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Andrew Forrest Ex Motherwell U19 Youth Team Player

Ex Lanark Grammar pupil and Motherwell U19 Captain sets sail for America

Former Lanark Grammar School pupil and Ex Motherwell U19 captain Andrew Forrest has left the club by mutual consent and signed a coveted soccer scholarship with NCAA D2 Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee.

19 year old Andrew leaves for America in July for warm weather training in Florida before travelling to Memphis to meet up with his new team mates for pre-season training.

Andrew spent 9 years at Motherwell and leaves with a heavy heart but is now focused on this new adventure. He will spend his next 4 years combining a business degree while representing the university soccer team in a full time capacity.

Clint Browne Head Men’s Soccer coach at CBU worked with United Sports USA’s Andy Newman himself an Ex Scottish schoolboy internationalist and professional with Hibernian FC to persuade the centre back that CBU would provide the correct environment to continue his soccer career while also focusing on his studies.

Clint went on to say ‘’ I have worked with the staff United Sports USA for over 10 years now and have struck up a trusting relationship with them, they are basically my eyes and ears for players in the UK, when Andrew was recommended we had to move fast to secure his signature due to the amount of interest he had from other colleges/universities so we are delighted to have captured his signature’’


The latest golfer to begin her journey on becoming a student athlete in the united states was young Chloe Thackery from Essex,England. Chloe accompanied by her Mum Joanne flew in from London to Glasgow yesterday to meet the staff at Unitedsportsusa. Following the initial conversation it was clear to see that Chloe was not only serious about being an athlete but also about being a successful student. Chloe has the intentions of studying psychology when she gets to university.


Chloe and myself  went on the course for 9 holes. This helped me evaluate if Chloe was at the right level to pursue a golf scholarship in America. I was very impressed with Chloe’s performance. She proved that she has what it takes to continue to improve and grow as a player. What made it even more impressive was that Chloe has only been playing for 3 years and in that time has won her club championship twice.

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At Unitedsportsusa we are delighted that Chloe has decided to come on board. We believe that through continued hard work and the great support she has from her parents,Chloe will have many options provided to her by the coaches in the US.

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In the aftermath of possibly the game of the Tournament Belgium vs USA it’s interesting to look into where the American players developed their skills, for the majority of the squad it was through the US collegiate system.

College soccer is a hotbed for talent which produces MLS and International calibre players year after year. Just look at the numbers – 12 out of the 23 man US World Cup squad learned their trade at the college level before turning pro. This shows how high the standard of college soccer is and the competition in being considered for a soccer scholarship in America.
It’s not just the US Men’s team that is on the rise though, the MLS is too. With the likes of Clint Dempsey, who played college soccer at Furman University TX, heading back to play for the Seattle Sounders and Tim Cahill, who scored arguably the goal of the tournament, playing for the NY Red Bulls just shows what direction US soccer is heading.

Here is the list of the US men’s team along with their Universities who came through the College system:

Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan, University of South Carolina; Nick Rimando, UCLA;
Defenders: Matt Besler, University of Notre Dame; Geoff Cameron, Univeristy of Rhode Island; Omar Gonzalez, University of Maryland; DeAndre Yedlin, University of Akron;
Midfielders: Alejandro Bedoja, Boston College; Brad Davis, Saint Louis University; Graham Zusi, University of Maryland;
Forwards: Jozy Altidore, Fairleigh Dickinson and Boston College; Clint Dempsey Furman University; Aaron Johannsson, California State University.
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Lois Heuchan of Dumfries will be heading out to Kansas University this summer to join up with the KU Women’s Soccer team. Lois, a Scotland international and previously of Celtic, will begin her soccer scholarship at KU the same year as the opening of the new $22 million Soccer/Track and Field complex, Rock Chalk Park.
The first regular season match will take place at 7pm on 22nd August under the flood lights. Here Coach Francis talks about the new stadium and their 2014 schedule:

The PGA tour is regarded as the greatest golf tour on earth. Many of the worlds top players choose to base themselves in the U.S and play across the country throughout the year. With the amount of talent on the tour it is quite interesting to see just how many players came from playing college golf and moved on to the big stage. Here are just some of the names to mention.

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At United Sports USA we are constantly asked by student athletes and their parents how we maximise the level of scholarship funding to make university/college, junior college more affordable. The initial process of gaining a scholarship award stems from a student athletes sporting and academic credentials.

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As we all know golf is steeped in tradition. America knowing all about tradition is one of the largest golfing communities on the planet and also exclusively boasts the student athlete programs through out the country. Find out through this video how one man created so many great players and great people through his teaching methods. He not only taught them how to be champions on the course but also in life. He guided them in the right direction by teaching them key principles and fundamentals that helped them win tournaments and secure US golf scholarships all over the United States. The man who done this is called Fred Haskins. A trophy named after him is now given to the most outstanding collegiate golfer every year and the trophy has some of the greatest names in golf engraved on its plaques.

United Sports USA Female Golfer is one of Many sports students at the University of Missouri to benefit from the extremely generous donation from the Walsworth family from Marceline, Missouri.

Don and Audrey Walsworth have now taken their total contribution to $14 Million ! This latest contribution will help build a new club house for the university’s men’s and woman’s golf team where Scottish International golfer and United Sports USA Client Jess Meek is a student.

The university will also be adding 6000 new seats to the Farout Field home of the American Football team which will take the new capacity to 71,000

Jess left Carnoustie, Scotland in 2013 to be part of the golf team and has excelled in her first season at Mizzou breaking the freshman record stroke average with 76.

Leaving the UK with tremendous golfing background having been part of the Scottish Ladies European Team for 2 consecutive years, Jess also won various titles in her homeland prior to winning the Scottish Ladies Open Stroke play Championship and was a Scottish Internationalist.

She is currently about to enter her sophomore year at University and is studying Sports Management.

All the staff at United Sports USA including new Golf Consultant Jamie Alexander wish Jess another fantastic year at the University of Missouri.