YOUR QUESTIONS.

WHERE CAN WE SEE YOUR USSF REGISTRATION DETAILS and MATCH AGENT LISTING?
Please Click Here to see the official list of Intermediaries registered to the United States Soccer Federation. You will see our
email details and company name on the 2017/2018 list.
Click Here to see the Official FIFA listing for US Match Agents with our CEO's name.

WHAT LEVEL OF PLAYER DO YOU REPRESENT?
We generally represent players who are professionals. and playing at  a high level, for example,  senior players in European  or
South and Central American clubs, and Academies & Centres of Excellence, that are connected to a Professional club or National side.
If you wish to have a free consultation  as a young player interested in a professional career, please contact us via email in the first instance.


HOW CAN YOU HELP ME WITH PROFESSIONAL RECRUITMENT ?
In one word 'Connections'.  The old adage, "it is not what you know, but who you know" holds true in most fields of work, but especially in the sports world. The first question you need to ask any intermediary/agent you contact is how well connected they are with professional clubs.
The AJF Agency consists of experienced individuals, including those who have played and coached at the highest level of the game.
Our network covers almost all parts of the globe  and we deal directly with the decision makers within the professional club community.
However, regardless of connections, you must be a talented player who's performances are consistent, with the ability to transfer that consistency to the pitch. This is what makes you valuable  to any club, and allows you to earn the relative salary.
The AJF Agency use a group of trusted scouts and professional coaches throughout the US, and internationally, who are  experts in recruitment.


HOW EFFECTIVE ARE YOU AT REPRESENTING PLAYERS IN THE USA or ABROAD?
Our prime concern is making sure we look after a players interests, both on and off the field.

A good intermediary must have a thorough knowledge of contract tenements, and the rules and regulations that specifically govern those player/club contracts, in any given country. We have an elite team of key staff members that are highly rated for conducting and negotiating the best deals.
In the U.S. your representative must know MLS policy in relation to the CBA, in addition to knowing how the USL and NASL functions as the second tier. There is no substitute for having sound knowledge of the agreements in place.
The second concern, and extremely important to your career, is how many players are under representation at any one point of time.
If an agent or agency has too many players, then unless you are one of the top five on their portfolio, being taken care of decreases.

HOW BROAD IS YOUR NETWORK?

We are based in the US (Dallas and New York) and London, England. Our network extends to all countries around the world.
We work with other international agent/intermediaries, head scouts, coaches and technical staff members at both academy and senior team level, on your behalf. It is human nature for any head coach to concentrate on who they believe are their most influential players, but soccer is very subjective by nature and head scouts/coaches will generally make their own decisions of who to recruit based upon many factors.
Ultimately, we are purely interested in making sure we negotiate the best deal we can for you, once the  interest is there.


DO YOU ONLY DEAL WITH MLS REPRESENTATION IN THE U.S.?
No, we do deals for players internationally, and focus on those entering the MLS, NASL and USL, who are actually part of or affiliated to MLS clubs.
However, our primary focus is on the MLS, at professional level.

WHAT ABOUT CLUBS ABROAD?
We have extensive relationships with many clubs in Europe, including England, (up to Premiership level), as well as all other major European nations.
We also work with and have contacts/scouts in Central/South America, Columbia, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, and Venezuela and the Far East/China, Japan, S.Korea, Thailand , Singapore, Australia and the African continent.


HOW DOES THE USSF ACADEMY U19 YOUTH INTERNATIONAL PLAYER PROGRAM WORK?
Please click this link to find out more: http://www.ajfagency.com/international-youth-players

WHAT IS THE PROCESS TO REGISTER MY INTEREST FOR ANY TRYOUT?TRIALS OR COMBINES?
The Pro Combine/trials/tryouts we hold are designed to recruit players who will be of the level required to play professionally in Europe or anywhere in the world. Please click this link to find out more: http://www.ajfagency.com/pro-combine-trial

DO YOU REPRESENT USSF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY PLAYERS?
Yes, we do. You must be aged from 15 years upwards, turning 16 in the calendar year, with at least a 75% start ratio in the first 11.
This is the highest level of youth soccer one can play in the United States, linked directly to the US junior National Player Program and senior team. The most talented homegrown USSF YDA U16 and U18 players may be offered a contract to sign to their respective clubs, -via the MLS-and will  frequently seek representation.


DO YOU REPRESENT GOALKEEPERS?
Yes, of course. We were in discussion recently with an MLS club and a GK who wanted to come to the US and was part of a National Team who were involved in the finals in  Euro 2016 and is also in the team who are part of the Worl Cup 2018 participants. In fact it is a position much sought after by many MLS clubs as it is obviously a unique position. Good GK's are always in demand.

DO YOU REPRESENT FEMALE PLAYERS?

Unfortunately not at this time. However, we do assist in finding agents who represent professional female players, or those being offered a contract. Please register as normal and we will get back to you.





DO YOU WORK WITH COLLEGE SOCCER PROGRAMS and COACHING STAFF?
Under (NCAA) regulation, college coaches are limited when discussing players with outside representation organizations.
The decision, to not discuss, is understandably based around the fact that all college players are deemed 'Amateur', and college coaches, do not under any circumstances, want to jeopardise their eligibility.
However, colleges do have compliance and professional committees who work with players and representation agents/agencies that are State registered. You as an individual (or your parent/guardian(s) if you are a minor and still at high school, are allowed to discuss  and get advice regarding your soccer future,  and what the options available to you are, including if you decide to go the professional player route.
We always try to cooperate and work hand-in-hand with your college to fulfill our duties and responsibilities, while simultaneously offering impartial advice and instruction- staying within the boundaries-while at college or high school.

DO I NEED A VISA TO ENTER THE USA AS AN INTERNATIONAL PLAYER?
Unless you live in the US (Citizen/Resident/Green Card) & are able to work legally, than yes, you will need a visa/work permit/Social Security number.This is 'generally' not difficult to obtain, during the negotiation phase. If professional clubs want to sign you, they will do everything they can to get the necessary documents to allow you to play here in
the USA.  The AJF Agency and it's own attorney's will also help and assist you with all the documents and  paperwork.

IS IT DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN A VISA/WORK PERMIT FOR THE USA?
The criteria used to issue a visa and/or work permit to play soccer in the US varies from country to country, and would depend on many factors, including your personal and family background, level of talent, age, and your present playing and personal circumstances.
US clubs obviously focus on domestic home-grown development, and there are rules governing the amount of international player spots on their teams and, excepting 'Designated Players', how much they can pay them from the salary budget.
The AJF Agency will discuss your situation and refer you to our attorney's who will assist where necessary regarding the legal aspects.
However, there is never any guarantee that you will be issued a visa/work permit, as this is at the discretion of the US Embassy in your country under the guidance and regulations imposed by US homeland security.

NOTE: TO ALL EUROPEAN and INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS: It is recommended that your Passport should  have at least  6 months left before its expiry, and if necessary extended for the full time you would be in the US.


PARENT/GUARDIAN(s) INFORMATION?
Initially Parent/Guardian(s) will be our  primary contact for any player under 18 who seeks our advice.
The AJF Agency will assist and help  during this process by communicating directly with you, and any professional club interested in you.

WHAT IF I HAVE A QUESTION THAT I NEED ANSWERED AND IS NOT ON THIS PAGE?
Please submit your question on the 'Contact Page' and we will reply as soon as possible.