Our History

Los Altos Soccer Club for boys was created in 1972, and it was not until years later that it became Mountain View Los Altos Soccer Club for both boys and girls. Since the beginning the club has inspired young players in their pursuit of soccer through dedication and determination while never sacrificing the joy of playing the game. 

MVLA 1993 Youth National Championship (Coach Alberto Montoya)

MVLA 1993 Youth National Championship (Coach Alberto Montoya)

Our Impact

Throughout the years MVLA has impacted the lives of thousands of youth soccer players and has been extremely successful in developing and producing top players in the community such as Abby Dahlkemper (UCLA, US U23 Women's National Team), Teresa Noyola (Stanford, Herman Trophy Winner) and our very own Executive Director, Joe Cannon (MLS Player). Whatever the path our players choose, MVLA has enriched their lives. Click here to read more about alumni.

  • 24 State Championships
  • 3 Region IV Championships (comprised of 14 Western States)
  • 2 National Championships
  • 4 Far West Regional League Championships
  • 21 US Youth National Team Players
  • 2 Youth World Cup Players
  • 2 Players named State Gatorade Player of the Year
  • 1 Player named National Gatorade Player of the Year
  • 1 US Youth Soccer Player of the Year
  • 100+ Players on the Cal North State Team

Our Coaches

Our club's success is a direct reflection of the coaches who have been on staff who share their passion for soccer and a deep commitment for our players' development. MVLA has been home to outstanding coaches such as US National Coach, Steve Sampson; current Technical Director of the San Jose Earthquakes, Chris Leitch; current DOC of Los Gatos United, Kelly Gray; coach to 9 State Championships and 1 National Championship, Alberto Montoya; and our current Technical Director and US National U17 Coach, Albertin Montoya. Click here to see our current coaches.

Our Directors

Albertin Montoya, Technical Director, and Joe Cannon, Executive Director began their soccer careers with MVLA as youth players and today have returned to lead the club and its mission.  Their first-hand experience as MVLA players has had an impact on their own lives that they in turn want to share with as many people as possible.

Our Community

MVLA has always been a pillar in the community. Over the past years, MVLA has been providing opportunity for players at all ages, by offering scholarships and programs in the community. With over a 1000 players, hundreds of volunteers, MVLA is a community of families, parents and players who are More than a Club.  

Albertin Montoya and Joe Cannon

Albertin Montoya and Joe Cannon