SOCCERSMITH 

  HEAD GOALKEEPER TRAINER:


Matthew Perrella
High School: North Brunswick Twp. (Group 4)
College: Rider University (D1)

Matt led the North Brunswick Raiders to the Group 4 Sectional Championship in 2008 and was a NJ All-State GK before committing to play soccer at Rider University. At Rider, he was a 4 year starting goalkeeper and gained recognition in the league his freshman year earning accolades for rookie of the week several times. Through his 4 years at Rider, Matt served as a captain for 3 seasons and earned a trial with MLS side Sporting Kansas City. 
Graduating with an Education and History degree Matt continued his education abroad at Durham University earning his MBA and continued to play for non-league side Durham City AFC before earning an invitation to Newcastle United FC where he spent over a year in the reserve team and earned trials in France, Italy, and Cyprus with teams in the Europa League and the European Champions League. 
Upon, returning to the states Matt was offered a trial with Jacksonville Armada of the NASL and then signed with NASL side Carolina Railhawks. Currently Matt plays indoor soccer with MASL side the Syracuse Silver Knights and is the head coach for the Trenton Rebels U23 mens team,  which lost in the national mens U23 championship semifinals in 2015 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. 

Image: from a trial with Champions League side APOEL Nicosia, Cyprus (2014).

Join us for an exciting opportunity to learn from our top-level GK coach who has trained and/or played at all of the following clubs:

  • ​Sporting KC (MLS)
  • ​Durham City AFC (UK)
  • ​Newcastle United (BPL)
  • ​APOEL (Cyprus)
  • ​Jacksonville Armada (NASL)
  • Carolina Railhawks (NASL)
  • Syracuse Silver Knights (MASL)


Premier Goalkeeping Academy


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Forging Soccer Players Since 2002

Sessions start this Spring 2016!

Saturday Mornings

8-12 Year Olds      9:15-10AM

13-15 Year Olds   10:15-11AM

16+ Year Olds       11:15-12PM

Location: Lenape Park, Flemington, NJ

Dates: April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14

Cost: $99