YNT Nov 28, 2011
Last but not least!
Ahead of the 2011 Development Acacemy Winter Showcase and the Nike International Friendlies, ussoccer.com arrived in Sarasota and headed to the Premier Sports Campus, a new facility where the week-long event will be held.
The Sunshine State welcomed us with rain all day. The Brazil U-17s, who have competed in the friendlies seven times before, were the first team to train in the wet conditions.
All 78 Development Academy clubs will be arriving over the next few days, along with the U-17 National Teams of Turkey and France. The Nike International Friendlies kick off on Nov. 30 when Brazil takes on Turkey and the U.S. plays France (Fox Soccer, 5 p.m. ET), and the Winter Showcase begins on Dec. 2 with a total of 234 games scheduled for the event.