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SOCA Finishes Year Top Four in CCL Play

SOCA’s Elite squads closed out the 2016/2017 CCL (Club Campions League) season, by finishing an impressive fourth overall, battling among 16 of the region’s top youth clubs.  The local club amassed 182 points across all age group divisions, U12-U19, boys and girls.  Finishing in the top four in CCL is a remarkable accomplishment given the… Read more »

SOCA-Charlottesville Tops Skyline Premier and Classic Divisions

SOCA-Charlottesville claimed both the Premier and Classic spring season club championship crowns in the Skyline Club Soccer League competition.  The Charlottesville-based squads earned 48 points to outpace CVU, who finished with 43 points.  SOCA last won the Premier division club championship in 2010, so the long wait was greeted with excitement by the club. At… Read more »

SOCA U17 Boys Advance to Regional Semi, Girls Edged Out

The SOCA U17 Boys Elite have advanced to the USYS Region 1 semi-finals, where they will face Baltimore Bays of Maryland, today, Monday July 3, at 10:00 am.  The regional competition is being hosted by VYSA at the Virginia Soccer Training Center in Spotsylvania. The SOCA boys have cruised through their three group games posting… Read more »

Three SOCA Squads Chase VYSA State Cup

Three SOCA Elite squads remain in the VYSA State Cup competition after the most recent round of matches on April 29.  The U14 Boys, U14 Girls and U13 Boys are all through to the quarter-final round of play and will seek to punch their ticket to the semi-finals in matches this coming Saturday, May 6. The… Read more »

SOCA Advances Two More Teams in State Cup

On Saturday, April 22 two SOCA Elite teams advanced in the VYSA State Cup competition with resounding wins over visiting squads from opposite corners of the state. Despite threatening weather and some light rain, the matches proceeded in the friendly home environs of South Fork Soccer Park, where the hosts handed out big defeats.  The… Read more »

SOCA Teams Split in Cup PLay

On Saturday, April 8 SOCA teams earned a split decision in State Cup play at South Fork Soccer Park with the U13 Boys Elite squad winning their match 4-2 against visiting VA Rush, while the U12 Girls Apprentice fell to Loudoun 3-1. The boys, led by first year coach AJ Barnard, played with a depleted… Read more »

U14 Boys Elite Post State Cup Win

The SOCA U14 Boys Elite team opened their 2017 VYSA State Cup account with a 2-1 win over DC Stoddart Metros on Saturday, April 1.  The match was hosted at the scenic Blue Ridge School stadium field in St. George, after relocating the contest due to unplayable conditions on local natural grass fields. Coach Matt… Read more »

Elite Teams Face Busy March Schedule

March is a busy time for SOCA U15-U11 Elite teams, with back-to-back weekends slated for double match days.  If all goes according to plan, most teams will complete four league matches in nine days. Over the March 25/26 weekend SOCA Elite teams made a road trip swing through Maryland, playing CCL club-to-club match-ups against Potomac… Read more »

Elite Teams Enjoy Early Season Success

SOCA Elite teams jumped off to an impressive Spring season start with three of the local squads claiming first place trophies at the Arlington Invitation Tournament earlier this month. At the Boy’s weekend on March 4 and 5, Fran Lavin’s U12 Apprentice team claimed first place with a 5-4 thriller over McLean.  The youngsters swept… Read more »

Winter is a Time for Player Development

The winter season was once a time of relative quiet in the local soccer scene.  In recent years, however, more than 1000 youth have taken to the gyms to feed their soccer appetite though indoor soccer leagues and supplemental training programs. With the acquisition of the indoor SOCA Training Center, SOCA now has a dedicated… Read more »