YNT Jun 25, 2012
The U-17/18 age group gets the ball rolling today at the Development Academy Playoffs at FC Dallas Stadium Complex in Frisco, Texas.
All 32 U-17/18 teams play their opening group stage matches between 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. CT this evening. Below you'll find a complete list of all of today's action.
Be sure to follow the YNT blog and the Development Academy Playoffs at ussoccer.com, with real-time updates through Twitter @ussoccer_ynt with the hashtag #AcademyPlayoffs.
Here's a look at three games to watch on Day 1 along with Monday's Development Academy Playoffs schedule.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Pateadores, 6 p.m.: Vancouver won the Northwest Division and opens the tournament against the 2010-11 U-17/18 champion Pateadores, which enters this year’s event as a wild card team from the talented SoCal Division.
New York Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution, 8 p.m.: The lone matchup between MLS-affiliated teams on Monday features a pair of top East Conference teams. The Red Bulls won the Liberty Division at 9-1-0, and the Revolution took second in the Northeast Division at 6-3-1.
FC Dallas vs. McLean Youth Soccer, 8 p.m.: FC Dallas, the 2010-11 U-17/18 runners-up, will be looking to get back to the title game at Finals Week in Houston. The first step toward that goal starts tonight against McLean Youth Soccer. The local boys finished the regular season as winners of the competitive Texas Division with a record of 20-3-1.
2011-12 Development Academy Playoffs:
All times Central
6 p.m.: Shattuck-Saint Mary’s Soccer Academy vs. Crossfire Premier (Field 6) Group 1
6 p.m.: FC DELCO vs. North Carolina Fusion (Field 9) Group 1
6 p.m.: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Pateadores (Field 11) Group 2
6 p.m.: Texans SC Houston vs. Weston FC (Field 17) Group 2
6:30 p.m.: LA Galaxy vs. Vardar SC Freiburg (Field 4) Group 3
6:30 p.m.: CASL Chelsea FC Academy vs. De Anza Force (Field 7) Group 3
6:30 p.m.: Empire United vs. Dallas Texans (Field 12) Group 4
6:30 p.m.: South Carolina United Battery vs. Colorado Rapids (Field 15) Group 4
8 p.m.: FC Dallas vs. McLean Youth Soccer (Field 6) Group 5
8 p.m.: Sockers FC vs. Real Salt Lake AZ (Field 9) Group 5
8 p.m.: New York Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution (Field 11) Group 6
8 p.m.: Chivas USA vs. Charlotte Soccer Academy (Field 17) Group 6
8:30 p.m.: Chicago Fire vs. Concorde Fire (Field 4) Group 7
8:30 p.m.: Solar Chelsea SC vs. Albertson SC (Field 7) Group 7
8:30 p.m.: Baltimore Bays Chelsea vs. Lonestar SC Academy (Field 12) Group 8
8:30 p.m.: Players Development Academy vs. Crew Soccer Academy (Field 15) Group 8