Strikers Academy

STRIKERS FC - Irvine (formerly the IRVINE STRIKERS) has received national recognition for being one of the top clubs in the country for producing collegiate, professional and national team players. Their unique training philosophy has a proven track record in producing elite players. In 2010, the U.S. Men’s National Team took the 23 best players in the country to represent the United State in the World Cup in South Africa. Of those 23 players, two of them, Jonathan Bornstein and Benny Feilhaber grew up playing in Irvine with the Strikers.

In 2007, the United States Soccer Federation offered Strikers FC membership as one of the inaugural 40 members to participate in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. As a member of the Development Academy, their players are evaluated over ten times a year by National Team coaches at practices and games, as well as offering exposure to hundreds of college coaches at national showcases. Starting at the U14 age group, the Development Academy is a platform for the best male players in the country to compete in an environment designed to produce the next generation of National Team players.

In 2008, Strikers FC was invited by US Club Soccer to become a member of the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL). ECNL is the nations premier league for girls U14 to U18 and gives the club’s female players the opportunity to compete at the highest level. Much like the Development Academy, ECNL offers unmatched exposure to U.S. National Team scouts and college coaches at national showcase events.

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