Every club from each 32-team age group is scheduled to play during Tuesday's session
Here’s a quick look at three games to focus on from each age group, along with the Tuesday’s full schedule of games.
U-15/16 Games to Watch:
Real Salt Lake AZ vs. Seattle Sounders FC, 4 p.m. CT: One of two matchups of MLS-affiliated sides during the day, this figures to be a fiercely competitive contest between two teams that advanced to the 2010-11 Finals Week. Real Salt Lake AZ took third in last year's Finals Week and the Sounders finished fifth in 2010-11.
LA Galaxy vs. Colorado Rush, 5 p.m. CT: The defending U-15/16 Development Academy champion LA Galaxy sets out to defend its title. Led by Justin Dhillon, who scored 20 goals in 26 games during the regular season, the Galaxy takes on a Rush team that finished in fourth place in the Frontier Division.
Arsenal FC vs. PA Classics, 6 p.m. CT: PA Classics, the U-15/16 runner-up last year, earned the Mid-Atlantic Division's second berth by the slightest of margins. The club squeezed into the divisional berth on goal differential over FC DELCO. A tough task is ahead, though, as PA Classics faces Arsenal FC from the always strong SoCal Division. Arsenal features two double-digit goal scorers - Paul Arriola (14 goals)
and Jose Garcia (13 goals).
U-17/18 Games to Watch:
Real Salt Lake AZ vs. FC Dallas, 8 p.m. CT: This Group 5 clash features two MLS-affiliated sides coming off big wins on Day 1. Real Salt Lake AZ defeated Sockers FC 2-0 and the hometown side FC Dallas earned a 3-0 shutout over McLean Youth Soccer. The winner of this match will be in the driver's seat of the group.
Concorde Fire vs. Solar Chelsea SC, 8:30 p.m. CT: Winner of its opening match in Group 7, Solar Chelsea SC leads the group on goal differential after Day 1. Solar Chelsea SC put on a strong offensive showing with a 4-1 win against Albertson SC. Concorde Fire earned a 2-1 win against MLS-affiliated Chicago Fire. Including the regular season, Solar Chelsea SC is now unbeaten in five straight matches.
Crew Soccer Academy vs. Baltimore Bays Chelsea, 8:30 p.m. CT: These two sides both earned clean sheets in their opening matches. Crew Soccer Academy beat New Jersey-based Players Development Academy 3-0 while Baltimore Bays Chelsea shut out Lonestar SC Academy 1-0. Baltimore Bays Chelsea conceded just seven goals in 12 Mid-Atlantic Division games this season.
2011-12 Development Academy Playoffs:
All times Central
U-15/16 age group:
4 p.m.: CASL Chelsea FC Academy vs. Georgia United (Field 6)
4 p.m.: New York Red Bulls vs. FC Dallas (Field 7)
4 p.m.: Dallas Texans vs. Pateadores (Field 9)
4 p.m.: New England Revolution vs. Albertson SC (Field 11)
4 p.m.: South Carolina United Battery vs. Charlotte Soccer Academy (Field 12)
4 p.m.: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. FC Greater Boston (Field 14)
4 p.m.: Chicago Fire vs. Clearwater Chargers (Field 15)
4 p.m.: Real Salt Lake AZ vs. Seattle Sounders FC (Field 17)
5 p.m.: Crew Soccer Academy Wolves vs. NJSA 04 (Field 4)
5 p.m.: Texans SC Houston vs. Shattuck-Saint Mary's Soccer Academy (Field 8)
5 p.m.: LA Galaxy vs. Colorado Rush (Field 13)
5 p.m.: Concorde Fire vs. D.C. United (Field 16)
6 p.m.: Arsenal FC vs. PA Classics (Field 6)
6 p.m.: Weston FC vs. Chicago Magic PSG (Field 11)
6 p.m.: Players Development Academy vs. San Diego Surf (Field 14)
6 p.m.: St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri vs. Solar Chelsea SC (Field 17)
U-17/18 age group:
6 p.m.: North Carolina Fusion vs. Shattuck-Saint Mary's Soccer Academy (Field 7)
6 p.m.: Crossfire Premier vs. FC DELCO (Field 9)
6 p.m.: Weston FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Field 12)
6 p.m.: Pateadores vs. Texans SC Houston (Field 15)
8 p.m.: De Anza Force vs. LA Galaxy (Field 4)
8 p.m.: Vardar SC Freiburg vs. CASL Chelsea FC Academy (Field 5)
8 p.m.: Colorado Rapids vs. Empire United (Field 7)
8 p.m.: Dallas Texans vs. South Carolina United Battery (Field 9)
8 p.m.: Real Salt Lake AZ vs. FC Dallas (Field 11)
8 p.m.: McLean Youth Soccer vs. Sockers FC (Field 14)
8 p.m.: Charlotte Soccer Academy vs. New York Red Bulls (Field 15)
8 p.m.: New England Revolution vs. Chivas USA (Field 17)
8:30 p.m.: Albertson SC vs. Chicago Fire (Field 6)
8:30 p.m.: Concorde Fire vs. Solar Chelsea SC (Field 8)
8:30 p.m.: Crew Soccer Academy vs. Baltimore Bays Chelsea (Field 12)
8:30 p.m.: Lonestar SC Academy vs. Players Development Academy (Field 14)