Know about us

Our History
Our youth programs originally known as LESA and LESC were founded September 01, 2013. This academy was founded by Luciano Emilio, a former professional soccer player that ended his professional career in our hometown team, DC United.

We have run a boys and girls youth academy from the ages of 5 to 18 years old with the goal of developing all of our students soccer skills. The boys have an affiliation with DC United and our girls teams have an affiliation with Washington Spirit.

As our youth academy has grown into Lesc Internazionale; a representation of our academy’s growth into the professional soccer world. With that being said; we are proud to announce the first professional women’s soccer team in MD, established in January 2021.

MLS cup trouphy 2004 Founder

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Professional Soccer Player
Luciano Emilio is a Brazilian soccer player. He played in his first professional soccer game at the age of 16 in Brazil. He went on to play for DC United from 2007 until 2010, helping the team win the Supporter’s Shield in 2007 and also winning individual awards such as Major League Soccer MVP, MLS new comer of the year and the Golden Boot (scoring 20 goals in his first season) and the MLS Best XI.

Qualifications as a trainer
Internships at FC Barcelona 2016 / Torino Italy and FC Groningen Holland / USSF A senior License Current Assistant Coach at Loudoun United FC (DC United’s Reserve Team) in the USL.

Purpose of the Program

  • A.

    High Quality

    Bring high-quality players from all areas of DMV & Baltimore to participate in the NPSL league.

  • B.

    Opportunities

    Give opportunities to players to play professionally in the US and other countries.

  • C.

    Best Players

    Recruited the best players to DC United in order to strengthen the Club in their USL franchise as well as made at the academy level.

  • D.

    Process

    First Phase: Consist of 22 players who will participate in the recruitment period, participate in training and friendly games against professional clubs and play in the 4 division’s NPSL.
    Second Phase: Consist of 22 players who will be in the process of getting into the Main Team, training and performing in friendly matches in the US.

Brazilian Method

Our soccer program focuses on:

Decision Making, Self confidence, Reading the game, Making good decisions under pressure, Quality First Touch on the ball,
Line break combinations, High performance finishing on goal.

Join us!

Put boys team players in contact with the DC United and girls players with Washington Spirit who will give them tips on how they achieved professional level skills.