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FC Copa Hires Andre Vieira as Academy Staff Coach

FC Copa Hires Andre Vieira as Academy Coach

For Immediate Release - Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Media Contact: Jef Thiffault, Director of Club Development and Communications / 732.662.5202 x205

METUCHEN, NJ - FC Copa Academy today announced the hiring of Andre Vieira as an Academy Coach. Coach Andre joins FC Copa after spending the last decade coaching across the Tri-State area. He has spent the past five years working within the New York Red Bulls Youth Programs as a Youth Development Trainer. He has also spent time working with recreational, travel and RDS programs within New York and New Jersey, as well as assisted with academy training sessions.

“I am thrilled about the opportunity to continue my coaching experience at FC Copa Academy,” said Vieira. “I am looking forward to being part of the FC Copa staff and working to develop high-level players in the future.”

“We are excited to announce Andre as part of our staff. Andre is a young and vibrant coach committed to the long term development of himself, and therefore the players. We spend a lot of time ensuring our coaches fit the values of our organization, and Andre certainly fits that mold.” said FC Copa Technical Director Billy Englishby.

Andre is currently working on the US Soccer National C License. Andre was also a recipient of the U.S. Soccer NYC Development Council Coaching Education Scholarship in 2019, the award will assist with the tuition costs for future coaching education. He also holds his National D License, the United Soccer Coaches Advanced National Diploma and the United Soccer Coaches Director of Coaching Diploma.

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About FC Copa Academy

FC Copa Academy is a professional soccer organization founded in 2004, which has appeared in 26 state, 19 regional and 7 national finals & championships. FC Copa has one of the highest college placement rates in the country, both soccer and academic, having placed over 360 students into over 180 collegiate programs and developed over 24 professional and national/international team players. A soccer family consisting of over 750 members from the ages of 5 to 19 that come from all areas of NJ, NY, and PA. FC Copa is a year-round soccer development program assisting players in reaching their greatest potential with three locations; FC Copa Rutgers (Middlesex County, New Jersey), FC Copa Millstone (Monmouth County, New Jersey) and FC Copa Brooklyn (Aviator Sports in Brooklyn, New York). The focus is on educating the complete player with a knowledgeable and caring staff. FC Copa Academy teams compete in premier level leagues, tournaments, showcases, and competitions locally, regionally and nationally. FC Copa Academy fields both boys and girls teams in each age group from U7 through U19 and beyond. FC Copa is a founding member of the USL Academy. In addition to the youth academy, FC Copa Academy provides a pathway into the college, semi-pro and professional levels via its New Jersey Copa FC teams competing in its collegiate programs (U20 and U23), USL League Two and United Women’s Soccer team.

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