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Wolves seeded No. 1 in both Academy playoffs
June 24th, 2009 2PM



The field in the 2008-09 U.S. Soccer Development Academy has been narrowed down to 32 teams each in the U-15/16 and U-17/18 age groups. The Derby County Wolves of Michigan are the top seeds in the playoffs, which begin Friday at Bryan Park in Greensboro, N.C., and continue through Monday. CASL Chelsea FC Academy and Albertson SC are the 2-3 seeds in the U-17/18 group, while Arsenal FC and Sockers FC are 2-3 in the U/15-16 group. For all the playoff teams ...

The top three teams in each of the nine Academy divisions, based on divisional games only, received an automatic berth to the playoffs. Additionally, the top five fourth-place finishers, based on overall record, earned wild card spots.

Every team will play three games in Greensboro in round-robin group play, and the group winner will qualify for Finals Week.

The Wolves were one of 18 clubs qualifying in both age groups: Albertson, Andromeda, Arsenal FC, Carmel United, CASL Chelsea FC Academy, Columbus Crew Juniors, Crossfire Premier, Derby County Wolves, FC Dallas Juniors, FC DELCO, FC Westchester, IMG Soccer Academy, LAFC Chelsea, Miami FC Kendall, PDA, Real So Cal, Sockers FC and Vardar.

U-17/18 Playoff Groups
Group A
1 Derby County Wolves
16 FC Dallas
17 Dallas Texans
32 Santa Cruz County Breakers
Group B
8 Colorado Rush AS Monaco
9 Andromeda
24 Met Oval
25 FC Greater Boston
Group C
4 Carmel United SC
13 Chivas USA
20 Clearwater Chargers
29 Potomac
Group D
5 FC Delco
12 IMG Soccer Academy
21 Vardar
28 Richmond Strikers
Group E
2 CASL Chelsea FC Academy
15 Arsenal FC
18 Miami FC Kendall
31 Real So Cal
Group F
7 Crossfire Premier
10 Real Colorado
23 Virginia Rush AS Monaco
26 Richmond Kickers 
Group G
3 Albertson SC
14 PDA
19 Columbus Crew
30 De Anza Force
Group H
6 D.C. United
11 LAFC Chelsea
22 FC Westchester
27 Sockers FC

U-15/16 Playoff Groups
Group A

1 Derby County Wolves
16 Columbus Crew
17 BW Gottschee
32 Texas Rush AHFC AS Monaco
Group B
8 New York Red Bulls
9 Chicago Fire
24 FC Westchester
25 IMG Soccer Academy 
Group C
4 Chicago Magic AS Monaco
13 LAFC Chelsea
20 Texas SC
29 Carmel United SC
Group D

5 FC Dallas
12 South Charlotte SA
21 Andromeda
28 Birmingham United 
Group E
2 Arsenal FC
15 LA Galaxy
18 FC Delco
31 Cal Odyssey
Group F
7 Washington Premier
10 CASL Chelsea FC Academy
23 Vardar
26 Match Fit Chelsea
Group G
3 Sockers FC
14 Real So Cal
19 PDA
30 North Meck SC
Group H

6 Greensboro Youth Soccer
11 Crossfire Premier
22 Albertson SC
27 Miami FC Kendall

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