FRISCO, Texas (May 3, 2023) — The US Youth Soccer National League is pleased to announce the seven (7) clubs selected for the Boys Club vs. Club Division of the Sunshine Conference: Azzuri Storm, Doral Soccer Club, GGS Soccer Academy, Miami Breakers FC, Strikers Miami FC, SABR Team Boca, and West Pines United FC.
These boys clubs will begin competing in the 2023-24 season within the club-based division of the Sunshine Conference, which is one of the 13 Conferences within the National League.
As a top-tier division within the Sunshine Conference, the Club vs. Club Division provides teams with opportunities to compete for spots in the USYS National Championship Series and the following season’s National League Conference Playoffs. Both advancement opportunities allow teams to move up the pathway toward the USYS National Championships.
A word from the clubs:
Azzuri Storm Soccer Club
“We are excited about the competition we will play in Sunshine Academy Division, which will continue to enhance our players' development. The clubs involved in this league are extremely competitive and will bring the best out of our individual players and teams overall, making it a holistic platform. We look forward to contributing a high-quality of play to the game and the league.” - Carrie Molaka, Director of Coaching
Doral Soccer Club
“Doral Soccer Club is thrilled to announce our participation in Sunshine Conference Academy this upcoming season. We strive to provide the best opportunities for players to compete and continue their development.” - Kevin Piraquive, Director of Coaching
GGS Soccer Academy
“GGS is honored to be accepted into the Sunshine Conference Academy Division. We are committed to providing our players with the highest level of coaching and training, and we are grateful for the chance to showcase our talents on this platform. We are thrilled to be a part of this respected division and look forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.” - Marconi Machado, Co-Founder & Director of Operations
Miami Breakers FC
“We are excited for the opportunity to showcase our level of competition in one of the highest platforms in the Sunshine Conference. Being accepted into this league creates a direct pathway to compete against the nation's best, and we look forward to the ability to play at the highest standard.” - Eric Vasquez, Club Director
Strikers Miami FC
“We are thrilled to join an elite-level league designed to promote a highly competitive and professional level. Strikers Miami FC is committed to looking for ways to enhance the experience of our players, coaches and families. This opportunity provides our club members with a chance to enhance their development and skills against the most talented clubs in the country.” - Diego Rios, Executive Director
SABR Team Boca
“As a long-standing club with a history of USYS success, we are thrilled to participate in the Sunshine Conference Academy Division. The Club vs. Club model and the pathways to the USYS Southern Regional Championships and the USYS National Championship Series give our boys' teams and players an opportunity to play in a highly competitive environment. We are excited to be accepted into the Sunshine Conference Academy and are eagerly looking forward to the season.” - Michael Araujo, Boys Director of Coaching
West Pines United FC
“West Pines United FC is proud and excited to be accepted into the Sunshine Conference Academy. This club-based league aligns with our vision for our club. It provides pathways of showcasing for our players, as well as additional avenues towards regional and national events.” - Todd Goodman, Director of Coaching