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2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Kicks Off May 7

CHICAGO (April 24, 2014) – The competition format and pairings for the first two rounds of the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup are set with the largest field in the tournament’s modern era (1995-present), kicking off on May 7 with eight matches.

The 101st edition of the tournament features 80 teams, an increase from the then-record 68 that took the field last year. The expansion results in both the largest number of amateur teams (42) in the tournament proper—exceeding the previous record of 34 set last year—as well as the largest contingent of pro clubs (38, surpassing last year’s record of 34), with all Division I, II and III professional sides participating for the third consecutive year. An additional record for the competition will see 24 second-round matches played, exceeding the previous high of 18 in a single round (2013 first round).

A new feature will be the prospect that many pro teams will have to play an early-round Open Cup match on a weekend date (a first in the competition’s modern era). This scheduling opportunity for fourth round games June 14-15 is the result of a league break Division I (Major League Soccer) and II (North American Soccer League) clubs will take during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, recognized as U.S. Soccer’s National Club Championship, is an annual competition open to all amateur and professional soccer teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. The tournament has crowned a champion for 100 consecutive years dating back to 1914. This year’s winner will earn $250,000 and have its name engraved on the historic Dewar Challenge Trophy, one of the oldest nationally contested trophies in American team sports. The runner-up will take home $60,000, while the team that advances the furthest from each lower division will earn a $15,000 cash prize. D.C. United is the defending U.S. Open Cup champion, having won its third tournament title (following triumphs in 1996 and 2008) after a tense 1-0 road victory over Real Salt Lake on Oct. 1, 2013. In 1999, the competition was renamed to honor American soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt.

Tournament Format and Match DatesThe 2014 U.S. Open Cup will be conducted on a single-elimination, one-game-knockout basis utilizing a tiered-bracket format. Teams will be paired geographically. In the event that three or more teams are from the same proximity, pairings for these teams will be made by random selection. Pairings will be arranged to prevent the possibility of a lower division team playing a parent club (e.g. Portland Timbers U-23s [PDL] will not be pitted against the Portland Timbers [MLS], should both teams be in the competition in the same round) except for the Final.

  • First Round—May 7 (16 amateur teams: 5 PDL, 4 USASA regional qualifiers, 5 NPSL, 1 US Club Soccer, 1 USSSA): Teams from the same qualifying pool cannot be paired with each other.
  • Second Round—May 14 (8 First Round winners, 26 remaining amateur teams [14 PDL, 6 USASA regional qualifiers, 6 NPSL], and 14 Division III [USL] clubs): Teams from the same qualifying pool cannot be paired with each other.
  • Third Round—May 28 (24 Second Round winners and 8 Division II [NASL] clubs): Each Division II team will be matched geographically to play the winner of a specific Second Round pairing. The winners of the 16 remaining Second Round matches not paired with a Division II side will play each other.
  • Fourth Round—June 10-18 (16 Third Round winners vs. Division I [MLS] clubs): Each Division I team will be matched geographically to play the winner of a specific Third Round pairing. The exact date for each match will be determined by the club selected as the home team from among those dates where the visiting team doesn’t have a league game already scheduled. The date selected must allow the visiting team at least two rest days before and after the match date.
  • Fifth Round—June 24-25 (16 Fourth Round winners face each other): Each Fourth Round pair will be matched geographically with another Fourth Round pair to determine the Fifth Round possibilities.
  • Quarterfinal (Sixth) Round—July 8-9: Each Fifth Round pair will be matched geographically with another Fifth Round pair to determine the Quarterfinal Round possibilities.
  • Semifinal Round—Aug. 12-13: Each Quarterfinal Round pair will be matched geographically with another Quarterfinal Round pair to determine the Semifinal Round possibilities.
  • Final—Sept. 30-Oct. 1

2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Participating Teams

Major League Soccer (Division I): All 16 U.S.-based teams, entering in the Fourth Round:

 

Chicago Fire

Houston Dynamo

Portland Timbers

Chivas USA

LA Galaxy

Real Salt Lake

Colorado Rapids

New England Revolution

San Jose Earthquakes

Columbus Crew

New York Red Bulls

Seattle Sounders FC

D.C. United

Philadelphia Union

Sporting Kansas City

FC Dallas

 

 

 North American Soccer League (Division II): All eight U.S.-based teams, entering in the Third Round:

Atlanta Silverbacks

Indy Eleven

San Antonio Scorpions

Carolina RailHawks

Minnesota United FC

Tampa Bay Rowdies

Fort Lauderdale Strikers

New York Cosmos

 

USL (Division III): All 14 teams, entering in the Second Round:

 

Arizona United

LA Galaxy II

Richmond Kickers

Charleston Battery

Oklahoma City Energy

Rochester Rhinos

Charlotte Eagles

Orange County Blues

Sacramento Republic

Dayton Dutch Lions

Orlando City SC

Wilmington Hammerheads

Harrisburg City Islanders

Pittsburgh Riverhounds

 

 

PDL (Amateur Division): Nineteen of 56 U.S.-based teams, with 14 entering in the Second Round and five in the First Round. Clubs from each of nine regional divisions qualified based on 2013 regular season records:

 

Austin Aztex

LA Misioneros1

Portland Timbers U-23s

Baltimore Bohemians

Michigan Bucks

Reading United A.C.

Carolina Dynamo

Ocala Stampede

Real Colorado Foxes

Fresno Fuego

Ocean City Nor’easters (N.J.)

Ventura County Fusion1

GPS Portland Phoenix (Maine)1

Orlando City U23s

Vermont Voltage1

Jersey Express

Panama City Beach Pirates

Western Mass. Pioneers1

Laredo Heat

 

 

 

U.S. Adult Soccer Association regional qualifiers: Ten teams from qualifying competitions held in each of the four U.S. Soccer regions from 63 participating at the local and state levels, with six clubs entering in the Second Round and four in the First Round.

 

Region I (East):

Region III (South):

Region IV (West):

   Icon FC (New Jersey)

   NTX Rayados (N. Texas)

   Cal FC (Cal. South)

   N.Y. Greek Americans
      (Eastern N.Y.)

   Red Force (Florida)1

   PSA Elite (Cal. South)1

Region II (Midwest):

Wild Card Entries:

 

   Des Moines Menace (Iowa)

   Mass Premier Soccer1

 

   Schwaben AC (Illinois)

   RWB Adria (Illinois)1

 

 

National Premier Soccer League (a USASA-affiliated national league): Eleven teams from 80 in the league, with six clubs entering in the Second Round and five in the First Round.

Brooklyn Italians

Greater Binghamton Thunder

RVA FC (Richmond, Va.)

CD Aguiluchos (Oakland)1

Jacksonville United

San Diego Flash1

Chattanooga FC

FC Lehigh Valley United Sonic1

Tulsa Athletics

Detroit City FC1

New York Red Bulls U-23s1

 

 

US Club Soccer (an amateur-level Organization Member of U.S. Soccer): A single qualifier from eight who competed will enter in the First Round.

 

Team TBD at time of announcement

 

 

 

U.S. Specialty Sports Association (an amateur-level Organization Member of U.S. Soccer): A single qualifier from eight who competed will enter in the First Round.

 

Colorado Rovers

 

 

 1 Team entering in First Round

2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup ScheduleFirst Round Schedule

Date

Game

Time/Result

Venue

May 7

FC Lehigh Valley United Sonic (NPSL) at GPS Portland Phoenix (PDL)

7 p.m. ET

Deering High School; Portland, Maine

May 7

RWB Adria (USASA) at Detroit City FC (NPSL)

7 p.m. ET

Stevenson High School; Livonia, Mich.

May 7

Mass Premier Soccer (USASA) at Western Mass. Pioneers (PDL)

7:30 p.m. ET

Lusitano Stadium; Ludlow, Mass.

May 7

Vermont Voltage (PDL) at New York Red Bulls U-23s (NPSL)

8 p.m. ET

Red Bull Training Facility; Whippany, N.J.

May 7

Red Force (USASA) at Colorado Rovers (USSSA)

8 p.m. MT

Shea Stadium; Highlands Ranch, Colo.

May 7

CD Aguiluchos (NPSL) at Ventura County Fusion (PDL)

7 p.m. PT

Ventura College; Ventura, Calif.

May 7

TBD (US Club Soccer) at San Diego Flash (NPSL)

7 p.m. PT

Mira Mesa High School; Mira Mesa, Calif.

May 7

LA Misioneros FC (PDL) at PSA Elite (USASA)

7:30 p.m. PT

StubHub Center Training Field; Carson, Calif.

 

Second Round Schedule

Date

Game

Time/Result

Venue

May 13

Arizona United SC (USL) at Portland Timbers U-23s (PDL)

7 p.m. PT

Providence Park; Portland, Ore.

May 14

Jacksonville United FC (NPSL) at Orlando City U23s (PDL)

4:30 p.m. ET

Seminole Soccer Complex; Sanford, Fla.

May 14

Dayton Dutch Lions (USL) at Schwaben AC (USASA)

4 p.m. CT

Schwaben Athletic Club; Buffalo Grove, Ill.

May 14

Icon FC (USASA) at Baltimore Bohemians (PDL)

5:30 p.m. ET

Calvert Hall College High School; Towson, Md.

May 14

New York Red Bulls U-23s (NPSL) / Vermont Voltage (PDL) winner at Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL)

7 p.m. ET

Highmark Stadium; Pittsburgh, Pa.

May 14

New York Greek American Atlas (USASA) at Ocean City Nor’easters (PDL)

7 p.m. ET

Carey Stadium; Ocean City, N.J.

May 14

Greater Binghamton FC Thunder (NPSL) at Reading United A.C. (PDL)

7 p.m. ET

Gurski Stadium; Reading, Pa.

May 14

Richmond Kickers (USL) at RVA FC (Richmond Virginia FC) (NPSL)

7 p.m. ET

Sports Backers Stadium; Richmond, Va.

May 14

Harrisburg City Islanders (USL) at GPS Portland Phoenix (PDL)

7 p.m. ET

Deering Memorial Field; Portland, Maine

    or

 

 

 

May 14

Harrisburg City Islanders (USL) at FC Lehigh Valley United Sonic (NPSL)

7:05 p.m. ET

Whitehall H.S. Soccer Stadium; Whitehall, Pa.

May 14

Carolina Dynamo (PDL) at Charlotte Eagles (USL)

7 p.m. ET

Queens University Sports Complex; Charlotte, N.C.

May 14

Michigan Bucks (PDL) at Detroit City FC (NPSL)

7 p.m. ET

Stevenson High School; Livonia, Mich.

    or

 

 

 

May 14

RWB Adria (USASA) at Michigan Bucks (PDL)

7:30 p.m. ET

Ultimate Soccer Arenas; Pontiac, Mich.

May 14

Ocala Stampede (PDL) at Orlando City (USL)

7:30 p.m. ET

Seminole Soccer Complex; Sanford, Fla.

May 14

Panama City Beach Pirates (PDL) at Charleston Battery (USL)

7:30 p.m. ET

Blackbaud Stadium; Charleston, S.C.

May 14

Wilmington Hammerheads (USL) at Chattanooga FC (NPSL)

7:30 p.m. ET

Finley Stadium; Chattanooga, Tenn.

May 14

Western Mass. Pioneers (PDL) / Mass Premier Soccer (USASA) winner at Rochester Rhinos (USL)

7:35 p.m. ET

Sahlen’s Stadium; Rochester, N.Y.

May 14

Brooklyn Italians SC (NPSL) at Jersey Express (PDL)

8 p.m. ET

NJIT Soccer Stadium; Newark, N.J.

May 14

Oklahoma City Energy FC (USL) at Tulsa Athletics (NPSL)

7:30 p.m. CT

Tulsa Athletics Stadium; Tulsa, Okla.

May 14

Real Colorado Foxes (PDL) at Des Moines Menace (USASA)

7:30 p.m. CT

Valley Stadium; West Des Moines, Iowa

May 14

NTX Rayados (USASA) at Austin Aztex (PDL)

7:30 p.m. CT

House Park; Austin, Texas

May 14

Orange County Blues (USL) at Fresno Fuego (PDL)

6 p.m. PT

Chukchansi Park; Fresno, Calif.

May 14

Colorado Rovers (USSSA) / Red Force (USASA) winner at Laredo Heat (PDL)

8:15 p.m. CT

Texas A&M International University Soccer Complex; Laredo, Texas

May 14

Sacramento Republic (USL) at Ventura County Fusion (PDL)

7 p.m. PT

Ventura College; Ventura, Calif.

    or

 

 

 

May 14

CD Aguiluchos (NPSL) at Sacramento Republic (USL)

7:30 p.m. PT

Charles C. Hughes Stadium; Sacramento, Calif.

May 14

PSA Elite (USASA) / LA Misioneros FC (PDL) winner at San Diego Flash (NPSL)

7 p.m. PT

Mira Mesa High School; Mira Mesa, Calif.

    or

 

 

 

May 14

TBD (US Club Soccer) at PSA Elite (USASA)

7:30 p.m. PT

Irvine Stadium; Irvine, Calif.

    or

 

 

 

May 14

TBD (US Club Soccer) vs. LA Misioneros FC (PDL)

TBD

TBD

May 14

Cal FC (USASA) at LA Galaxy II (USL)

7:30 p.m. PT

StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium; Carson, Calif.

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Applications for USA-TUR Ticket Lottery to be Accepted May 1-2

CHICAGO (April 22, 2014) –Tickets for the USA’s highly anticipated match against Turkey on June 1 at Red Bull Arena will be distributed to the general public through a lottery system. Applications will be accepted through ussoccer.com for a 24-hour period beginning May 1 at 10 a.m. ET and concluding May 2 at 10 a.m. ET.  Applications will be limited to four tickets per household.

Applicants will be notified on May 5 if they have been successful. 

The match against Turkey is the second of three Send-Off Series games for the U.S. Men’s National Team prior to its departure for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2, WatchESPN, UniMas and ESPN Deportes Radio. Fans can also follow the match on Twitter @ussoccer.

Fans have several other opportunities to access tickets to this special match.

As a sponsor of U.S. Soccer, Visa is pleased to offer all Visa cardholders access to an advance ticket sale for this match before the sale to the general public. This advance sale starts Wednesday, April 30, at 10 a.m. ET and runs until Thursday, May 1, at 8 a.m. ET on ussoccer.com. Visa will be the only payment method accepted through the Visa presale and is the preferred card of U.S. Soccer. Terms and conditions apply.

Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages that include a premium ticket, a custom-made official U.S. National Team jersey with name and number, VIP access to the field before and after the game, and other unique benefits) are also available exclusively through ussoccer.com.

Additionally, U.S. Soccer’s new Premier Hospitality ticket package is available for businesses and individuals to purchase. Premier Hospitality is an elite, game-day experience that includes premium match tickets, pre-game field access to watch warm-ups, post-game field access for photo-ops, quality food, complimentary bar, VIP parking, gifts and more.

Also available is U.S. Soccer’s new VIP Experience. The VIP Experience is a multi-day travel package including accommodations at the official U.S. Soccer hotel, Premier Hospitality and tickets, the Ultimate Fan behind-the-scenes stadium tour, access to a National Team training session, gifts, apparel, airport transfers, ground transportation and more.

Space is limited for both Premier Hospitality and the VIP Experience. For additional information about either ticket package, contact U.S. Soccer Manager of Development Mary Teeter (mteeter@ussoccer.org or 312-528-1233).

The U.S. opens the Send-Off Series when it hosts Azerbaijan on May 27 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco [TICKETS]. After the game against Turkey, the MNT will travel to Jacksonville to face fellow World Cup finalists Nigeria in its final match before leaving for Brazil. More than 20,000 tickets have been sold for the game on June 7 at EverBank Field [TICKETS].

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Academy Alumni: Manneh Tallies Equalizer for Whitecaps

Kekuta Manneh, a former Development Academy player with the Texas Rush and Lonestar SC, scored the game-tying goal to help the host Vancouver Whitecaps earn a 2-2 draw against the LA Galaxy on Saturday.

Manneh’s 86th-minute strike from 20 yards out was driven inside the right post and is up for MLS Goal of the Week for Week 7.

Manneh was a halftime sub for Russell Teibert and he scored his second goal of the season and eighth career MLS tally. Manneh was the No. 4 overall selection in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.

Trapp Helps Crew Earn Draw: Former Crew Soccer Academy midfielder Wil Trapp set up Hector Jimenez’s 90th-minute, game-tying goal as the Columbus Crew drew 1-1 with D.C. United on Saturday. The Crew trailed for the majority of the match, but in the final minute of regulation, Trapp helped Columbus in the game’s dying moments.

Trapp stole the ball from the edge of his own 18-yard box, dribbled to midfield, placed a diagonal ball perfectly to Jimenez on the left side and Jimenez found the inside of the far right post as Columbus earned a point at home. Trapp has two assists in six games this year.

Fire’s Shipp Sets Up Amarikwa: Chicago Fire rookie midfielder Harry Shipp, formerly of the Chicago Magic PSG and Fire Academy sides, notched his third assist of the season on Saturday. Shipp’s through ball set up Quincy Amarikwa in the 16th minute and the Fire played the New England Revolution to a 1-1 draw. It was the team’s sixth straight stalemate of the season

Q&A with U.S. U-21 MNT Defender Shane O’Neill

U.S. Under-21 Men’s National Team defender Shane O’Neill had moved his way up the Colorado Rapids Academy system primarily as a forward and midfielder. Since his time with the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team under head coach Tab Ramos, O’Neill has been primarily at center back for club and country. O’Neill took some time during the recent U-21 MNT camp to chat with ussoccer.com about the position switch and his hopes of joining the U.S. squad for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

ussoccer.com: Had you ever played on the back line before joining the U.S. U-20 MNT for the previous cycle?
Shane O’Neill: “No, not before Tab put me back there with the U-20s over in Spain for the Marbella Cup [in October of 2012]. It was a bit of an adjustment, but it’s kind of worked out for me so far. Ever since then, it’s been my thing playing center back. Obviously it was a bit of a change. I still think I can offer something in the midfield if somebody wants me to play there, but so far it’s been good. Tab’s put a lot of faith in me. It was good moving back there during the whole U-20 cycle.”

ussoccer.com: So this switch was made in your first U-20 call-up?
SO: “Yes, right away when I came in, Tab kind of told me that he sees me playing center back for this group. He brought me in as a center back even though I hadn’t really played there that much, and he probably saw something in my game that suggested that I could play back there.”

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Road to the Roster, Featuring Jurgen Klinsmann: Episode 6

ussoccer.com's "Road to the Roster" returns for Episode 6, with U.S. MNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann discussing the significance of strikers scoring goals, the upcoming World Cup preparation camp in Northern California, and the importance of staying connected with the Youth National Teams. In addition, Jurgen answers your questions from Twitter. We also hear from Chris Wondolowski about his recent form and competing for a spot on the roster at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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WNT vs. China PR: Field Level Highlights - April 10, 2014

Carli Lloyd became the ninth U.S. Women’s National Team player to reach the 50-goal milestone, scoring twice as the USA defeated China PR 3-0 in front of 12,857 fans at Qualcomm Stadium.

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Across the Academy – April 16, 2014

ACADEMY/YNT SPOTLIGHT:
PDA U-17/18s, LA Galaxy U-15/16s and RSL AZ U-15/16s Clinch Playoff Spots: The Development Academy Playoffs are a little more than two months away, and three clubs have clinched the first Playoff spots in this 2013-14 season. The Players Development Academy U-17/18, LA Galaxy U-15/16 and Real Salt Lake AZ U-15/16 teams have all qualified for the 2013-14 Academy Playoffs, which take place from June 23-27 at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind.

Opportunity Knocks: PDA’s Hunter Pinho and LAFA’s Jake Arteaga: At a recent U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team camp, ussoccer.com chatted with Players Development Academy U-13/14 goalkeeper Hunter Pinho and Los Angeles Futbol Academy U-13/14 defensive midfielder Jake Arteaga for the Opportunity Knocks series. Pinho reflected on the intensity of the U-14 BNT camp and his greater responsibility and leadership from the back. Arteaga talked about how he tries to be a strong distributor of the ball in his game.

U.S. U-20 MNT Opens Dallas Cup with Two Victories: The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team took control of Bracket C of the Gordon Jago Super Group at the 35th Dallas Cup this week, opening with a pair of victories. The U-20 MNT started the event with a thrilling 3-2 comeback win against Club Athletico River Plate of Argentina on Sunday. Chivas USA Academy alum Ben Spencer tallied two goals, including the game-winner in the 79th minute. The U-20s followed that up with a 3-0 victory against Eintracht Frankfurt of Germany, led by FC DELCO alum Zac Pfeffer, who had a goal and an assist. U-20 MNT head coach Tab Ramos also sat down with U.S. Soccer to discuss the opportunity to compete against international teams as the staff continues to identify the top talent for this current U-20 cycle.

For the latest Development Academy news, visit theussoccer.com Academy home page, follow us on Twitter @ussoccer_ynt or like us on Facebook.
Share your Academy news, comments, photos, links and more using the #OpportunityKnocks hashtag.

ACADEMY QUICK HITS (Weekend of April 12-13):

  • West Conference: The San Diego Surf U-15/16s of the Southwest Division played a pair of crossover matches over the weekend. San Diego earned a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday, followed by a 2-0 victory against Crossfire Premier on Sunday. Against Vancouver, which is second in the Northwest Division, San Diego’s Guillermo Bermudez scored his team’s only goal in the 58th minute. Against Crossfire Premier, which is fourth in the Northwest Division, the Surf’s Jacob Cintas and William Blackburn each scored first-half goals. It marked the fifth win of the season for the San Diego Surf.
  • Central Conference: The FC Wisconsin Nationals U-15/16 team has had a strong April with a 4-0-0 record, earning two big victories this past weekend. FC Wisconsin earned a 4-1 win against Mid-American Division leader Vardar on Saturday and edge third-place Crew Soccer Academy Wolves by a 2-1 margin. Blake Carr had three goals during this stretch – two tallies against Vardar and the game-winner against CSA Wolves.
  • East Conference: Bethesda-Olney’s U-17/18s continued their banner first season in the Academy with a 2-0 victory against Baltimore Bays Chelsea on Sunday. Georgetown-bound Matthew Ledder provided all the scoring Bethesda-Olney needed with both goals in the 51st and 75th minutes. Ledder now has 14 goals in 17 games, and Bethesda-Olney leads the Atlantic Division at 15-2-0 (2.65 points per game).

Academy Honors:

  • Player of the Week: Chicago Fire U-17/18 midfielder Shannon Seymour was named Academy Player of the Week during the April 5-6 weekend. Seymour, who is eligible for the U-15/16s, has played up an age level for the Fire and has put in a solid 2013-14 campaign. He has currently started in 16 of 18 games played this season with four goals, including a brace during the Fire U-17/18 team’s 4-0 victory against Sockers FC on March 29.
  • Referee of the Week: Luis Guardia, a 28-year-old Grade 4 referee from southern Texas, was named Academy Referee of the Week for his work during the U-17/18 match between Lonestar SC and FC Dallas on April 5. In addition to Academy matches and the Academy Winter Showcase, Guardia has worked MLS Reserve and preseason games, international matches, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, NASL, PDL and USL PRO.

For all Development Academy results, visit academy.demosphere.com or click on the following links:

ON USSOCCER.COM:

U.S. U-18 MNT Tops Canada, Falls Late to Mexico: It was a mixed bag for the U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team during its two international friendlies at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center in Carson, Calif. The USA defeated Canada 2-1 on April 8, with FC Dallas Academy forward Coy Craft scoring the game-winner and assisting the USA’s first tally by recent Real Salt Lake homegrown signing Justen Glad. Against Mexico, the U.S. held a 3-2 lead heading into stoppage time, but gave up two late tallies and dropped a 4-3 decision. The USA’s goal scorers included Jorge Ruiz of the LA Galaxy Academy, Sebastian Elney and Real Salt Lake Arizona’s Sebastian Saucedo.

U-18s Value Klinsmann’s Tutelage: The U-18 MNT recently had the privilege of U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann helping coach one of the team’s sessions during its April camp in Carson, Calif. Klinsmann, U-18 head coach Javier Perez and Crew Soccer Academy midfielder Ben Swanson spoke to U.S. Soccer about this valuable experience.

Academy Alumni: Agudelo Tallies winner for FC Utrecht: Former New York Red Bulls Academy forward Juan Agudelo scored the game-winning goal to lead FC Utrecht to a 2-1 victory against Heracles this past Sunday for his second goal with the Dutch club. In Major League Soccer action, former PA Classics forward Andrew Wenger scored a goal during his debut with the Philadelphia Union.

UPCOMING ACADEMY SCHEDULE:

  • 2013-14 Academy Schedule
  • Development Academy Regular Season: A lighter schedule is on the docket, with 15 games over the April 18-19 stretch and no games on Sunday, April 20. A combined 10 games are scheduled at the U-15/16 and U-17/18 age groups and five fixtures at the U-13/14 level.

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