Los Angeles United Futbol Academy


LAUFA is proud to announce our appointment as a Founding Member of both MLS NEXT and the Elite Academy League.

MLS NEXT was developed by the MLS and will provide the best player development experience in North America.  MLS NEXT players have access to the highest level of competition and to training and personal development opportunities that will prepare them for their futures, both in soccer and in life.


“MLS NEXT advances player development in North America, furthering Major League Soccer’s commitment to developing world-class players through an elite competitive pathway... to advance from academies to MLS first teams.” said Fred Lipka, Vice President and Technical Director of MLS Player Development.

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The Elite Academy League (EA) provides enhanced player development opportunities primarily for MLS Next clubs by extending best in class standards, infrastructure and integration with the MLS Next Youth platform for youth within the EA clubs’ player pools. 

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!

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