MLS's Red Bull New York is among the clubs that will enter teams in the first of U.S. Club Soccer's regional leagues, the Northeast Pre-Academy League for U-14 and U-15 boys set to kick off in February.
The Northeast Pre-Academy League, whose season will consist of an 11-game schedule, features 12 teams: Albertson SC (N.Y.), Bethesda SC (Md.), Blau Weiss Gottschee (N.Y.), FC Greater Boston Bolts (Mass.), FC Westchester (N.Y.), Match Fit Academy (N.J.), Metropolitan Oval (N.Y.), Oakwood SC (Conn.), PDA (N.J.), PA Classics, Seacoast United (N.H.) and Red Bull (N.Y.).
All but Bethesda is a member of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.
"We're pleased to be participating with like-minded clubs that place player development above winning trophies," said Gerry McKeown, the PDA Boys Director of Coaching and also an assistant coach with the U.S. U-15 boys national team. "These clubs understand that player development is the No. 1 priority when it comes to competitive youth soccer."
Eddy on target at ODP Girls Winter Interregional
The So Cal Blues' Elizabeth Eddy, a member of the U.S. team that finished second at last fall's Under-17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand, led all scorers with five goals at the U.S. Youth Soccer ODP Girls Winter Interregional played Dec. 27-29 in Ridgeland, Miss. Eddy, who is one of the most sought-after juniors in the country, was one of three players to score hat tricks at the ODP event for under-17 and under-19 regional teams. For all the results and goal scorers ...
Dec. 27 in Ridgeland, Miss.
Region I - 0, Region II - 5
Goals: Alexandra Brandt (8, 73, 83), Madlyn Evans (63), Jacqueline Molinda (67)
Region III - 4, Region IV - 3
Goals: Region III: Annick McBryar (14), Hanna Gilmore (23), Elizabeth Tucker (82), Laura Weinberg (87); Region IV: Elizabeth Eddy (16, 75, 85)
Region I - 2, Region II - 1
Goals: Region I: Emily Carrollo (67), Lauren Alwine (75)
Region II: Chelsea Cline (55)
U-19 Region III - 5, United - 1
Goals: Region III: Susannah Dennis (4, 60, 67), Tiffini Turpin (62), Erin Wingo (85)
United: Kylie McDonald (55)
Dec. 28 in Ridgeland, Miss.
Region I - 2, Region III - 1
Goals: Region I: Jacqueline Molinda (25), Alexandra Conigliario (59)
Region III: Lyndsey Gnatzig (75)
Region II - 1, Region IV - 3
Goals: Region II: Chelsea Hunter (7)
Region IV: Elizabeth Eddy (60, 90), Kelsey Hones (72)
Region I - 2, Region III - 2
Goals: Region II: Melanie Baskind (56) (67)
Region III: Erin Wingo (6) (40)
Region II - 5, United Team - 2
Goals: Region II: Nicole Lipp (27), Allie Vernon (30), Sarah Hagen (57, 78), Stephanie Lanterno (70); United Team: Jennifer Stoltenberg (10), Wendy Taylor Travis (82)
Dec. 29 in Ridgeland, Miss.
Region II - 1, Region III - 2
Goals: Region II: Victoria Bailey (4)
Region III: Laura Weinberg (11), Hanna Gilmore (49)
Region I - 3, Region IV - 0
Goals: Madlyn Evans (7), Kayla Eckman (27), Alexandra Conigliario (60)
Region II - 2, Region III - 1
Goals: Region II: Clare Satchel (10), Chelsea Cline (29)
Region III: Rebekah Perry (59)
Region I - 3, United Team - 1
Goals: Region I: Brianna Garcia (16), Erin Liberatore (25), Melanie Baskind (56)
United: Kate Deines (19)