Club Name:

Ironbound Soccer Club

Mission Statement:

The purpose of Ironbound Soccer Club shall be the development, promotion and regulation of an organized youth soccer program. Ironbound Soccer Club will provide the highest level of play, training and competition in premier events on a local, regional and national level, while offering an opportunity for every player regardless of skill level to develop at their appropriate pace, and at the lowest price.

Player Development Philosophy:

Ironbound Soccer Club was established for the specific purpose of developing players capable of receiving college scholarships based on their playing ability and academic achievement. However, realization of these goals must be accomplished within the proper framework by instilling character, self-esteem, confidence, and sportsmanship within the young athlete.

Providing a competitive youth soccer program whose goals are to achieve state, regional, and national soccer championship titles, which has produced several players which have gone on to a professional career.

Achievement of these lofty and worthwhile objectives within the appropriate environment can only be reached through the mature behavior and the exemplary conduct of the coaches, parents, and officials of the Club. Their relationship with the players must be of the highest ethical and moral standards and be based upon just principles that ensure equitable treatment prevails in all circumstances.

An aggressive desire for victory combined with the procedural and graduated development of soccer skills through exceptional coaching and advanced training techniques is of paramount importance. Nevertheless, realization by all that soccer remains only a game is an inherent aspect of the philosophy of the Club that must always be recognized.

Club Background & History:

In 2006, Ironbound Soccer Club was founded through the merger of the Ironbound Strikers and Ironbound Crusaders; two programs within the community that have been in existence since the early 1980s.

Notable Team Results & Achievements:

  • Seven (7) Super Y National League Championships
  • Four (4) US Club National Championships
  • 25+ State Championships
  • Inaugural host of 2017 La Liga Promises Tournament in Newark
  • Participant in 2017 and 2018 La Liga Promises Tournaments with competition teams including Benfica FC, Club America, FC Barcelona, FC Porto, Inter Milan, Liverpool FC, New York Red Bulls, Real Madrid C.F

Notable Players:

  • Billy Walsh: 1996 U.S. Men’s Olympic Soccer team
  • Joey DeZart: Orlando City SC
  • John Tolkin: New York Red Bulls
  • Marc Cintron: Puerto Rico Men’s National Team (scored goal in first game played by Spain after winning 2012 FIFA World Cup)
  • Michael Seamon: Seattle Sounders FC
  • Peter Villegas: NY/NJ MetroStars
  • Tyler Adams: New York Red Bulls & RB Leipzig

Number of Teams:

Ironbound SC has 34 teams:

  • 26 Boys
  • 6 Girls

The in-house Developmental League has 225-250 players.

Elite Talent Identification:

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“We are honored to be an inaugural member of this historic program which we believe is the best model for the optimum development of players in the United States. By establishing a strong working-relationship with long established community-based programs, Major League Soccer is broadening its base of youth players training and competing at the highest level. This environment is sure to produce better players as well as strengthen the relationship between MLS clubs and the communities they serve. We look forward to expanding our existing relationship with the New York Red Bulls as an Academy Affiliate member club. We thank New York Red Bulls and MLS for the trust and confidence they have shown in our organization!”

– Alberto Coutinho, Chairman, Ironbound Soccer Club

“Ironbound Soccer Club's goal is, and will always be, to provide their players with the opportunities to play at the highest level. We feel as a club being an MLS affiliate of the Red Bulls will provide the proper exposure for our players to advance to the next level.

Partnering with the Red Bulls, in this venture, gives our players and staff, access to additional opportunities, not normally available. As a founding member of the Red Bulls MLS affiliate program, Ironbound SC looks forward to continue to develop players to perform at their highest levels.”

– John Soares, Director of Operations, Ironbound Soccer Club

“We are thrilled to be a New York Red Bulls Academy Affiliate Program club member. To be an MLS Affiliate member club is a vision for the future blending many critical elements with improved collaboration between our clubs. With a consistent development environment and now elite level programs working together, our player growth will accelerate. The New York Red Bulls Academy Affiliate Program is an exciting new chapter in youth soccer – and especially for Ironbound Soccer Club.”

– Steve Amorim, Boys Director of Coaching, Ironbound Soccer Club

Red Bulls Academy Director, Sean McCafferty, in the heart of Newark coaching U8 Ironbound SC players:

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Ironbound SC Coaching Education Event at Red Bull Arena:

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The Ironbound SC Family stands proud in the Ironbound community (Newark, NJ):

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2019 Super Y National Champions – Ironbound SC U13 Raiders:

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2018/2019 State Champions – Ironbound SC U12 Alliance:

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