USC Philly 2018 – Day Zero


Philadelphia awaits

Here goes, #PHL18 we are ready for you. We just have to get there first...

All the prep done, now we’ve got to get ourselves and our equipment the 3,500 miles from Liverpool to Philadelphia - and then get everything set up. This is going to be a long day! 

We had a 5am GMT start for our first flight to Dublin, Ireland, and then it was a mad dash to clear customs before boarding for New York. 

The eight hours sitting on that plane is likely to be the only rest we’ll get all day – but none of us are exactly the resting type so let’s hope the in-flight movies are good.


After landing in NYC we’ll drive the 100 miles or so to Philly, check into the hotel and then head straight to the venue, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and get ourselves organised.

It’ll be around midnight local time, which is 5am GMT, by the time we hit the sack – 24 busy hours after our bleary-eyed early morning start back home!

Follow us across our social media – and in the dedicated #PHL18 app – for updates on the journey and throughout our stay in Philly for the United Soccer Coaches Convention.