Two of Iowa’s most iconic youth soccer clubs, West Des Moines Soccer Club, and Johnston Urbandale Soccer Club have joined forces with Sporting Kansas City to form the tenth Academy Affiliate in the Sporting Club Network and the only one in the state of Iowa. In a unique partnership, the two clubs will join their boys and girls U17 and U18 programs under the new brand Sporting Iowa, with plans to expand to additional age groups over time. This monumental undertaking will provide boys and girls of both clubs the pinnacle of player development, by defining a clear path from recreational play all the way to the collegiate and professional ranks of the game, including MLS (Major League Soccer)!
Our mission at WDMSC is to provide our players with an unparalleled experience and in order to do this we must continue to explore ways to make our staff and player development programming even more complete. Our partnerships with Sporting KC gives us the ability to provide our membership with a more comprehensive and vertically integrated player pathway. A critical part of helping our players reach their goals and potential. This relationship with SKC, as well as our collaborative partnership with JUSC at the older age groups, allows us to assist players in their pursuits to be the very best that they can be and help us lead the way in Iowa.
We are extremely excited for the future opportunities this will provide our players and coaches in our communities and across the state of Iowa.