It was a challenging season against tough competition but the Factory Ballerz walked away with a final win against Albion for the 2017 Championship Trophy..
Undefeated against F.C Portland, Washington Timbers, Pacific Northwest & Crossfire Premier, Lopez and his fellow Albion U.S.S.D.A teammates celebrate their 2017 Surf Cup Championship win. #BestOfTheBest!
Andres was selected to spend the summer training and playing in Europe among some of the top Bundesliga teams. He faced off against Leverkusen, F95 Fortuna, Koln, Schalke, Dusseldorf, and even had the opportunity to stand side by side some amazing professional players.
Andres was selected by Billy Garton to join Albion SC’s U.S. Soccer Development Academy 2004 boys team for the 2017 season. Under the coaching of Toumi Abdelghani & Marc Riley he was honored to join the boys and help finish out the 2016 season.
Fall 2016. Selected as an elite player to represent the U.S in Munich Germany, not only did Andres play against the top Bundesliga teams: TSV 1860 Munich, Unterhaching, Ingolstadtin, and Munich. He also received training at the TSV Munich 1860’s youth developmental training grounds with German Pro Coaches Eddie Lowen and Milen Gaganelov. He was also extended a special invite by TSV 1860 Youth Academy to participate in training with their academy team.
Andres invited to train with 1860
Andres in Munich
Andres Lopez in germany
Summer 2016. Selected as a top player to represent the U.S. in Duisburg Germany, Andres played against the top Bundesliga teams including MSV Duisburg, TSG Hoffenheim, FC Kiln, and Borussia Dortmund while training at the Sportschule Wedau facilities.
Spring 2016. Andres was invited as an Elite Player to train and play in Verona, Italy with Chievo Verona International Academy for 8 days under the Pro Coaching of Davide Calario at Bottagisio Sports Centre.
Weekly training and private sessions at the Futbol Factory paved the way to becoming a 2016 League Champion.
Fall 2015. Chievo Verona coaches identified Andres as an Elite Player and invited him to train with the International Academy at the Casa Grande Sportsplex in Arizona. Only the highest performing athletes received an invitation, and only a select few including Andres moved on to the play and train with the international academy in Italy.
Spring 2015. His first international experience started here when he was one of the few players selected to train and play in London with West Ham United F.C for 7 days at the Professional Stadium in Upton Park under the Pro Coaching of Tony Carr, Ian Quill, and Paul Heffer.
Andres Lopez was the top scoring player of all boys 2004 flight teams in the Southern California Developmental Soccer League (S.C.D.S.L) for the 2014/2015 season with 41 goals.
Awarded and recognized by Chivas as a 2014 Summer Classic Champion.
Fall 2014. Selected through a U.S. wide identification process, Andres was invited to train at the Darlington School National Academy in Rome, Georgia with West Ham United F.C of London. Only the highest performing athletes throughout the U.S. received an invitation, and only a select few including Andres moved on to the International Academy training in London.
Andres was recognized by the Chula Vista Elementary School District in 2013 with an Outstanding Student Athlete Award for the district’s soccer season.
Andres was scouted on a full athletic scholarship by Scott Gold to play for Arsenal FC San Diego from 2013 until his transfer to the U.S.S.D.A Albion 2004 team in 2017.