About MVLA Soccer Club

MVLA History

Originally called Los Altos Soccer Club (1972), MVLA has been a recognized name in the soccer community for generations. From its inception, MVLA has inspired young players to pursue their passion for soccer through dedication, determination, and most important, for the joy of the game. Over the years, we have provided wonderful growth, development and career opportunities for thousands of players. Combined with the hundreds of volunteers that have selflessly committed themselves to this amazing organization, MVLA is truly comprised of a community of families, parents and players. This has earned MVLA the prestigious reputation as a premier youth organization within the soccer community.

MVLA Impact

Over the years, MVLA has impacted the lives of thousands of youth soccer players. MVLA is committed to developing strong, technically proficient soccer players who reach their potential both on and off the field. The caliber of athletes who have completed our program have earned MVLA national recognition, as our program has produced top players within the soccer community, including the likes of Abby Dahlkemper (US Women’s National Team and 2019 FIFA World Cup Champion, UCLA), Teresa Noyola (Stanford, Herman Trophy Winner), and our very own Executive Director, Joe Cannon (MLS Player). Whatever the path our players choose, MVLA has enriched their lives. Click here to read more about alumni.

Albertin Montoya and Joe Canon

MVLA Directors

Albertin and Joe began their respective soccer careers as youths playing for MVLA. Their positive experiences with MVLA have helped shape them both as athletes, and as coaches. As active members of the community, Albertin and Joe are committed to giving back to the very organization that helped shape them, and they are inspired to pay this knowledge and experience forward to new generations.

MVLA Coaches

MVLAs success is directly attributable to its amazing coaches. These individuals not only have a love for the game, but they also have a passion for working with and developing youths. Our coaches encourage players to be their best, on the field, in the classroom and as sons, daughters, siblings and more. Our coaches include: Steve Sampson – US National Coach and current Technical Director of the San Jose Earthquakes, Chris Leitch – current DOC of Los Gatos United, Kelly Gray – coach to 9 State Championships and 1 National Championship, and Alberto Montoya – our current Technical Director and US National U17

Our Community

MVLA has always been a pillar in the community. Over the past years, MVLA has been providing opportunity for players at all ages, by offering scholarships and programs in the community. With over 1000 players, hundreds of volunteers, MVLA is a community of families, parents and players who are More than a Club.