Valeo F.C. is one of only ninety-five clubs to become a founding member of the new player development platform which will include more than 8,000 players throughout the U.S. and Canada and will consist of elite year-round competition, as well as player identification initiatives, coaching education opportunities, and additional programming to create the premier player development environment.
"The MLS Elite Youth Development Platform provides Valeo F.C. players with a similar opportunity as the previous U.S. Soccer Academy program. Elite players from our club now get to compete against other elite players within the region each weekend. This also provides a realistic pathway for young players within our country to strive to fulfill their dreams of becoming a professional soccer player." says, Corlton Simmond, Director of Soccer Operations
Valeo F.C. and other elite academy clubs that are now the Founding Members of the new platform have been leaders in the development of players for college, MLS, and the national teams. Combined, MLS Academies and the elite academies joining the platform have produced more than 90 percent of the U.S. Youth National Team players in the last year, making the new platform the top destination for the best young players in North America.