USSF Development Academy weekend preview
With the final weekend of February upon us, the last
window of limited Development Academy action gets under way.
Chivas USA and Real Salt Lake are the only two MLS clubs
to send their academy sides into action this weekend. The rojiblancos get a
chance to play against Cosmos West, an important SoCal Division matchup.
On Sunday, RSL’s Arizona-based group travels to
California, and takes on the California Development Academy on both age levels.
Other SoCal Division action includes a Pateadores-Real So Cal tilt, and Arsenal
FC playing California Development Academy.
The only other part of the country to see significant
action is out east in the Atlantic Division. Virginia is where all
the action is going to be, with all four Virginia-based teams playing on
Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday’s action is a busy slate, with southern teams
making the trip up north. North Meck SC visits McLean Youth Soccer at George
Mason, while Charlotte Soccer Academy and the North Carolina Fusion play
Richmond Strikers and Kickers, respectively. Rounding out the day is CASL
Chelsea playing Virginia Rush AJ Auxerre in Virginia Beach.
Matchups flip-flop on Sunday, as the Charlotte Soccer Academy
travels up to Northern Virginia to face McLean Youth Soccer, while CASL Chelsea
takes on the Kickers and North Meck SC plays the Strikers. Finally, the Fusion
travel from Richmond to play Virginia Rush.
The race is heating up in the Atlantic Division, with
McLean Youth Soccer currently leading the way on the U-16 level, while Charlotte
Soccer Academy is on top of the U-18s.