Who “Really are the Best” youth soccer teams in Florida, the US and Worldwide?

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YouthSoccerRankings.us is the most accurate ranking system in the nation, this according to the NCAA and the AYSO. This site ranks close to 100,000 youth soccer teams in the US based upon the results of more than 600,000 games played since August 1st 2016. The results come directly from 357 different official tournament or league websites.

The best youth soccer teams in Florida:

1 ORLANDO CITY SC USSF DA U19 Boys [17] 42.82
2 WESTON FC ACADEMY U19 Boys [25] 42.69
3 WEST FLORIDA FLAMES SC ELITE BRANDON U19 Boys [57] 42.10
4 ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN YOUTH ACYS SPIRIT UNITED ELITE U18 Boys [29] 41.95
5 FC FLORIDA PREPARATORY ACADEMY U19 Boys [83] 41.80
6 ASDUS DAVIE UNITED SC SHARKS BLUE U18 Boys [36] 41.79
7 FUTSOC ENIGMA U19 Boys [95] 41.73
8 TAMPA BAY UNITED CNTBU PREMIER U17 Boys [14] 41.71
9 MIRAMAR OPTIMIST UNITED ELITE FC RED U18 Boys [58] 41.55
10 WESTON FC U19 Boys [120] 41.50
11 CORAL ESTATES SC STRIKERS U19 Boys [122] 41.47
12 TAMPA BAY UNITED CNTBU ECNL U19 Boys [134] 41.34
13 ORLANDO CITY SC U19 Boys [172] 41.13
14 ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN YOUTH ACYS SPIRIT UNITED ELITE U19 Boys [173] 41.13
15 ORLANDO CITY YS 19 ECNL U19 Boys [179] 41.08
16 ORLANDO CITY YS ECNL U16 Boys [9] 41.06
17 SOUTH DADE UNITED REAL MIAMI MADRID U18 Boys [109] 41.05
18 CLAY COUNTY SC USA RANGERS RED U19 Boys [186] 41.05
19 WESTON FC U17 Boys [56] 41.04
20 TAMPA CHARGERS SC LWR PREMIER U18 Boys [130] 40.91
21 KENDALL SC USSDA U16 Boys [24] 40.79
22 FLORIDA RUSH I U18 Boys [144] 40.77
23 KENDALL SC U19 Boys [227] 40.76
24 BONITA SPRINGS YS AZZURRI STORM SHOWCASE U19 Boys [229] 40.76
25 CLAY COUNTY SC USA RANGERS RED U17 Boys [100] 40.71
26 BNTAC TOPSEED ATHLETIC CLUB U18 Boys [157] 40.69
27 ORDIN FC U19 Boys [247] 40.68
28 ASDSC DORAL SC ELITE U17 Boys [120] 40.58
29 FC TAMPA CNFCT RANGERS FSPL U17 Boys [125] 40.55
30 TAMPA CHARGERS SC U17 Boys [131] 40.54
31 GPS PUERTO RICO U18 Boys [185] 40.54
32 CORAL GABLES SOCCER TOROS GREEN CHRIS U18 Boys [186] 40.53
33 TAMPA CHARGERS SC CLW PREMIER U19 Boys [279] 40.52
34 TAMPA BAY UNITED CNTBU PREMIER U18 Boys [192] 40.52
35 ASCLY CITY OF LAUDERHILL YS INTER USA ACADEMY U17 Boys [136] 40.48
Last updated: Mon 23 Apr 2018 6:53 AM GMT-5

What about the best youth soccer teams in the country who are they?

1 BALTIMORE CELTIC SC U18 Boys (MD) 43.97
2 FC DALLAS U19 Boys (TX) 43.88
3 FC DALLAS ACADEMY U19 Boys (TXN) 43.86
4 WORTHINGTON FC U18 Boys (MN) 43.64
5 SC REVOLUTION STRIKERS FC NORTH RED SM U19 Boys (CAS) 43.64
6 MOBA SA CLASSIC II U18 Boys (GA) 43.60
7 FC GOLDEN STATE WHITE U19 Boys (CAS) 43.42
8 CEDAR STARS ACADEMY NEWARK ST BENEDICTS PREP U19 Boys (NYE) 43.42
9 NEW YORK RED BULLS U19 Boys (NJ) 43.36
10 CAPITAL AREA RAILHAWKS CASL USSF DA U19 Boys (NC) 43.30

According to FIFA’s most recent Big Count survey, there are 265 million players actively involved in soccer around the world, roughly about 4 percent of the world’s population.
5 Countries Where Soccer Is a Lifestyle: In Brazil 89% of children aged 6 to 18 are involved in soccer, in Argentina 77%, Germany 71%, Italy 69% and Spain 65%. What about the US?… 19%.

Is there an official list of the best youth soccer clubs/academies in the world?

1. AFC Ajax Youth Academy
2. La Masia (Barcelona FC)
3. Academia Sporting Lisbon
4. The Bayern Munich Junior Team
5. Southampton F.C. Academy
6. Santos F.C. Reserves & Academy
7. The Manchester United Academy
8. President Laudo Natel Athletes Formation Center (San Paulo Brazil)
9. Dinamo Zagreb Academy
10. RSC Anderlecht Youth Academy

To find the top US based youth soccer academies, we need to shift down a LOT, we scrolled down the list and found:

176. FC Dallas
237. LA Galaxy
249. New York Red Bulls
268. Real Salt Lake
315. Orlando City

What about the best youth goalkeeper academies in the world? Well there is not ranking for the micro-training academies (Strikers, Goalkeepers etc..). However, FIFA has a lit of the top 10 GK schools on the world:

1. REAL MADRID FC
2. BARCELONA HIGH PERFORMANCE ACADEMY
3. FCB BARCELONA ESCOLA
4. HIGH PERFORMANCE FOOTBALL ACADEMY in VALENCIA
5. CHELSEA FC FOUNDATION LONDON
6. AC MILAN JUNIOR ITALY
7. FC BARCELONA in ARIZONA, USA
8. S.S. LAZIO 1900 ITALY
9. PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN FC
10. ATALANTA B.C. ITALY

It is great to see that there is a goalkeeper school in the US among the top best academies in the world. But it is a summer camp ran by FC Barcelona (Spain) with all European coaches. It is also amazing to see that 3 out of 10 GK academies are all from the same club “Barcelona” and 5 out of 10 are from the same country (Spain). There are also 3 other academies from Italy, with a very surprising new entry Atalanta B.C.