The LAFC Academy is turning heads across the country.
Top Drawer Soccer, an authority in youth and college soccer, has named LAFC Academy's U13 and U14 teams the No. 1 club sides in the US.
“Having assembled and trained three age-group teams (U12, U13 and U14) in our first full U.S. Development Academy season, we are so pleased with the progress,” LAFC Academy Director Todd Saldaña said. “Many LAFC players have been recognized and invited to U.S Soccer Youth National Team Camps and Training Centers, and LAFC players are being identified and selected by the FMF Mexican Federation, as well.
"The current team ranking is recognition to our owners, management, and coaching staff for outstanding support and quality work throughout the process so far. Our academy continues to stay humble and grateful for our amazing beginning.”
In 2018, the U13 and U14 sides have sent numerous players to national teams camps and dominated competition in California. The recognition for comes just a few months before LAFC adds a U15 team to the Academy.