Benfica USA; Slack to Join Seacoast United Beginning 2017/18 Season

May 24, 2017

HAMPTON, NH – Seacoast United Sports Club, Inc. is proud to announce that Benfica USA will officially become part of the overall SUSC organization as Seacoast United Benfica as of the 2017/18 season.

Benfica USA founder and executive director Arthur Dimitrakopoulos will continue to support operations of Seacoast United Benfica, but will also adopt a new role as head of the Massachusetts operations which also involve Seacoast United North Shore (Amesbury, MA).

Seacoast United and Benfica USA have enjoyed a regional partnership since 2012. 

“Over the past 5 years, the two clubs have worked seamlessly on both the administrative and soccer levels.  Both clubs share a similar philosophy about player development and providing quality opportunities at all age groups,” commented Iain Scott, Seacoast United’s Director of Soccer Operations.

Joining the Massachusetts organization beginning with the 2017/18 season is Eric Slack, who will take on the role of Boys Coaching Director within Seacoast United Benfica.  Slack comes to SUSC from Aztec Youth Soccer, bringing a wide range of experience and knowledge of soccer development and administration to the organization.  He will work alongside Dina Gentile, Girls Coaching Director, on the continuing growth of the Seacoast United Benfica teams, coaches, and overall program.   Read Eric’s coaching biography by clicking here.

New for the 2017/18 season, Seacoast United will run its boys’ NPL teams at the U15-U19 age groups out of the Massachusetts location, for players with birth years of 2003-1999.

For U15-U19 Girls and younger boys & girls teams, NPL opportunities through Seacoast United Massachusetts will be forthcoming.

Seacoast United provides opportunities for players to compete in the US Soccer Development Academy, NPL and State Cup, while offering support to youth recreational/travel and community programs.
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Pictured from L to R: Owen Ballard, Ian Burgess, Eric Slack, Arthur Dimitrakopoulos,
Iain Scott, James Costello at Seacoast United Sports Park in Amesbury, MA