LAFC and Real So Cal Soccer Club announced the formation of LAFC So Cal Youth, a partnership that extends LAFC’s player development expertise to the over 4,000 youth soccer players in the Real So Cal and West Valley Soccer League (WVSL) program.
A prominent and competitive youth club since 2006, Real So Cal Soccer Club boasts numerous championship teams and players who have moved on to the college and professional level. Now, all LAFC So Cal Youth teams will wear the Black & Gold of LAFC and have access to professional staff and player development methods and training.
LAFC So Cal Youth is part of the MLS Youth Affiliate Network in partnership with adidas.
Together, LAFC So Cal Youth will work to create the best youth soccer experience possible, while also focusing on a clear pathway to the LAFC Academy for elite players.
The LAFC Academy launched in 2016 and now has five teams from U-12 to U-17. LAFC signed its first three Academy players in 2020, with 16-year olds Christian Torres, Erik Duenas and Tony Leone becoming the first Academy Home Grown signings in Club history.