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USSF Development Academy to Close
#735300 04/14/20 11:36 PM
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According to a breaking report by Paul Tenorio and Sam Stejskal of The Athletic, the rumors about U.S. Soccer shutting down the Development Academy have been confirmed as fact.

Late last week, speculation began spreading like wildfire about the possibility of the groundbreaking decision, and now the announcement is considered imminent, according to Tenorio and Stejskal’s sources. The Federation will be permanently closing both the Boys and Girls DA programs, with an official press release expected to come out as soon as Wednesday.

On the boys’ side, there has been widespread talk for several years that Major League Soccer (MLS) clubs were considering forming their own breakaway academy league outside of the DA. All 26 MLS clubs currently run academy programs in the DA, and will now have the perfect opportunity to form their own competitive platform.

Numerous United Soccer League (USL) clubs also have academy programs in the DA, as the pro league has ramped up its own youth platforms in recent years. A more comprehensive USL Academy league may now become a reality sooner rather than later.

For all of the Boys DA programs not linked to professional clubs, there’s no word on which ones will land where for the 2020-2021 season. They will have quite a few options when it comes to existing leagues, such as the Elite Clubs National League (Boys ECNL), US Youth Soccer National League, and various high-level regional leagues such as US Club Soccer’s National Premier Leagues (NPL) around the country.

On the girls’ side, the ECNL is the clear preeminent destination for the nation’s best clubs, now that the Girls DA is being disbanded. The biggest question moving forward will be, how many Girls DA clubs will be accepted into the ECNL for next season?

Of course, the same US Club Soccer and US Youth Soccer affiliated national and regional leagues that may attract many of the departing Boys DA clubs will also be available for Girls DA clubs that aren’t able to gain ECNL membership for Fall 2020.

In just the past few weeks, four very high profile Girls DA clubs officially jumped ship to the ECNL. The Dallas Texans and Real Colorado announced their return to the ECNL in early March. They were followed by the North Carolina Courage and Georgia’s United Futbol Academy later in the month.

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Larry Miller #735303 04/15/20 07:44 AM
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The ECNL vs. DA battle was going to become irrelevant anyway, There will be a very limited market for elite, national travel leagues for the foreseeable future as colleges are already lobbying to change rules in order to eliminate non-revenue generating sports. There's not going to be a need for any league that professes a pathway to college sports if there's no programs and at the very least no scholarship money available. Lots of trouble for the youth sports industry once parents dont even have the slight dream of their kids playing college.

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Larry Miller #735305 04/15/20 08:10 AM
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It will be interesting to see how the MLS handles the distance logistics of their own league. Travel is expensive and time consuming.

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Larry Miller #735306 04/15/20 08:11 AM
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Shame is (like senior athletes) the season is done with no real ending for the players. Other leagues are at least trying to finish out their seasons (even through July) when/if they are allowed to return.

Hopefully the non-MLS DA's get in front of it ASAP. Not sure some of these teams will have the draw for the players who travel when they can find EDP and NPL teams they would be playing against much closer to home.....

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Anonymous #735307 04/15/20 08:16 AM
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Most college scholarships went to foreign players anyway.

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Anonymous #735308 04/15/20 08:18 AM
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Why can't we have kids play for the pure enjoyment,why is it that they have to play professional.why should coaches do it for free why is it always ,what is in it for me.Have fun

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Anonymous #735311 04/15/20 08:29 AM
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That may be true on the male side, but Title IX will mandate girls soccer scholarships thanks to American football.

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Larry Miller #735313 04/15/20 08:38 AM
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The non-MLS teams better get in front of it quickly - not going to keep the players who travelled for DA with the dream of playing against their local EDP club.

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
It will be interesting to see how the MLS handles the distance logistics of their own league. Travel is expensive and time consuming.

Have the youth teams play the same exact schedule as the pro teams and play the games in the hours before the pro-teams. The consolidation of travel for coaches, equipment, chartered planes, etc would make it much more affordable. Still expensive but not as bad as it otherwise would have been.

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Larry Miller #735319 04/15/20 10:12 AM
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Lets see how long it will take for the US Soccer to make a new league and claim thats where the best players will go now.

Then theyll tell us to “give it time” , and will fail in around 5-10 years , AGAIN.

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
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It will be interesting to see how the MLS handles the distance logistics of their own league. Travel is expensive and time consuming.

Have the youth teams play the same exact schedule as the pro teams and play the games in the hours before the pro-teams. The consolidation of travel for coaches, equipment, chartered planes, etc would make it much more affordable. Still expensive but not as bad as it otherwise would have been.

that could work for 17, 18 but not likely for 13, 14...

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Larry Miller #735324 04/15/20 10:59 AM
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It will be interesting to see how the MLS handles the distance logistics of their own league. Travel is expensive and time consuming.

Have the youth teams play the same exact schedule as the pro teams and play the games in the hours before the pro-teams. The consolidation of travel for coaches, equipment, chartered planes, etc would make it much more affordable. Still expensive but not as bad as it otherwise would have been.

that could work for 17, 18 but not likely for 13, 14...



WHAT AN IDIOT. You STILL dont get it?! If youre 17 and 18 and youre still playing in the Academy League you might as well be playing High School soccer

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Anonymous #735326 04/15/20 11:09 AM
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It will be interesting to see how the MLS handles the distance logistics of their own league. Travel is expensive and time consuming.

Have the youth teams play the same exact schedule as the pro teams and play the games in the hours before the pro-teams. The consolidation of travel for coaches, equipment, chartered planes, etc would make it much more affordable. Still expensive but not as bad as it otherwise would have been.

that could work for 17, 18 but not likely for 13, 14...

There is zero reason for 13 year olds to be in such a setting. Run two teams. A 14/15 and a 16/17. If you are worried about the travel of the 14/15's have them play only every other game.

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NYSC e-mailed the following statement to all families early this afternoon:
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New York Soccer Club is confirming the announcement made by US Soccer on Wednesday, April 15th, that the USSDA Development Boys & Girls Academy is has been terminated, effective immediately.

This announcement from US Soccer was never formally communicated, nor discussed with our Academy club members, and the lack of communication from US Soccer is disappointing.

Rumors of such an announcement have been circulating through the soccer community in recent days, and in response to these rumors, the Northeast Regions’ DA clubs have been working in tandem on solidifying a unified solution, in anticipation of the recent USSF announcement.

New York Soccer Club and our neighboring Northeast Region DA clubs have committed to continuing the highest level of youth soccer development, as a group, and in conjunction with DA clubs from around the nation.

We applaud the communication, effort, and willingness of the neighboring DA clubs to work together, prepare and provide the best youth developmental environment for the future.

There are a number of solutions at hand, and once the best and final decision is confirmed, we will notify our New York Soccer Club families ASAP.

These are unprecedented times, and this recent news does not help. We’re kindly asking for your trust and patience, to make the best decision possible for our club members and youth soccer as a whole.

These decisions should not be rushed or forced. Ultimately, New York Soccer Club, in unison with our neighboring DA clubs will make the best decision possible after concluding due diligence on all options.

We thank you for your trust and understanding during these difficult times.

Thank you very much,

Christian Gonzalez

To showcase our clubs' solidarity, the below clubs have agreed to this message:
[Logos and names of academy directors of: NYSC, FCW, BWG, Met Oval, Sea Coast, Oakwood, Empire United, Cedar Stars Bergen, Beachside and Boston Bolts]

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
NYSC e-mailed the following statement to all families early this afternoon:
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New York Soccer Club is confirming the announcement made by US Soccer on Wednesday, April 15th, that the USSDA Development Boys & Girls Academy is has been terminated, effective immediately.

This announcement from US Soccer was never formally communicated, nor discussed with our Academy club members, and the lack of communication from US Soccer is disappointing.

Rumors of such an announcement have been circulating through the soccer community in recent days, and in response to these rumors, the Northeast Regions’ DA clubs have been working in tandem on solidifying a unified solution, in anticipation of the recent USSF announcement.

New York Soccer Club and our neighboring Northeast Region DA clubs have committed to continuing the highest level of youth soccer development, as a group, and in conjunction with DA clubs from around the nation.

We applaud the communication, effort, and willingness of the neighboring DA clubs to work together, prepare and provide the best youth developmental environment for the future.

There are a number of solutions at hand, and once the best and final decision is confirmed, we will notify our New York Soccer Club families ASAP.

These are unprecedented times, and this recent news does not help. We’re kindly asking for your trust and patience, to make the best decision possible for our club members and youth soccer as a whole.

These decisions should not be rushed or forced. Ultimately, New York Soccer Club, in unison with our neighboring DA clubs will make the best decision possible after concluding due diligence on all options.

We thank you for your trust and understanding during these difficult times.

Thank you very much,

Christian Gonzalez

To showcase our clubs' solidarity, the below clubs have agreed to this message:
[Logos and names of academy directors of: NYSC, FCW, BWG, Met Oval, Sea Coast, Oakwood, Empire United, Cedar Stars Bergen, Beachside and Boston Bolts]



The Former DA clubs that are none MLS teams will be absorbed by the EDP managed National League Conferences. That is the oldest well run league in the country and they already managed the 2004 DA teams in the fall. It makes sense and its a good move. The national league will become the best outlet for Boys soccer clubs in the country as for the girls the national league edp conferences will be an alternate to ECNL so ecnl will not be the only option for girl elite players anymore because the National league has the potential to become just as good. This should have been done years ago

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Anonymous #735350 04/15/20 03:36 PM
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What a bunch of garbage. Half of those clubs are off trying the beg their way into the ECNL program, and for some of those names they have been trying to get into ECNL for years and keep getting rejected. If you are a player at any of these clubs, get ready for EDP or NYCSL next season.

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Anonymous #735351 04/15/20 03:44 PM
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Notice the MLS clubs are not part this announcement.

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
NYSC e-mailed the following statement to all families early this afternoon:
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New York Soccer Club is confirming the announcement made by US Soccer on Wednesday, April 15th, that the USSDA Development Boys & Girls Academy is has been terminated, effective immediately.

This announcement from US Soccer was never formally communicated, nor discussed with our Academy club members, and the lack of communication from US Soccer is disappointing.

Rumors of such an announcement have been circulating through the soccer community in recent days, and in response to these rumors, the Northeast Regions’ DA clubs have been working in tandem on solidifying a unified solution, in anticipation of the recent USSF announcement.

New York Soccer Club and our neighboring Northeast Region DA clubs have committed to continuing the highest level of youth soccer development, as a group, and in conjunction with DA clubs from around the nation.

We applaud the communication, effort, and willingness of the neighboring DA clubs to work together, prepare and provide the best youth developmental environment for the future.

There are a number of solutions at hand, and once the best and final decision is confirmed, we will notify our New York Soccer Club families ASAP.

These are unprecedented times, and this recent news does not help. We’re kindly asking for your trust and patience, to make the best decision possible for our club members and youth soccer as a whole.

These decisions should not be rushed or forced. Ultimately, New York Soccer Club, in unison with our neighboring DA clubs will make the best decision possible after concluding due diligence on all options.

We thank you for your trust and understanding during these difficult times.

Thank you very much,

Christian Gonzalez

To showcase our clubs' solidarity, the below clubs have agreed to this message:
[Logos and names of academy directors of: NYSC, FCW, BWG, Met Oval, Sea Coast, Oakwood, Empire United, Cedar Stars Bergen, Beachside and Boston Bolts]

Girls side got the same email just replace the partner Clubs listed with NEFC, South Shore MA, Oakwood, STA, LISC, & Seacoast

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Larry Miller #735353 04/15/20 03:54 PM
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Why do we need this- let the girls play close to home rather than traveling for the entire weekend to play 2 games. Aren’t there enough good teams close by? How many are actually getting scholarships for college anyway?

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Anonymous #735356 04/15/20 04:27 PM
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First teams fly commercial. See Wayne Rooney’s comments, “Looking forward to a 12 hour travel day which could be done in 6 but hey this is mls.” https://www.prosoccerusa.com/mls/wayne-rooney-tweet-mls-travel-commercial-flights/

What ages would go with the first team? The players are all still students too - would parents have them do long flights every other weekend? Just doesn’t seem feasible, especially when they don’t expect more than one player per age group to make it to the first team. The MLS needed DA for somewhat meaningful play nearby and to keep
costs down.

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Anonymous #735358 04/15/20 04:36 PM
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Why do we need this- let the girls play close to home rather than traveling for the entire weekend to play 2 games. Aren’t there enough good teams close by? How many are actually getting scholarships for college anyway?

There would be plenty of local competition if everybody didn't feel the need to splinter and play in whatever the next announced latest and greatest league is.

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What a bunch of garbage. Half of those clubs are off trying the beg their way into the ECNL program, and for some of those names they have been trying to get into ECNL for years and keep getting rejected. If you are a player at any of these clubs, get ready for EDP or NYCSL next season.

Assume you are talking about the girls side? Not convinced ECNL is the best choice for competition on the boys side.....

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Larry Miller #735361 04/15/20 05:58 PM
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If you're a tri-State area non-MLS team this is good news. You won't have to travel 10 hours to play 90 minutes in New Hampshire and you won't have to get beat up by an NYCFC or NYRB team made up of players playing up 1 & 2 years. No more flights to NC for mini-tournaments. Travel time down/# of competitive games up.

Your kids who want to play HS can play HS and you'll probably save some $$ too.

If your kid is good enough to play in college, he or she will still play in college. If they are good enough to be cannon fodder for the tue MLS prospects on the MLS Academy teams, those guys will still find them.

Win/win all around.

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Anonymous #735362 04/15/20 06:31 PM
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It’s like a cartel, a fine group off clubs!!

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