Development Academy - News
Real Salt Lake AZ tops Vancouver in USSDA U-15/16 third place game
In the U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-15/16 third place game, Real Salt Lake AZ came out looking to finish their season strong and were rewarded for their play, despite a near-comeback effort from Vancouver.
FC Dallas Academy U-15/16 advances to third straight USSDA Final
Led by two goals from MLS homegrown player Jesus Ferreira, combined with an incredible goalkeeping performance by Michael Collodi, FC Dallas U-15/16's took another step towards a third straight U.S. Soccer Development Academy championship on Friday, defeating Real Salt Lake AZ 3-0.
Atlanta United U-15/16 tops Vancouver Whitecaps to reach USSDA Final
In their first year in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, Atlanta United FC U-15/16s are advancing to the 2017 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Final thanks to a 2-0 victory against the Vancouver Whitecaps U-15/16 side on Friday afternoon. Strikes from Andrew Carleton and Jackson Conway made the difference in the game, as both teams came in well-prepared and gave one another matchup difficulties.
Texans SC Houston stuns Colorado Rapids to reach USSDA U-17/18 Final
It took 120 minutes and nine penalty kick attempts to crown a winner in the first U-17/18 semifinal game of the Development Academy Championships Friday night. In the end, Texans SC Houston scored in stoppage time of the second half to send the game into extra time, where, after a scoreless 30 minutes, the Texas team outlasted Colorado Rapids 3-2 on penalties.
LA Galaxy erase 2-0 deficit to punch ticket to USSDA U-17/18 Final
Despite a 2-0 halftime deficit, second half goals from Efrain Alvarez and Ulysses Llanez and an extra time finish from Ethan Zubak earned LA Galaxy a 3-2 comeback victory against the Seattle Sounders and a place in Sunday's U-17/18 Final against Texans SC Houston.
Q&A: Atlanta United U-15/16 coach, Academy Director Tony Annan
One season, one semi-final playoff appearance. Not a bad start for Atlanta United’s U-15/U-16 academy side. Ahead of their semifinal matchup against the Vancouver Whitecaps (6pm EST, Facebook Live) SoccerWire reporter Sean Maslin spoke with Atlanta United FC Academy Director and U-15/U-16 coach Tony Annan about his side’s run through the U.S. Soccer Development Academy playoffs and the progression that his side has made in their inaugural season.
Development Academy - Notes & Boasts
- 07/10/17 Voting open for U.S. Soccer Development Academy Goal of the Year
- 04/03/17 FC Dallas Academy U-15 side defeats USWNT 5-2 in scrimmage
- 03/14/17 FC Dallas Academy coach loses everything in apartment fire
- 01/16/17 USSDA, U.S. Youth National Team players highlight MLS SuperDraft
- 01/12/17 John Gall takes over as FC Dallas Youth Boys Director of Coaching
- 12/22/16 FC Dallas signs Academy defender Reggie Cannon as Homegrown Player
- 11/29/16 Nike Friendlies, USSDA Winter Showcase matches to stream live
- 11/22/16 FC Dallas signs 15-year-old Bryan Reynolds as Homegrown Player
- 11/17/16 FC Dallas signs 15-year-old Jesus Ferreira as Homegrown Player
- 11/15/16 Philly Union academy reaches community with panel, USMNT watch party
- 11/14/16 FC Dallas Academy USSDA teams earn six-game weekend sweep
- 10/28/16 U.S. U-17 MNT to play IMG Academy U-18s in SYL Finals Showcase
- 10/25/16 Nike International Friendlies, USSDA Showcase set for Nov. 30-Dec. 5
- 10/12/16 Map of Girls’ Development Academy Regional Divisions
- 10/11/16 FC Dallas Academy U-16s complete unbeaten GA Cup Qualifying weekend