With over 80 travel soccer teams, Arlington Soccer Association is one of the largest clubs in Northern Virginia. Led by Director of Travel Coaching, German Peri, as well as a large and diverse technical staff, the players and teams are in good hands for player development.
Our travel program begins at 9U and goes up through 23U. Our teams play in the CCL League, NCSL and ODSL, as well as select teams competing in both Region I and National League.
Download the Arlington Soccer Association's Travel Soccer Charter here.
Travel Soccer Goals
The aim of Arlington Soccer's travel team is primarily to develop players to their maximum potential while conveying life values and building a love for a healthy lifestyle. In conjunction with that, players focus on being a good citizen, a good student and the best soccer player they can be. We aim for:
- Very smart and skilled soccer players
- Players willing to play and give everything for the team
- The integral development of each player: Education (Ethics / Habits), Technical, Tactical, Physical and Social
OVERLAND PARK, KS, July 28, 2019. BREAKING NEWS: The Arlington Soccer ’02 Boys Red Team’s (ARL) bid for its second US Youth Soccer National Championship in two years fell short with a one-goal loss to Solar ‘02 Castro-TX.
ARL surrendered only its second goal of championship week when Solar scored in the 61st minute of the finals to take a 1-0 lead. Although ARL continued to push the ball forward in the final 20 minutes of the match, Solar held on to its lead and thwarted ARL’s back-to-back effort.
ARL played very well throughout the week scoring 7 goals while giving up only 2 goals. As national runners-up, ARL completed the week with a 3-1-1 record.
On the way to its second national championship match in two years, ARL finished preliminary round play with a first-place finish in Group B posting a 2-0-1 record with 7 points. In the national semifinals, ARL defeated Baltimore Celtic 2-0.
|Teammates celebrate after Joe Core's goal that made it 2-0 in second half action vs Baltimore Celtic|
OVERLAND PARK, KS, July 27, 2019. BREAKING NEWS: In the US Youth Soccer Championships, the Arlington Soccer ’02 Boys Red Team (ARL) secured a semifinal victory with a 2-0 win over Baltimore Celtic. ARL will defend its 2018 National Championship in tomorrow’s finals versus Solar '02 Castro-TX.
ARL took a halftime lead of 1-0 in the semifinal match versus Celtic. ARL took advantage of a free kick by Jonah Garufi and James Canady found the back of the net at the 17-minute mark to put ARL up 1-0.
ARL scored its second goal in the 76th minute on a beautiful play started by Josh Morrobel who moved the ball up the field from his defensive position, made a deft pass to James Canady who fed it to Joe Core for his fourth goal of the tournament and sealed the ARL victory.
Throughout the match, ARL displayed a strong presence in the midfield on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. Jonathan Lee continued his strong play in goal.
After the match, ARL head coach Eduardo De Souza said, “The boys knew the game plan today. We play one match at a time with respect for every opponent. We are excited for the finals tomorrow and we are all in.”
ARL will play Solar ’02 in tomorrow’s championship game that features a rematch of the 2018 semifinals won by ARL by a score of 2-1. ARL looks to repeat as national champions as the finals will kick off at 7:15 am (CDT) and be available to watch live via US Youth Soccer http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org/live/.
You can also follow the action on Sunday morning on Twitter by following @ArlingtonSoccer.
OVERLAND PARK, KS, July 25, 2019. BREAKING NEWS: The Arlington Soccer ’02 Boys Red Team (ARL) advanced to the semifinals of the US Youth Soccer National Championships with a 1-0 win over Santa Clara Sporting Green (SC). By earning 3 points today, ARL finished in first place in Group B with 7 points and will play in the semifinals on Saturday at 10 am (EDT).
Today’s match versus SC was a physical game from the outset with the teams playing to a 0-0 tie at halftime. ARL began its ball control late in the first half and that momentum carried through into the second half as ARL took the lead in the 69th minute off of a penalty kick by Jose Alvarado. With a 1-0 lead in the match, ARL directed the tempo for the final 20 minutes. ARL demonstrated a great deal of poise during the match and played solid defense throughout. GK Jonathan Lee anchored the defense with 7 saves, one of those was an incredible save early in the second half.
ARL completed preliminary round play with two wins and one tie for a total of 7 points. ARL netted 5 goals in three games while only surrendering one goal. ARL will play in the national semifinals on Saturday morning versus Baltimore Celtic (BC) at 10 am (EDT). BC concluded preliminary round play with two wins and one loss for a total of 6 points and a second-place finish in Group A.
Group B final standings: ARL – 7 points; Michigan Jaguars – 5 points; OK Energy FC Central – 3 points; SC – 1 point.
Group A final standings: Solar 02 Castro (TX) – 7 points; BC – 6 points; Washington Premier Black – 2 points; Coral Estates Strikers Blue – 1 point.
OVERLAND PARK, KS, July 24, 2019. BREAKING NEWS: The Arlington Soccer ’02 Boys Red Team (ARL) secured a victory on day two of the US Youth Soccer National Championships. With a 3-0 win, ARL sits atop of Pool B with 4 points. Today’s match featured a controlling possession game by ARL over OK Energy FC Central (OK) and a hat trick by Joe Core. ARL put 10 shots on goal while securing 7 corner kicks to 1 shot on goal and 1 corner for OK.
ARL dominated the second half and quickly led off the scoring at the 51:00-minute mark. Jose Alvarado placed a corner kick into the 18 and Joe Core finished with a header for his first of three goals. ARL maintained its pressure and three minutes later, Core headed in his second goal of the day off of a free-kick from Jonah Garufi.
For the remainder of the game, ARL continued its solid defense and maintained control of the pitch. Jonathan Lee was stellar in goal and made some critical plays throughout the game. With about 6 minutes remaining in the match, Core capped off the win with his 3rdgoal on an assist from Alvarado.
While the first 45 ended in a scoreless half, ARL consistently pushed the pace of play. Early in the match ARL was aggressive on the offensive end but OK fought back and put pressure on ARL midway through the first half. Defender Garrett Ross made a terrific save of a ball in the box that kept the game scoreless. ARL closed the first 45 with several shots and regained control of the possession.
ARL will play its third and final game of pool play on Wednesday morning at 7am central time against Santa Clara Sporting 02 Green (SC). The current standings for Pool B: ARL – 4 points; OK – 3 points; Michigan Jaguars – 2 points; SC – 1 point.
Additional coverage of today's match: usyouthsoccer.org website
The 2019 US Youth Soccer National Championships, which will feature top teams in the 13U through 19U age groups, kick off Tuesday, July 23, with games running through Sunday, July 28.
Arlington Soccer Association is so very proud that our 2002 Boys Red team are returning to defend their national championship in Overland Park, Kansas.
The Journey Back to the Championships
"No pain, no gain!” is a phrase that sums up where the team found themselves against the OC Boca Juniors in April. The game between the two sides was to determine who would go on to advance to this years National USYS Championship Series via the National League. After losing a heartbreaking state cup in the Fall, the defending National Champions wanted to create a different result, which was their only hope at defending the crown.
After a hard-fought match by both sides, the ASA Red ‘02 Boys found themselves on the right side of things, with a 3-0 victory. The victory propelled the boys into the Elite 8 final at this years USYS National Championships. With a pool of 3 competitive teams to go through first, the ASA ‘02 Red Boys team has its sights on a second title.
Scheduled Matches (EDT)
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- Tuesday, July 23 at 10:00 am vs Michigan Jaguars Green
1-1 TIE - Goal by Kyle Burbage
- Wednesday, July 24 at 8:00 am vs OK Energy FC Central
3-0 VICTORY! HAT TRICK (3 GOALS) for Joe Core!
- Thursday, July 25 at 8:00 am vs Santa Clara Sporting Green
1-0 VICTORY! Penalty Kick by José Alvarado!
Recording of Match: https://youtu.be/yPW
- Semifinals! Saturday, July 27 at 10:00 am EDT!
2-0 VICTORY! Goals by Canady and Core!
- FINALS! Sunday, July 28 at 8:15 am EDT!
1-0 Loss. Great effort, boys!
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Arlington Soccer Association is pleased to share that the Virginia Youth Soccer Association announced their annual Awards and two of our coaches received accolades.
Coach Mo Tayari was awarded the Girls Competitive Coach of the Year and Osman Cuadros received the Boys Competitive Coach of the Year.