VC Fusion & Liga MX Powerhouse C.F Pachuca Partner Up
Teams will work together to provide opportunities for Fusion players of all ages
Ventura County Fusion is excited to announce a partnership with C.F Pachuca, one of the winningest teams in Mexican soccer history, six times Liga MX champions, four times CONCACAF champions league winner and the only Mexican team to ever win a true continental title Copa Sudamericana.
This partnership was made official recently when VC Fusion President Ranbir Shergill had the pleasure to visit Pachuca, Hidalgo. Host city of not only Pachuca but also Universidad del Futbol Pachuca (Pachuca Soccer University) a full functioning academic institution and the only FIFA recognized soccer Hall Of Fame. Both managed and owned by Grupo Pachuca, that also owns and manages Club Leon FC (Liga MX) Mineros de Zacatecas FC (Ascenso MX) and Talleres de Cordoba (Argentina), all of this under the watchful eye of Grupo Pachuca founder, Mr. Jesus Martinez.
With this historic agreement Ventura County Fusion and Pachuca will;
- Share information on player identification and development
- Providing training opportunities for both Clubs' players in the U.S. and Mexico
- Provide academy Pachuca players an opportunity to play for VC Fusion
- Provide a platform for coaching development and sharing resources
- VC Fusion and Pachuca staff members to hold joint events including soccer clinics, tryouts and pro soccer combines
- VC Fusion staff members to visit Pachuca facilities
- Pachuca to host player identification tryouts in Ventura County in association with VC Fusion
- Select VC Fusion youth academy players will have the opportunity to visit and train with Pachuca youth teams
- Host exhibition games between the two organizations
"Pachuca, is one of the most successful franchises in the world, not just in Mexico or Latin America. They have state of the art facilities and their academy is a leader in player development producing current Mexican International Hirving Lozano and Mexican U-23 Internationals Erick Gutierrez and Rodolfo Pizarro. Having spent time in Pachuca I was very impressed with all aspects of the organization and the way they operate. They have a very diverse staff with influences from North and South America and Europe. We believe the relationship with Pachuca will help us to improve our program and provide additional opportunities to our players and coaches and that is something very exciting."
Picture - Fusion President Ranbir Shergill at Pachuca Headquaters in Mexico with 1st Team Head
Coach Diego Alonso, Director of Performance Analysis & Scouting Rembert Vromant,
Director of Youth Academy Alfredo Altieri and Sporting Director Marco Garces
With this agreement VC Fusion and its youth academy, become associated with the only soccer club in north america with a residential program starting at the age of 10 years old. A program that not only teaches and reinforces soccer in the students, but gives them a full time place to live with top of the line amenities at their disposal.
Both franchises have outstanding winning traditions. Los Tuzos (Gophers) as Pachuca is also referred by fans have won more titles than any other team in Liga Mx in the last 20 years. Fusion claimed the USL PDL Championship in 2009 and has won the USL PDL Southwest Division title in three of the last six seasons. Fusion also holds two US Open Cup records, and over the last 10 years, over 70 players have progressed to professional soccer in MLS, USL, NASL, Mexico and Europe.
To celebrate this partnership Pachuca U20 team and VC Fusion faced off against each other on March 23rd at Ventura College Sportsplex. The match finished 1-0 with Fusion coming out on top as winners. Pachuca U20 roster includes 7 players that have already represented the 1st team.
About Club de Futbol Pachuca
Pachuca FC was founded in 1901. After decades of poor performances between the 1st and 2nd division, Pachuca was promoted to the Primera División in 1998. Since then it has been one of the most successful clubs in Mexico, winning six national championships, four CONCACAF Champions' Cups, the 2007 SuperLiga, and Copa Sudamericana in 2006, becaming the first CONCACAF team to win a CONMEBOL tournament. Pachuca was one of the founding members of the Mexican Primera División.