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Academy Scouting Network Reaches Across the Country


CHICAGO (May 9, 2008) -- Among the many spectators watching last night’s local Academy match between Real Colorado (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) and Colorado Rapids (Commerce City, Colo.), Bobby Muuss was one of the few with an objective view on the local rivalry that saw Real Colorado pick up a 2-0 win over the Rapids. Muuss was on assignment from Development Academy Director of Scouting Dave Sarachan to evaluate the Academy teams and potentially identify the next crop of National Team players.

“It’s a great opportunity to be a part of scouting some of the young potentials of the Youth National Team,” said Muuss. “It gives me an opportunity to be a part of what I think is a great program and I am getting to see teams and players traveling into Denver that I normally wouldn’t have a chance of watching.”

Based on his long-standing relationship with the Under-17 Men's National Team Residency Program, Muuss was selected by Development Academy Technical Director John Hackworth to scout Academy games. Muuss joins a pool of 35 other National Team Scouts to perform individual and team evaluations across the country in the program.

Despite his scouting responsibilites, Muuss was able took a moment to a appreciate the atmosphere of the local derby.

“It was a highly contested match and a little bit of a local derby,” said Muuss. “There was a little more enthusiasm from players and fans because both teams are from the Denver area.”

The U-17/18 Real Colorado and Rapids kicked off at Highlands Heritage Park and completed the first half with a score of 0-0. Real Colorado powered back onto the field in the second half and scored 2 goals, ending the match with a final score of 2-0.

Muuss is one of eleven National Team Scouts attending games this weekend alone. All of the scouts evaluate top talent, take notes on team performance and answer questions on the new National Team Training Program.

U-15/16 Age Group

Wednesday, May 7
Home vs. Away

DC United vs. Potomac

Thursday, May 8
Home vs. Away
Real Colorado vs. Colorado Rapids
Clearwater Chargers vs. IMG Soccer Academy

Friday, May 9
Home vs. Away

CASL vs. Greensboro SC

Saturday, May 10
Home vs. Away
Albertson SC vs. South Central Premier
B/W Gottschee vs. Oakwood SC
CASA vs. Carmel United
Chicago Fire vs. Metro United
Chicago Magic vs. Scott Gallagher
Crew vs. North Meck
Crossfire vs. Real Colorado
DC United vs. New York Red Bulls
FC Greater Boston vs. FC Westchester
FC Portland vs. Cal Odyssey
Internationals vs. Empire United
Irvine Strikers vs. LAFC
Match Fit Academy vs. PA Classics
Nomads vs. Real So Cal
Ohio Elite SA vs. South Charlotte SA
Pateadores vs. Chivas USA
PDA vs. FC Delco
Potomac vs. Baltimore Bays
SeaCoast United vs. Met Oval
San Diego Surf vs. Arsenal

Sunday, May 11
Home vs. Away
Baltimore Bays vs. New York Red Bulls
CASA vs. Empire United
Chicago Fire vs. Scott Gallagher
Chicago Magic vs. Metro United
Crew vs. South Charlotte SA
Crossfire vs. Cal Odyssey
FC Greater Boston vs. Met Oval
FC Milwaukee vs. Sockers FC
Internationals vs. Carmel United
Ohio Elite SA vs. North Meck
SeaCoast United vs. FC Westchester
Vardar vs. Michigan Wolves


U-17/18 Age Group

Thursday, May 8
Home vs. Away
DC United vs. Potomac
Real Colorado vs. Colorado Rapids
Clearwater Chargers vs. IMG Soccer Academy

Friday, May 9
Home vs. Away
CASL vs. Greensboro SC

Saturday, May 10
Home vs. Away
Albertson SC vs. South Central Premier
B/W Gottschee vs. Oakwood SC
CASA vs. Carmel United
Chicago Fire vs. Metro United
Chicago Magic vs. Scott Gallagher
Crew vs. North Meck
Crossfire vs. Real Colorado
DC United vs. New York Red Bulls
FC Greater Boston vs. FC Westchester
FC Portland vs. Cal Odyssey
Internationals vs. Empire United
Irvine Strikers vs. LAFC
Match Fit Academy vs. PA Classics
Nomads vs. Real So Cal
Ohio Elite SA vs. South Charlotte SA
Pateadores vs. Chivas USA
PDA vs. FC Delco
Potomac vs. Baltimore Bays
SeaCoast United vs. Met Oval
San Diego Surf vs. Arsenal

Sunday, May 11
Home vs. Away
Albertson SC vs. Match Fit Academy
Baltimore Bays vs. New York Red Bulls
CASA vs. Empire United
Chicago Fire vs. Scott Gallagher
Chicago Magic vs. Metro United
Crew vs. South Charlotte SA
Crossfire vs. Cal Odyssey
FC Greater Boston vs. Met Oval
FC Milwaukee vs. Sockers FC
Internationals vs. Carmel United
Ohio Elite SA vs. North Meck
SeaCoast United vs. FC Westchester
Vardar vs. Michigan Wolves



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