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Galaxy and Fire top seeds in both playoffs
by Paul Kennedy, June 18th, 2012 8:38PM

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[DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY] MLS clubs are sending 10 academy teams to the U-17/18 Development Academy  playoffs and nine to the U-15/16 playoffs that will begin Monday in Frisco, Texas. Five MLS teams are the No. 1 seeds in their U-17/18 groups, while academy teams from the Chicago Fire and Los Angeles Galaxy are the No. 1 seeds in their groups in both age divisions.

Besides the Galaxy and Fire, the Vancouver Whitecaps, New England Revolution, New York Red Bulls, FC Dallas and Real Salt Lake AZ are entered in both divisions.

Colorado Rapids, Chivas USA and Crew Soccer Academy are entered in the U/17-18 division, while the Seattle Sounders and D.C. United have made the U/15-16 playoffs.

The Fire was the only team in the U-17/18 age group to finish division play with an unbeaten record (11-0-3), and it led all teams with an overall record of (18-2-3).

CASL Chelsea FC Academy was the only unbeaten team in the U-15/16 age group during division play (12-0-2).

Both defending champions -- Pateadores (U-17/18) and the Galaxy (U-15/16) reached the playoffs.

The draw for the playoffs -- 32 teams in each age group -- were held on Monday. Eight teams will advance to the 2011-12 Development Academy Finals Week from July 16-23 in Houston.

U-17/18
Group 1
Shattuck-Saint Mary’s
FC Delco
North Carolina Fusion
Crossfire Premier

Group 2
Vancouver Whitecaps
Texans SC Houston
Weston FC
Pateadores

Group 3
Los Angeles Galaxy
CASL Chelsea FC Acad.
De Anza Force
Vardar SC Freiburg

Group 4
Empire United
South Carolina United Battery
Colorado Rapids
Dallas Texans

Group 5
FC Dallas
Sockers FC
Real Salt Lake AZ
McLean Youth Soccer

Group 6
New York Red Bulls
Chivas USA
Charlotte Soccer Acad.
New England Revolution

Group 7
Chicago Fire
Solar Chelsea SC
Albertson SC
Concorde Fire

Group 8
Baltimore Bays Chelsea
PDA
Crew Soccer Acad.
Lonestar SC Acad.

U-15/16
Group 1
CASL Chelsea FC Acad.
New York Red Bulls
FC Dallas
Georgia United

Group 2
Dallas Texans
New England Revolution
Albertson SC
Pateadores

Group 3
South Carolina United Battery
Vancouver Whitecaps
FC Greater Boston
Charlotte Soccer Acad.

Group 4
Chicago Fire
Real Salt Lake AZ
Seattle Sounders
Clearwater Chargers

Group 5
Crew Soccer Acad. Wolves
Texans SC Houston
Shattuck-Saint Mary’s Soccer Acad.
NJSA 04

Group 6
Los Angeles Galaxy
Concorde Fire
D.C. United
Colorado Rush

Group 7
Arsenal FC
Weston FC
Chicago Magic PSG
PA Classics

Group 8
PDA
SLSG Missouri
Solar Chelsea
San Diego Surf



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