The history of soccer in Manitoba is long and storied, with the Manitoba Football Association being the oldest provincial association, founded in 1896.

The late 1980s - early 1990s were a Golden Age for soccer in Winnipeg. Locally, youth soccer programs became much more structured in the mid-1980’s, again, due to a small group of individuals who saw the needs of our youth. The Winnipeg Fury gave locals a chance to watch professional soccer in their hometown and won the 1992 MITA Cup. However, it all came abruptly to an end as the Canadian National Soccer League folded in 1993. For 17 years, Winnipeg had

The arrival of WSA Winnipeg signals a new era for soccer in the Manitoba capital. After 17 years, elite soccer has returned with renewed vision and purpose. The WSA Group sees a PDL team as a stepping stone towards the eventual goal of bringing professional soccer to Winnipeg.


The World Soccer Academy was established in 2001, by Eduardo Badescu and his partners Constantin Ignat and William Rosales.

The Academy has provided a first class soccer development program for young players who wish to significantly advance their soccer skills and knowledge of the game. Countless young players enhanced their enjoyment of the game as they progressed through their soccer years, due to the care and direction they found at the Academy. Many continue to reach for the heights that our game provides.

“Our Mission is to provide world class soccer training to every child with an opportunity to play soccer at his/her highest level in a safe and supportive environment that encourages the development of soccer skills and the love of the game”

As a leader and innovator within the Winnipeg and Manitoba soccer community, the World Soccer Academy saw a PDL team as the next step in developing the game in Winnipeg. The World Soccer Academy is now beginning a new chapter in our soccer history with Winnipeg’s new entry in the USL’s PDL league, WSA Winnipeg.