U.S. Soccer 2012-13 Development Academy Playoffs and Showcase Kicks Off at FC Dallas Park in Frisco, Texas
The top 32 Teams in U-15/16 and U-17/18 Age Groups Complete 10-Month Season Competing for Place at 2012-13 Finals Weeks.
Teams qualified for the Development Academy Playoffs and Showcase – a culmination of the teams’ 10-month-long season – based on their regular season records. The teams that finish in first place in their respective groups will qualify for 2013 Finals Week from July 14-20 in Houston, Texas. U.S. Soccer covers all expenses for teams at Finals Week.
All of the Academy Playoff games will be scouted by National Team scouts. Teams were separated into four pots and drawn into eight groups of four, and teams could not be drawn into a group with another team from its division. Each team will play three group games over four days. During the event, U.S. Soccer will publish the fourth issue of Scout, U.S. Soccer’s free digital magazine dedicated to covering elite youth players. Fans can follow the event live via twitter at @ussoccer_ynt or by using the hashtag #TURNHEADS, on Facebook at the U.S. Soccer Development Academy page and on Instagram at ussoccer. Read more.
U18 Boys USSDA vs. Nomads San Diego, CA (Won 4-2)
Scorers: Stinebaugh (2), Gordon (2)
U16 Boys USSDA vs. PDA (New Jersey), (Lost 1–3)
Scorer: Alviso (1)
'99 Prep (U14 PLW) vs. Harpeth '99 Chelsea Elite (Won 1-0) - play Solar Chelsea Red '99 at 10:30am in the FINAL (Thursday)
U16 Boys USSDA vs. Albertson SC (Won 2-1)
Scorers: Adrian Lozano (1), Cesar Castaneda (1)
U18 Boys USSDA vs. Charlotte Soccer Academy (Lost 0-2)
U18 Boys USSDA vs. Carolina Rapids (Tied 1-1)
Scorer: Rumario Gordon (1)
Showcase Record: 1-1-1
Texas Rush '99 Prep vs. Solar (Final - lost 0-3)
U16 Boys USSDA vs. Crossfire Premier, WA (Lost 2-3)
Scorers: Cesar Castaneda (1), Denzal Ward (1)