Development Academy

Philadelphia Union Academy

Union Academy teams open season today

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The Union Academy begins its third season in Development Academy play with games against Players Development Academy at YSC today.

While it feels like last season and the U-16 team's incredible run to third place in the Development Academy Championships only just ended, the Philadelphia Union Academy will be kicking off another season today with games against Players Development Academy at YSC.

Three Academy players called into U.S. U-15 camp

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U.S. Under-15 Boys' National Team head coach John Hackworth's latest roster includes three players from the Philadelphia Union Academy.

Rayshawn McGann, Nykolas Sessock and Brendan Aaronson have been called into the U.S. Under-15 team's third international trip of 2015 to England.

FC Dallas ends Philadelphia Union Academy Under-16 team's championship run

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FC Dallas' defense kept their postseason scoreless streak in tact and the offense pitched in three goals to end the Union's playoff run in the Development Academy semifinals Thursday.

FC Dallas Academy continued its impressive postseason run, pitching a fifth straight shutout in a 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Union U-16 Academy team in Carson, California on Thursday.

Philadelphia Union Academy game moved from PPL Park to training fields

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The Philadelphia Union U-16 team will take on New England Revolution on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the PPL Park Training Fields with a spot in the Development Academy semifinals on the line.

The U.S. Development Academy quarterfinal originally scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. at PPL Park will now be played at 5 p.

Union Academy

Academy defender commits to Wake Forest

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Under-16 defender Joseph DeZart II has verbally committed to play college soccer at Wake Forest in 2016.

Defender Joseph DeZart II is the latest Union Academy player to commit to playing college soccer in one of college soccer's best conferences, according to TopDrawerSoccer.

DeZart, who has verbally committed to play in the ACC with Wake Forest, combined with Auston Trusty to create one of the toughest center back duos in the Development Academy this season.

Union Academy Update: Frank Goes to the Proving Grounds!

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It's been a while since we've checked in with the youngest members of the Union organization and the coaches and trainers who work with them. In this week's edition, we check in with a live look-in at the "Delco Derby", and recall Union trips to Virginia Beach, Virginia and Doha, Qatar.

The winter (allegedly) is coming to a close, and that means it is time for the Development Academy kids around the league to return to the field.

FC Dallas

U-16 team wins final game to finish third in DA playoffs

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The Union Under-16 Academy team beat Georgia United 2-0 on Saturday to take third place in the Development Academy playoffs.

The U-16 team ended their trip to California and their season on a high note with a 2-0 win over Georgia United in the third place game of the U.S. Development Academy Championship on Saturday.

Development Academy Opens 2012-13 Season this Weekend

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The 2012-13 U.S. Soccer Development Academy season kicks off this weekend with 40 matches on the docket on Saturday and Sunday. The sixth season features 80 teams playing among seven divisions and three conferences, as well as the first across-the-board implementation of the 10-month season format, which puts a greater emphasis on the Academy philosophy of increased training, while competing in fewer but more meaningful matches.

Richmond United

U-16 and U-18 teams split games with Richmond United; U-14s beat LVU

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The U-16s won 3-0 and the U-18s dropped three points against Richmond United while the U-14 team beat Lehigh Valley United 1-0 in their game at YSC Sports.

Colin Brezniak scored the winner in the 12th minute and the defense held Richmond United scoreless in a 3-0 win in Richmond on Saturday.

Richmond Kickers and Richmond Strikers to combine Development Academies; new program will be called Richmond United

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The Richmond Kickers and Richmond Strikers Development Academies will be merging, forming a new academy called Richmond United.

The Richmond Kickers announced today that they will be merging their US Soccer Development Academy with the Richmond Strikers, creating one Development Academy for central Virginia and ending years of amicable conflict between the two.

U.S. Soccer

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Chicago Magic PSG's Stephen Payne
The Chicago Magic U-15/16 team's 2013-14 Development Academy season was on the brink. Down a goal to Kendall SC in group play at the Academy Playoffs at Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana, the Magic rallied with two Luka Prpa penalty kicks to earn a 2-1 victory and win Group E.

Tony Lepore to Conduct U-13/14 Academy Public Webinar on Nov. 6

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U.S. Soccer will be holding a public webinar for clubs interested in joining the Under-13/14 Development Academy program at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

The webinar will be conducted by U.S. Soccer Director of Scouting Tony Lepore to discuss the basic elements of the U-13/14 Development Academy program to new clubs interested in applying.

Major League Soccer

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Development Academy alum Harry Shipp
Chicago Fire midfielder Harry Shipp garnered some well-deserved praise following his team's 5-4 victory against the New York Red Bulls on May 10. The rookie and homegrown player tallied his first three Major League Soccer goals and he assisted the game-winner to also earn MLS Player of the Week.

RSL and Red Bulls youth teams win respective Development Academy Titles

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Two Major League Soccer club academies took home the hardware in Houston at Sunday's Development Academy Finals.

For the second successive season, the New York Red Bulls academy won a national title as the U-17/U-18 team defeated Shattuck-Saint Mary's, 2-1 in overtime.

The Off-season of Homegrown Signings in MLS

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Homegrown signings allow MLS clubs to develop talented players within their own system. This means a club like the New York Red Bulls can guide a player's development from as young as 12 until he is deemed ready to join ... Continue reading →

Future Professional and Rochester Native Jordan Allen

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Get excited, Rochester. This past year saw former Aquinas and Empire United player Krystian Witkowski sign with Philadelphia Union, but the Polish-American didn't make a single appearance for the MLS club before being released. Another Aquinas and Empire United product ... Continue reading →


Club notes: Nationals post unbeaten weekend in Development Academy

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Presser leaving Badgers, Nationals

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University of Wisconsin men's soccer coach John Trask is in the market for a new assistant.

Phil Presser is leaving the Badgers after three seasons to become the U.S. Soccer Development Academy director for the Indiana Fire, effective April 1.

The move was announced Sunday in a news release on the FC Milwaukee website – Presser also is in his first season the Development Academy coach for the Nationals.

Academy: Great week for Nationals

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The FC Milwaukee Under-17/18 Development Academy side got off to a perfect start to the spring portion of its season.

Max Karcher (Brookfield East) gave the Nationals the lead in the 50th minute, and fellow midfielders Emilio Lopez-Castillo (Verona) and Nathan Steinert (Oshkosh West) added late goals in a 3-0 victory over Sockers FC Chicago on Sunday in Naperville, Ill.


Club notes: ECNL, Development Academy playoffs on tap

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Club notes: ECNL, Development Academy playoffs on tap

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Springfield Soccer Club

Springfield Soccer Club Development Academy

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Springfield, MO- Springfield Soccer Club has a program for those who want to play soccer, but don't have the time to devote to club soccer.

"If you are looking for a soccer home but don't want soccer to be your #1 driving force, then the Springfield SC Development Academy is just for you!

Springfield Soccer Club Development Academy

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Springfield Soccer Clubhas started a great new program called the Development Academy. The SSC Development Academy is aimed at giving every kid in the Springfield area an opportunity to continue to play soccer without having to make a full time commitment to the sport of competitive soccer.

The Rest

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DeAndre Yedlin's former Development Academy coach Dick McCormick and a couple Seattle Sounders FC Academy players chatted with me about Yedlin's rise professionally and internationally at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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U.S. U-20 MNT's Wil Trapp
For anyone who has followed the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team leading up to the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, they would know just how consistent and essential midfielder Wil Trapp has been throughout the year for this group.

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.

Nine Former Academy Players Headed to MLS Combine

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Among the 54 invited NCAA Division I college players headed to the MLS Combine, which starts Friday, Jan. 11, nine players have previously played for the Development Academy.

The biggest group of Academy tie-ins comes in the midfield with four Academy alumni among the group: Connecticut's Carlos Alvarez (LAFC), Louisville's Paolo DelPiccolo (Colorado Rush), West Virginia's Uwem Etuk (D.

Clubs: Nationals fare well in Florida

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FC Milwaukee's Under-15/16 Development Academy side went unbeaten at the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase last week in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., winning twice and tying their other match.

Reid Stevenson (Sturgeon Bay) scored a pair of goals, giving him three in seven matches for the Nationals (6-5-2) after joining the team following the high school season, and goalkeeper Alex Rodriguez posted two clean sheets.

Development Academy Products Kotlov, Mares Notch Hat Tricks to Advance to Sweet 16

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A pair of former Indiana United Development Academy players had impressive offensive contributions during Sunday's Second Round of the NCAA Tournament.

Zionsville, Ind., native Louisville red shirt sophomore Dylan Mares, who played for Indiana United's U-15/16 (2008-09) and U-17/18 (2009-10) teams, scored three goals as No.

U.S. Soccer's Tony Lepore U-13/14 Academy Webinar

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U.S. Soccer's Tony Lepore describes the U-13/14 Development Academy program and provides background on the application process during a public webinar hosted on Nov. 6, 2012. Like the

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MacMath, Hernandez Set For Offseason Workouts in Europe

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A pair of U.S. Soccer Development Academy products are set to head abroad for post-season training.
Philadelphia Union goalkeeper and former U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team product, Zac MacMath, along with his Union teammate and 2011 Development Academy U-17/18 Player of the Year Cristhian Hernandez are setting out to Europe for offseason workouts, the Union announced on Monday.

Some Soccer For Mon Sep 10, 2012

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Team USA World Cup Qualifying Viewing Party In The Twin Cities - Tue Sep 11 v Jamaica


Charleston are the 2012 USL Pro Champions! Huge congrats to them.


The USA U20 Women won the World Cup on Saturday beating heavy favorites Germany 1-0.

Valencia’s Academy Generates €159 million In Transfer Fees

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With the current financia crisis that is engulfing La Liga clubs, never has the development of academy players been more important. The academy players can provide a steady stream of fresh talent to the first team, as we see in Barcelona, or they can provide a stream of talent that can then be sold off [.