We are very proud to welcome Major League Soccer's Luis Soffner of the New England Revolution to the West Coast Pro-Team!
Luis was selected #36 overall in the 2013 MLS Super Draft by New England after an Amazing College Career! One of only 4 Keepers invited to the MLS Combine.
Luis was a 4 year starter at Indiana, where he led them to the 2012 National Championship as Captain and NCAA College Cup Most Outstanding Defensive Player award.
BIO: I was born in Miami, FL. Was raised in both St. Louis, MO and Cleveland, OH. I went to St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland where I played varsity soccer for 2 years, winning two state championships and 1 national championship. I then moved to St. Louis, MO and transferred to St. Louis University High School where I played varsity soccer for 1 year, making it to the State finals. I played for Scott Gallagher Soccer Club in St. Louis, a premier youth soccer club that my grandfather, Jim Scott, founded.
I attended Indiana University for 4 and a half years. I redshirted my freshman year, but then started my next four season in net for the Hoosiers. I was the captain of the team my senior year, and helped lead our team to the NCAA Championship where we won 1-0 against Georgetown. I was named the Most Valuable Defender of the College Cup.
I was drafted 36th overall in the 2013 MLS Superdraft by the New England Revolution. I signed with the Revolution on February 25th, 2013
Fav Food- Sub Sandwiches
Fav Movie- Christmas Vacation
Nick Name- "Louie", "Big Lu"
Fav Band- "The Zac Brown Band"
Best Save- 2013 College Cup Semi-final vs. Creighton. With a 1-0 lead over Creighton, I saved an upper-90 shot in the second half to keep the 1-0 result.
Advice to Young Keepers- Always keep working hard. You will have good days and bad days in the net. Remember to stay focused on the next play. Train hard every day and push yourself to improve a little bit each day and success will result.
Pre-Match Rituals- Socks go on in a certain order, followed by shoes (Left foot first, then the right). Right glove goes on first, then the left. Point to my dad in the stands before the opening whistle.