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SYS Announces Strategic Partnership With Boston Vigor

By Somerville Youth Soccer, 05/04/22, 10:30AM EDT


Organizations To Collaborate On Formation Of Girls Club Programs

Somerville Youth Soccer is excited to announce a strategic partnership with Boston Vigor FC, as the organizations will work collaboratively on several initiatives that include increased visibility and outreach, more opportunities to play soccer, better field access, and other benefits for everyone in our community.

Vigor is a Somerville-based soccer club focused on the long-term development of young athletes. At Vigor, athletes learn to master various soccer skills through comprehensive training sessions and games, allowing them to gain a deep understanding of the sport, and most importantly, find a passion and love for soccer. Vigor was founded by Wilson Teixeira, a former professional player from Brazil. Teams participate in the New England Club Soccer League (NECSL).

Vigor has a terrific boys’ program, but it has never formed a girls’ team—until now! Through our partnership, we hope to launch a 7v7 team, a 9v9 team, and an 11v11 team.

“I’m very excited to be partnering with Somerville Youth Soccer and starting our first girls' teams,” Teixeira said.  “This will be a great opportunity to continue the developmental growth and skill of these young athletes in soccer.”

Playing on a club is a great opportunity for players who want more soccer, and who want to take their development to the next level. It does not replace participation on town-based travel teams but is a complementary program that provides access to professional coaching (including an opportunity for indoor winter training) and a chance to meet and make friends with new players who are similarly interested in the game. It is a great next step for players who love what we do at SYS!

“Coach Wilson has followed his incredible playing career with a deep commitment to helping young athletes develop to their full potential,” said SYS Director of Soccer, Gregory Janks, who helped form the new partnership.  “Somerville Youth Soccer is fortunate to partner with Coach Wilson in launching Boston Vigor’s first girls' teams so that all players who want more soccer have the opportunity to take their development to the next level.” 

Tryouts will take place on Tuesday & Wednesday, May 24-25 at Capuano Field. Interested girls can register for either night at the following times:

5:00-6:00 pm                                     Girls born in 2013/2014

6:00-7:00 pm                                     Girls born in 2011/2012

7:00-8:00 pm                                     Girls born in 2010

For more information and to register, please visit and click on “signup today” or email