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U-17 MNT Headed to Quarterfinals of CONCACAF U-17 Championship

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The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team officially advanced to the quarterfinal stage of the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championship when Haiti fell to Guatemala 3-1 in Group C play on Tuesday.

Haiti (0-2-0) was eliminated as Guatemala (1-0-0) got two goals from Christopher Ortiz and he assisted a Mario Hernandez tally in the 78th minute.

U-17 MNT Routs Barbados 8-0 in Final Tune-Up for World Cup Qualifying

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The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team played in its final match before the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championship and posted a lopsided 8-0 victory on Monday at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

With two separate lineups playing in each half, it was the second group that scored a whopping five goals in the final 45 minutes, led by Mukwelle Akale's hat trick.

Villarreal Scores Late for Galaxy; Powers Tallies First MLS Goal

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Jose Villarreal, who was the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team's leading scorer during the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship runner-up showing in Puebla, Mexico, and won a title with Pateadores in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy in 2011, scored a stoppage-time equalizer for the LA Galaxy to earn a 2-2 draw at Toronto FC on Saturday.

U-20 MNT’s World Cup Draw Complete with Ghana Joining USA’s Group

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The Confederation of African Football U-20 Championship completed Saturday with Egypt beating Ghana 6-5 in penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw through regulation.

That result places Ghana in Group A with the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team, France and Spain. FIFA held the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup draw on March 25 in Istanbul, Turkey, the location for two of the USA's group matches in the even.

U-17 MNT ’97s Win Pair of Matches Against U-15 BNT

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The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team's '97s played a pair of friendlies against the U-15 Boys' National Team on Wednesday at The Home Depot Center, coming away with two victories.

In the opener, DJ Villegas and Pablo Palaez scored goals in the 56th and 62nd minutes for a 2-0 lead and an eventual 2-1 victory.

Academy Alum Agudelo Honored by MLS; Speas Tallies Winner for Crew

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For a second straight week, a former U.S. Soccer Development Academy player earned MLS Player of the Week accolades. Former New York Red Bulls Academy forward Juan Agudelo of Chivas USA took the honor after recording a goal and an assist in Chivas USA's dominant 4-1 road victory against the Chicago Fire.

Alvarez Tallies Goal in Debut; Hamid Earns MLS Player of Week

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Several former U.S. Soccer Development Academy players stood out in the crowd during the third week of the Major League Soccer season.

Academy alum Carlos Alvarez made his MLS debut with Chivas USA and came up big with an 89th-minute goal to earn a 1-1 draw against the LA Galaxy on Sunday at The Home Depot Center.

Several U-20 MNT Players Return to Respective Clubs

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The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team, coming off a 4-2 victory against Canada on Tuesday to earn a berth at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey, will be a little shorthanded for the remaining two matches at the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake), Caleb Stanko (Freiburg) and Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart) are all heading back to their respective teams and will not be available for the semifinals and championship/third-place game stages of the tournament.

U-20 World Cup Hopefuls Prepare for All-Important CONCACAF Quarterfinals

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Eight teams remain at the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship and only four will advance to the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey.

The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team, winner of Group A at the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, faces Group B runner-up Canada on Tuesday. The game kicks off at 6 p.

U.S. U-20 MNT, Costa Rica Qualify for Quarterfinals

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With Costa Rica's 1-0 victory against Haiti on Wednesday night at Estadio Olimpico Universitario Lobos BUAP in Puebla, Mexico, the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team and Costa Rica have advanced to the quarterfinal stage of the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

The USA defeated Haiti 2-1 on Monday, and Haiti's back-to-back losses kept them at the bottom of the Group A table.

U-20 MNT Caps off Training in Toluca, Heads to Puebla, Mexico

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The team prepares for training at the colorful Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México.


The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team completed its training at Toluca, Mexico, on Wednesday morning and now heads to Puebla, the location of the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

Nike’s Chance Team, U-17 MNT Square Off Monday

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Brian Iloski played for the Academy Select Blue Team during the 2012 Academy Winter Showcase and has been touring with Nike's "The Chance" team.


San Diego Surf Academy product Brian Iloski has been in the spotlight as a member of the Final 16 at Nike's "The Chance" competition.

Match Fit Chelsea Alum Clark Taken No. 1 in MLS Supplemental Draft

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Forward Will Bates, formerly of the Richmond Strikers, was the No. 5 pick by the Seattle Sounders at Tuesday's MLS Supplemental Draft.

Former Development Academy midfielder Ryan Clark was selected No. 1 by the New York Red Bulls during Tuesday's MLS Supplemental Draft.

Former Academy Midfielder Alvarez Picked No. 2 in MLS SuperDraft

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Forward Kekuta Manneh, a former Development Academy player with the Texas Rush and Lonestar, was the No. 4 pick of Thursday's MLS SuperDraft by the Vancouver Whitecaps.



At Thursday's 2013 MLS SuperDraft, Chivas USA selected midfielder and former LAFC Academy player Carlos Alvarez with the second overall pick.

Four Academy Alumni and College Seniors Sign MLS Contracts

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Dillon Powers, the 2009 U-17/18 Development Academy Player of the Year, signed an MLS contract heading into 2013.

With the 2013 Major League Soccer SuperDraft on the horizon (Jan. 17), several college seniors with Development Academy ties have already signed league contracts.