Local Soccer Club Rises
To National Powerhouse
There is a small soccer club right in our own back yard that has quietly risen to one of the top clubs in the nation. It’s Foundation Soccer Academy based in New Hampton NY. Their Under-12 team is currently the #1 ranked team in NY and #12 in the entire nation. It may be a smaller club compared to other local academies, but they maintain a quality over quantity mentality. All of their teams currently sit in first place in their respective divisions of league play.
The club was founded by Academy Director Ryan Cordeiro, a 2004 Monroe Woodbury High School graduate that went on to play professional soccer in the MLS. His teams have players from as far as New Paltz and have multiple players from Washingtonville, Montgomery and Cornwall.
Ryan started a scholarship fund that helps players play soccer at the top level that maybe couldn’t ordinarily play in the pay to play culture of premier soccer. The club hosts fundraising events to help fund the scholarships. He also hosts free foot skills clinics for local kids to attend at no cost.
Later this month, they will travel to compete against teams from out of state in the nation’s top youth soccer tournament, The EDP Fall Cup.
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