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Day Five of Development Academy Finals Week Underway

Development Academy Finals Week Update
The Home Depot Center; Carson, Calif.
July 14, 2009

DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY COACHES OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED: As the fifth day of Development Academy Finals Week is getting underway, U.S. Soccer has announced that Lars Richters and Oscar Pareja have been named U-15/16 and U-17/18 Development Academy Coaches of the Year. On Wednesday, the Development Academy will announce the Player of the Year for each age group, as voted upon by Development Academy clubs and U.S. Soccer National Staff Coaches and technical advisors.

DERBY COUNTY FIRST TO CLINCH: The U-15/16 Derby County Wolves were the first team from either age group to clinch a place in the Development Academy championship match on Friday, July 17, at 7 p.m. PT, live on ESPN Classic. The Wolves used wins against FC Dallas and Chicago Magic AS Monaco to take six points from their two opening games. Though it is still possible for either FC Dallas or Chicago Magic to end up with six points, the Wolves also hold the first tiebreaker, which is head-to-head result, having defeated both clubs in their first two games. For more information, read the U-15/16 sections below.

CARMEL UNITED FC OR IMG CAN CLINCH TITLE SHOT FROM GROUP 1: Carmel United SC is closing in on its second appearance in a Development Academy championship match after a 1-0 victory against the Dallas Texans on Sunday afternoon kept them atop Group 1, but IMG Soccer Academy is hoping to dash any hopes of a repeat appearance. One year ago, Carmel United won the inaugural U-15/16 Development Academy championship, and can clinch a spot in the U-17/18 final with a win or a draw against IMG on Tuesday. In the other group match, the Dallas Texans will face FC Greater Boston. Both matches will kick off at 7 p.m. PT at The Home Depot Center.

U-17/18 Group Standings
Group 1

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
CAR 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 6
IMG 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 4
DAL 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1
FCGB 2 0 2 0 1 3 -2 0

U-17/18 Schedule/Results – Group 1
Friday, July 10
Carmel United SC 1, FC Greater Boston 0
Dallas Texans 1, IMG Soccer Academy 1

Sunday, July 12
IMG Soccer Academy 2, FC Greater Boston 1
Carmel United SC 1, Dallas Texans 0

Tuesday, July 14
IMG Soccer Academy vs. Carmel United SC (7 p.m. PT)
Dallas Texans vs. FC Greater Boston (7 p.m. PT)

GROUP 2 IN U-17/18 DIVISION WIDE OPEN: Three of the four teams in the Under-17/18 Group 2 have an opportunity to advance to the championship match on Tuesday. PDA and Real Colorado each have four points, so if both clubs win their respective matches the top spot will be decided by tie-breakers. At this point, PDA holds first place on goal differential (plus-2 to plus-1). D.C. United, sitting in third place is still alive as well, but would need to defeat PDA and have Real Colorado either lose or draw with CASL Chelsea FC Academy.

Group 2
Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
PDA 2 1 0 1 5 3 +2 4
RCO 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 4
DCU 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 3
CASL 2 0 2 0 2 6 -4 0

U-17/18 Results – Group 2
Friday, July 10
Real Colorado 2, PDA 2
D.C. United 3, CASL Chelsea FC Academy 1

Sunday, July 12
Real Colorado 1, D.C. United 0
PDA 3, CASL Chelsea FC Academy 1

Tuesday, July 14
CASL Chelsea FC Academy vs. Real Colorado (4 p.m. PT)
PDA vs. D.C. United (4 p.m. PT)

QUICK HITS (U-17/18):

  • PDA and D.C. United have met twice already this year, with their third match set for Tuesday afternoon. D.C. won both games 2-1 and 4-2.
  • There were two multiple goal scorers in Sunday’s matches, with Luis Calzadilla tallying both goals for IMG Soccer Academy on Sunday against FC Greater Boston in their 2-1 victory, and J.P. Rosero tallied two of PDA’s goals in a 3-1 win against CASL Chelsea FC.
  • D.C. United’s Andy Najar leads both age groups with three goals at Finals Week after netting a hat trick in their opening match against CASL Chelsea FC on Friday afternoon.
  • Entering Tuesday’s games, the 20 goals scored have come from 16 different goal scorers.
  • Carmel United SC has yet to lose a match in six games played during the DA Finals Week at both the U-15/16 and U-17/18 age levels, cumulating a 5-0-1 overall record over the past two years. Last year, Carmel United went 3-0-1 in route to winning the inaugural 2007-08 Under-15/16 Development Academy Championship. At the U-17/18 age group this year, they’ve continued their winning ways so far with a perfect 2-0-0 record.
  • Carmel United has not allowed a goal in 284 minutes at Finals Week, a span of more than three games, going back to last year when they drew LAFC 2-2 in their final group match.
  • A total of 10 out of the 20 players on this year’s U-17/18 Carmel United squad were on of the team that won the inaugural U-15/16 championship last year.

U-15/16 RECAP: While Group 1 in the U-15/16 age group is starting to take shape, Group 2 is still wide open heading into the third day of games. Though Cal Odyssey is in the driver’s seat with two wins, Washington Premier FC or PDA still has a chance to leapfrog the California-based club and book a place in Friday’s championship match. Group 1 is now all about placement after the Derby County Wolves earned the top spot by virtue of tiebreakers. Chicago Magic AS Monaco and FC Dallas Juniors will be battling for the No. 2 spot on Wednesday, while New York Red Bulls can finish as high as third in the group.

U-15/16 Group Standings
Group 1

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
DCW 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 6
MAG 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 3
FCD 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1 3
NYRB 2 0 2 0 1 7 -6 0

U-15/16 Results – Group 1
Saturday, July 11
Chicago Magic AS Monaco 4, New York Red Bulls 1
Derby County Wolves 3, FC Dallas 1

Monday, July 13
FC Dallas 3, New York Red Bulls 0
Derby County Wolves 1, Chicago Magic AS Monaco 0

Wednesday, July 15
Derby County Wolves vs. New York Red Bulls (7 p.m. PT)
Chicago Magic AS Monaco vs. FC Dallas Juniors (7 p.m. PT)

Group 2

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
CAL 2 2 0 0 1 0 +2 6
WAP 2 1 1 0 2 2 0 3
PDA 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 3
GYS 2 0 2 0 1 3 -2 0

U-15/16 Results – Group 2
Saturday, July 11
PDA 1, Washington Premier FC 0
Cal Odyssey 1, Greensboro Youth Soccer 0

Monday, July 13
Washington Premier FC 2, Greensboro Youth Soccer 1
Cal Odyssey 1, PDA 0

Wednesday, July 15
Cal Odyssey vs. Washington Premier FC (4 p.m. PT)
PDA vs. Greensboro Youth Soccer (4 p.m. PT)

QUICK HITS (U-15/16):

  • The Derby County Wolves haven’t lost in 13 matches (11-0-3), the longest undefeated streak of any team at Finals Week. During that span, the Wolves have scored 33 goals while only allowing eight.
  • Cal Odyssey is on a six-game winning streak, during which they’ve only allowed two goals while scoring 16.
  • Cal Odyssey also has yet to concede a goal during Finals Week, during which, goalkeeper Matt Dishno stopped what would have been a game-tying penalty.
  • In the inaugural Finals Week during the 2007-08 season, PDA was the lone team to clinch a trip to the title game after two group matches.
  • Bryan Leyva leads scorers in his age group as the only person to tally three through two games.
  • Three other players – Aaron Horton (Chicago Magic AS Monaco), Jamael Cox (Washington Premier FC) and Reed Losee (Derby County Wolves) – have two goals apiece.
  • There have been six shutouts in eight U-15/16 games so far during Finals Week, with three coming on Monday afternoon.

WATCH U-15/16 GAMES ON USSOCCER.COM: Catch all the action from the fourth day of games from The Home Depot Center between the U-15/16 age group today as all four games will be replayed on Starting at 2 p.m. PT, each match will be played back-to-back giving fans the opportunity to watch some of the best youth players in the nation. The one-day delayed broadcasts will be available for every game played during Finals Week, with the exception of the two championship matches on July 16 and July 17, which will be shown live on ESPN Classic.

Schedule for Broadcast of Games Played on July 13 (All Times PT)

Date Age Group Match Stream Schedule
July 13 U-15/16 FC Dallas Juniors vs. New York Red Bulls 2 p.m.
July 13 U-15/16 Chicago Magic AS Monaco vs. Derby County Wolves 4 p.m.
July 13 U-15/16 Greensboro Youth Soccer vs. Washington Premier 6 p.m.
July 13 U-15/16 PDA vs. Cal Odyssey 8 p.m.
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CHAMPIONS TO BE CROWNED LIVE ON ESPN CLASSIC: For the second consecutive year, the U.S. Soccer’s Development Academy season will finish on a high note during Finals Week with the championship match in both age groups being broadcast live on ESPN Classic. Both matches will be played at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., with the U-17/18 championship taking place on Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m. PT and the U-15/16 championship a day later on Friday, July 17 at 7 p.m. PT.

STUDIO 90 IS BACK IN ACTION: Once again, will be on hand to provide complete coverage of Development Academy Finals Week with new episodes of its popular Studio 90 web show coming every day. Keep tabs on your favorite teams by checking out all the highlights, insights and interviews on

STAY IN TUNE WITH FINALS WEEK: Follow all the behind-the-scenes happenings at Finals Week, keep tabs on the YNT Blog, where you’ll find up to date information that you can’t get anywhere else. Keep up with the most up-to-date scoring information (in 140 characters or less!) by checking out U.S. Soccer’s official twitter page at