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U.K., Italy sending teams to St. Benedict’s event

July 21, 2013

NEWARK, N.J. — St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, N.J.) will play host to world-renowned under-18 teams from Colombia, England, Israel and Italy in late August as part of the Capelli Sport/Newark Liberty International Soccer Summit. A press conference regarding the event has been scheduled for Wednesday at 1 p.m. EST at St. Benedict’s Prep, the school’s… Read More ›

DC United Academy keeper heading to England

The Washington Post is reporting today that DC United Under-16 Academy keeper Arie Ammann has accepted a two-year academy scholarship with Watford in England. Ammann, the son of former MLS keeper Mike Ammann, recently completed the school year at Woodgrove (Purcellville, Va.), and could head to England as soon as mid-July.

AP reports Chivas USA youth player killed in accident

Julio Chavez, a 19-year-old member of the Chivas USA Under-17/18 Development Academy squad, died in a car accident Monday night, in his hometown of Modesto, Calif., The Associated Press has reported. Chavez played in 13 matches, starting eight. He had scored three goals. Chavez was a graduate of Birmingham (Van Nuys, Calif.). He had played… Read More ›

DA announces playoff groupings

The draw for the 2012-13 Development Academy Playoff Groups took place Monday, June 17. The hometown club and defending U-17/18 champions FC Dallas were drawn into Group 3 with Albertson SC, Crew Soccer Academy and Concorde Fire. Defending champions on the U-15/16 side, New York Red Bulls were drawn into Group 7 with the Houston… Read More ›

Reyna steps down as US Soccer Youth director

From U.S. Soccer: Claudio Reyna has left his position as U.S. Soccer Youth Technical Director for a new role with the MLS expansion club New York City Football Club. “During his time U.S. Soccer’s Youth Technical Director, Claudio helped modernize the approach to youth player development in this country and put us on a path… Read More ›

U.S. fails to qualify for U17 World Cup

PANAMA CITY, Panama — The U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team lost 3-1 to Honduras in the quarterfinals of the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championship on Sunday. The loss eliminated the U.S. from qualifying for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. In the 42nd minute, Alvaro Romero collected the ball from a throw… Read More ›

U.S. U17s to face Honduras in CONCACAF quarterfinals

PANAMA CITY, Panama — The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team won Group C of the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championship after defeating Guatemala 1-0 at Estadio Rommel Fernández on Thursday. Midfielder Corey Baird scored the game’s only goal off an assist from forward Rubio Rubin. As the top seed from Group C, the USA heads into the… Read More ›

U.S. Under-17s open with CONCACAF victory

PANAMA CITY, Panama — The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team got two goals from Christopher Lema and a late strike from Ahinga Selemani to lead the team to a 3-0 victory against Haiti in its opening match of the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship at Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City, Panama. With the victory, the U.S…. Read More ›

Academy U18 Top 10: Feb. 28

The undefeated New York Red Bulls top the ESR Development Academy Under-17/18 rankings for the 2012-13 season. ESR will update the Development Academy every other week through the rest of the Academy season. Rankings through matches played as of Feb. 24, 2013 Rk. Club Record Prev. 1 New York Red Bulls 10-0-3 1 NOTES: As… Read More ›

Academy U16 Top 10: Feb. 15

The undefeated D.C. United tops the ESR Development Academy Under-15/16 rankings for the 2012-13 season and will hold that spot until March, when it next plays. CSA Wolves is a solid No. 2 followed by the New York Red Bulls. ESR will update the Development Academy every other week through the rest of the Academy… Read More ›