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More news for former Atlas/Merced Soccer Academy player Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez.
Two Sounders FC Academy stars receive U.S. U-15s call-up
August 8, 2017  2:10PM PDT

It’s been an amazing week for Sounders Academy prospects Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez and Josh Atencio.
Within hours of leading the young Sounders to their second consecutive Youdan Trophy title, U.S. Soccer announced that both players had been called in to represent the U.S. U-15 Youth National Team at the upcoming CONCACAF Championships. This is the second call-up for the pair in the last three months, with Ocampo-Chavez and Atencio leading the Stars and Stripes to victory at the Torneo Delle Nazioni in Gradisca d’Isonzo, Italy, back in May. 
Head Coach Dan Van Den Bergh unveiled his 18-man roster for the tournament, which will run from August 13-19 at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. The young Yanks have been placed in Group B with Canada (9:00 a.m. ET on August 13), Trinidad & Tobago (11:00 a.m. ET on August 14) and Costa Rica (9:00 a.m. ET on August 16), while Mexico, Honduras, Jamaica and Panama have been drawn into Group A.
If the U.S. manages to finish first or second in their group, they’ll advance straight to the semifinals on August 17, with the tournament final taking place on August 19.
Both Sounders Academy players have been in excellent form for both club and country of late. Atencio appeared in every match and earned two starts at the Tornea Delle Nazioni, while Ocampo-Chavez bagged three goals and three assists, but missed the final through injury. The pair also led to the Sounders U-14s to a third-place finish at the Manchester City Cup, the U-16s to a quarterfinal berth in the USSDA national playoffs and won the prestigious Youdan Trophy in Sheffield, England, this week. Ocampo-Chavez was awarded the Golden Boot as the Youdan Trophy’s top-scorer with eight goals and two assists from five matches.

The Mayor of Merced personally presented all the girls with a 2017 Seattle Sounders Alliance scarf at practice today March 30th.​​

Merced Atlas is changing its name to Merced Soccer Academy as it enters an association with the Seattle Sounders!

Seattle Sounders visit Merced, consider soccer academy for partner

Atlas pair signs to Join Seattle Sounders.

Alfonso Ocampo returns to Merced to visit.  Doing well as a Seattle Sounders player.

2000 Boys  Win Mayor's Fall Classic in Nov. 2016
Las Vegas
Winners of Las Vegas Mayor's Fall Classic!!

Age: 2000 boys
coaches: Nelson and Carlos

Manager: Pedro  
Tournament was played in memory of Tito Garcia (Atlas coach who recently passed away earlier this Nov.

Meet the President

Merced Atlas Boys 05 Champions of 2016 Santa Cruz Breakers Cup!  31 July '16

An Interview
Merced Soccer Academy President
Fernando Aguilera

​​More Than Just Soccer
Congratulations to Merced Atlas U12 #05 First place on Bay Area Winter Cup

2004 Boys

Congrats 2004 Girls who just  won First Place in the 2016 Fall League.

12 Sep. '16  Congratulations to Jordan Figueroa, Danny Govea, and Jimmy Perkins who have been selected to attend the first US Soccer Federation National Training Center for 2004's this year in Northern California. U.S. Soccer Training Centers are designed to replicate Youth National Team camps. TCs are the pathway to the Youth National Teams. Congrats again and good luck!
Atlas visits The Dallas Cowboy Statium in Dallas recently for a tournament.

Our Academy's first soccer clinic for girls was held in Feb. 4, 2017. Almost 80 girls came and participated. Girls of all levels participated in various exercises and drills with licensed coaches. It was a wonderful and successful event!

A few Cupertino winners - some of which are headed to train with the MLS.
Girls 03 bring in 2nd place at the Copa Coca Cola Tournament on Aug. 27, 2017 after winning the Santa Cruz Classic just two weeks before.  Way to go!