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L A U F A provides a premier youth soccer experience at all competitive levels, genders and ages:


Elite levels:

MLS Next , EA (Elite Academy League)




Competitve levels:

Club (Premier, Gold, Silver Elite, Silver, Bronze)

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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. 

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