Utah Soccer Alliance - Metro
Beginning with the 2016 Spring season, USA METRO (USA METRO) will partner with one of the premier soccer clubs in the Utah Soccer Alliance (USA). Black Diamond FC, will become Utah Soccer Alliance Metro (USA Metro), beginning in June 2016.
USA METRO's vision is to develop a reputation for producing well trained soccer talent and gain respect of the national soccer community as a top notch soccer club in Utah. To promote the values of hard work, determination and cooperation and develop the principles and skills necessary to grow and develop quality individuals, students, and soccer players. College coaches, national coaches and professional coaches will recognize the standards of excellence embodied by the club and expect those who graduate from the club to be quality players with a solid soccer foundation.
USA METRO is a competitive youth soccer club, focused on the development of players for high level competition. USA METRO coaches and staff will help foster young players’ physical, mental and social growth so they can reach their potential in life through their participation in soccer. Our club will provide quality staff, facilities, environment and curriculum to give players the tools to be successful at the local, state, regional and national level. We provide a soccer education that gives our players opportunities to earn an athletic scholarship and gain admission to colleges.
USA METRO is founded on the principle that every child can and should have an opportunity to learn to play soccer. We have incredibly talented coaches that help to bring out the best in every child they train! At USA METRO, we work on enabling the player to become the best that they can be! USA METRO is known throughout Utah, as THE CLUB - which will develop the player first, giving them a technical and tactical knowledge base for future play. Our teams play in the UYSA State run leagues in the Fall and Spring, USYS Regional Leagues, and UYSA National Cup competitions. Many of the players who have been developed by the USA METRO staff, have been able to aquire collegiate scholarships at many of the nation’s best schools including: Harvard, Brown, Stanford, The Citadel, the US Air Force Academy, Oregon State, St. Mary’s, the University of Utah, BYU, Baker, and many more!
In addition to collegiate experience from our players, a handful have gone on to represent their country through various levels of youth national team play, including Youth National Teams of Sweden, Colombia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the United States!
In 2008 - Cloee Colohan (former ‘00 Girls Head Coach, Bear River HS Head Coach, graduate of BYU in 2014 & original Black Diamond member), captained the USA U17’s at the FIFA 2008 U17 World Cup in New Zealand, finishing as Runner’s Up! In 2014, Cloee was drafted #14 overall by the Western New York Flash of the NWSL!
In 2012, Lindsee Lisonbee (Sky Blue FC in the NWSL, 2013 graduate of BYU, Univ of Portland & original Black Diamond member) became the 1st BDSC player drafted into the professional game, being selected 3rd overall by the NY/NJ Sky Blue FC, for the inaugural year of the NWSL!
Most recently, Maida Alijagic, represented the Bosnia and Herzegovina Under 19 Women’s National Team at the UEFA U19 Championship Qualifying Tournament.
In 2013, Hanna Terry (graduate of Northeastern Univ. in 2014 & original Black Diamond member) represented Sweden at the Under 20 and full National Team.
In 2013, Carla Swensen (current BYU & G’95s) was called into a 2 month camp for both the Under 20 and full National Team of Colombia!