Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
MLS club finally adopts academy program
April 2nd, 2010 4:16AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls, youth boys


[SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES] The San Jose Earthquakes, the notable MLS holdout on the academy scene, launched the Earthquakes Youth Academy, which will field a pair of academy teams in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy system, beginning next season.

The academy's launch coincides with the construction of the "Nutrilite Training Center" as the club's home training base.

"The Academy is something that has been in the works for a long time now and it is very rewarding to see the plans finally coming to fruition," Earthquakes general manager John Doyle said. "The Earthquakes Academy is an awesome opportunity for youth in the Bay Area to train in a professional environment and reach their full potential as soccer players."

Fred Wilson will take over as the Earthquakes Academy Director of Administration and Travel. He has been the general manager of Mustang Soccer, the Danville, Calif., program Doyle has directed and which the Quakes will partner with.

The Quakes have tabbed a pair of former professional players to serve as head coaches, Carl Edwards for the U-18 squad and Cris Gilmore for the U-16s. Patrick Uriz and Joe Owen will be assistant coaches for the respective teams.

The Earthquakes will fully fund all team-related expenses for the 44 players in the academy pool -- 22 apiece at the U-16 and U-18 levels.

The only other Bay Area academy programs have been Mustang Soccer and De Anza Force.

UPDATE: Other new teams for 2011: Minnesota Thunder, St. Mary's-Shattuck School and the Seattle Sounders.

Quakes Tryout Dates:
Sunday, April 18 Danville 10 am
Saturday, April 24 Santa Clara 4 pm
Sunday, April 25 Fairfield 6 pm
Saturday, May 1 Fremont 5 pm
Sunday, May 2 San Francisco 5 pm



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Youth Soccer Reporter
Saucedo magic leads RSL into final    
[GENERATION ADIDAS CUP] Sebastian Saucedo scored on a lob from 35 yards -- his second such ...
U.S. under-20 national team faces River Plate in final    
[DALLAS CUP] Only one U.S. team -- the Dallas Texans in 2006 -- has ever won ...
Tijuana's Arriola added to Dallas Cup roster    
[USA UNDER-20 MEN] The U.S. under-20 men's national team added highly rated Paul Arriola from Tijuana ...
Carlsbad Elite claims three National League titles    
[U.S. YOUTH SOCCER] Carlsbad Elite became just the third club to win three or more divisional ...
Venezuela reaches new heights    
[UNDER-17 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP] Venezuela is making a name for itself as a rising South America ...
U.S. under-15 boys national team roster    
[NTC CAMP] Nicholas Taitague, who has been playing with the U.S. under-17 national team, and Jose ...
U.S. U-17s open tour with win and tie    
[PACIFIC NORTHWEST TOUR] The U.S. under-17 men's national team opened its tour of the Pacific Northwest ...
U.S. under-17 men's national team roster    
[PACIFIC NORTHWEST TOUR] Three non-residency players, Edwin Lara, Tyler Adams and Nicholas Taitague, all eligible for ...
Horan ups total to 18 goals in 20 appearances    
[USA UNDER-20 WOMEN] Paris St. Germain's Lindsey Horan scored twice and Harvard freshman Margaret Purce added ...
Cal South sends four teams to ODP National Championships    
[U.S. YOUTH SOCCER] U.S. Youth Soccer's annual ODP National Championships will be held Feb. 28-March 2 ...
>> Youth Soccer Reporter Archives