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We are... FC United

Why FC United


FC United is the first club, and currently the only club in eastern Iowa, to be admitted into the ECNL for both Girls and Boys.

The ECNL represents the nation's top youth soccer development platform that will continue to propel us to challenge our players and our teams as we provide a platform centered on player development and our relentless pursuit of excellence.

Our inclusion into the ECNL is a testament to our program, our players, and the value our organization places on providing incredible growth opportunities. 

 Congratulations to our players, our teams, and our coaches, and the unwavering support and commitment  of our membership as we kick off our inaugural campaign.

Notable Achievements - 
FC United has demonstrated a consistent pursuit of excellence. That evolution has led to many individual success stories as well as team success not only at the state and regional level, but also at the national level.

1997 Girls - US  Club National Champions   - First (and only) Iowa girls team to win a National Title.
2007 Boys - USYS National League PRO Champions (2022)
2007 Boys - USYS National Runner-Up (2022) - First (and only) Iowa boys team to advance to the USYSA Nationals and first to compete in the National Championship game.
2007 Boys - USYS National Semi-Finals (2023)
2008 Boys - US Club National Cup Champions (2022) - First (and only) Iowa boys team to win a National Title.
2008 Boys - US Club National Cup (2023)
2008 Girls - US Club National Cup (2023)
2009 Boys - USYS Premier 1 Champions (2022)
2007 Girls - USYS Premier 2 Champions (2022)
2007 Boys - ECNL Heartland Region Champion (2023)
2009 Boys - ECNL Heartland Region Champion (2023)
2007 Boys - Virginia ECNL Showcase Runner-up (2023)

Multi-Pronged Competition Environment that includes access to various league platforms that meet the diverse needs of our players.

ECNL Regional League for Boys (U13-U19)
ECNL Regional League for Girls (U13-U19)
USYSA National League
Club Development League

ECNL Showcases (U13-U19)

The unique opportunity to select showcases that best fit the needs and viability of each team. Our participation will be determined by player availability calendar, financial commitment, and team preparedness. 

St Louis, MO (optional)
Virginia (optional)
Florida (optional)
Arizona (optional)
Texas (optional)

Select Showcases (U16-U19)

Minnesota Thunder Showcase 
Shattuck St. Mary's Showcase
Elite 120 College Showcase


Private Training Complex
4 full-size fields (lighted outdoor fields)
Indoor Training Facility (on site)  Rain or shine, we have training
Training curriculum that is created specifically for each age group and systematically structured and  administered by the staff
Alternative training focus to enhance the opportunity for the development of multi-sport athletes.
Coach Licensing (all Staff Coaches)
All training is performed exclusively by the Staff
Indoor Year-Round program for 4-8 year old children
Supplemental Game Night activities are organized for our 8-12 year old players


Each winter, during the months of January - March, we bring in coaches from a number of colleges and universities, to provide our players the unique experiences of being directed by a collegiate coach and provide those coaches with an opportunity to evaluate our players within their training environment as a potential recruiting player identification process.

These clinics are exclusive to FC United players only.

University of Iowa
University of Northern Iowa
Iowa State University
Loras College
Wartburg College
Upper Iowa University
Clarke University
Coe College
Simpson College
University of Dubuque
Grinnell College
Central College
Mt. Mercy University
Cornell College
Hawkeye Community College

Rockford Raptors FC, Minnesota Thunder Academy, Winter Magic, Bubble Blowout, Polar Ball


The ECNL is a selective and closely managed platform that focuses on player development and providing a consistently high level of competition and maximum exposure for players to college coaches.

The ECNL will operate with all competition planning and participation being conducted by member clubs

Fall 2023 marks the inauguration of our participation in the ECNL-Regional League, with the following objectives:

1. Level of Competition -
The ECNL member clubs will undoubtedly provide a consistently high level of competition at a regional level and expanded to national level exposure. 

2. Regional and National Showcase opportunities
Access to regionally and nationally selective showcases.

3. Player Identification -
The ECNL's format is centered on providing high-visibility events to maximize exposure to college coaches and a platform to assist with the college recruiting process. 

4. Centralized Games -
The format of the ECNL is intended to provide clubs with the opportunity to  send multiple teams to a commo
n location. This format greatly enhances organizational efficiencies along with the opportunity to enhance player and team development.

Join FC United

Interested in joining FC United?

1)  Age Group Matrix  (Confirm player age group for that specific season)

2) If you are interested in joining our program in mid-season, please contact us to request a player evaluation or trial session.
Contact:  [email protected]

U5-U8 Little Strikers Program
REGISTRATION IS OPEN YEAR-ROUND - Our Little Strikers Pre-Academy Program (ages 5-8) is intended to introduce and enhance technical development in a free-flowing environment that encourages independent thinking, decision-making and self-discovery. The program consists of weekly clinics, typically on Tuesdays, and local game

U8 Pre-Academy
This is a bridge program between our Little Strikers and our U9-10 Program. Players will still focus on Technical Development, however we will introduce some team concepts and begin to focus on the Learning to Train developmental phase.

U9-U12 Academy 
Mid-season registration for U9-U10 is dependent on current squad needs. Please email the club to discuss this further.   

U13-U19 Premier Select Teams
Roster spots and placement is determined at our tryouts. Any mid-season roster considerations are on a case by case basis. 

To learn more about our programs, tryouts, fee structure, click here.

If you have questions regarding any of our programs please email the club admin at [email protected]

If you are interested in joining a U9-U18 team mid-season please email the club admin at [email protected] and copy [email protected] 

Amber Matthews - Director of Operations / Club Admin / Registrar
[email protected]

Bill Ajram - Executive Director

[email protected]

Contact Us

FC United

8610 Milburn Rd 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52411

Email: [email protected]

FC United

8610 Milburn Rd 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52411

Email: [email protected]
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