The Sockers Youth Foundation is pleased to announce its partnership with Sockers FC Chicago alumnus Jonathan Spector. Jonathan has chosen to provide an annual scholarship for a youth soccer player participating in the Sockers FC Chicago program.
Jonathan grew up in Arlington Heights,Illinois. The younger of two siblings, he started playing soccer with Sockers FC Chicago in 1998 when he and his teammates won both the Kellogg’s Bowl and the Nike Cup National Finals before competing in the Nike Cup World Finals in Holland. Jonathan attended and graduated from St. Viator High School, and in 2001 he attended the United States Soccer Federation’s U-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, FL where he graduated in the summer of 2003.
In 2003, Jonathan began his professional career with Manchester United before playing for Charlton Athletic, West Ham United and currently,Birmingham City.
Jonathan has represented the United States National team at both the U-17 World Championships in Finland in 2003 and at the U-20 World Championships in 2005 in the Netherlands. Jonathan earned his first cap for the senior team on November 17, 2004, in a World Cup qualifier against Jamaica. Whilst with the Men’s National Team, Jonathan has won the CONCACAF Gold Cup in June of 2007, finished second in the 2009 Confederations Cup, and was a member of the 2010 World Cup squad in South Africa.
The Sockers Youth Foundation is honored that Jonathan has chosen to provide a Sockers FC Chicago player a scholarship. We look forward to working with Jonathan in the future and will continue to assist him in providing this benefit for years to come.
TheJonathan Spector Scholarship is available to all youth players U12 and above, who have been selected to play for Sockers FC Chicago. A formal evaluation process with be initiated once the parents or guardians COMPLETE AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION AND ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS requested by the scholarship committee of the Sockers Youth Foundation, LTD.
Any questions should be directed to Kevin Lesch, president of the Sockers Youth Foundation.