Adult soccer leagues or games?

soccer ball grassSean emails:

With Euro 2012 going on now and the Olympics just around the corner, there's plenty of great soccer (football?) in our midst. All of the excitement has made me want to get outside and join up with a semi-competitive league or even just play some pick-up soccer. However, I can't seem to find ANY information about either. A reader asked a similar question back in 2009, but I'm sure a lot has changed and there's more updated info out there. Any tips? I'd prefer to play outdoors (i.e. not @ Afrim's) somewhere near Albany.

Know of an adult soccer league for Sean (or anyone) to play the beautiful game? Please share!

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Guilderland has an adult league that plays from Spring to Fall in 3 sessions on Wednesday night. email them @ there is a wide range of ability levels and it's coed.

There are several >30 and >40 options in the Capital district and more than likely your town or a town near you has a team. They play Sunday mornings in the Spring and Fall. Clifton Commons is often full of teams. While there isn't a dedicated website for these teams it is mostly word of mouth. If you are interested in one of those teams I can try to point you to where a team plays near you.

Hi MUFC - thanks for all of the great info! If you can help me narrow down my options, that'd be great. Here's some helpful info - I'm 28, I live in Albany and I work in Latham (I-87 + Rt. 7). Thanks!

the over 30s/40s play pick up together in bethlehem (wemple rd) on tuesdays over the summer between the spring and fall seasons. that starts july 3rd.

there's also pick up on sunday mornings on bought rd in colony. i've never been to that one so i'm not sure where it is, but its in some park i think.

there's monday pick up at clifton commons.

there's friday pickup at bethlehem high school

North Colonie Soccer Complex on Sunday mornings.. (9:30) mostly over 40.

United are garbage.

Your only option right now is going to be pickup or the Guilderland league, there is a team called Latham United that play at the park on Boght Road in Latham on Sunday's but that's an over 30 team.

I have nothing to say to Liverpool...I feel sorry for you really...losing Dalglish.

this was a great post. i have lived here about 18 months and had not been able to find any adult soccer leagues either. anyone know more about the pick-up games in the bethlehem area? is there a contact person? i'm an >30 just looking to have some fun on the field again.

bgoodwin, your best bet for bethlehem is to start to show up at the Friday night pickup at the High School (6PM). Players are there from both the over 30 team and over 40 teams. Also 6 PM on Tuesdays at the soccerplex will be a 'closed' pick up league (pay a fee) beginning 7/10.

hey folks, I'm trying to get a facebook group started to try to alleviate this issue. A page where people can announce and find games. Please like us and post your pick up info on there.

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