FC Virginia teams kicking off U.S. Soccer Girls DA Playoffs this week
After qualifying for the U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy Playoffs in all three age groups, FC Virginia teams are gearing up to begin the group stage this week.
The Girls DA Playoffs and Summer Showcase are being held June 20-29 at the SoCal Sports Complex in Oceanside, Calif.
The FC Virginia U-15 side enters the postseason as the No. 8 overall seed, having posted a 21-4-7 regular season record. The Atlantic Division champions netted 86 goals and conceded only 35 during the regular season.
Having been drawn into Group A for the Girls DA Playoffs, FCV will go up against a trio of academy teams run by professional clubs from MLS and NWSL: LA Galaxy, Reign Academy and New York City FC.
On Saturday, June 22, FCV will open group play against LA Galaxy (15-12-7 | 67 Goals For, 51 Goals Against). Galaxy captured one of the final playoff spots, securing the No. 7 Wild Card berth.
Reign Academy (15-11-3 | 57 Goals For, 40 Goals Against) will be FCV’s second Group A opponent, on Monday, June 24.
Northeast Division champion and No. 9 overall playoff seed New York City FC (19-6-4 | 64 Goals For, 28 Goals Against) will be FCV’s third and final group opponent.
In the middle age group, FC Virginia U-16/17 secured the No. 20 out 32 playoff slots, thanks to a strong late-season push. They will aim to extend their current four-game winning streak with a successful showing in Group F at the Girls DA Playoffs.
Southwest Division champion and No. 4 overall seed Legends FC (27-6-3 | 89 Goals For, 38 Goals Against) will be FCV’s first group stage opponent on Sunday, June 23.
On Tuesday, June 25, FCV will battle Wild Card qualifier Lonestar SC Academy (17-9-2 | 68 Goals For, 33 Goals Against) in their second group match.
FCV will conclude group play against Mid-America Division representative Sockers FC (13-5-9 | 49 Goals For, 37 Goals Against) on Thursday, June 27.
FC Virginia U-18/19 is the No. 1 overall seed in the age group, after compiling a 21-2-2 regular season record. They cruised to the Atlantic Division title, outscoring opponents 92-25.
The top-ranked squad was drawn into Group D for the Girls DA Playoffs, along with Crossfire Premier, SC del Sol and Sockers FC.
On Thursday, June 20, FCV will begin the group stage against Pacific Northwest powerhouse Crossfire Premier (16-7-3 | 71 Goals For, 42 Goals Against).
In their second group match, FCV will go up against Arizona side SC del Sol (22-2-7 | 66 Goals For, 21 Goals Against) on Saturday, June 22.
Chicago-based Sockers FC (16-3-1 | 60 Goals For, 25 Goals Against) will be FCV’s final Group D challenge on Monday, June 24. Sockers is the No. 5 overall playoff seed, having won the U-18/19 Mid-America Division title.