Football (Soccer) Scholarships

Football/Soccer Scholarships benefits

Becoming a student athlete provides you with the unique opportunity of playing full time sport and studying towards a degree in your chosen field. The standard of College Soccer in the US is very competitive indeed and continues to produce players of International level who also compete in the world’s top soccer leagues, in both men’s and women’s soccer. Living and studying in the United States provides a great opportunity to compete against a high standard of player enabling you to strive towards taking your game to the next level.


Another benefit of a being a student athlete is you will be able to earn a degree, so if you have ambitions to become qualified in Law, Medicine, Teaching, Business or Sports or any other profession, becoming a student athlete may be the ideal scenario for you.

Collegiate sport is contested at  amateur level however the facilities are so impressive they put many professional clubs/teams to shame. Some English Premier League clubs have modelled their training facilities on certain Universities after spending pre-season living and playing at University Campuses. You will not find better facilities, coaching, medical staff and support for student athletes anywhere in the world.

Football/Soccer Scholarship Assessment Process

United Sports USA hold monthly soccer assessment days in London, Manchester and Glasgow to assess the technical and physical ability of all soccer applicants. United Sports USA Managing Director, Fraser Gibson and Director of Soccer, Andy Newman will conduct the soccer assessment.

Players will take part in at least one 90 minute assessment match before an initial performance directive can be provided.


Fraser a former NCAA Division 1 College soccer player with Northern Illinois University and Andy a former Scottish schoolboy Internationalist and professional with Hibernian FC are responsible for assessing players and have 16 years of experience of working with student athletes. Both staff have been responsible for the placements of male and female soccer players to colleges and universities in 41 states.  The majority of University coaches are looking for players who can make an immediate impact and improve their current squads. Therefore, the higher level you have competed at, the more attractive you will be to them.


As part of the assessment process you will be invited to a family meeting should you be accepted to the United Sports USA soccer program where Fraser and Andy will provide specific information on your sporting level, academic performance and resulting options from your assessment.

Working with United Sports USA

As a client on our soccer scholarship program, you can be rest assured that United Sports USA will exceed your expectations. We have placed students in 41 states, secured extremely high level funding for our clients and continue to work with our students throughout the entire 4 year process. Places on our football/soccer scholarship program are limited to 50 male and 25 female each recruiting year. The places are based on ability level, academic level, position and age.

At United Sports USA we understand every client has different criteria when selecting a university or college and want to make sure that we manage your expectations from day one. United Sports USA prides itself on the fact that we tailor our service to meet your needs, not ours.

"Being a former student athlete I understand the dedication it takes to be successful at the University level in America. That is why we are only looking for boys and girls with a great attitude and that fit the criteria on the field and in the classroom. I know the experience our clients are going to get from a soccer scholarship in America will stay with them well past graduation and I would recommend it to any young person. One of the most satisfying things for me is seeing the progression of our clients through their college careers and keeping up with their results once they get out there”

Fraser Gibson, Managing Director :

Andy Newman, Director of Soccer :

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