Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Top U-14s headed to Man United Tourney
February 6th, 2014 12:32PM
Subscribe to Youth Soccer Reporter

MOST READ
TAGS:  development academy, youth boys

MOST COMMENTED

[DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY] The top U-13/14 team from that age group's inaugural 2013-14 U.S. Soccer Development Academy season will be rewarded with a trip to the 2014 Manchester United Premier Cup World Finals.

"Our U.S. Soccer Technical Advisors will make a holistic evaluation to determine the top club based on Academy criteria and ratings we have compiled," said U.S. Soccer Development Academy Director of Scouting Tony Lepore. "We think this is a great way to reward a competitive Academy club that is playing the game the right way."

The 2014 Manchester United Cup in August will consist of 20 clubs divided among four five-team groups. The top two teams in each group advance to the quarterfinal stage. The final of the 2013 edition was played at Old Trafford.

Past U.S teams that have participated include the Dallas Texans, Vardar SC and Crossfire Premier. International clubs have included Barcelona, Ajax, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Corinthians, Club America and Manchester United.

Playes who have appeared at the tourney Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique, Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Fernando Torres, Jack Wilshere and Robinho.


3 comments
  1. R2 Dad
    commented on: February 8, 2014 at 12:41 p.m.
    "We think this is a great way to reward a competitive Academy club that is playing the game the right way." Well if there is a specific "right" way, certainly there must be "wrong" ways and those wrong ways are spelled out somewhere? Is this according to some defined formation, tactics and strategies, or just whatever an Academy or US Soccer administrator decides on one random day? Inquiring minds want to know...
  1. Joey Tremone
    commented on: February 9, 2014 at 10:16 a.m.
    It's according to the Youth Curriculum that Claudio Reyna wrote. http://www.ussoccer.com/coaches/coaching-education/coaching-home.aspx
  1. Joey Tremone
    commented on: February 9, 2014 at 10:17 a.m.
    There's a bunch of other factors, but as far as system, you have to play a 4-3-3 or diamond 4-4-2 (ie there has to be a real ACM and no lumping it to the big/fast guy up top).

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Youth Soccer Reporter
U.S. U-17 boys finish runner-up in India    
A free-kick goal with six minutes left in overtime gave South Korea a 2-1 win in ...
U.S. Club Soccer announces new league: ENPL for boys    
U.S. Club Soccer and the Elite Clubs National League have announced their collaboration to launch the ...
Ella Stevens named Girls Player of the Year    
Ella Stevens of Grayson, Georgia, was named 2015-16 Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year, ...
U.S. U-17 girls head to Italy for World Cup prep    
The U.S. U-17 girls national team continues its preparations for the U-17 Women's World Cup in ...
Roster: 26 players picked for U.S. U-16 girls camp    
Coach Jaime Frias, recently hired U.S. Soccer Development Coach, will run his first camp as U.S. ...
Roster: U.S. U-15 girls to train in Portland    
California and Georgia are the most represented states in the 26-player U.S. U-15 girls national team ...
U.S. U-17 boys beat India    
Will Sands scored twice on Andrew Carleton assists as the U.S. U-17 boys national team beat ...
Roster: U.S. U-18 women convene in California    
U.S. Soccer Women's Technical Director April Heinrichs has named a 26-player squad for a U.S. U-18 ...
Jaime Frias named U.S. Soccer Development Coach    
U.S. Soccer has hired University of Virginia assistant coach Jaime Frias as a U.S. Soccer Development ...
U.S. U-20 women head to Papua New Guinea    
The U.S. U-20 women's national team will hold a training camp and play two games May ...
>> Youth Soccer Reporter Archives