FEATURE - Dec. 4, 2018

Entering its 12th year of existence, the Development Academy Winter Showcase brings all full Academies together for a series of highly-competitive, hand-selected match-ups at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Florida from Nov. 29-Dec 3. | Five Things to Know About the Winter Showcase

 
 

NEWS July 8, 2018

2018 Girls’ Development Academy End-Of-Year Awards | http://www.ussoccerda.com/20180708-news-2017-2018-girls-academy-end-of-year-awards

 

NEWS July 7, 2018

2018 Boys’ Development Academy End-of-Year Awards | http://www.ussoccerda.com/20180707-2017-2018-boys-academy-end-of-year-awards

 
 
 
 
 
 

NEWS July 8, 2018

Late Goal from Justin Haak Sends New York City FC U-18/19 to Academy Championship Final | Late Goal from Justin Haak Sends New York City FC U-18/19 to Academy Championship Final

 

NEWS July 8, 2018

Second Half Surge Lifts Seattle Sounders FC U-16/17 to Academy Championships Final | Second Half Surge Lifts Seattle Sounders FC U-16/17 to Academy Championships Final

 

NEWS July 8, 2018

Stoppage Time Penalty Sends Atlanta United FC to Second-Straight Academy Final | http://www.ussoccerda.com/20180708-U1617-Playoffs-Atlanta-United-3-Montreal-Impact-2

 

FEATURE July 3, 2018

Preview: 2018 Development Academy Championships | http://www.ussoccerda.com/20180703-preview-2018-development-academy-championships

 

NEWS June 30, 2018

Camille Lafaix's 77th-Minute Goal Sends San Jose Earthquakes U-16/17 to Semifinals | http://www.ussoccerda.com/20180630-NEWS-U1617-Girls-Academy-Playoffs-SJ-Earthquakes-2-Penn-Fusion-1

 

NEWS June 30, 2018

Real Colorado U-16/17 Rallies to Take Down FC Dallas and Advance to Semifinals | http://www.ussoccerda.com/20180630-NEWS-U1617-Girls-Academy-Playoffs-Real-Colorado-2-FC-Dallas-1

 

FEATURE June 30, 2018

Fresh Off of Concacaf Championship, U-17 WNT Takes On Academy Playoffs | http://www.ussoccerda.com/20180630-FEAT-Fresh-Off-of-Concacaf-Championship-U-17-WNT-Takes-On-Academy-Playoffs

 

NEWS June 29, 2018

LAFC Slammers Wins First-Ever U-18/19 Girls’ Academy Championship with 1-0 Victory Over Solar Soccer Club | http://www.ussoccerda.com/lafc-slammers-wins-first-u-1819-girls-academy-championship-with-1-0-victory-over-solar-soccer-club

 

NEWS June 29, 2018

San Diego Surf U-15 Knockout Earthquakes to Advance to Semifinals | http://www.ussoccerda.com/20180629-academy-quarterfinals-san-diego-surf-u-15-2-san-jose-quakes-1

 

NEWS June 29, 2018

Dallas Texans U-15 Book Semifinal Spot with 2-1 Win Over Beach Futbol Club | Dallas Texans U-15 Book Semifinal Spot with 2-1 Win Over Beach Futbol Club

 

NEWS June 28, 2018

Solar Soccer Club to Face LAFC Slammers for First-Ever U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-18/19 Girls' Championship | Solar Soccer Club to Face LAFC Slammers for First-Ever U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-18/19 Girls' Championship

 

NEWS June 28, 2018

Second Half Surge Boosts San Jose Earthquakes U-16/17 to Quarterfinals with 4-1 Victory Over Boston Breakers Academy | http://ussoc.cr/4eef

 

NEWS June 28, 2018

Lock-down Defense Sends FC Virginia U-16/17 to Knockout Round | http://www.ussoccerda.com/20180628-defense-sends-fc-virginia-16-17-to-quarterfinals

 

NEWS June 28, 2018

Five Do-or-Die Match-Ups Highlight Final Day of Group Play in U-16/17 Girls' Playoffs | http://www.ussoccerda.com/20180628-NEWS-Five-Do-or-Die-Match-ups-Highlight-Final-Day-of-Group-Play-in-U-1617-Girls-Playoffs

 

NEWS June 27, 2018

Kate Weisner Hat Trick Leads LAFC Slammers to U-18/19 Academy Championship | http://ussoc.cr/8a43

 

NEWS June 27, 2018

Solar Soccer Club Shines in 4-0 Semifinal Win to Earn Spot in U-18/19 Academy Championship | http://www.ussoccerda.com/20180627-NEWS-U1819-Girls-Academy-Playoffs-Solar-SC-4-Boston-Breakers-0

 

NEWS June 27, 2018

San Diego Surf U-15 Advance to Quarterfinals with 2-1 Comeback Win Over NTH Tophat | http://www.ussoccerda.com/20180627-NEWS-U15-Girls-Academy-Playoffs-SD-Surf-2-NTH-Tophat-1

 

FEATURE June 27, 2018

Plenty of U-15 Quarterfinal Spots up for Grabs in Group Stage Finale | http://www.ussoccerda.com/20180627-plenty-of-u-15-quarterfinal-spots-up-for-grabs-in-group-stage-finale

 

FEATURE June 26, 2018

High-Flying Offense, Stout Defense and YNT Players Set to Shine in U-18/19 Girls’ Playoffs Semifinals | http://www.ussoccerda.com/20180626-offense-defense-ynt-players-set-u-1819-girls-playoffs-semifinals

 

NEWS June 26, 2018

Jackson Conway's Extra Time Goal Propels Atlanta United U-16/17 To Academy Championships | http://www.ussoccerda.com/20180626-NEWS-U1617-Academy-Playoffs-Atlanta-United-1-Weston-FC-0

 

NEWS June 26, 2018

Seattle Sounders FC U-16/17 Punches Semifinal Ticket With 3-1 Win Over Columbus Crew SC Academy | http://ussoc.cr/d77d

 

Academy Showcase and Playoffs Provide Key Opportunity for U-17 MNT Head Coach John Hackworth | http://www.ussoccerda.com/20180626-showcase-playoffs-key-for-u-17-mnt-coach-john-hackworth

 

NEWS June 25, 2018

Semifinal Spots Up for Grabs on Final Day of U-18/19 Girls' Playoffs Group Stage | http://www.ussoccerda.com/20180626-NEWS-Semifinal-Spots-Up-for-Grabs-Final-Day-U1819-Girls-Playoffs-Group-Stage

 

NEWS June 25, 2018

LA Galaxy U-18/19 Head to Academy Championships with 4-1 Win Over Philadelphia Union | http://www.ussoccerda.com/20180625-NEWS-u-18-19-academy-playoffs-LA-Galaxy-4-Philadelphia-Union-1

 

NEWS June 25, 2018

New York City FC U-18/19 Punches Semifinal Ticket with 2-1 Victory Over Crossfire Premier | http://www.ussoccerda.com/20180625-NEWS-U1819-Academy-Playoffs-NYCFC-2-Crossfire-1

 

NEWS June 25, 2018

Marcisz Hat Trick Propels San Jose Earthquakes U-15 to 5-0 Victory Over Oakwood SC | Marcisz Hat Trick Propels San Jose Earthquakes U-15 to 5-0 Victory Over Oakwood SC

 

NEWS June 24, 2018

Second Half Goals Lift Real Colorado Past New York City FC 2-0 | http://www.ussoccerda.com/20180624-NEWS-Colorado-Rush-2-NYCFC-0

 

NEWS June 24, 2018

Boston Breakers Academy U-18/19 Shuts Out SC del Sol for 2-0 Victory | Boston Breakers Academy U-18/19 Shuts Out SC del Sol for 2-0 Victory

 

NEWS June 23, 2018

New York Red Bulls U-16/17 Advance to Quarterfinals | New York Red Bulls U-16/17 Advance to Quarterfinals After Scoreless Hudson River Derby

 

2018 WINTER SHOWCASE FEATURE GAMES

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PREVIEW - Dec. 1, 2018

Sockers FC and Atlanta United are set to meet in the day’s first U-16/17 feature game, while the second brings and MLS clash between D.C. United and FC Dallas. | Stellar Showdowns Set for Day Three Feature Games at Winter Showcase

 

RECAP - Nov. 29, 2018

In the first day of U-18/19 feature games at the Development Academy Winter Showcase, Sacramento Republic topped Richmond United 4-1, while Real Colorado downed Pateadores 3-1. | Second-Half Surges Spark Sacramento Republic and Real Colorado to Feature Game Wins

 

PREVIEW - Nov. 30, 2018

One-hundred and sixty U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams in the U-16/17 and U-18/19 age groups will gather at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. for the 2018 Winter Showcase from Nov. 29- Dec. 3. The U-18/19 age group will kick off the first of 240 contests on Thurs., as each team plays three games against opponents it wouldn't normally face during the regular season. Academy staff hand-selects each match-up based on form, location, style of play and other factors to ensure the most meaningful matches. | Winter Showcase Kicks Off with Two Feature Game Marquee Match-ups

 

Across the country, Academy players signed their National Letters of Intent this week to commit to continue their soccer careers collegiately. | Academy Players Sign College Commitments for Fall 2019

 

FEAT Oct. 19, 2018

For three consecutive weekends, top U-13 and U-14 Boys’ teams will gather to face off against the country’s best at their age. | Five Things to Know About the 2018 Fall Regional Showcases

 

NEWS Oct. 1, 2018

U.S. Soccer will host one A-Senior, three A-Youth and four B courses beginning in early 2019. | U.S. Soccer Announces Next Dates for A-Senior, A-Youth and B Coaching Courses

 

NEWS Sept. 11, 2018

Thirty-Four U.S. Soccer Development Academy players have been called up to the U.S. Under-16 Boys’ National Team for a training camp at IMG Academy. | Thirty-Four Academy Players Called Up to U-16 BNT Training Camp

 

NEWS Aug. 23, 2018

In just its second year in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, LAFC became the first-ever American side to win the Concacaf U-13 Champions League. | LAFC U-13 Academy Wins Concacaf U-13 Champions League

 

NEWS Aug. 7, 2018

In the 12 days leading up to Sept. 1 (Aug. 20-31), the Development Academy will recognize those individuals who make player development possible for YOU, the top players in the country. | Countdown to Season 12 of the Development Academy: #MY12TH Photo Celebration

 

NEWS July 31, 2018

Twenty-one players with ties to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy have been called up to the U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team for games against Mexico and Costa Rica. | Twenty-One Academy Products Called up to U-17 MNT For Two-Game Sets in Costa Rica

 

FEATURE July 24, 2018

The 2018 Development Academy Showcase and Playoffs drew an estimated 20,000 players, coaches, parents, spectators and U.S. Soccer staff to San Diego County. | By the Numbers: 2018 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Summer Showcase, Playoffs and Championships

 

NEWS July 11, 2018

After defeating LAFC Slammers in the semifinals, Real Colorado (Centennial, Colo.) ended the inaugural Girls' Development Academy season with another superlative victory. The Centennial State club defeated Nationals (Pontiac, Mich.) 3-0 in the final to hoist the first-ever Girls' U-16/17 Academy Championship trophy. | Real Colorado Takes Down Nationals 3-0 to Capture Inaugural Girls' Academy U-16/17 Championship

 

NEWS July 11, 2018

Goals from Jaedyn Shaw and Riley Baker propelled FC Dallas to clinch the first-ever U-15 Girls' Academy Championship on Wednesday afternoon. The championship marks the fifth title for FC Dallas, as the club's Boys' Academy program captured national crowns in 2012 (U-18/19), 2015 (U-15/16) and 2016 (U-15/16 and U-18/19). | FC Dallas Crowned First U-15 Girls' Academy Champion With 2-0 Win Over Legends FC

 

NEWS July 10, 2018

In the gauntlet of the shootout, NYCFC rose to the occasion to claim the national title in its first season at the U-18/19 age level. New York City goalkeeper Johan Peñaranda and defender James Sands proved to be the heroes of the marathon affair. | New York City FC Takes Home Development Academy U-18/19 Title in Dramatic Penalty Kick Shootout

 

NEWS July 10, 2018

A 10v10 chess match for more than half the game, Seattle Sounders FC U-16/17 continued its offensive prowess in come-from-behind fashion, defeating 2016-17 Academy Champions Atlanta United FC, 5-1. | Seattle Sounders FC U-16/17 Capture First Academy Title with 5-1 Win Over Atlanta United FC

 

FEATURE July 10, 2018

Andres Jasson, Giovanni Reyna and Joseph Scally have been key contributors for NYC all season. Born in 2002, all three play above their age group. All three helped their team make it to the DA Championships in Kansas City. And all three will look to feature for the U-17 Men’s National Team as it picks up steam this fall. | Trio of U-17 MNT Teammates Help New York City FC U-18/19 to Final in First Season

 

NEWS July 9, 2018

Nationals defender Eva Papista scored a sensational goal in second-half stoppage time to send the Pontiac, Mich. club to the inaugural Girls’ U-16/17 Academy Championships Final. | Stoppage Time Stunner Fires Nationals U-16/17 to Girls’ Academy Final

 

NEWS July 9, 2018

In the first of two semifinals, Real Colorado ended LAFC Slammers’ 37-game unbeaten streak with a 1-0 win to advance to the inaugural Girls’ U-16/17 Academy Final. | Mentality the Difference as Real Colorado Advances to Semifinals with 1-0 Win Over LAFC Slammers

 

NEWS July 9, 2018

FC Dallas capitalized on an extra time goal from Maeve Jones to defeat San Diego Surf 3-2 and advance to the first-ever Girls’ Development Academy U-15 Championship game. | Extra Time Thriller Catapults FC Dallas to U-15 Academy Final

 

NEWS July 9, 2018

Legends FC (Chino, Calif.) needed just 26 minutes to solidify its place in the inaugural Girls’ U-15 Academy Championships Final, leaning on a brace from speedy striker Velize King to take down Dallas Texans 3-0. | Velize King Brace sends Legends FC U-15 to Academy Championships Final

 

NEWS July 8, 2018

In the day’s final game, 90 minutes wasn’t enough to find a winner. Nineteen minutes into extra time, the hero role fell to Alex Mendez. His left-footed shot in the 110th minute broke the scoreless battle and sent the LA bench into a frenzy. | Extra Time Free Kick from Alex Mendez Launches LA Galaxy to Final

 

FEATURE July 8, 2018

U-20 MNT hopefuls Ulysses Llanez and Alex Mendez lead LA Galaxy U-18/19 to the Academy Championships after a dominant showing in the Playoffs’ group stage and quarterfinals. | Academy Playoffs Prep LA Galaxy U-18/19’s Ulysses Llanez and Alex Mendez for U-20 World Cup Qualifying