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Across the Academy – June 21


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WHAT’S AHEAD:
Draws Announced for 2011-12 Development Academy Playoffs:

The

2011-12 Development Academy Playoffs draw
was held Monday, with the group pairings and schedule set for the June 25-29 event in Frisco, Texas. The Pateadores U-17/18
team and the LA Galaxy U-15/16 team will look to defend their 2010-11 title. The Development Academy’s postseason will include regular coverage on
ussoccer.com, and real-time results and links will be posted on U.S. Soccer’s Youth Twitter feed @ussoccer_ynt using the hashtag #AcademyPlayoffs. (2012 Playoffs & Showcase)

U.S. Futsal Names CONCACAF Futsal Championship Roster:
Lucas Stauffer of Shattuck-Saint Mary’s Soccer Academy was one of 14 players

named to the U.S. Futsal National Team roster
as it begins the 2012 CONCACAF Futsal Championship starting July 2 in Guatemala. The 17-year-old Stauffer, the youngest player on the team, played in the
2011 Grand Prix of Futsal last October. Other Development Academy tie-ins include goalkeeper Boris Pardo, who is the Sporting Kansas City Academy
goalkeeper coach, and forward Bato Radoncic, who is a coach for Chicago Magic PSG.


LAST WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS:

Central Conference:

  • Sporting Kansas City’s U-17/18 team played the role of spoiler as Eduardo Moreno’s two-goal effort led Sporting to a 2-0 win against the Colorado Rush on
    Saturday. That result allowed the idle Colorado Rapids U-17/18 team to clinch the second Frontier Division spot for the Development Academy Playoffs, one
    point ahead of the Colorado Rush.
  • Zachary Jackson of Texans SC Houston’s U-15/16 team scored the lone goal to lead his squad past the Dallas Texans 1-0 on Sunday to earn the second Texas
    Division postseason slot and move ahead of Solar Chelsea SC in the standings. Four division teams will be represented at the Academy Playoffs, with the
    Dallas Texans holding a No. 1 seed in its group and Solar Chelsea SC and fourth-place FC Dallas claiming wild card berths.

East Conference:

  • D.C. United’s U-15/16 team moved up from fifth place to win a tightly contested Mid-Atlantic Division and qualify for the Academy Playoffs after its 5-1
    win against Match Fit Chelsea and 3-0 victory against NJSA 04. Jorge Calix had five goals in two games, including four against Match Fit Chelsea. Heading
    into the weekend, no postseason positions had been determined among the Mid-Atlantic teams. PA Classics ended up in a second-place tie with FC DELCO, which
    led the division before the final regular-season weekend. PA Classics got the Academy Playoffs nod over FC DELCO based on divisional goal differential.
  • Empire United’s U-17/18 team pulled away from the rest of the pack with a 4-0 victory against FC Greater Boston on Saturday and a 4-0 win against the New
    England Revolution to win the Northeast Division. Empire United entered the weekend with a two-point lead over the Revolution and ended up winning the
    division by five points. Darren Cooper had three goals over the weekend, including two against the New England Revolution, which maintained second place in
    the division to qualify for the postseason.
  • The New England Revolution U-15/16 team increased its unbeaten streak to 10 games (8-0-2) with a 4-3 win against Seacoast United and a 4-1 victory
    against Empire United. The team moved into second place in the Northeast Division to earn an Academy Playoffs berth and move ahead of the Oakwood Soccer
    Club.

South Conference:

  • McLean Youth Soccer’s Peter Lam scored a goal in the 90th minute as the U-17/18 team played CASL Chelsea FC Academy to a 1-1 draw on Saturday. McLean
    earned a wild card berth for the Development Academy Playoffs. CASL Chelsea FC Academy, which won the previous Wednesday’s game against the Richmond
    Kickers, took second in the Atlantic Division. Charlotte Soccer Academy’s U-17/18 team was idle during the final weekend of the regular season and held on
    for the division title by one point over CASL Chelsea and McLean Youth Soccer.

ACADEMY AND ALUMNI NEWS AND NOTES:
U.S. U-15 BNT Posts Win, Draw at Copa Mexico:

The U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team played three matches in the Copa Mexico de Naciones tournament. After the team fell 1-0 to Spain on Monday, the U.S. responded with a 3-1 win against Costa Rica on Tuesday and a scoreless draw against Colombia on Wednesday. U.S. goalkeeper
Abraham Romero of the LA Galaxy Academy had a key penalty kick save during the Colombia match. Fourteen of the 20 players on the U.S. U-15 roster are
members of the Development Academy.

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