National Academy League: Mid-America Conference (New)
[May 3, 2023] The National Academy League (NAL) just announced that it has opened a new region and is set to welcome twelve new clubs for its inaugural season. The Mid-America Conference will be represented by clubs from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
These youth soccer clubs include:
- Bavarian United (WI)
- Cincinnati United Premier (OH)
- FC United (IL)
- Indiana Fire (IN)
- Javanon FC (KY)
- Lou Fusz Athletic (MO)
- Michigan Hawks (MI)
- Michigan Jaguars (MI)
- Midwest United FC (MI)
- SC Wave (WI)
- Sockers FC Chicago (IL)
- Vardar (MI)
This expansion will bring the total number of participating clubs to 67 and include over 400 teams. The league, which is set to begin play in Fall 2023, will feature youth boys teams from the eastern region of the United States.
The National Academy League was founded by a large contingent of MLS NEXT youth clubs, and its mission is to provide a high-level, development-focused league for young soccer players. Stay tuned for more updates on the National Academy League and its growing number of conferences and clubs.