Albuquerque United Football Club began operations in the fall of 1988 with 8 teams, 7 boys and 1 girls’ team. Today the Club consists of over 30 teams between U9 – U19, along with our developmental program, the Youth Development Academy, from U5-U8. AUFC is recognized as one of the top clubs in the Western United States and is affiliated with the Portland Timbers (MLS) and Portland Thorns (NWSL). How does the Club achieve such broad-based success? Through great commitment from players, parents, coaches, volunteers and a consistent, sound approach to player development.