Los Angeles United Futbol Academy

L A U F A is proud to announce that we have been selected as a Founding Member of the MLS Elite Youth Development program, joining an exclusive group of the top youth soccer clubs in the USA. 


“LAUFA is excited about this great opportunity to collaborate with MLS, as an Elite Academy, in this new competition platform,” said Martin Vasquez, Academy Director, LAUFA. 

"In our greater Los Angeles area community, we will work with the MLS Academies and other Elite Academies to create a world-class soccer culture in America,” added Rocky Degadillio, Chair, LAUFA


“There is strong positive momentum and excitement among MLS club academies and elite academy clubs to co-create a platform that will deliver an unparalleled experience for the nation’s top players and clubs,” said Fred Lipka, VP and Technical Director of MLS Player Development. “The development of professional and elite players requires a comprehensive and integrated approach, beyond just the competition format..."


This new academy-level platform replaces and enhances our coaching and training programs formerly with the US Soccer Development Academy.  Join us!

L A U F A is an elite academy-level club that provides a premier soccer experience for our youth regardless of socio-economic standing, while partnering with our athletes’ parents to manage their academic career through mentoring, after-school tutoring and academic scholarships.  Join us!

Los Angeles United Futbol Academy - LAUFA - Los Angeles, California USA - a not-for-profit youth soccer association