The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) is an MLS soccer club serving the greater Los Angeles area. LAFC is dedicated to building a world-class soccer club that represents the diversity of Los Angeles and is committed to delivering an unrivaled experience for fans. LAFC’s ownership group is comprised of local leaders and innovators of industry with intellectual capital, financial prowess, operations expertise, and success in the fields of entertainment, sports, technology, and media. LAFC is invested in the world’s game and Los Angeles, constructing, and developing the 22,000 seat Banc of California Stadium and a top-flight training center on the campus of Cal-State Los Angeles.


The Physical Therapist is responsible for the recuperation and recovery of the player. This role will coordinate rehabilitation, evaluation, plan of care, progress notes, and discharge notes on all players. These notes will be kept on file in the MLS electronic medical record (EMR). This role will report directly to the Head of Rehabilitation and Head Athletic Trainer.


  • Performs physical therapy services for the Club’s players under the guide of the Head Athletic Trainer as ordered by the Club’s Chief Medical Officer.

  • Provide up to date physical therapy evaluation, plan of care, progress notes, and discharge notes.

  • Maintenance of above notes in MLS electronic medical record (EMR).

  • Maintain a complete and up to date physical therapy record in the EMR.

  • Maintain physical therapy supplies and clinical equipment.

  • Comply with all MLS medical policies and protocols.

  • Comply with OSHA standards with regard to blood borne pathogens.

  • Participate as part of the Club’s Medical Staff as required by the Club Chief Medical Officer.

  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor/Management.


The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) required.

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a similar role required, at an elite/professional sports team, or MLS preferred.

  • CPR certification for health care provider is required.

  • NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer preferred.

  • APTA, OCS, SCS certification preferred.

  • Passed National Physical Therapy exam.

  • Possess personal professional liability insurance.

  • Must possess current active license in the State(s)/Province(s) where Club has home matches or trains.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to quickly build trust and relationships with players and staff.

  • Team player, who wants to put team and player success over individual success.

  • Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential information.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Flexible work schedule with the ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays as the MLS calendar requires.

  • Ability to travel with the first team as required.


$80k - $100k


LAFC strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.


The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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