Wonder Women

Wonder Women

Introducing a New Force in SoCal

Formerly LA Galaxy Orange County, these dynamic women are back under a NEW crest. Coming off a championship season, they look to continue their open and attacking style of play while breaking new ground and inspiring the future!

Watch the REDS make their mark on SoCal and the rest of the world as they prepare for the next season.

Truth in the hype:

• Can you say “Olympic Gold”?

• There is enough inspiration here to make you DREAM!

• Players from 8 different countries bolster this club.

• A SoCal experience like no other!

• National Team players stack this squad.


Watch: Every Premier League goal – 2003-04

Watch: Every Premier League Goal – 2003-04

The Reds clinched qualification for the Champions League tournament they would win in Istanbul by finishing fourth in the top flight.

Fifty-five goals were scored along the way – watch them all back again below…


Premier League statement: May 11

Premier League statement: May 11

The Premier League released the following update on Monday evening.

Following today’s meeting of Shareholders, Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters has said the 20 clubs are united in their desire to get the 2019/20 season back up and running and that players and managers will have an important role in that return.

“In today’s meeting, it was reiterated the Premier League and clubs absolutely recognise the COVID-19 pandemic puts football into context,” Masters said. “So many lives have been lost and so many others deeply affected.

“We are proud at the response to the pandemic that the Premier League, our clubs and our players have provided with vital support to communities and to the NHS and hopefully will continue to do so after matches recommence.”

During today’s meeting the UK Government signalled the possibility of a return of live sports from 1 June, following on from its announcement on the easing of the lockdown in England.

Safety comes first

Masters said the League will follow Government advice as well as that of others in planning a return of the competition.

“We welcome these first steps and are ready to play our part,” he said. “We are working flat out with clubs and stakeholders – Government, our broadcast partners, The FA, the EFL, PFA and the LMA – to create a responsible, safe and deliverable model to complete the season.

“Of course, safety comes first. We must listen to Government, the authorities and the medical experts and continue to follow their advice.

“That is exactly what we are doing. We are getting ourselves in the best position to resume the season, but only when the conditions are right.”

Collective way forward

Masters said today’s meeting of clubs showed all 20 were united in looking to complete the season.

“There was a strong desire to discuss everything in the round and to agree a collective way forward,” he said. “A really strong collective will to complete the season remains.”

In so doing, Masters reiterated that consulting the players and managers is vital and that a meeting is planned with them later this week.

“Our priority will always be the safety of players, coaches and managers, staff, supporters, and the wider community,” he said.

“Nothing will be agreed until we have spoken to both the managers and players.”

Masters said that only after consultation with the players and managers would there be the next step of clubs returning to training, but with social-distancing measures put in place. For that, he added, a company had been appointed to conduct testing at club training grounds.

The issue of where the remaining Premier League matches would be played was also discussed, with the possibility of using neutral venues raised. But Masters stressed that the Shareholders’ desire was to complete the season playing matches at their originally scheduled venues.

“Obviously it is the preference of all our clubs to play at home if at all possible,” Masters said. “It is an ongoing dialogue and we’ve been talking to the authorities about the conditions in which we could get the Premier League back up and running and are taking all that advice on board.”

New Premier League Chair

Masters also spoke about the recent appointment of Gary Hoffman as the new Premier League Chair, taking over from Claudia Arney, who had been holding the position on an interim basis.

“I am looking forward to working with Gary,” Masters said. “He has a tough act to follow in Claudia, who I have worked with so closely over the last 18 months.

“I know Claudia has the respect of everyone at the Premier League and all the players.

“We are looking forward to that new team emerging.”


Reds support new moms at Liverpool Women’s Hospital during outbreak

Reds support new moms at Liverpool Women’s Hospital during outbreak

Liverpool FC has donated much-needed baby clothes and essential items to Liverpool Women’s Hospital to assist new moms and their newborn babies during the COVID-19 outbreak.

LFC staff collected more than 20 bags of baby grows and clothes for new moms who have recently given birth at the hospital and who may need a helping hand during these challenging times. The clothing was taken to Anfield’s community laundrette, Kitty’s Laundrette, to be washed, sterilised, and then delivered to the hospital by staff volunteers.

In addition, the club has donated welfare packs containing other essential items such as LFC sleepsuits, bibs, a rattle, a teddy bear, as well as a T-shirt and toiletries for new mothers.

As a special ‘thank you’ to hospital staff for their hard work during the pandemic, LFC has also provided chocolates and sweet treats with the aim of boosting morale and team spirit.

The items were gratefully received by maternity matron Alison Murray, deputy head of midwifery Sue Orchard, community midwife Jill Hughes, and health care assistant Claire Roberts.

Kate Davis, head of fundraising at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital Charity, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to the team at Liverpool FC and the LFC Foundation. This support means so much to all the new mums at Liverpool Women’s Hospital, especially at such a difficult time.

“The donations of baby clothes and LFC goody bags will undoubtedly cheer everyone up. It’s wonderful to see the community of Liverpool coming together to support one another – thank you LFC!”

Matt Parish, director of LFC Foundation, added: “Our priority is to support young people and families across Merseyside, especially during the coronavirus outbreak. We hope that this donation will go some way to helping new mums get off to the best start in what is already a challenging time.”


Spotlight on LFC Women: Amy Rodgers

Spotlight on LFC Women: Amy Rodgers

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We continue our weekly series on as we get to know the Liverpool FC Women’s squad.

Each member of Vicky Jepson’s team will tell us about their footballing background, their inspirations and what it’s like to represent the Reds.

Next up is England youth international midfielder Amy Rodgers, who turned 20 this week…

When did you sign for Liverpool FC Women?


What made you choose to be a footballer?

I love playing the game, so when it became possible to go professional it was a no-brainer!

Who is your footballing idol?

Fara Williams.

BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 08: Fara Williams of Reading holds off a challenge from Amy Rodgers of Liverpool during the Barclays FA Women’s Super League match between Liverpool and Reading at Prenton Park on September 08, 2019 in Birkenhead, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

What is the best football match you’ve watched to date?

Liverpool vs Barcelona (Champions League semi-final second leg).

Best LFC Women’s goal of the season so far?

Furney [Rachel Furness] v Arsenal.

What’s the best thing about representing LFC?

Wearing a badge with amazing history behind it and hearing YNWA every time we walk out.

Describe yourself in three words?

Empathetic, resilient, ambitious.

WALLASEY, ENGLAND – JANUARY 31: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Rhiannon Roberts and Amy Rodgers of Liverpool Women during a training session at Solar Campus on January 31, 2020 in Wallasey, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Favourite TV show?

The Office (US).

Favourite film?

When Harry Met Sally.

Favourite music artist?


Favourite song?

Somebody to Love – Queen.

If you weren’t a footballer, what did you want to be?

A psychologist.

Funniest player in the squad?

Fran Kitching.

Best singer in the squad?

Jess Clarke or Rinsola Babajide.


Vladimir Smicer’s message to LFCIA Players

Vladimir Smicer’s message to LFCIA Players


You’ll Never Walk Alone

You’ll Never Walk Alone

We are an organization whose mission is to create life lessons, experiences and opportunities through the game of soccer and we are working diligently, daily, to incorporate ways in which we can impact our entire membership positively during these challenging times.

Our staff of competitive coaches are continuing to deliver Individual Training Plans to all our competitive teams, bringing our players closer to each other, to their coaches, to the game of soccer and helping to maintain a sense of normality. 

Liverpool Football Club have been an integral part of the development of the sessions and we are part of 22 academies around the world, sharing over 42,000 vimeo views, of 631 videos shared, of players working, individually, on their soccer skills and development. 

We could not be more proud of our coaches and players for working within the guidelines of social distancing to still consider physical activity an important part of their lives. 

Our recreational players have been provided with online home learning tools in cooperation with our partner organizations and the unique opportunities provided by Liverpool FC.

We believe we are in a unique position to play a huge role in the mental and physical well being of our players and our coaches who are faced with increasingly challenging times for themselves and their families. 

We have opened registration for our Junior Reds and Pre Club academy programs for the Fall as we look, with excitement, to the opportunity to be back on the field when it is safe to be so.

Our office continues to be closed, in keeping with current guidelines but we can be reached at although response times will be delayed.

Checkout some messages of support from Liverpool legends:

Bruce Grobbelaar
Luis Garcia

On behalf of everyone in the LFCIA SoCal family, thank you, be well and take care.



LFCIA SoCal Home Training Program

LFCIA SoCal Home Training Program

During these challenging times, LFC wants to keep our players active and engaged while they are away from their teams. LFC IA has created many activities to keep athletes engaged, active, and challenged. These are based on the Long-Term Player Development attributes that LFC uses within their academy of Tactical, Technical, Social, Physical, and Mental as a guide to developing player and person. Parents, the curriculum provided will help your child stay in shape physically and mentally.  The learning objectives of LFC are the four-corner model that includes Watch, Analyze, Practice, and Challenge. This allows the player to move through the programs in a way that replicates the training programs set forth by LFC and encourages an organized mindset. These age-appropriate programs include homework tasks focused on player role models, technical tasks, increasing physical conditioning tasks and tactical workshops for older players. LFC wants to create an interactive and challenging experience for the players and their coach.

Virtual Practice

The LFCIA SoCal is committed to their players by providing an online practice initiative that will keep our players, coaches, and soccer families connected. 

We repeat that during this current time our coaches can positively affect our players by driving the LFC ITP’s and encouraging players to commit to them while maintaining a positive mindset surrounding the return to training. Players will be able to participate in online meetings with their coaches. This will allow coaches to discuss and direct the ITP’s, set and manage competitive tasks, and discuss technical content and drive tactical discussions. These discussions can build the basis of future team-building, class-based discussions. We would love to have all teams in classrooms with the coaches, so the next best thing is using an online platform to provide coaches with an excellent opportunity to positively impact players in a meaningful way.

You will be contacted by your coach very soon on this program.


  • Athletes will watch official LFC videos to inspire them and they will learn techniques from the top players.
  • They will watch Men’s, Women’s, and Academy videos of interviews, match highlights, challenges, goals, and how-to episodes designed to improve their soccer IQ.


  • Athletes will have an opportunity to analyze top LFCIA players using the player development model
  • Athletes will be tasked to use our player development model to rate players on technical ability, tactical ability, physicality, mental ability, and social or chemistry.


  • Athletes will be able to practice individual skills and ball manipulation using how-to practices videos.
  • The videos will allow players to watch, practice, and master different skills.
  • Interim fitness and injury prevention programs which will include running drills, lower and upper body strength sessions that are designed to help maintain players fitness while unable to train fully.  This will help reduce the risk of injury when they return to play.
  • We have created 20 short athletic development videos for your children to watch and repeat.


  • Encourages competition within each team/age group
  • Send videos of your child or children completing the challenge wearing the LFC kit
  • Athletes will receive certificates for successfully completing challenges

Congratulations to February Core Value Award Winners

Congratulations to February Core Value Award Winners


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B11 East Davin



  • Knowing that dreams are there to be achieved. Nothing is impossible.
  • Have the courage to take risks and learn from honest mistakes. It makes us braver next time.
  • Pursue ever-higher goals with your feet on the ground.


  • Earn respect through honesty and integrity.
  • Be true to yourself and trust each other to do the right thing in any given situation.
  • Treat people well expect nothing back and the pride will flow.


  • Put your heart and soul into everything – go that last mile to do things right.
  • Live by hard graft and continuous self improvement.
  • Be proud, professional and enthusiastic in all aspects of the club.


  • Work together to bring the best out of each other,on and off the field.
  • Believe in each other’s ability and expertise.
  • Collaborate for the common good across all our communities.

Coronavirus Update

(COVID-19) Update #3

Thank you for your patience as we navigate these unprecedented times.

Our competitive programs are temporarily suspended, pending further advice and guidance from local and national governing bodies and organizations.

Our recreational Junior Development League (JDL) and Pre Club Academy (PCA)  have been moved to the Fall.  

We understand that sport and physical activity has an impact on a child’s physical and mental well-being and, since history has proven that we will be back to our normal activities in time, we are extremely confident in our ability to deliver our season and are committed to our players and parents.

To this end, we are retaining our competitive coaches to help support this intent and have contingencies in place for program delivery if we have to delay the current anticipated return. This could include an extended season, a change in club break or other similar opportunities to ensure players receive their programming.

In light of the challenges currently faced at LFC International Academies around the world, we have implemented Individual Training Plans, which are keeping our players engaged with LFC whilst on field practices are temporarily suspended, as well as select partners for our recreational players, including moti sports.

As information about COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to evolve quickly, the health and well-being of families and community remains our number one priority! We know that moments like these challenge us to do what’s best for our family members both young and old. Taking precautionary measures, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and reinforcing existing policies and procedures will improve the quality of life.

We ask for your patience during this difficult time. Thank you for your ongoing confidence, care, and trust. 

Take care, be well and we will see you on the field very soon!

Liverpool FC International Academy – SoCal