regardless of their level or qualifications for accessing the University.
This tendency has changed drastically in the last decade, as we are seeing more and more high-level soccer players opt for a Soccer Scholarship in the United States in order to combine their university studies with sport at a high level.
Nowadays, it´s common to find players hailing from the academies of some of the best teams in the world, such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atlético de Madrid, Juventus etc. This means that the level of the University Leagues continues to increase year after year. Evidence of this, is that the MLS and WMLS (male and female professional leagues in the United States, respectively), hold a draft each season where they choose several university players to make the jump to professional soccer. One example is Jon Bakero, son of the F.C Barcelona legend, who after his stint at Wake Forest University, was selected in the 2018 SuperDraft.