Since 2008, Striker Partners has managed several sport & education-focused initiatives related to the sport of soccer. Additionally, the firm supports numerous soccer-specifc nonprofits such as YSC Academy:
Since 2011, Striker has managed, on behalf of various Graham family affiliates, a significant ownership position in the Major League Soccer franchise Philadelphia Union, and an investment in Soccer United Marketing.
For Soccer Ventures was founded in 2019 and is one of the soccer industries leading media and experiences companies. FSV provides a full slate of consulting and creative services to brands such as CBS, Pepsi, Allstate, and Verizon, while differentiating itself through owned and operated properties that connect with the many sub-cultures of the American soccer landscape. Its direct-to-consumer assets currently include Alianza de Futbol, Black Star Initiative, FootyCon, The Association, Orange Slices, and Best Soccer Show.
Founded in 2008, YSC is a 120,000 square foot sports facility that boasts state-of-the-art synthetic fields and training amenities. YSC Sports offers an array of youth and adult soccer leagues, camps, and clinics, while also providing a variety of lacrosse and flag football programs. The facility is also home to the Philadelphia Union Academy programs.
Having operated for over a decade, and rebranded to Sideline Soccer Solutions in 2021, S3 is one of the nation's largest youth soccer event operators. In addition to providing event, league, and tournament management services to youth soccer clubs, it owns and operates the FC DELCO Players Cup, one of the largest youth soccer tournaments in the country.
Knowles Athletic offers a concierge-based program for athletes and teams at the professional, world-class, and elite levels of sport. Bill Knowles developed his world-renown reputation through an innovative and successful reconditioning approach, and athletic development model with many of the most talented athletes and teams across the globe. This approach has effectively pushed the boundaries of sports medicine and are proven to reduce injury and enhance career sustainability.
Founded in 2013, YSC Academy is a first of its kind soccer-specific school providing high-quality education to student-athletes in grades 7-12. The school employs a cutting-edge, responsive educational model specifically designed for adolescent learners that honors their minds and bodies, and encourages their personal ownership of the educational process. YSC Academy is a proud partner of the Philadelphia Union and provides elite soccer players an opportunity to pursue their education while competing and training at the top level of the sport.