Rush Galaxy Academy

San Jose Rush is excited to announce that with the newly added Silicon Valley Rush UPSL men’s and women’s teams, we have been accepted into the U13(12), U15(10), and U17(08) UPSL Academy under the Silicon Valley Rush banner for the 2024-2025 season! We are excited to provide our players with another pathway to reach the professional level. 

UPSL Academy is a highly competitive league with a professional environment. The academy has features such as professional walkouts, league playing cards with representation from your identified country, travel between northern and southern California for regional play, showcases across the US, and certified professional licensed coaches. We are looking to fill 2 teams per age group with players who have aspirations to; play soccer at the highest level, showcase their skills in college showcases and in front of international scouts, participate in highly ranked tournaments, and compete in future regional play in northern California.

The standard for UPSL Academy play is similar to that of MLS/Next and high-level ECNL teams. We are looking for the best of the best to come join San Jose Rush and begin their climb through our professional pathway. Do you want to feel the Rush and be a part of the journey to become one of the best UPSL Academies in California and on the West Coast? Then this is the opportunity for you. 

Selected Individuals from the tryout could also earn the opportunity to attend our FC Juarez Liga MX ID Camp on June 1st & 2nd for FREE!

Tryout Information:

Date: May 17th

Time: 6pm-8pm

Ages: 2013-2008

Location: San Jose High School Turf (275 N 24th St, San Jose, CA 95116)

*Exceptional players from younger ages will also be considered for the playing year above them. Ex: 2009 playing in 2008

See UPSL Academy Teams

ID Camp with our PRO Scouts

Session 1:
Date: May 31, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Morgan Hill Sports Center

Session 2:
Open Tryouts (Academy, Semi-Pro, and PRO team)
Date: June 1, 2024
Time: 7:45 am – 8:45 am
Location: Morgan Hill Sports Center

Price: $75

See Other Academy team joining UPSL Academy

LA Galaxy Academy is operated by the LA Galaxy (MLS) and serves as a developmental tier in the franchise’s academy system.

The Academy program has a strong leadership team in place led by Michael Muñoz who serves as Director of Methodology and Development for the LA Galaxy.

“We are excited to have the LA Galaxy Academy U-19 team join the UPSL SoCal North – Premier Division this upcoming season,” said LA Galaxy Director of Methodology and Development Mike Muñoz. “The UPSL offers a high-level of competition which will allow our players to grow and reach their maximum potential. This is another vital step in our player development pathway that will provide high level games and further help to develop our players.”

UPSL Commissioner, Yan Skwara said “We are thrilled to welcome the LA Galaxy Academy to the UPSL. Their addition further cements our mission to create a platform that showcases and develops players for the next level. It is a great source of pride that the UPSL will be serving such a pivotal role in the club’s player development strategy. In addition, we look forward to hosting the UPSL’s own version of the MLS’s famed rivalry El Trafico.”

LA Galaxy was founded in 1994 and began play in 1996 as one of the league’s 10 charter members. The Galaxy have won the MLS Cup a record five times (2002, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2014) , the Supporters’ Shield four times (1998, 2002, 2010, 2011), the U.S. Open Cup twice (2001, 2005) and the CONCACAF Champions League once (2000).

About United Premier Soccer League

The UPSL was formed in 2011 and currently includes more than 325 teams nationwide. The UPSL is the largest Pro Development League in North America. Each UPSL team is individually owned and operated. UPSL teams are eligible to participate in the U.S. Open Cup Qualifying Rounds through the league’s affiliation with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF). More information about UPSL can be found at or by following the league on Facebook (, Instagram (@upslsoccer) and Twitter (@upslsoccer).

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