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.
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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.
Local youth player Junior Flores of McLean Youth Soccer and Manassas Park,Va. has been named to the
U-17 Residency Program.
CHICAGO (Aug. 24, 2012) - The roster for the U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team Residency Program
was finalized for the 2012 Fall Semester, with 31 players selected to train full-time in Bradenton,
Nick Jones, who has verbally committed to play for the University of Wisconsin
in 2013, and his St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri side came up just short in their quest to win a
Scott Gallagher dropped a 1-0 decision to the New York Red Bulls in the U.
American fans hoping to catch Luka Modric during Tottenham's preseason tour are going to miss
The Croatian playmaker, who has said he wants to join Real Madrid, failed to report to the team
for training Friday and did not join it for its flight Saturday to Los Angeles. The 26-year-old
with four years left on his Spurs contract will likely be fined two weeks' pay.
Via US Soccer Development Academy Finals Week Championship Matches to be Streamed Live on
ussoccer.com The 2012 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Finals Week championship matches on July 22
and 23 in Houston will be streamed live on ussoccer.com, giving fans the opportunity to view the
most elite youth soccer games in the United States at the club level.
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 [.
Several former Development Academy players were responsible for the majority of the LA Galaxy's
offense during the team's 4-0 victory against the Puerto Rico Islanders on Wednesday in CONCACAF
Champions League play at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri product Tommy Meyer scored a seventh-minute header.
In what is news to fans, but not necessarily to the teams and clubs active in the United States
Soccer Development Academy system, US Soccer announced today that they adding the U13/14 age group
to the competition for the 2013-14. United States National Team Coach Jurgen Klinsmann said in the
"I am very excited to see this important next step in the process of developing young players in
U.S. Soccer Development Academy released the end-of-year awards for the 2011-2012 and a few member
of the D.C. United Academy system received recongition for a great season.
Development Academy Announces 2011-12 End of Year Awards
East Conference U-17/18:Goalkeeper: Alex Bono, Empire United
Defender: Dakota Edwards, Albertson SC
Defender: Malcolm Harris, Baltimore Bays Chelsea
Defender: Quincy Thomas, PA Classics Defender: Patrick Foss, D.
The FC Dallas 18s have advanced to the 2012 Developmental Acadmey League Championship wiht a 3-2
win over fellow Dallas side Solar Chelsea SC to finish atop Group 2. Homegrown player Jonathan Top
scored twice in four minutes for FC Dallas in the first hale and centerback Mark Ashby score the
game winner in the 69th minute.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
With the 2012-13 Development Academy season on the horizon, the program has a fresh look as the
Academy has designed a new logo heading into its sixth campaign.
The two stars represent the two Academy mixed-age groups at the U-15/16 and U-17/18 levels. The
four stripes – two white and two red – represent the four pillars of the Development Academy:
Excellence, Pride, Tradition and Education.
Phantoms founder Jim Dedeus (center) was on hand for Monday's All-Star Game featuring Oxford
United. (Photo: Seacoast United)
Seacoast United Mariners striker Eddie Jones scored for the "Jim Dedeus XI" All Stars after the
half hour mark, but it wasn't enough to overtake Oxford United in Monday's 4-1 loss at Portsmouth
Two of the U.S. Men's National Team members will play in Chicago for the first time wearing the
colors of their clubs, as Brad Guzan and Michael Bradley gear up for friendlies in the Windy
Guzan and Aston Villa meet the Chicago Fire on Saturday night at Toyota Park in Bridgeview. The
Homer Glen, Ill.