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STLFC Academy History


St. Louis Scott Gallagher was created in 2008 after the merger of St. Louis’ top area clubs; St. Louis Soccer Club, Scott Gallagher and Metro United Soccer Club. The goal was to create a unique, vertically integrated soccer organization of the highest quality thereby ensuring that players from the St. Louis and Metro East region continued to be represented in the national soccer landscape.

 The clubs mission is: To build the best club in the country. A club that positively impacts the development of our players on and off the field and positively impacts our community.

To further their stated mission to both positively impact players and the community, St. Louis Scott Gallagher purchased Saint Louis FC in 2014. Saint Louis FC is the only outdoor professional soccer team in St. Louis and one of the only 2nd Division clubs in the United States with a full youth to professional Academy pathway.



Previously known as the SLSG IL Academy and SLSG MO Academy, the two programs came together in 2017 to form the Saint Louis FC Academy (U15-U19) while maintaining U12-U14 Academies within both SLSG IL and SLSG MO. The new structure allows for the combination of the most elite players from each program and a more competitive environment for the development of youth players to the professional level.  The Saint Louis FC Academy program is designed as a professional pathway spanning the U12-U19 age groups.  



If you are interested in more information about the Saint Louis FC Academy program, please contact us at To speak with someone about how to join the Saint Louis FC Academy, please complete our Interested Player Form by clicking the link below: