Soccer Association of Montgomery Partners with WorldStrides Excel for International Soccer Tours | WorldStrides

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Boyds, Maryland —WorldStrides Excel, the nation’s largest and most trusted sports travel provider, has announced it is partnering with Soccer Association of Montgomery (SAM) to deliver international soccer tours for their players.

The Soccer Association of Montgomery was established in 2005 to offer the local soccer community of Montgomery County, Maryland the combination of a world class facility and professional expertise.

“We are excited to partner with WorldStrides Excel for our SAM Select league, said Trish Heffelfinger, President, Soccer Association of Montgomery, “The benefit of international travel coupled with the professionalism of WorldStrides will provide a very positive experience for the development of our players.”

Under terms of the partnership, Soccer Association of Montgomery will be taking a select team of elite players to Manchester, England in July 2018. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience English soccer culture through training sessions, match play against top academy teams, stadium tours and attendance at a professional match. The players will also be able to mingle with opponents at pre and post-game socials, experience local fare and see new sights while bonding with their teammates.

“We are thrilled to be working with the Soccer Association of Montgomery to provide this opportunity to a distinct group of deserving members of its elite select team,” said Eric McAleer, Vice President, WorldStrides Excel Programs “Manchester, England will open its players’ eyes to an entirely new culture of soccer through numerous training sessions, friendly matches, and sightseeing opportunities.”


About WorldStrides

WorldStrides Excel Programs is the leader in international tours for U.S. soccer teams and is a specialist in meeting the unique requirements of international team travel at the recreational, travel, ODP, and collegiate team level. Founded in 1998 by Eric McAleer, a former European professional soccer player, Excel International Sports was acquired by WorldStrides in 2015. For more information on WorldStrides Excel Programs, visit

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