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As a youth soccer scout and consultant, I have helped many families navigate the complicated academy landscape in the United States. I have provided evaluations and development plans for some of the top youth players in the United States and helped connect players to MLS academies such as New York Red Bulls, Philadelphia Union, FC Cincinnati, Real Salt Lake, NYCFC and Nashville. If you are interested in learning about how I can help, submit your information in the form at the bottom of this page.
Club Consultation
I partner with families who are hoping to better understand the academy landscape in the United States and help them make decisions on which academy/club would be a great fit for their son.

If a player is at a high enough level, I can help connect players with academies to help them get training sessions and trials with academies.
Individual Evaluations and Development Plans
I work with some of the top young soccer players in the United States by providing match evaluations, detailed scouting reports and development plans for individual players.
As a parent of a player with professional aspirations we were searching for an expert within the US youth talent pool to provide an unbiased evaluation of our son's strengths and weaknesses.  Marcus provided a comprehensive evaluation that clearly identified areas of focus on and off the field that will enhance our son's development along the academy pathway.  Marcus is an exceptional communicator and shows genuine interest in helping players reach their desired goals.
Parent of MLS Academy player
When our son Caleb came back stateside from playing at Hertha BSC, we were overwhelmed by the complexity of the US soccer academy system. When we met Marcus he shared his knowledge of the process and landscape of the US soccer academies. He has a genuine passion for the game and a heart to see US youth players thrive both nationally and internationally.
Lissy Olivencia-Simmons
Caleb Simmons' mother (New York Red Bulls)
We wanted to find a scout with a clear view of the US talent pool to provide an objective player evaluation. We found Marcus through his online publications. He is an excellent communicator, responsive and easy to work with. He interviewed Copeland, selected a good sample of game film to review and provided thorough analysis with enough detail to identify areas of strength and areas of growth opportunity.
Tony Berkley
Copeland Berkley's Father (New York Red Bulls)
Marcus spent a tremendous amount of time asking questions and learning about our son so he could provide the appropriate platform for him to continue to elevate his soccer career. Marcus provided an exceptionally professional and in-depth scouting evaluation to help us understand our son’s strengths and weaknesses. He has delivered a tremendous network of contacts and has helped us learn the process and landscape for accessing Elite soccer academy programs.
Garrett Hofer
Carter Hofer's Father (Oakwood Soccer Club)
He spent time reviewing Caleb’s playing style, skill, position, personality and future goals and suggested a list of potential academies where he might thrive. His unassuming and friendly personality and in-depth unbiased understanding of the US soccer system made it easy to talk through the details of each club. Marcus also helped provide several contacts that were key for Caleb to get trials. Thankfully, Caleb performed well during his trials and secured a spot with a RBNY.
Lissy Olivencia-Simmons
Caleb Simmons' (New York Red Bulls) mother

Contact Form

If you are interested in working together or providing information on a player such as dual national eligibility, club information and international information.

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