Without any fanfare, Panathinaikos USA, based in St. Charles at the Olympia Center, has rebranded themselves as Juventus Saint Louis. The first notice was when long-time soccer Director Corey Adamson announced via his Twitter account that he had been named Director of the new club. It was shared on Twitter by @JAcademySTL, both tweets showing up in my timeline. Panathinaikos USA Rebrands as Juventus Saint Louis
UPDATE – The Website is now live and is being promoted via the Panathinakos St. Louis Facebook Page
I needed to do some digging because I hadn’t followed Juventus Academy Saint Louis nor had I been notified that I had a new follower. A search for the @PAOUSA turned up nothing, leading to the conclusion that the account had been renamed. A visit to the PAO USA website showed that both the Twitter and Facebook links in their footer now pointed to the Greek professional club, not the local accounts. A visit to the PAO Facebook page, which had been carrying regular video training sessions led by Niko Karidis, the PAO USA founders son and coach in the club, is now emptied of the previous content. The final answer to my questions was found in the About section however (see a screen shot below).
Under MORE INFO is this:
Official Academy of Juventus FC
Juventus Football Club, colloquially known as Juve, is an Italian professional association football club based in Turin, Piedmont.
SCREEN SHOT (FB link)
Note that Corey Adamson arrived in St. Louis when he was signed by the St. Louis Ambush. He was traded to the Orlando Sea Wolves in February, who’s owner Andrew Haines first established the Ambush and signed Corey. Corey was returning on Monday’s and Tuesday’s from Orlando but those tweets have been removed. We’ll see how he manages his time when MASL returns in the Winter.
PAO USA DIRECTORS (website link)
Panathinaikos USA Rebrands as Juventus Saint Louis