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2013-14 Academy Playoff Draw Set for U-15/16s and U-17/18s


U-17/18 Playoff Field Includes Intriguing Group E that Features 2013 National Champion New York Red Bulls and Runner-Up Shattuck-Saint Mary’s

The Development Academy conducted its 2013-14 Playoff draw on Tuesday from U.S. Soccer House as the U-15/16 and U-17/18 teams were placed into eight groups of four teams.

The draw breakdown was posted live on the Academy Twitter feed @ussoccer_acad as teams from across the country prepare for the Academy Playoffs from June 23-27 at Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana.

The Academy Playoffs field was determined through 19 automatic qualification spots and 13 wild card berths. The automatic qualifiers included the top two teams from the Southwest and Northwest divisions and the top three teams from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Atlantic, Frontier and Mid-America Divisions.

Teams were ranked by points per game from the 2013-14 season. From there, the 32 Playoff teams were seeded and placed into four pots of eight teams. The eight seeds in each pot are then placed into Groups A through H in a similar fashion to the FIFA World Cup draw. Teams were drawn into groups according to seeds and division, and teams could be placed back into their respective pot if drawn with a divisional opponent, resulting in a new selection.

Among some of the notable draw results, Group E of the U-17/18 Playoffs features last year’s national champion New York Red Bulls and runner-up Shattuck-Saint Mary’s Soccer Academy. The Red Bulls earned a 2-1 overtime victory on July 20, 2013, at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.

Group F of the U-15/16 Playoffs features two clubs that have had strong success in this age group in recent years, with top seed Real Salt Lake AZ winning the national title last year and No. 2 seed St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri taking second place in 2012.

2013-14 Development Academy Playoffs: U-15/16:
Group A
1. FC Dallas
2. Orlando City
3. San Jose Earthquakes
4. Shattuck-Saint Mary’s Soccer Academy

Group B
1. PA Classics
2. Montreal Impact FC
3. Seattle Sounders FC
4. Strikers FC

Group C
1. Weston FC
2. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
3. Match Fit Academy FC
4. Houston Dynamo

Group D
1. LA Galaxy
2. D.C. United
3. Concorde Fire
4. Sockers FC

Group E
1. Kendall SC
2. Chicago Magic PSG
3. Albertson SC
4. Philadelphia Union

Group F
1. Real Salt Lake AZ
2. St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri
3. Georgia United
4. NJSA 04

Group G
1. New York Red Bulls
2. Crew Soccer Academy Wolves
3. Bethesda-Olney
4. Colorado Rush

Group H
1. Players Development Academy
2. Pateadores
3. Vardar
4. Crossfire Premier

2013-14 Development Academy Playoffs: U-17/18:
Group A
1. Capital Area RailHawks Academy – CASL
2. New England Revolution
3. Houston Dynamo
4. Chivas USA

Group B
1. LA Galaxy
2. Montreal Impact FC
3. Chicago Magic PSG
4. Real Colorado

Group C
1. Players Development Academy
2. Real So Cal
3. De Anza Force
4. Crew Soccer Academy

Group D
1. Chicago Fire
2. FC Dallas
3. Charlotte Soccer Academy
4. Portland Timbers

Group E
1. New York Red Bulls
2. Shattuck-Saint Mary’s Soccer Academy
3. D.C. United
4. Nomads SC

Group F
1. Bethesda-Olney
2. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
3. Solar Chelsea SC
4. Georgia United

Group G
1. Carolina Rapids
2. Colorado Rush
3. Oakwood Soccer Club
4. Philadelphia Union

Group H
1. Real Salt Lake AZ
2. Seattle Sounders FC
3. Concorde Fire
4. Indiana Fire Academy

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