ALBION SC – Merced
Club History: Merced Soccer Academy (MSA) has been serving the greater community for over 30 years. MSA is proud to have developed both boys and girls soccer players from youth to professional, with some very special players (like Alfonso Ocampo Chavez) being selected to play in the MLS and internationally in England, Mexico, Portugal, Costa Rica. To further the development of players and opportunities, MSA has become an affiliate with ALBION SC, headquartered in San Diego, California.
ALBION SC was formed under the Peninsula Soccer League in 1981. ALBION SC was one of the first competitive clubs in San Diego and the top program in San Diego. In the late 80’s early 1990’s many competitive clubs in the area started emerging and heavily competing. In 1998 ALBION SC hired Technical Director, Noah Gins to take over and professionalize the club, develop a club-wide curriculum and develop players and teams to play at the highest level in the US. At the time, the club consisted of 6 ALBION SC teams and a large recreational program within PSL.
Looking at the present… The club has 120 plus teams, 800 plus players representing the ALBION Junior Program, a full-blown Recreational program and has played in 12 National Championship games and being crowned National Champion in 2019, won almost every major event in the US, developed over 20 National Team players, many MLS Player and put hundreds and hundreds of players into College on over 50 million dollars in Soccer Scholarships to date. The club represents some of the best soccer in the country and has one of the most prolific coaching staff within youth soccer. The club is progressively looking at ways to advance the club and the players and will continue to push to higher levels moving forward. The standards of excellence that the club has set is a bar that only few can achieve in this country. ALBION SC will continue to make history as it paves the way in youth soccer.