We are delighted to announce we have been granted the U17’s age group for MLS Next, the highest level of boys’ soccer in the US for the 2021-22 season.

This means Murrieta Soccer Academy will have the following age groups playing in MLS Next for the 2021-22 Season.

U13 (2009), U14 (2008), U15 (2007), U16 (2006) & U17 (2005).

Register for Tryouts – http://www.murrietasurf.com/join


The platform will feature competition across six age groups: U-13, U-14, U-15, U-16, U-17 and U-19. The full list of member clubs can be found HERE.

Membership is based on geographical considerations, and evaluated on their inclusivity of players from all backgrounds and commitment to the highest level of player development standards, including:

  • Player Identification (Pro Pathway, Player Sourcing Strategy, History of Player Development – National Team or Collegiate)
  • Club Player Development Philosophy and Methodology
  • Consistency and Relevancy of Coaches and Technical Staff Standards and Club Projects
  • Development and Performance Environment

The platform consists of elite year-round competition, as well as player identification initiatives, coaching education opportunities, and additional programming to create the premier player development environment.

About Major League Soccer

Headquartered in New York City, Major League Soccer – celebrating its 25th Season in 2020 – features 26 clubs throughout the United States and Canada, in addition to future expansion teams in Austin, St. Louis, Sacramento, and Charlotte. For more information about MLS, visit www.MLSsoccer.com.


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