Lanier Soccer Association

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May, 2013

LSA Joins Georgia United and The U.S. Development Academy

Georgia United Soccer Alliance (GUSA) is very excited to announce that Lanier Soccer Association has been given the opportunity to compete in the United States Soccer Development Academy (DA) league.GUSA is an alliance of five metro Atlanta clubs who have joined together to share resources that will allow them to provide a high level training environment and excellent competition at the GUSA organization’s expense for the best players in the state of Georgia.

North Atlanta Soccer Association (NASA), Norcross Soccer Academy (NSA), United Futbol Academy (United FA), AFC Lightning and Lanier Soccer Association (LSA) make up GUSA.

"We are very excited for LSA to join Georgia United as the fifth member.  LSA has a lot of talent in the grass roots and we feel that the partnership will benefit both parties" said Grant Kevins, LSA Director of Soccer."

The concept behind GUSA is to bring the best players from clubs to play together and represent Atlanta in the Development Academy. There is only one other Development Academy club in Atlanta and we felt that there were enough quality players in the city for another franchise and started kicking around the idea of an alliance two years ago. We felt that with the right structure, we could provide a great training environment and put really competitive teams on the field,” said Dave Smith Director of NASA.“

I am very excited to be offered the opportunity for players from all the clubs to play in the league and feel that it will improve the game and everyone involved. The great thing about GUSA is that we have set it up to be fully funded so that the best players will be able to play at the highest level regardless of financial ability,” commented Tony Annan, NSA Executive Director.

Try outs for GUSA teams will be held in late June after the Development Academy (DA) Season has wrapped up and players from any organization are invited to attend. More information on GUSA can be found at