Club News

Club News

State Cup Champions

Congratulations to our 2013 Girls Green team and Coach Danny Butler for finishing as the USYS Virginia State Cup Champions! And to MYS player’s Alia Frontin named Most Valuable Player and Adele Allen named Best Defensive Player in the U11 Girls age group. 

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Techincal Director’s Return to Youth Soccer

MYS Technical Director John Harkes returns to youth soccer after making history as the first American to play in the English Premier League, two World Cup appearances, selection to the National Soccer Hall of Fame, MLS Cup and U.S. Open Cup championships with D.C. United, and USL coaching stints with FC Cincinnati and Greenville Triumph.

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MYS Announces New Technical Leadership

McLean Youth Soccer is pleased to announce new technical leadership for the upcoming 2024-2025 season. John Harkes, Clyde Watson, and Omid Namazi will lead in the development of players, coaches, and our methodology of play, not only in Northern Virginia but in the United States.

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Fairfax County Park Foundation Honors Philanthropic Partnership

The Fairfax County Park Foundation presented McLean Youth Soccer Association, Leidos, and the Embassy and Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates for contributions to the…

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Associate Executive Director Brings GOTB to VA

“If a kid doesn’t have transportation to a program, it doesn’t matter if they can afford it or not,” says Tim Ryerson.
Wearing one hat, he serves as associate executive director of McLean (Virginia) Youth Soccer. Wearing another, he is the creator of Get on the Bus. Since 2017, has broken down transportation and financial barriers, so boys and girls in suburban Washington can play recreational soccer. The free after-school program also teaches valuable life skills, and good study habits.

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MYS Joins WPSL Atlantic Conference

MYS is proud to announce that it has been accepted into the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) for the 2024 season. The WPSL returns for its 26th season and is the longest-active women’s soccer league in the U.S. with more than 140 clubs nationwide in 32 states across the county.

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New Programs Director

MYS is excited to announce our new Programs Director Michael Newhall. Michael grew up in the Northern Virginia area and played youth soccer before playing at the collegiate level.

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Fairfax Virginia Soccer Clubs Unite

Fairfax Virginia soccer clubs unite to advance youth development and competition. Braddock Road Youth Club (BRYC), McLean Youth Soccer Club (MYS), and Vienna Youth Soccer (VYS) are the founding clubs in launching a new club, Fairfax Virginia Union. The new club will be equally governed by the founding clubs.

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Get on the Bus

Associate Executive Director Tim Ryerson created the program Get on the Bus (GOTB) in 2017 to break down financial and transportation barriers so kids can play recreational soccer on a team in their community, while also learning valuable life skills and good study habits through this free after school program. Recently Tim secured funding to launch a chapter with McLean Youth Soccer here in Fairfax County.

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Executive Director Receives Honor Award

We are so proud to announce that MYS Executive Director Louise Waxler has been chosen to receive the United Soccer Coaches Honor Award. Louise is…

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United Soccer Coaches 30 Under 30

Congratulations to MYS travel Coach Ryan Austin on being chosen for the United Soccer Coaches 2023-2024 Class of the 30 Under 30 Program. This year’s class features 30 individuals selected from a pool of over 270 applicants.

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Fall Festival 2023

Thank you to our club sponsors and membership for making this year’s MYS Fall Festival a HUGE success! Giveaways included MARS M&Ms, dog treats, MYS…

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ECNL News

Fairfax Virginia Soccer Clubs Unite

Fairfax Virginia soccer clubs unite to advance youth development and competition. Braddock Road Youth Club (BRYC), McLean Youth Soccer Club (MYS), and Vienna Youth Soccer (VYS) are the founding clubs in launching a new club, Fairfax Virginia Union. The new club will be equally governed by the founding clubs.

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ECNL Raffle Winners

The ECNL fundraiser raffle drawing was last night at Lewinsville Park with the help of our VA Union players.  The winners are listed below! We thank all of our players and families who participated in the sales, everyone who purchased tickets, and to the generous donors who provided the 45 prizes. Those efforts resulted in raising approximately $17,000!

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Helfrich Selected to Women’s Youth National Team Roster

Congratulations to our VA Union ECNL player Carrie Helfrich for being selected to the U.S. U17 Women’s Youth National Team roster for the 2024 CONCACAF Women’s U17 Championship in Mexico February 1-11.

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United Soccer Coaches Youth Awards

Congrats to our five VA Union FC players announced as 2023 United Soccer Coaches Member Club Youth Award All-Americans!

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National Signing Day

Congratulations to our incredible ECNL student athletes on National Signing Day! These amazing young women are ready to shine in their journey to collegiate soccer….

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ECNL Players Named All-Americans

Congratulations to our four VA Union FC ECNL players who were selected as 2022 United Soccer Coaches Youth All-Americans!

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Travel News

President’s Cup Champs

Congrats to our 2007 Boys Green team and Coach Cristian Michel for winning the Virginia Youth Soccer President’s Cup! We are so proud of this…

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National Signing Day – Class of 2023

Congratulations to our athletes on their college commitments!

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MYS Joins ECNL Regional League

McLean Youth Soccer is excited to announce that the club is joining the VPSL ECNL Regional League starting in the 2022-2023 season. For more information and to read the full press release from Virginia Premier Soccer League, click READ MORE.

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MYS Alum Making NWSL History

McLean alum Madison Hammond has been through a whirlwind of publicity in the last few weeks. Her debut in the National Women’s Soccer League is…

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MYS/Majestics Super Y Season Wrap-up

The 2021 Super Y Season culminated on August 8th with all MYS/Majestics teams seeing action for their last games of the summer. Our U9-U17 teams…

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CCL Pro23 Champions

Congrats to the players and coaches of our CCL Pro23 team for winning another championship for MYS! Our U23 women captured the CCL Pro23 League title defeating VDA in the finals. We are so proud of our alumni players and their great season!

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Recreation News

Recreation Teams Compete in Fall Tournaments

Congratulations to our Recreation program players and their coaches who participated in tournaments to finish out the fall season.

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New Recreation Program Leadership Announced

McLean Youth Soccer is excited to announce that Coach Trevor Lamb has been named Recreation Director and Vince Sprouls has been named Assistant Recreation Director effective immediately.

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Fond Farewell to Rec Coach Mike Calabrese

Long standing volunteer Recreation coach Mike Calabrese is moving to Colorado and we want to thank him for his years of commitment to our players and club! Mike has been coaching youth soccer for 40 years and the MYS Lifetime Achievement Award that he was a recipient of was appropriately renamed the Mike Calabrese Lifetime Achievement Award. Mike’s farewell letter to the club is below. We will miss Mike and wish him the best! In the team photo Mike (bottom right) is pictured with his 2019 All Star U19 team.

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Staff Spotlight

Staff Spotlight — Alan Portillo

There are those that believe experience playing at a high level makes for the best coaches. Those coaches have seen the game through the eyes…

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Staff Spotlight – Clyde Watson

There are few people more well-known in the DMV soccer community than Clyde Watson. Currently MYS’s Technical Director, his career has spanned a handful of…

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Staff Spotlight – Farzad Mahmoudpour

“Watch me.” If you’ve ever been around Farzad Mahmoudpour on the field, you’ve seen him jumping into drills and demonstrating every activity. He does it…

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