DUSC joins MLS NEXT for 2024-2025

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We are delighted to announce that DUSC has been invited to join the MLS NEXT U13 + U14 divisions for the 2024-2025 season. MLS NEXT will provide the most structured, high-level platform, a professional game-day environment, and a collaborative club experience alongside the nation’s premier clubs. Our invitation to join MLS NEXT marks a pivotal milestone in our club's growth and development. It opens pathways for our Boys Academy players to pursue their development opportunities at the highest level possible.

At DUSC, we're driven by a passion for unlocking the full potential of every player. With an abundance of talent in Manhattan and its surrounding boroughs, our focus remains clear: to foster individual growth and development. To achieve this, DUSC boasts an impressive team of coaches and staff members with extensive experience in coaching across all levels.

Under the stewardship of Executive Director Kevin McCarthy and Director of Coaching Paul O'Donnell (former Red Bull Academy Director), DUSC aspires to emerge as a frontrunner in youth soccer development nationwide while establishing a benchmark of excellence within NYC.

Our vision extends far beyond the pitch. We aim not only to produce top-tier players but also to nurture well-rounded individuals who contribute positively to their communities. Through our "Soccer For All" initiative, we're breaking down barriers, providing over $500k in financial aid to ensure that every aspiring player has a chance to participate, regardless of their financial circumstances.

Director of Coaching, Paul O'Donnell, whose leadership has led to DUSC being invited into Girls Academy and MLS NEXT for next season, summarizes our excitement perfectly: "Being part of the premier youth developmental environments in the country, within one of the most talented soccer hubs, is an unparalleled opportunity. We are tremendously excited for this journey and eager to develop top-tier players while continuing to make a positive impact on our community."

The rigorous evaluation process we underwent reflects our unwavering commitment to excellence, inclusivity, and holistic player development. Our dedication to fostering an inclusive club culture, implementing a defined soccer philosophy, and providing ongoing coaching support and education has set us apart.

Join us as we embark on this new chapter in NYC soccer!

If you are interested in joining DUSC, please fill out the player inquiry form below for your chance to attend an ID Event.

Current DUSC Academy players do not need to apply.

Nos complace anunciar que DUSC ha sido invitado a unirse a las divisiones U13 y U14 de la MLS NEXT para la temporada 2024-2025. MLS NEXT proporcionará unaplataforma más estructurada y de alto nivel, un entorno de juego profesional y una experiencia colaborativa junto a los otros clubes de élite de la nación. Esta invitación para unirnos a MLS NEXT marca un hito crucial en el crecimiento y desarrollo de nuestro club. También abrirá caminos para que los jugadores de nuestra Academia de varones persigan las oportunidades de desarrollo al más alto nivel posible.


Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer que DUSC vient d'être promu en MLS NEXT dans les catégories U13-U14 pour la saison 2024-2025.  MLS NEXT offrira la plateforme de haut niveau la plus structurée, un environnement professionnel lors des jours de match, et une expérience en collaboration avec les meilleurs clubs à l'échelle nationale.  Notre entrée en MLS NEXT marque une étape importante pour la croissance et le développement du club. Cela ouvre une voie à notre Académie des garcons de poursuivre leur développement au plus haut niveau.