01 Aug Stellar expands again as USA soccer division is launched
Stellar Group is expanding again with a move into the American soccer market that brings new opportunities for clients in Major League Soccer, United Soccer League and NASL.
Stellar USA Soccer has been formed through a partnership between Stellar Group and Global Premier Management, one of America’s leading and most respected agencies.
The partnership builds on the success of Stellar’s successful move into the NFL and will see scores of players from the US, Jamaica, Costa Rica and elsewhere join Stellar’s world-wide network of talent.
The new agency, which has its main offices in Wellesley, Massachusetts, will be overseen by Stellar director Joshua Barnett and headed by Global Premier Management President Patrick McCabe, who has managed and mentored some of the brightest stars in the US game for more than 18 years.
Speaking about the move, Joshua said: “Soccer is now a major force in American sport, with impressive fan support, large TV audiences, and an expanding national footprint. Hugely talented players are emerging at both the senior and youth level and they deserve the very best representation, the sort that only Stellar USA Soccer can provide.
“We have known Patrick and Global for many years as we share the same goals. Our work is all about building players up, supporting them as people, guiding their careers and ensuring they get the maximum rewards for their talent and hard work. This is great news for American soccer.”
Patrick added: “Our success has come from challenging the status quo and this will not change. While a lot of US agents see players only as numbers to add to their client roster, it has always been our aim to be the agency of choice for players who seek the best representation and the benefits of a lasting relationship.
“Joining up with Stellar is the next logical step for us, as the growing strength of American soccer will see more top American players joining European clubs and vice versa. This partnership will unlock many opportunities for new and existing clients. ”
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