Premier Development League

Billy McConnell

Union Academy Alumni Roundup

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Updates on Union Academy alumni from the first half of June.

Zachary Zandi's first season in the Premier Development League has been a fruitful one as the Villanova sophomore landed on the Team of the Week with a two-goal performance for Reading United against Ocean City Nor'easters on June 4.

Three Union Academy alums added to Reading United roster

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Brett Campbell, Billy McConnell and Will Campbell are the latest roster additions to the Union's Premier Development League club for the upcoming season.

Three college players with experience suiting up for the Philadelphia Union Academy are the latest roster announcements ahead of Reading United's upcoming season in the Premier Development League.

Kitsap Pumas

Sounders to face Kitsap Pumas in fourth round of US Open Cup

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Seattle's first Open Cup opponents of the year won't have to travel very far after beating the Sacramento Republic on the road.

While the date and location for the Seattle Sounders' first Lamar Hunt US Open Cup match of the season was set weeks ago, their opponent was not revealed until Wednesday, when the Kitsap Pumas knocked Sacramento Republic FC out of the tournament with a 3-1 win in Sacramento.

Darius Madison signs pro contract with Kitsap Pumas

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Former Union Academy forward will begin his pro career with Kitsap Pumas in the mostly amateur Premier Development League on Saturday.

Philadelphia native and former Philadelphia Union youth player Darius Madison will be starting his professional career on Saturday with the Bremerton, Washington club Kitsap Pumas.

Player Profile: Bryan Meredith

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After a 2011 Premier Development League national championship with the Kitsap Pumas, Meredith earned a contract with Seattle Sounders FC, the team that drafted him out of Monmouth University. He was expected to be third-choice behind Gspurning and Weber in 2012, but a series of injuries flung him into the thick of the action in May.

Union Academy

LVU Sonic roster has six players with ties to Union Academy

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There will be a lot of familiar faces on both teams in the Premier Development League opener for both Reading United and Lehigh Valley United Sonic on Sunday.

Morgan Hackworth, Christopher Gomez, all three Keys brothers and Kyle Morton will be representing the Philadelphia Union Academy this summer playing for Lehigh Valley United Sonic in the PDL.

LVU Sonic add former Union Academy goalkeeper, Villanova and Penn State standouts

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Lehigh Valley United Sonic have added four Division 1 players to its roster for the upcoming Premier Development League season.

Former Philadelphia Union Academy goalkeeper Kyle Morton, Villanova midfielder Miguel Polley and Penn State center back Robby Sagel will all be spending the summer in Allentown with Lehigh Valley United Sonic.

National Premier Soccer League

Seven games require extra time in first round of U.S. Open Cup

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For 22 teams, the dream of lifting the U.S. Open Cup will continue into the competition's secondround.

A total of 22 teamsclinched a spot in next week's second round of the 2016 U.S. Open Cup, which will take place May 18and seeprofessional teams introduced into the field.

First round games of 2016 U.S. Open Cup revealed

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The quest to the 2016 U.S. Open Cupstartsin little over a month, and now we know how the tournament will begin.

U.S. Soccer revealed on Wednesday thefull schedule of the first-round games for this year's U.S. Open Cup, and all teams that will be in action are scheduled to begin play on May 11.

US Soccer unveils pairings for the first two rounds of the 2016 US Open Cup

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Four Virginia-based sides found out who their first opponent will be in this year's USOC

The draw for the first round of the 2016 US Open Cup came out today, announcing the pairings for teams that qualified from the National Premier Soccer League, the Premier Development League, and various amateur teams that made it through regional playoffs.

Surveying the Soccer Scene: The Role of the United States Adult Soccer Association

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We all know about Major League Soccer (MLS), the North American Soccer League (NASL), and USL Professional Division (USL Pro). These leagues are sanctioned as professional circuits by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF, U.S. Soccer). But what about the ... Continue reading →

McCrary earns spot on PDL/NPSL team

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Carlos McCrary picked up another honor in the wake of his stellar summer with the Madison 56ers.

The striker was one of four National Premier Soccer League players named to the USL Premier Development League/NPSL XI by U.S. Soccer Report.

McCrary had 17 goals and seven assists in all competitions for the 56ers (16-7-0), who claimed the Midwest Region and Central Conference championships and finished third at the NPSL Final Four.

Oxford United Return To New England

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While the PDL and NPSL regular seasons are wrapping up this weekend, there will still be some exciting soccer in New Hampshire and Maine as English League Two (fourth division) side Oxford United travels to New England to face the Seacoast United Mariners, Seacoast United Phantoms, and a PDL and NPSL New England All-Star team.

D.C. United

Ocean City Nor'easters to host DC United May 21

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DC United will visit the Premier Development League squad at the Jersey Shore for a friendly a day after their match with the Philadelphia Union.

DC United will be sending a squad of reserves to the shore a day after their game with the Philadelphia Union on May 19.

Premier Development League club Ocean City Nor'easters will host the Union's rivals on Saturday, May 21, at 7 p.

Frigid Friday Freedom Kicks: DC United & Sundry Soccer Links for 20 February 2015

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Farfan is pumped for a trip to Costa Rica. Scabs need not apply for any secret MLS replacement list. Wales shows its (Washington) Spirit.

It's so cold I could slice open the belly of atauntaun and just sleep there forever.

D.C. United Preseason Report: Dallas Day 2 | D.C. United: Michael Farfan gets interviewed, and Davy Arnaud smokes an unnamed DCU defender.

July 20, 2012: Five Things to Know - Chicago Fire U20s, U16s, Pineda, AS Roma, Aston Villa, Inferno

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The Super 20 League is a United Soccer League (USL) that often gets overlooked. It's only a 7-game regular season whereas the Premier Development League has 16 regular season games. U20 games take place at the same time as PDL games so they don't necessarily get the best players. There is a strict age restriction for U20.

Preview: Philadelphia Hosts The Harrisburg City Islanders In US Open Cup Quarterfinals

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The Philadelphia Union will look for revenge as they host the Harrisburg City Islanders tonight. The two teams last faced off on June 12th, at Hersey Park Stadium, where the Islanders defeated the Union 3-2 in the two teams' annual friendly.

The Brotherly Game will have an embedded video feed of the game on the front page.


Springfield Demize Announce 2014 PDL Tryouts

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Springfield, MO- The Springfield Demize will hold open tryouts at Lake CountrySoccer's Cooper Stadium for spots on their Premier Development League (PDL) rosterover two weekends in March.

March 15-16 and March 22-23 are the scheduled dates for tryouts. More information will be posted when it gets closer to March.

R.I.P. KC Brass?

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It appears that there is one less soccer team in the KC metro area. Today, the United Soccer League released the schedule for their Premier Development League season. One name absent from the list for the first time since 1997 is the Kansas City Brass.

There'd been rumors towards the end of last year that the Brass would not be returning in the 2014 season.

CFC Azul Releases Schedule

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CFC Azul willkick off itssecondseason in PDL on May 11 against the expansion Real Boston Rams, following the announcement of their 2013 schedule on Friday.

Additionally, the club also revealed thatit will play its home games at Central Connecticut State University Soccer Field in New Britain.

Reál Boston Rams Set to Make PDL Debut

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Boston-area soccer fans will have a new club to root for in 2013.

On Monday, the United Soccer Leagues announced the addition of the Real Boston Rams, which will begin play in USL's Premier Development League next year.

"Our vision is to become the area's top soccer club that identifies elite college-age players in our back yard to give them an opportunity to play for a club and to further their ambitions for a professional soccer career," General Manager John Paul Barata said in a statement on Monday.

Chicago Fire Youth Development Building Up

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Exactly two years ago on July 16, 2010, the Chicago Fire U16s won the U.S. Soccer Development Academy U15/16 Championship. In doing so, the Fire became the first academy team from a MLS club to capture a USSDA championship. The Fire U16s of this year were not favored to follow in the footsteps of the U16s of 2010 but they have made it to finals week.

Preview: Reading United vs. Ocean City FC

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For Reading, only a win will be enough to keep their playoff hopes alive. For Ocean City, a win means the Mid-Atlantic Division title.

The Kickaround: PDL-NPSL rankings

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I'm not exactly sure what to make of this, but for the first time I have come across national rankings for teams in the USL Premier Development League and National Premier Soccer League.

The July 1 rankings are from U.S. Soccer Report, a Twitter account that launched June 30. I sent an email to the address listed on the account to try to get a little more information, but I haven't gotten a response.

Preview: Reading Utd vs. Long Island Rough Riders

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Photo: Courtesy of Glenn Riegel/Reading United AC

Reading United return to the friendly confines of Albright's Shirk Stadium for their Premier Development League clash with the Long Island Rough Riders on Sunday, June 24th from 4pm. Sunday's match is also Reading's Kicks Against Cancer Night in which United raise money for the fight against the insidious disease which took team founder and local soccer legend, Archie Moylan, in 2000.

United Soccer Leagues

United Soccer Leagues Evolves its Extensive Development Model

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In case you haven't seen the press release yet, United Soccer Leagues announced on Wednesday that they will align the Premier Development League and the Super-20 League for the upcoming summer season. Each league is a part of USL's overall ... Continue reading →

Spring is in the Air

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LUDLOW, Mass. With the temperatures dropping and a new turf field at Lusitano Stadium set for installation, the Western Mass Pioneers held their first open tryouts indoors earlier this month.

Dozens ofaspiring pros, plusa number of players from last year's squad, participated in the club's first tryout of the calendar year.

Reading United AC

The Reading United Report

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The Union affiliate will look to shake off a disappointing loss to Ocean City and secure a playoff spot when they face Central Jersey Spartans on the road in their final game of the regular season on Saturday.

10 man Reading knock off Ocean City

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Reading United keep their campaign for the playoffs and a possible Mid-Atlantic Division title alive after defeating first place Ocean City.

United, Brown rampant in win over Brooklyn

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Photo: Courtesy of Glenn Reigel/Reading United

It was a very good weekend for Reading United and their goal scoring ace, Deshorn Brown. The temperature at kickoff at Albright College's Shirk Stadium was 94 degrees, but nothing has been hotter than a Reading team that has re-discovered their scoring touch, thanks in large part to Brown hitting the back of the net four times this weekend.

Inside Reading: Training for gameday

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(Editor's Note: Our series of posts from Reading United and Villanova defender Kyle McCarthy continues as he gives an inside look at training in the lead-up to gameday on one of the top Premier Development League teams in the country.)

Last week I covered the events of a typical gameday experience, so it's only fair that I mention the hard work and effort that we go through building up to that moment.

Preview: Reading United vs. Bermuda Hogges

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Rested and ready for the business end of their season, Reading United return to Premier Development League action on Friday with a match at Albright College's Shirk Stadium. Winless in their last three matches and clinging to the Mid-Atlantic Division's final playoff spot, United welcome the Bermuda Hogges to town for a 7pm kickoff.

Portland Phoenix

PDL Roundup: Phoenix’s French Connection, Rams Grow, a Phantom Captain & More

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While the Revolution's form isfizzling at the top of the American soccer pyramid, New England itself is electric at the bottom as more and more Premier Development League clubs prepare to launch in less than a month.

Announcements vary from major player commitments to clubs -including the GPS Portland Phoenix, Boston Rams, and CFC Azul -to achievement recognition, as Seacoast United Phantom Ryan Dunn has been named captain of the Boston College Eagles for his final collegiate season.

Setting the Bar

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MPS Portland Phoenix has seen its players ascend the American soccer pyramid in recent years. (Photo: MPS Portland Phoenix)

The bar is set high for GPS Portland Phoenix as they prepare for their upcoming season in the Premier Development League.

After finishing with a record of 10-4-2 in 2012, the Maine-based club not only came in second in the standings earning them a place in this year's US Open Cup in May.

Thunder Bay Chill

State well represented in USL playoffs

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The Thunder Bay Chill had the second-best point total out of the 73 teams in the USL Premier Development League during the regular season this summer.

Unfortunately for the Chill, the team that amassed one more point than them – the Michigan Bucks – play in the same conference.

So Thunder Bay (13-2-1), which include a trio of Marquette players who have logged significant minutes, will travel to Pontiac, Mich.

Foxes nab final playoff spot

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Needing at least a tie and some help, the Real Colorado Foxes pulled off a victory in the team's final regular season game and then watched results fall their way.

A 3-0 win over the Kansas City Brass at the Overland Park Soccer Complex gave the Foxes a split of the weekend series. With the Thunder Bay Chill and Des Moines Menace finishing tied, the Foxes earned the second and final playoff spot in the Heartland Division and the Menace was eliminated.

The Rest

Union Add Lurie, Missimo in Superdraft Rounds 3 and 4

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Centerback depth? Another option at forward? The Union drafted some potentially good talent even late in the draft this year.

Depth isn't something we are acclimated to yet with the Union, but given the new regime's picks in rounds 3 and 4 of the Superdraft, we might have to warm up to the idea.

Bethlehem Steel Tryouts: Thoughts and an Interview with Brendan Burke

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TBG took a look at some prospects, talked with Brendan Burke and pondered the effectiveness of Jim Curtin's "pants".

About 250 hopeful prospects showed up to the Goodman Campus at Lehigh University today to show their prowess in front of an impressive list of 20 coaches from the Philadelphia Union, Bethlehem Steel FC, the Premier Development League, and various academies throughout the region.

Springfield Demize Open Tryouts

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SPRINGFIELD, MO – The Springfield Demize will hold open tryouts at Lake CountrySoccer's Cooper Stadium for spots on their Premier Development League (PDL) rosterover two weekends in March. The Demize will hold the first weekend of tryouts on Saturday, March 15th and Sunday,March16th, 2014, with two sessions on Saturday from 1pm-3pm and 7-9pm and acallback session on Sunday from 11am-1pm.

Four Academy Alumni Named to PDL All-League; Ibeagha Set for Title Game

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Former Houston Dynamo Academy defender Sebastien Ibeagha (left) is playing for a PDL title on Saturday with the Carolina Dynamo.

The USL Premier Development League is holding its championship game on Saturday as Houston Dynamo Academy alum Sebastien Ibeagha and his Carolina Dynamo side face Forest City London at 7 p.