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Across the Academy – March 28

Across the Academy – March 28

Across the Academy is a weekly summary of news related to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, highlighting Academy clubs, current and former players, youth national team activity and media coverage of the Academy. Across the Academy will be available for the duration of the 2012-13 season.


U-17 MNT, U-15 BNT Wrap Up Weeklong Camp:
The U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team and U-15 Boys’ National Team have spent the past week at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. U.S. Soccer Technical
Advisors Brian Johnson and Carson Porter called in 24 players for the U-17 ’97s and U-15 BNT head
coach and Development Academy Director of Scouting Tony Lepore called in 32 players for the U-15 side. On Wednesday, the
U-17 MNT and U-15 BNT

played a pair of friendlies
 at The Home Depot Center, with the U-17s posting 2-1 and 4-2 victories. (The YNT Blog)

Light Academy Schedule on Docket this Weekend:
With March 31 being Easter Sunday, the Development Academy schedule will be on the light side this weekend with only eight total games scheduled for
Saturday, March 30. There are a couple of intriguing matchups with Seattle Sounders FC facing Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Baltimore Bays Chelsea taking on
NJSA 04.

West Conference:

  • In the only West Conference matchups of the weekend, the San Diego Surf U-15/16 team shut out Nomads SC 2-0 and the U-17/18 sides played to a scoreless
    draw. Anthony Wright scored both Surf goals in the U-15/16 matchup. It marked the third straight shutout victory and fourth straight clean sheet for the
    Surf (10-7-4).

Central Conference:

  • For the fourth time this season, Chicago Magic PSG U-15/16 netted at least four goals in a match. Andrija Novakovich scored three tallies and Renato
    Albuquerque added a goal as the Chicago Magic beat Vardar SC Freiburg 4-1. The matchup featured the top two offenses in the Mid-America Division as Vardar
    SC Freiburg (10-3-5) has scored 34 goals and Chicago Magic PSG (7-7-3) has 33.

East Conference:

  • FC DELCO increased its presence in the upper half of the Atlantic Division standings as both the U-15/16 and U-17/18 teams posted 1-0 victories against
    NJSA 04. At the younger group, FC DELCO’s Doyle Tuvesson scored his 15th goal of the season in the 50th minute as the team improved to 10-4-2 on the
    season. The FC DELCO U-17/18s (8-6-2) won on the strength of a Benjamin Marks goal in the 76th minute.

Referee of the Week: Cesar Ibarra
Cesar Ibarra earns Referee of the Week honors for his performance during last week’s U-17/18 match between Sockers FC and the Crew Soccer Academy. Ibarra
is a 27-year-old Grade 5 referee from Illinois who has worked 14 Academy matches over the past two years. He also works MLS Reserve League, Lamar Hunt U.S.
Open Cup and PDL matches, as well as MLS scrimmages.
Agudelo Garners MLS Honors:
For a second straight week, a former Development Academy player earned MLS Player of the Week.

Former New York Red Bulls Academy forward Juan Agudelo

was recognized for his goal and assist to lead Chivas USA to a 4-1 road win against the Chicago Fire. Also noteworthy, former Crew Soccer Academy player
Ben Speas scored his first MLS goal to lead Columbus past D.C. United. (The YNT Blog)



  • LA Galaxy Feels Good about Future with Villarreal, McBean Showings – mlssoccer.com
  • D.C. United U-17/18 Academy Defeats Richmond Strikers 5-1 – dcunited.com
  • FC Dallas U-17/18 Academy Wins 3 of 4 vs. Mexico Academy Sides – fcdallas.com
  • Houston Dynamo U-17/18 Academy Advances Through Dallas Cup Quarterfinals – houstondynamo.com
  • New England Revolution Academy Teams Sweep – revolutionsoccer.net



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