MLS Next

About MLS Next

MLS NEXT is the top league in North America for boys youth soccer. Current membership includes 133 clubs, 590 teams, 11,000+ players across the U.S. and Canada and features over 90% of the current youth national team player pools. MLS NEXT is the paradigm for player development. MLS NEXT gives our players the opportunity to play and train in the highest level environments and be exposed to MLS academy scouts, US Soccer youth/senior national team scouts, MLS/Professional scouts. To provide the best player development experience, we focus our efforts on the following areas: Competition, Environment, Coaching, Individual Growth and Player ID & Recruitment.

MLS NEXT is the top youth soccer program in the US. Teams travel nationally and train for 10 months. Currently offered for boys but girls may be rostered.

LA Bulls MLS Next Program Requirements

  • 3-4 practices per week. Players are expected to attend all practices to be considered for travel and competition in games.
  • Each team plays approximately 30 league games + Showcases.
  • Seasons: Fall & Spring.
  • 15-20 away matches in a given season (some games will require overnight travel).
  • MLS NEXT teams train for 10 months.
  • MLS NEXT patch on home/away jersey sleeves.
  • Required to purchase the full equipment list - both uniforms, training and travel kit. Travel kit includes track suit, polo, hoodie, backpack and Adidas ball.
  • VEO Game Recordings.
  • Individual Player Development Plans (IDP).
  • Scholarships available for those that qualify: to apply

Full list of MLS NEXT rules & regulations can be downloaded here.