PSV have announced that they have entered into a partnership with MLS side Austin FC that will see the two clubs work together in the fields of scouting, education and player development.
Austin FC was founded in 2018 and has competed in America’s top division since last year. In their first season, they finished 24th out of 27, but they’re currently second in the table this campaign.
The partnership between the two clubs is both sporting and commercial, with PSV hoping it will give them commercial opportunities in the states but also help them find top players to bring to Eindhoven.
“For PSV, internationalization is an important strategic pillar”, said PSV Commercial Director Frans Janssen.
“We aim to enter into a number of strategic partnerships with clubs from areas where we think we can have an impact.
“Austin FC is a young professional soccer club that has a high potential and a steadily rising fan base, which makes the club an interesting partner for us.
Austin FC can open up commercial opportunities in the United States of America for PSV’s entire network.”