Daytona Rush Soccer Club is a joint venture between Transatlantic Sports Group Inc. (TSG), an international soccer company dedicated to growing the sport on both sides of the Atlantic, and Rush Soccer, a global soccer brand with 40,000 youth players worldwide.
The joint venture will operate the Daytona team in United Soccer League (USL) League Two during the 2020 season. Simultaneously, the Club will work towards the goal of launching an additional USL League One team as early as the 2021 season, further allowing Daytona players, international and domestic Rush Soccer players, and the local Daytona community access to professional soccer.
In addition to the USL team, TSG will continue to offer supplemental youth programming within Volusia County ahead of opening the Transatlantic Soccer Academy, an elite residential program for high school student athletes, which altogether will provide a vertical pathway for players to reach the collegiate and professional levels.
“Partnering with Rush Soccer is an integral part of our evolution,” said Evan Mitz, newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of Transatlantic Sports Group, Inc. “This strategic collaboration with an industry leader will not only expand TSG’s existing global reach, but it will also benefit the local Daytona soccer and business communities, ultimately leading to a professional soccer club in the area.”
Tim Schulz, President and CEO of Rush Soccer, shares his excitement about the new venture. “This is another positive step for Rush Soccer. We are expanding into another great city; however, this expansion for our brand is unique. As we continue to construct our player pyramid, our goal is to have Daytona be the site of our pro team as early as 2021. The people behind this project are special and Rush is very pleased to be joining forces.”
This new venture combines two high level organizations to bring a new era of soccer to the Daytona area ahead of the 2020 season. Soccer supporters within Volusia County and Rush Soccer can expect a new, fast-paced and exciting brand of soccer coming to the area in the upcoming season.