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Tobacco Road FC proudly announces partnership with Triangle United Soccer Association

Tobacco Road FC is excited to partner with Durham/Chapel Hill's premier youth soccer club Triangle United Soccer Association. This collaborative initiative will enrich the growth of the game of soccer at a local level and foster synergy between TUSA’s Youth Development Academy (YDA), Challenge, and Classic programs and TRFC’s Premier Development League (PDL) program. Under the terms of the agreement players will receive a season ticket for the 2018 PDL season.

“We are thrilled to work with TUSA to promote the game throughout the western half of the Triangle, as we’ve had a number of players who played their youth soccer with the club” said Tobacco Road FC President, Seth Kaplan. “Without a doubt, working together with Triangle United Soccer Association to promote soccer is the best long-term move for the growth of the game in our community.”

“Being able to partner with our local PDL team will allow our players the opportunity to not only watch high level soccer in Durham but give our older players a direct connection to a semi-professional soccer club”, added Triangle United Director of Soccer John Cirillo.  “We already have two players from our 2000 boys age group ready to train with the TRFC this summer, so the ability to expose our players to a higher level of training is tremendous”.

Tobacco Road FC Sporting Director and Head Coach, Cedric Burke added, “This partnership will provide an avenue for our senior team players to mentor the area’s best local talent, while simultaneously drawing inspiration from the untainted enthusiasm of a youthful perspective. Our club was founded with the goal of providing a platform for locally developed players to showcase their talent. As a product of a triangle-based youth club, I couldn’t be more excited for this opportunity.”

2018 Tobacco Road FC Home Schedule

5/17 North Carolina FC U23

5/23 Charlotte Eagles

6/13 Lionsbridge FC

6/20 North Carolina FC U23

6/29 Carolina Dynamo

7/6 Myrtle Beach Mutiny

7/13 Lionsbridge FC


About Tobacco Road FC

Founded in 2014, Tobacco Road FC is a semi-professional men’s soccer club based in Durham, NC.  TRFC competes in the Premier Development League (PDL), which consists of 74 teams nationwide and functions as Major League Soccer’s (MLS) primary developmental platform. Home matches are played at Durham County Memorial Stadium.


About Triangle United Soccer Association

The mission of Triangle United Soccer Association is to provide all families a positive, healthy, progressive environment for youth development through soccer in our community