History

F.C. Portland Academy was founded in 1987 by Clive Charles, who saw a need for high quality players to get together and train. The Academy’s competitive division program began in 1993 and has grown in every year of its existence. This division forms teams for competitive league USYSA and US Club Soccer play. Competition is an important tool for continuing the progress of excellent individual players. The club has experienced much success since forming competitive teams. In 1994, F.C. Portland’s U18 Boys earned the USYSA National Championship title and in the summer of 1997, F.C. Portland’s U16 Boys finished with a second place title in the same annual National Championship. The clubs U17 Girls brought home another National Championship in 2003, winning the inaugural US Club Soccer title.

  • Currently have over 36 Competitive Teams: Over 750 members
  • USYSA National Championship Title (1994)
  • USYSA National Championship Runner-Up (1997)
  • Region IV Regional Championship Titles (’94, ’95, ’97)
  • US Club Soccer National Championship Title (’03)
  • Elite Clubs National League (Member since 2014)
  • Western College Development Association founding member
  • Clive Charles, our founder, was inducted into the United States Adult Soccer Association’s (USASA) Hall of Fame in early August 2002 and the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in August 2003, shortly before he passed away after a 2 year battle with prostate cancer. On August 29, 2003, the Portland Timbers retired Clive’s #3 Jersey – the first uniform ever to be retired in the nearly 80-year history of PGE Park.