Youth Partner Programs


Lou Fusz Soccer Club

The Lou Fusz Soccer Club was founded in 1992 by Lou Fusz, owner of the Lou Fusz Automotive Network, and Don Popovic, a well-known Yugoslavian-born player and coach, and member of the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame. The club Lou Fusz and Don Popovic founded is now made up of over 150 teams playing throughout the St. Louis Metro area.

Popovic on Saint Louis FC: “It’s fantastic to have this franchise in St. Louis, a place that’s been so passionate about soccer for so many years.  It’s good to have a professional team in place so the youth players have local players to look up to as role models on the field.”

Mission Statement: The Lou Fusz Soccer Club exists to provide a fun, competitive environment for young athletes to play soccer. The development of a well-rounded soccer player is the goal of the Lou Fusz Soccer Club. Through quality coaching, numerous development opportunities, and a focus on integrity and character, the Lou Fusz Soccer Club aims to create teams that compete at the highest possible levels.

 

Missouri Rush Soccer Club 

Missouri Rush was created in 2012 after a merger between Bino’s Soccer Club and Avalon FC. The two clubs merged and became part of the Rush Soccer Club, a national youth club based out of Littleton, CO.

Nik Bushell, MO Rush Executive Director, on Saint Louis FC:  “Saint Louis FC gives youth players in St. Louis something to aspire to in their own hometown.  They don’t see it on TV or in a movie; they see it locally.  It can be a real intangible target for kids, which is a key element to growing the game.” 

Mission Statement: Rush Soccer is committed to providing an unparalleled soccer experience for all who have interest in the game.  Rush Soccer promotes the development of character, the electricity of competition and the importance of love for the game.  We accept the responsibility of teaching life lessons to our athletes to further their overall growth of the game.  We believe that all players should be afforded an equal opportunity to explore their potential and participate.  We are committed to making soccer a pleasant, safe and rewarding experience for everyone involved, regardless of social status or ability.  Through quality coaching, sound leadership and absolute sincerity, Rush Soccer will work to be the best soccer club in the world.

Quincy United Soccer Club

The Quincy United Soccer Club has been teaching the game of soccer for over 10 years. Quincy United was established to provide Quincy-area youth a chance to play competitive soccer in a fun and challenging environment. Quincy United plays in one of the most competitive soccer leagues in the United States, St. Louis Youth Soccer Association. The club currently has 20 competitive traveling soccer teams and over 100 players in our Developmental League.

Ryan Gottier, Quincy United Director of Coaching, on Saint Louis FC: "Quincy United Soccer Club is very excited to be entering into a partnership with Saint Louis Football Club. QUSC has grown significantly over the last several years into a club that has unified the community in its focus on developing youth soccer players. Staying true to this objective has resulted in significant growth that has allowed the club to teach the great game of soccer and the life lessons that it brings about to many children. We believe this partnership will help take QUSC to the next level as it will provide mentors for our athletes to emulate both on and off the field. Saint Louis FC will be an invaluable resource as we continue to try to provide the best possible product to our families and to assist our players in achieving their utmost potential.”

 

Metro East Legacy FC

The Metro East Legacy is committed to the promotion of soccer and the development of its players to their highest potential level of achievement.  As part of the agreement, Metro East Legacy FC will enjoy discounted group pricing and advertising opportunities at Saint Louis FC home matches.  In addition, the youth club will be able to interact with STL FC players and staff at their own club events.

Andrew Crawford, Metro East Legacy Director of Coaching, on Saint Louis FC: “Metro East Legacy is proud to be partnering with Saint Louis FC, an affiliate of Chicago Fire,” Metro East Director of Coaching Andrew Crawford said.  “An outdoor professional presence in St. Louis is long overdue, and we look forward to supporting this new chapter in St. Louis soccer.  This partnership continues to support our overall mission of creating a positive soccer experience for the player through environment, guidance, and training, allowing the player to grow and develop individually in a team setting to their full potential,” Crawford added.