Southern New Hampshire University has partnered with Major League Soccer club FC Dallas to serve as its Official Education Partner. Through this partnership, SNHU helps players, retired players and staff members achieve their goals with online education.
“I was 16 when I signed my first professional contract with FC Dallas, but I still went back to the hotel after road games to do my homework so I could graduate from high school,” said FC Dallas’ Kellyn Acosta. “Now, we train for a few hours each day, but the rest of my day is pretty relaxed, so when SNHU offered us the flexibility of online college classes, I decided to take advantage of the opportunity to pursue a college degree.”
Recognized as a leader in player development, FC Dallas is also a leader in the classroom, with five players enrolled at SNHU. The first MLS team to hire a full-time college director, FC Dallas sees over 100 of its youth players sign college commitments or receive some type of college scholarship each year.