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MLS NEXT provides the best player development experience in North America. Founded on a collaborative approach to governance and a commitment to innovation, MLS NEXT players have access to the highest levels of competition and to training to prepare them for their futures, both in soccer and in life.



College Pathway


High quality coaching is central to the growth of a soccer player. MLS NEXT coaches are committed to the development of players and continuing education specific to the best tactical approaches. We work and collaborate with global leaders in the space, including the French Football Federation, who has provided their world class training to over 100 coaches, with that number increasing every year.

While winning games will always be important, MLS NEXT coaches are measured by the growth and development of each player. Becoming a better player, growing as a person, attending college and signing a professional contract are the true benchmarks of a player's success.

We are focused on delivering world-class player development for the top talent in the U.S. This requires a commitment to the central areas of player development.

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