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Day 1 Begins at the 2012 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Playoffs and Showcase


U.S. Soccer Development Academy
2011-12 Playoffs and Showcase
FC Dallas Stadium Complex; Frisco, Texas
June 25, 2012

FRISCO, Texas – Today marks the start of matches in the U-17/18 age group at the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Playoffs at the FC Dallas Stadium Complex in Frisco with 16 games on the schedule.

Academy Showcase games take the lead beginning at 4 p.m. CT, followed by Academy Playoffs games running from 6 to 8:30 p.m. CT. Listed below is a run-down of all of today’s scheduled Academy Playoffs matches.

Be sure to follow the Development Academy Playoffs at ussoccer.com, with real-time updates through Twitter @ussoccer_ynt with the hashtag #AcademyPlayoffs.

Defending U-17/18 Development Academy champion Pateadores kicks off its title defense in Group 2 of the tournament. The California-based club earned a wild card berth in the Academy Playoffs after finishing the regular season in fourth place in the SoCal Division.

Here are some of the notable matches on Day 1 of U-17/18 action:

Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Pateadores, 6 p.m. CT: 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. CT: 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. CT: 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 with as winners of the Texas Division with a record of 20-3-1.

Monday’s schedule:
2011-12 Development Academy Playoffs:
All times Central
6 p.m.: Shattuck-Saint Mary’s Soccer Academy vs. Crossfire Premier (Field 6)
6 p.m.: FC DELCO vs. North Carolina Fusion (Field 9)
6 p.m.: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Pateadores (Field 11)
6 p.m.: Texans SC Houston vs. Weston FC (Field 17)
6:30 p.m.: LA Galaxy vs. Vardar SC Freiburg (Field 4)
6:30 p.m.: CASL Chelsea FC Academy vs. De Anza Force (Field 7)
6:30 p.m.: Empire United vs. Dallas Texans (Field 12)
6:30 p.m.: South Carolina United Batter vs. Colorado Rapids (Field 15)
8 p.m.: FC Dallas vs. McLean Youth Soccer (Field 6)
8 p.m.: Sockers FC vs. Real Salt Lake AZ (Field 9)
8 p.m.: New York Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution (Field 11)
8 p.m.: Chivas USA vs. Charlotte Soccer Academy (Field 17)
8:30 p.m.: Chicago Fire vs. Concorde Fire (Field 4)
8:30 p.m.: Solar Chelsea SC vs. Albertson SC (Field 7)
8:30 p.m.: Baltimore Bays Chelsea vs. Lonestar SC Academy (Field 12)
8:30 p.m.: Players Development Academy vs. Crew Soccer Academy (Field 15)

Following the results: Academy Playoffs results will be posted shortly HERE after the conclusion of each day’s matches. As the week progresses, ussoccer.com will provide clinching scenarios for the teams heading into their final games.

Social connection: Follow the U.S. Soccer Development Academy throughout the week as information, photos and links will be provided on the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Facebook page, Twitter @ussoccer_ynt and The YNT Blog.

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