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Puma King Football Club

Puma King Football Club - Furthering Opportunities for our players

Chicago Empire FC is thrilled to announce our new partnership with the Puma King Football Club initiative. Selected as one of only nineteen youth clubs in North America, Empire FC will reap the benefits of the partnership with two of the strongest Puma brands in world football, AC Milan and Chivas de Guadalajara. Having a combined 27 domestic league championships, and AC Milan hoisting the UEFA Champions League trophy 7 times, these two clubs stand out in soccer history. 
With this partnership, CEFC will now have access to everything from customized versions of these club's youth training curriculums, player development models, and even overseas opportunities.


Other items within the Puma King Football Club programming will include:

  • Continued heightened support from Puma at all CEFC events, including branding, apparel, and field equipment.
  • Yearly continuing education opportunities for Empire staff coaches to visit and learn from Puma International Clubs.
  • Access to the massive portfolio of Puma pro athletes at club clinics, meet and greets, and inspirational talks.
  • Access to international club perks while on tour in the US, including participation in clinics or special meet and greets.


Chicago Empire FC Executive Director, Dave DiTomasso stated, "I'd like to thank Puma for their collective vision in launching this great initiative. This partnership will offer our Players, Families, and Coaches a number of fantastic opportunities for years to come. The new program serves as an important step in our clubs growth over the past 3+ years. We are always looking for ways to deepen our commitment to bringing our members the best and most cutting edge programming in the soccer world, and we look forward to working with Puma King Football Club over the coming seasons as this project continues to evolve."