YSC Academy Founder Rich Graham and the Graham family have increased their overall investment in the Philadelphia Union. Their investment includes a newly formed multi-year youth development commitment, which uniquely positions Philadelphia Union to be among the leaders in player development in North America. The Union have signed five Homegrown Players to the club’s First Team over the past two seasons.
“We’re excited to step up our investment in Major League Soccer,” said Rich Graham. “I want to thank Jay Sugarman and the rest of the ownership group for the opportunity to further my commitment to this organization, to soccer in Philadelphia, and to development of the American player. I wholeheartedly believe in our local talent pool and I am thrilled to be a part of a club that is passionate in seeing a future where the quality of Philadelphia’s homegrown soccer players rivals that of any in the world.”