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.
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.
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 partÂ to
Brown hitting the back of the net four times this weekend.
After selecting a defender with their first round pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, D.C. United stayed defensive in the second round, selecting Eric Klenofsky with the 34th overall pick, a 6'6" goalkeeper from Monmouth University. Klenofsky started during his four years for the Hawks, though he was limited to 11 games in 2016 due to injuries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 →
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 â†’
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.
The San Francisco Dons player is a PDL standout with academy experience in Germany and the USYNT ranks.
The New England Revolution selected University of San Francisco defender Joshua Smith in the fourth round of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft this afternoon. As the 75th overall pick, Smith joins Vermont forward Brian Wright and Kentucky midfielder Napo Matsoso, who were selected as the 20th overall and 31st overall picks respectively last Friday in the MLS SuperDraft.
SPRINGFIELD, MO â€“ 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.
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
(Editor's Note: Our series of postsÂ 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.