Empire United Soccer Academy

Our Mission & Vision


We aim to provide the youth of Western New York the benefits of a team sport that develops character and sportsmanship, promotes enjoyment and allows each individual player to achieve his/her best on and off the soccer field.

Additionally, we expect to provide elite-level youth soccer players with a challenging, high performance environment.   Our goal is to offer the serious player a platform for them to attain their highest possible level, whether that is college, professional or international competition.


Empire United aspires to be the best, most comprehensive soccer club in Western New York. We measure ourselves by how well we develop our players and our coaches:

  • Are we consistently developing Academy level players, college players and professional players at a rate above any other club in WNY and comparable to other non-MLS Academy clubs?
  • Similarly, are we providing the resources and environment for our coaches to develop at a rate beyond that of other clubs in our market and on par with other DA clubs?