CLUB HISTORY

Club History


Founded in 1974 as Tigard Soccer Association, Southside Soccer Club has been the home of youth soccer in Tigard, Oregon and the surrounding communities. From day one, our goal has been to foster a love of the game, developing players by offering seasonal (recreational and development) and annual (competitive) programs for youth players ages 3-19. With trained/licensed coaches we have provided a safe and fun environment to develop soccer skills through player-first curriculum producing both skillful players and community leaders. We have developed thousands of players since inception and proudly have now become ALBION SC Portland, to offer extended opportunities for players domestically and internationally. 


ALBION SC was formed under the Peninsula Soccer League in 1981. ALBION SC was one of the first competitive clubs in San Diego and the top program in San Diego. In the late 80’s early 1990’s many competitive clubs in the area started emerging and heavily competing. In 1998 ALBION SC hired Technical Director, Noah Gins to take over and professionalize the club, develop a clubwide curriculum and develop players and teams to play at the highest level in the US. At the time, the club consisted of 6 ALBION SC teams and a large recreational program within PSL.

Looking at the present... The club has 120 plus teams, 800 plus players representing the Albion Junior Program, a full blown Recreational program and has played in 12 National Championship games and being crowned National Champion in 2019, won almost every major event in the US, developed over 20 National Team players, many MLS Player and put hundreds and hundreds of players into College on over 50 million dollars in Soccer Scholarships to date. The club represents some of the best soccer in the country and has one of the most prolific coaching staffs within youth soccer. The club is progressively looking at ways to advance the club and the players and will continue to push to higher levels moving forward.  The standards of excellence that the club has set is a bar that only few can achieve in this country.  ALBION SC will continue to make history as it paves the way in youth soccer.