NEWTON MASSACHUSETTS – Valeo FC, a global soccer club, is excited to announce the full pathway for MLS NEXT Zone 2 age-group teams and its participation in the National Academy League for the 2023/24 season.

As one of only four Massachusetts clubs participating in the National Academy League, Valeo FC will provide a competitive platform geared towards college recruiting and regional and national exposure for its players. The National Academy League serves as a Pre-MLS NEXT platform where technical and administrative processes will be aligned with the MLS NEXT platform.

This new initiative will provide our players with the game-day preparation needed to excel in collegiate and professional soccer environments. Our dedicated coaching staff and state-of-the-art facilities will ensure that our players have access to the best possible resources for their development.

“We are thrilled to offer our players a full pathway for MLS NEXT Zone 2 age-group teams by participating in the National Academy League,” said Corlton Simmond, Director of Global Soccer Operations for Valeo FC. ” Our commitment to providing our players with the resources and platform needed to excel in soccer is unwavering. We believe that this new initiative will provide our players with the preparation and exposure they need to succeed in collegiate and professional soccer.”

“Valeo FC provides an environment that holistically guides a player with a complete pathway at one club to fulfill their soccer goal of becoming a collegiate player or national or international professional player,” said Altimont Butler, MLS Next Staff Coach and former MLS and World cup player. Valeo FC presently has gap year programs in Portugal and Ireland as well as an NPSL national league team for players that need additional collegiate preparation after high school club soccer. For players that are more aggressive in becoming a professional player, Valeo FC presently has a semi-professional team in the 4th division in Portugal and a professional team in the 1st division in Ireland. We also have a relationship with regional MLS teams for players that prefer the domestic national platform.

Valeo FC has a long history of producing top-tier soccer players, and we are proud to continue our tradition of excellence. With the full pathway for MLS NEXT Zone 2 age-group teams and participation in the National Academy League, Valeo FC is excited about the future and looks forward to continuing to develop the next generation of soccer stars.

About Valeo Futbol Club

Valeo Futbol Club Inc. is a global soccer training organization that provides opportunities and access for young student-athletes, regardless of their socio-economic status and geography. Valeo FC trains thousands of athletes throughout North America, the Caribbean, and Europe each year, including extensive outreach and inclusion for inner-city youth. They provide a challenging and rewarding environment that teaches the virtues of teamwork, discipline, hard work, commitment, respect, and leadership.