24 Oct Brian Carroll Visit
YSC Academy and Philadelphia Union Academy were honored to host retiring Philadelphia Union captain and club legend Brian Carroll to speak to our student body and staff about his illustrious career. Following a brief video retrospective compiled for his final match, Brian spoke with YSC Academy founder and Union investor Richie Graham about everything he learned on and off the field in a career that featured the fourth most appearances in MLS history (371). Brian’s advice to the students culminated with his rumination on his career and how he retired with “no regrets,” having given everything he could in every training session and every opportunity, great and small.
Brian was an integral part of Philadelphia Union’s community, both on the pitch as an industrious and intelligent midfielder, and off it as leader and role model. Brian has developed a special relationship with the Union Academy as well, providing coaching for the Pre-Academy and Academy and even supporting some of our off-the-field projects. We wish Brian the best of luck in his future endeavors, thank him for his innumerable contributions, and hope that our community can all aspire toward his professionalism and decency. #ThankyouBC