A Distinguished History of Success

"LVU has a philosophy of developing high quality soccer players who love the game, have respect for fellow players and have an appreciation for world class performances."
~ Lou Ramos

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2007

Club Founding

LVU is officially incorporated under the U.S. Youth Soccer Association umbrella and establishes Board, Administrative and Technical leadership.

State Cup Championships

LVU 95 wins the first of their 6 State Championships, and the first of the club’s 19 State Championships.

2008

First Lou Ramos Classic Tournament

Over 70 teams from PA & NJ participated in the inaugural year.  The tournament now has achieved International Status, and is the top ranked Labor Day tournament in the country.

2009

Regional Championships

LVU 95 and LVU 97 win the first of 5 Regional Championships.

Founding of United Gives Back

LVU Staff and Players volunteer to run its first ever inner city clinic for Central Elementary School in Allentown. Since United Gives Back's inception, LVU players and families have had a tremendous impact on our community through countless volunteer hours, hundreds of donations to local homeless shelters, clothing closets, and food banks, as well as raising thousands of dollars in aid for different charitable organizations.

LVU National & International Begins

LVU 95 travels to Del Sol tournament in Arizona and the Gothia Cup in Sweden.  To date, teams have travelled to the prestigious national events such as Dallas Cup TX, Disney Showcase FL, Nomads CA, and International Events such as Mundialito in Portugal and return trips to Gothia Cup in Sweden.

2010

Founding Member of EDP League

The Eastern Development Program (EDP) is founded.  LVU is a founding member and Core Club.

First U.S. Youth National Team/Pool Players

Nick Hutchinson, LVU 93, makes the U14 National Pool.  Nick is the first of 12 LVU players to have participated in the U.S. Youth National Team programs, including 4 who have taken part in U.S. Soccer Residency program in Bradenton FL.

First Professional Players

In 2010 the New England Revolution in the MLS Super Draft selects Adam Welch.  Matt Baker (Philadelphia Reserves, and Pittsburg Riverhounds) and Danny Barbir (Manchester City Youth Academy) also gain professional experience.

2011

LVU Acquires Indoor Soccer Facility, the Turff Club

LVU gains exclusive access to the Turff Club in Allentown, PA, a "game-changer" for LVU players and their development.

2012

Lehigh Valley United and FC Lehigh Consolidate Operations

With combined technical, facility and intellectual resources, FC Lehigh Valley United is able to provide even greater opportunities and pathways to its membership.

2013

First National Championship Victory

LVU 93 defeats Chicago Fire in the U19 McGuire Cup National Championship covered Live on Fox Soccer Channel. LVU members won the Golden Ball and Golden Glove award, as well as 5 members being selected for the "Best 11".

2014

Accepted member of US Soccer Development Academy

LVU is accepted into the U13/14 U.S. Development Academy, a U.S. Soccer initiative to develop top youth talent to one day represent the U.S. Men's National Team. Only 100 clubs have been selected to participate nationwide.