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Development Academy Winter Showcase Kickoff Times Revised Due To Weather

FRISCO, Texas (Feb. 16, 2008) – Due to inclement weather conditions, the game schedule for the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase has been revised. With heavy rain and thunderstorms affecting the Dallas area throughout Friday night and into Saturday, all matches are still scheduled to take place at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas, but kickoff times have changed.

A total of 88 teams representing 44 clubs from across the country are arriving throughout the day on Saturday to play in 88 games on Sunday and Monday at the multitude of fields at Pizza Hut Park. With weather forecasts indicating that the rain will stop on Saturday afternoon, Monday’s schedule has not changed.

The Winter Showcase is the second of four showcase weekends that will be played during a nine-month campaign in which 122 teams will compete in over 1,800 matches in conference play. With 2,440 players, 244 coaches and more than 200 referees participating in individual conference games, travel partner weekends and showcase weekends, the Academy boasts the most comprehensive platform for youth competition in U.S. Soccer history.