posted Feb 15, 2019, 3:22 PM by Paulo Amaral   [ updated Feb 15, 2019, 3:23 PM ]

Two Laurel United teams rise to claim championship titles for their respective divisions in the National Capital Soccer League (NCSL) and Anne Arundel Youth Soccer Association (AAYSA) for the 2018 Fall Season.  The U12A team went 7-1-1 in NCSL and the U12B team finished the season undefeated (10-0) in AAYSA. Visit us on the web at  

2001 Lions Win U17 Cup PWSI Icebreaker Tournament

posted Mar 12, 2018, 12:40 PM by Paulo Amaral   [ updated Mar 12, 2018, 12:41 PM ]

The Lions won the U17 Cup PWSI ICEBREAKER tournament held at Long Park in Haymarket Va. They were undefeated with a record of 2 wins and one tie. Goals for were 10 and 0 against.

U11 Laurel United America's Cup Series 2017 Columbus Day Champions

posted Nov 17, 2017, 3:23 PM by Paulo Amaral   [ updated Nov 17, 2017, 3:24 PM ]

The U11 Boys Laurel United team won their Division Championship.  They finished 4-0 and took home the Championship of the America's Cup Series 2017 Columbus Day Tournament.  Congratulations to players, Coach Miguel and Coach Maurice.

Rising U12B (2006) Laurel United Tryouts

posted Jun 5, 2017, 8:44 AM by Paulo Amaral   [ updated Jun 5, 2017, 8:44 AM ]

The rising U12 (2006) boys Laurel United team coach by Miguel Penarrieta ( will be playing NCSL this Fall.  The team will be holding tryouts on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm at WSSC (14500 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707) field.

Interested players should email Coach Miguel prior to attending tryouts to answer any questions.

U13 Girls FC Gators Tryouts for Fall 2017

posted May 11, 2017, 3:36 PM by Paulo Amaral   [ updated May 11, 2017, 3:36 PM ]

About the FC Gators:

The FC Gators are a rising U13 girls team that prides itself on competitiveness, unselfishness and teamwork. The FC Gators are a member of the Laurel Soccer Club and we are based out of the Silver Spring area.   The FC Gators will compete in NCSL for the Fall 2017 season. In addition to NCSL, the FC Gators will compete in tournaments during the Fall and Spring.

Our goal is to introduce girls, who love soccer, to a highly competitive environment to prepare them for high school and academy level teams.

Tryout Information:

The FC Gators are looking for self-motivated, highly competitive players for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 seasons. We are looking for players who are team oriented, willing to play any position and play with relentless effort. Competiveness and drive are the most important evaluation factors.

To be eligible for the rising U13 FC Gators your child’s birthdate must be on/or after January 1, 2005.

Tryout Dates:

We will hold tryouts during our regularly scheduled practices on the following locations/dates:

North Four Corners Local Park - 315 University Blvd W, Silver Spring, MD  5:30 to 7PM

  • Monday, May 15 - 5:30 to 7PM
  • Thursday, May 18 - 6:30 to 8PM
  • Monday, May 22 - 5:30 to 7PM
  • Thursday, May 25 - 6:30 to 8PM
  • Thursday, June 1 - 6:30 to 8PM
  • Monday, June 5 - 5:30 to 7PM
  • Thursday, June 8 - 6:30 to 8PM  

You may attend any or all of the sessions. If you are interested in having your child try out please contact Dan Siff at: or 856-905-2090.

Coaching Information:

The FC Gators are coached by Dan Siff. Dan holds a Junior Level IV coaching license, and has been coaching youth soccer for 10+ years. Many of Dan’s former players have moved on to High School teams, and top level travel clubs in EDP, NCSL and US Development Academy.  Dan’s philosophy is to build the base layer of the player pyramid: aggressiveness, fitness, and basic ball skills and then move to the finer points of development. Dan’s goal is to school the girls according to the philosophy of US Soccer and the Olympic Development Program (ODP) so that the girl’s skills are in line with higher level philosophies.

Estimated Costs:

The FC Gators are a non-profit entity and are run by volunteers in order to provide high level instruction at a reasonable costs. Costs include league fees, club fees, practice fields, team informational website, tournaments, team equipment, and first aid.  Below are estimated costs, as the exact costs will be determined by league fees etc.

Uniform: $100

Fall Season: $350

Spring (includes winter indoor): $400

Laurel FC Gators Alexandria Soccer Kick-Off Champions!

posted Mar 29, 2017, 5:38 PM by Paulo Amaral   [ updated Mar 29, 2017, 5:38 PM ]

Congratulations to the Laurel FC Gators on winning their U12 division in the Alexandria Soccer Kick-Off Tournament!  The girls won the championship on penalties!  Great effort by all of the girls!


Laurel Strikers FC Strikers Boys U-14 and U-15 (2003 and 2002) Tryouts

posted May 25, 2016, 10:00 AM by Paulo Amaral   [ updated May 25, 2016, 10:01 AM ]

The FC Strikers have openings for boys U14 (2003 birth year) and U15 (2002 birth year) soccer players for the fall 2016 season. With the age group changes going into effect this fall, we are splitting into two teams that will play in the National Capital Soccer League (NCSL). We are affiliated with Laurel Soccer Club and practice here in Silver Spring at Sligo MS, Glenfield LP, Argyle Park, and other local fields. Our professional coach, Brandon Daniels (bio below), has a positive coaching style and a philosophy that focuses on player development. The best way to understand our team is in the players’ own words:
“This team means a lot to me, soccer is pretty much my life and this team gets me better and better. I really like this team because we have a great coach who works very hard on making us the best we can be.” – Willem
“The team is a good group of guys who make practice fun but at the same time can get things done during the games.” – Henry
The team also has a spirit of service, launching SoccerServe to use our passion about the game to have fun and use our energy, skills, and team spirit to serve the world. The team put together a video on how they are Playing it Forward.  Take a look at the video on Dropbox (high resolution): 
Please contact me at for more information about the team and join us for tryouts –
Thursday, May 26 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Tuesday, May 31 from 6:00 to 7:30pm
Glenfield Local Park
12800 Layhill Road, Wheaton, MD 20906
Brandon Daniels currently coaches several youth soccer teams in the National Capital Soccer League (NCSL) through the Laurel Soccer Club. Daniels was previously a member of the West Virginia University’s men’s soccer program coaching staff, running training sessions, conducting video analysis, and coaching on game-day. He also assisted with the team’s soccer camps as a staff instructor, where he organized technical/functional training session for elite level players.
Daniels obtained his National Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) in 2008. In the spring of 2009, Daniels coached the West Virginia United U-17 boy’s team to a PA West Premier B League Championship and a West Virginia state cup semifinal appearance. The New Orleans native earned a bachelor of arts in political science in 2006 and a master of science in athletic coaching education in 2008 – both from WVU.
Daniels played for West Virginia University, was a member of the Lafreniere Select Soccer Team, a three-time Louisiana State finalist and a member of the Jesuit High soccer team. Daniels also helped lead his squad to capture the Louisiana State championship in 2002 and was a member of the Lafreniere Super Y-League Team that won the Gulf Region championship in 2001.

FC Strikers Rising-U14 (2003) Boys Tryouts

posted Apr 29, 2016, 6:09 AM by Paulo Amaral   [ updated Apr 29, 2016, 6:12 AM ]

The FC Strikers are looking for Boys U14 players (birth year 2003) for our upcoming 2016-2017 NCSL season. 

Tryouts will be held on the following three dates at the Glenfield Local Park in Silver Spring MD (12800 Layhill RD, Wheaton MD 20906).

    Tuesday, May 3 from 6-730 pm
    Tuesday, May 10 from 6-730 pm
    Tuesday, May 17 from 6-730 pm

Please contact Kelly Bowman at for more information.

U15 Girls Academy Premier 2K Back-to-Back WAGS Division Champions

posted Nov 17, 2015, 10:10 AM by Paulo Amaral   [ updated Nov 17, 2015, 10:11 AM ]

Congratulations to the U15 Girls Academy Premier 2K team on winning their 2nd consecutive WAGS division title in 2015.  The team entered WAGS in the Fall of 2013 as a new U13 team.  After 3 seasons of player development, the team won their 1st WAGS division title in the Spring of 2015.  As a Division 4 team in the Fall of 2015, they ended with an undefeated season to capture their 2nd consecutive division title.  The team is looking forward to Division 3 in the Spring of 2016.

In 2015, the team played 18 WAGS league games winning 14, losing 1, and tying 3.  In those games, they scored 57 goals and allowed 11 for a goal differential of 46. 

Congratulations to the players, Coach JR Taylor and Coach Sean McFarlane for their hard work and commitment.

U-13 Boys Chelsea Lions Baltimore Spring Classic Champions

posted Mar 18, 2014, 4:02 PM by Paulo Amaral   [ updated Mar 18, 2014, 4:04 PM ]

The Laurel Soccer Club's U-13 Boys Chelsea Lions went undefeated in The Baltimore Spring Classic to win the U-13 Boys Championship.

Chelsea Lions Baltimore Spring Classic Champions

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