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Boys Academy Tryouts & Evaluations

2021-2022 MLS NEXT Academy Staff

u18/19 Team (2003/2004):  Head Coach - Rory Charcholla (USSF A-License)
u17 Team (2005):  Head Coach - Paul Valenti (USSF A-License)
u15 Team  (2006):  Head Coach - Michael Tanke (USSF A-License)
u14 Team  (2007):  Head Coach - Michael Tanke (USSF A-License)
u16 Team (2008):  Head Coach -  Gianni Bussani (USSF B-License started 2021)
u13 Team  (2009):  Head Coach - Gianluca Cuomo (USSF B-License started 2021)

Additional Boys Academy Staff:

  • Andrew Lill - Assistant Coach
  • Liz Masterson - Assistant Coach (RIT Women's Soccer Head Coach)
  • Michael Flynn - GK Coach (Syracuse University Men's Soccer Asst. Coach)
  • Jack Burgasser - GK Coach (St John Fisher Men's Soccer Head Coach)
  • Dr. Matt Driscoll - Medical:  Team Chiropractor
  • Jodi Wiborg - Medical:  Team Trainer
  • Dan Hurliman - Sports Performance (Owner:  HD Performance)


Do you aspire to play at the highest level of youth soccer in the country? 
We have an open door to trial year-round. 
Click the link below to get a trial or for more information reach out to Academy Director Rory Charcholla directly.


Spring Open ID Sessions
Sessions completed March 30-April 2
Summer Open ID Sessions
Sessions completed May 25-27

All Spring Open ID Sessions were held at the Empire United Complex - 1520 John Street, West Henrietta, NY 14586

For an overview of our program CLICK HERE.

2021-2022 Rosters will not be finalized until July.

Empire United Boys Academy is a member of Major League Soccer’s MLS NEXT Platform.  The team plays year-round and is a Founding Member of MLS NEXT, the highest platform for player development available to youth in the US.