Since 2008, Striker Partners has managed several sport & education-focused initiatives related to the sport of soccer. We use both for-profit and not-for-profit activities to achieve our goals:
Established with the mission to advance the game of soccer in America, For Soccer Ventures is the managing organization of a growing portfolio of soccer-focused businesses, properties, and investments. For Soccer Ventures manages investments in companies throughout the soccer industry, sports marketing, and creative services, as well as overseeing a significant investment position in MLS franchise Philadelphia Union.
Since 2011, Striker has managed, on behalf of various Graham family affiliates, a significant ownership position in the Major League Soccer franchise Philadelphia Union. In addition to providing direct financial support to the club, Striker and YSC Sports provide strategic and operational support to the Union Youth Development Program, which operates a nationally recognized, elite youth soccer academy (for boys aged 8-18).
Founded in 2013, YSC Academy is a first of its kind soccer-specific high school providing a rigorous secondary education to student-athletes in grades 8-12. YSC Academy is an affiliate partner of Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union and provides elite youth academy soccer players an opportunity to pursue their education while competing and training at the top level of the sport.
Founded in 2008, YSC is a 120,000 square foot, for profit, soccer-focused sports facility located in Wayne, PA with indoor and outdoor state of the art synthetic soccer fields. YSC offers soccer programs for youth and adults including league play, field rental, clinics, tournaments, and soccer education programs.
Atlantic Premier Leagues (APL) brings together the most competitive soccer teams from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. Designed for the best clubs in the region — it offers organized match-play on the best fields available — all at a low cost.
APL Tournaments professionally manage youth soccer events to create a competitive and enjoyable environment at world-class venues.
Maestroe Sports & Entertainment provides expertise in sponsorship, activation, sports property development and digital executions covering sports, brands, performing arts, and municipal programs with deep relationships and capabilities both domestically and internationally.
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.