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Get all the answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the Club and the Tryouts. Please contact us at [email protected] may you have any additional question.

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ABOUT THE TRYOUTS

What are the tryouts?
FC Miami City and its affiliate youth Academy, Paris Saint-Germain Academy USA, host open tryouts.
This all-in-one tryout provides a wide range of opportunities for talented players to join FC Miami City and/or Paris Saint-Germain Academy USA teams (if eligible):
– FC Miami City USL League 2 (U17+)
– FC Miami City USL Academy (U17-U19)
– Paris Saint-Germain Academy USA UPSL (U17+)
Who we are?
We are FC MIAMI CITY, a fully affiliated member of the United Soccer League (USL) and owners of the official Academies of Paris Saint-Germain in North America.
Do I need to tryout to join a team?
Tryouts are mandatory to join a team. To tryout, players need to register online to reserve their spot. Spots are limited for each tryout session and there will be no walk-ins allowed.
What is the cost of the tryout?
Tryout registration costs $70 for U17-U18 players and $100 for U19+ players (Tax is included).
It includes the access to the tryout and one t-shirt to wear during your tryouts.
I completed my registration but did not proceed with my payment. Is my spot saved?
All tryout participants must complete the online registration form and proceed with the payment – no exception! Your payment will confirm and save your spot for the tryouts.
How will be conducted the tryout?
The tryout will be conducted on a 1-day basis. The tryout consists of each participant playing in scrimmages, drills and 11v11 soccer matches in front of the technical team, comprised of FC Miami City and PSG Academy USA Head Coaches.
What do I need to bring on the day of the tryout?
All players need to bring:
– The proof of registration and payment on their phone (no need to print)
– The Waiver Form filled up that all players received by email after their registration

Players will also need to bring: Black short, black socks and their own equipment. Players must come prepared for the tryouts with their own boots, socks, shorts, gloves, shin guards or any other equipment related to their position.
Will I receive an email with the exact tryout schedule?
Absolutely! You will receive an email with all the details a week prior to the tryout.
What if the weather is bad?
In case of inclement weather, we will:
– post information about any delays or cancellations on the fcmiamicity.com website and on our social media
– inform all registered participants by email

Please note that we will most likely NOT cancel the tryout unless the weather is extremely bad. In case of cancellation, the event will be rescheduled.

Housing and transportation for the tryouts
Players are responsible for taking care of their housing by themselves during the tryouts. Please be aware of that the FC Miami City do NOT cover players’ housing expenses for the tryouts.
Participants are also responsible for all airfare, incurred travel costs, food, and transportation to the tryout session. Also note that FC Miami City will not help with Visa’s or letters of invitation.
What are the next steps after the tryout session?
Within the following 10 days after the tryouts, players will be notified through email if they made the team or not. Emails will be sent to the address(es) listed on the tryout registration forms.

Players who are invited to join the team have to notify the Technical Team by email if they accept or decline the offer within 48 hours.

If you have not heard from the club 10 days after trying out, please don’t hesitate to contact the club. Occasionally we may have the incorrect email address. Every player will receive a communication letting them know if they did or did not make a team.
For any other questions, please contact: [email protected]

If I cannot participate but have already registered and paid in full, can I get a refund?
There will be no refunds for any cancellation prior to the event/training/tryouts start date. Similarly, there will be no refunds for players who do not show up.


ABOUT THE FC MIAMI CITY / USL LEAGUE TWO

What is the USL League 2?
FC Miami City is a member of the United Soccer League (USL), a rapidly growing professional soccer organization in North America and one of the top men’s soccer competitions in the United States. With over 80 teams divided into four conferences and 12 divisions, the USL League 2 offers players a league with professional standards and high-level competition.

The USL League 2 is a defined and proven pathway for players to reach the professional level. 80% of the MLS draft picks since 2010 are USL League 2 alumni demonstrating the place the league has in the wider American soccer landscape. Similarly, the league helps with exposure to the collegiate level as playing in the USL League 2 maintains college eligibility throughout a players college soccer career.

Do I have to pay to play for FC Miami City?
Other than the registration for tryouts, there won’t be any costs to play for FC Miami City.

The club provides uniform kits to the players. FC Miami City also organizes and provides all transportation and meals for games only more than 60 miles away.

Will the FC Miami City provide housing during the season?
Players are responsible for taking care of their housing by themselves during the season. FC Miami City will not provide accommodations for the players.
Who is eligible to register for the tryouts and join FC Miami City?
US Citizen participants must be male ages 17+.
For the non-American citizens, you must be at least 18 years old in order to join FC Miami City.

College players are more than welcome to tryout as they will not lose their college eligibility.

Are you paying the players?
Per our league’s regulation, it is forbidden to pay the players.


ABOUT THE USL ACADEMY LEAGUE AND THE USL ACADEMY CUP

What is the USL Academy League?
The USL (United Soccer League) Academy League provides an elite youth platform for all of its member clubs (USL Championship, League 1, League 2). With this new platform, youth prospects will become a part of a clearer defined pathway to reach the next level. Players competing in the USL Academy League will benefit from competing against the toughest teams and players in the country, being seen by those at the next level, and gaining the possibility to be called up to their teams USL first-team.

The USL Academy League provides its players with regional league matches as well as a national playoff tournament to crown a national champion.

What is the USL Academy Cup?
The USL (United Soccer League) Academy Cup is an annual weekend tournament bringing together the country’s most elite youth players and teams from all three USL divisions (Championship, League 1, and League 2) as well as academy teams from MLS.

The tournament provides a unique exposure opportunity as scouts and coaches from top USL and MLS teams, as well as Universities travel to the tournament in search for talent. The tournament ensures professional standards are held to ensure players are comfortable and have all the necessities to showcase their talents.

Who is eligible to compete in the USL Academy League and Cup?
Eligible players for USL Academy League and USL Academy Cup are U17-U19.
When are these events taking place?
The USL Academy Cup will take place from March 30th to April 3rd, 2022 at Hillsborough Country Tournament SportsPlex (Tampa, FL).
The USL Academy Regular Season will run from March 2022 to December 2022. The Regular Season will be broken down into three (3) cycles as seen below:
– Spring Cycle: (March – May)
– Summer Cycle: (June – August)
– Fall Cycle: (September – November)
– Playoffs (Early December)
What is the cost to participate in the USL Academy Cup and USL Academy League if I am selected?
Players selected for the USL Academy League and Academy Cup team will have to organize and pay their own transportation, accommodation, and meals during matchdays of the USL Academy League and throughout the USL Academy Cup event.

The club pays for the league fees, and coaches fees (transportation, meals and accommodation).


ABOUT THE UPSL

What is the UPSL?
The UPSL (United Premier Soccer League) is the biggest and fastest growing pro development league in the country. With over 400 teams nationwide and affiliation to the U.S. Soccer Federation, the UPSL provides professional standards for all teams and players throughout the league.

The UPSL provides regional divisions games with a chance for a spot in the playoffs and a chance to win the national league title. With a promotion and relegation system for its member clubs, every game counts and is highly competitive.

The UPSL is played under Paris Saint-Germain Academy USA.

When is the league taking place?
The Spring League starts in February 2022.
Who is eligible to compete in the UPSL?
Eligible players for UPSL are U17+.
What is the cost to join a team if I am selected?
Players selected for the UPSL team will have to organize and pay their own transportation, accommodation, and meals during matchdays.
The club pays for the league fees, and coaches fees (transportation, meals and accommodation).

For any other questions, you may email [email protected].