CollegeSoccer.US was originally founded to assist prospective student-athletes from all over the world to identify their ideal college in the US.
"When a young prospective student-athlete comes to us and asks for guidance we fully understand the enormous responsibility we carry and the opportunity to impact his or her life for the better by how well we do our job!"
We also organize international travel for youth players in the US to train in Germany.
"I have have been very fortunate to grow up in Germany and play for Wormatia Worms, for Waldhof Mannheim, for 1.F.C. Kaiserslautern, for the German Youth National Teams, etc. I was always surrounded by top-level talent and notable coaches. I believe player development in Germany is one of the best in the world and considering how far the US has come in soccer, adding opportunities for young players in the US to train in Germany is just part of the evolution for player development here in the US!"
We also offer a Master's in Sport Administration taught in English in Germany while playing semi-professionally or even professionally.
"Unfortunately, a college student-athlete only has four years of eligibility. What do you do if you want to get your Msster's degree but want to keep playing soccer at the highest level possible at the same time. Now you can go to Germany, earn your Master's in Sport Administration and play soccer. If you are good enough we even place you with a Regionalliga team (one league below the Bundelsiga) or you can play in one of the lower leagues. At the end of the day, you will absolutely cherish the experience no matter what league you play in!"
About the Founder
Richard Möller attended Towson University from 1995-99 on a full athletic scholarship. Richard was the first student-athlete in the program's history to earn awards such as NSCAA Division I All-American, NSCAA Scholar All-American, America East Conference Player of the Year, America East Scholar-Athlete of the Year back-to-back and the prestigious ECAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, just to name a few. Richard was inducted to the Towson University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017.
Richard earned his BA from Towson, MS from Smith College and a PhD from the University of Maryland (ABD). Upon his graduation from Towson University Richard was drafted by the A-League team Maryland Mania (Territorial Pick) associated with DC United and the Baltimore Blast (Number 2 overall pick) to play professional outdoor and indoor soccer.
Richard retired from professional sports after two years to pursue a professional career in coaching. He coached numerous college teams such as Dartmouth, Hopkins and Vassar advancing to the NCAA Tournament on numerous occasions including eight Sweet Sixteen appearances, six Elite Eight appearances and one Final Four appearance. Richard won the Coach of the Year award four times.
Richard earned all his coaching licenses from Germany including the A-license and assisted the German Youth National Teams for several years winning numerous international titles.
Prior to coming to the States Richard captained one of best youth clubs in Germany, 1.F.C. Kaiserslautern, to a National Championship. At the age of 16 Richard turned down a professional contract from Kaiserslautern (men's team played in the 1st Bundesliga at the time) in order to pursue his academic goals. He was also captain of the State & Regional Team (‘Südwestauswahl’) and a member of the German Youth National Team for four years. Richard received his ‘Abitur’ from Albert-Einstein Gymnasium in Germany in 1994.
1) Richard lived in the Philippines for two years attending the International School of Manila prior to his high school years. He won the prestigious National Math Contest one year, was named Player of the Year both years and Richard was asked to play for Philippine National Team.
2) Richard won the German National Championship in Table Tennis defeating the Number 1 player in the country at the time.
“To this day I remember my conversations with college coaches. Every single coach had their own style to convince me to attend their university and soccer program. It was indeed flattering but making my decision tricky at the same time. In all honesty, I would have loved to have someone with a distinct athletic and/or academic background, a former collegiate soccer player and/or former college coach guide me through this all-important and life-altering decision."