Relevant Links & Information

United States Soccer (Football) 2015

USA Professional & Club National Organizations

http://www.ussoccer.com/

Men’s United States National Team / Youth USA National Teams U-14 to U-23

  • 2015       CONCACAF Gold Cup – Every other odd year – North & Central America & Caribbean – TBD
  • 2015       Copa America (South America’s Cup) –Every 4 years – Invite only (Mexico & Jamaica) – in Chile
  • 2016       Copa America Centenario (in USA) CONMEBOL & CONCACAF – in USA
  • 2016       Summer Olympics – Every four years (even year) – under 23 Men’s – in Brazil
  • 2017       FIFA Federations Cup – 1 year prior to World Cup – 6 FIFA champions, Champ & host – in Russia
  •                 (Playoff between 2013 Champ USA & 2015 Champ – TBD, or USA if they win in 2015 too)
  • 2017       CONCACAF Gold Cup – Every other odd year – North & Central America & Caribbean – TBD
  • 2018       FIFA World Cup – Every four years (even year) – in Russia

 

Annual Competition:

The Lamar Hunt US Open Cup
http://thecup.us/

CONCACAF Champions League
http://www.concacaf.com/category/champions-league

USA/North America Professional Leagues

MLS – Major League Soccer (Pro D1) – 20 teams in 2015 / Expanding to 24 teams by 2020.

http://www.mlssoccer.com/

http://www.sportingkc.com/

NASL – North America Soccer League (Pro D2) – 12 teams in 2015 /Grow to 18 to 20 teams by 2018.

http://www.nasl.com/

USL Pro – United Soccer Leagues Pro (Pro D3 with MLS Affliation) – 22 teams in 2015

http://uslpro.uslsoccer.com/teamdirectory/index_E.html

USA / North America Amateur Leagues

PDL – USL Premier Development League U-23 (Amateur D4)

http://www.uslpdl.com/

NPSL – National Premier Soccer League (Amateur D4)

http://www.npsl.info/

USASA Elite Amateur Leagues (Amateur D4 & 5)

USCS – US Club Soccer (Amateur D5)

http://www.usclubsoccer.org/

USA Elite Youth Soccer Development Programs

    • U-13/14
    • U-15/16
    • U-17-18
  1. US Club Soccer
    • National ID Programs, National Camp (only for U-14)
    • Championships (National, Regional, State)
    • Leagues (NPL)
  2. USYSA – US Youth Soccer Association
    • National ID Programs / ODP, Regional/State/District Teams
    • Championships (National, Regional, State)
    • Leagues (National, Regional, State, Local)
  3. USL – Super Y League (U-12 to U-17) – was supplanted by USSDA as top elite status
  4. College, with all of its various Divisions and scholarship opportunities
  5. High school

The Three USA Youth Soccer Organizations

US Youth Soccer Association (USYSA)

http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO)

http://www.ayso.org/

Soccer Association for Youth (SAY)

http://www.saysoccer.org/default.aspx

Some Explanations about USA Soccer Pyramid, and Youth and College

http://www.soccernewsday.com/usa/a/73/the-unruly-soccer-pyramids-of-america

http://www.oregonyouthsoccer.org/assets/coaches/Comparing_the_US_Soccer_Environment_to_the_World.pdf

http://playsoccerincollege.wikispaces.com/Club+Soccer+Explained

Pertinent Kanas City-area Soccer Leagues to Unified FC Clubs:

Heartland Soccer Association (OP KS) http://www.heartlandsoccer.net/

  • 6 Members – Sporting Blue Valley, Kansas Premier Soccer League, KC Rush, Metro United SC (KC Fusion), Northeast United, Overland Park SCKC

Metro League (MO) http://www.kcmetroleague.com/ – Site has MAP of KC METRO Fields

  • 10 Members – Blue Springs SC, Futura FC, Harrisonville SC, KC Prime Elite, Lee’s Summit SA, Pleasant Hill SA, Raytown SC, SA of Independence, WMSL

Northland Sports Association (Platte County, MO) http://www.nsakc.com/