MLS NEXT is a new paradigm for player development. A platform that will transform the way players learn and grow. Building on where we’ve been, but looking ahead to the future. Taking youth soccer to the next level. The future starts here.
MLS NEXT will provide 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 level of competition and to training and personal development opportunities that will prepare them for their futures, both in soccer and in life.
Current membership includes 113 clubs, 489 teams, 9,000+ players across the U.S. and Canada and features over 90% of the current youth national team player pools.
The revolutionary governance structure of MLS NEXT promotes collaboration, fosters innovation and harnesses the expertise of all Member Clubs. It ensures that programming is responsive and transformative. To date, our approach has been incredibly valuable as we work together to navigate today’s challenging COVID-19 environment.