[DISNEY SOCCER SHOWCASE] JFA Academy Fukushima, the Japanese girls academy, and Palm Beach SA MagicJack, coached by Dan
Borislow of WPS MagicJack infamy, were among the winners at the annual Disney Soccer Showcase at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The 10 Showcase champions represented 10 different clubs.
Eclipse Select was the only club to send two teams to the championship games, while Match Fit Chelsea had three teams advance to placement games ...
The JFA Academy Fukushima, which has boys and girls programs, was shut down following the 2010 earthquake off the northeast coast of Japan and made a temporary move to Shizuoka. The JFA's Academy was based at the J. Village national training center in Naraha-cho, which was transformed into a base for worked battling the nuclear radiation crisis.
The Japanese Football Association's emphasis on technical training has been given as one of the reasons Japan's girls development program is considered a model in the world.
Borislow's daughter Kylie is one of the players on Palm Beach SA MagicJack, which is considered one of the top under-16 girls teams in the country.
U-18/19 Red Showcase
Third Place: Blast FC Red 1 Pinecrest Premier 0
Final: Team Chicago Acad. Bota 6 Javanon 2
U-18/19 Black Showcase
Third Place: Lou Fusz SC 1 FC Frederick 0
Final: Ponte Vedra 3 Michigan Football 0
U-17 Red Showcase
Third Place: FC United 3 Grand Rapids Crew Jrs. 2
Final: JFA Academy Fukushima 2 Braddock Road YC 0
U-17 Black Showcase
Third Place: Match Fit Chelsea Beat 2 NC Fusion1
Final: Burlington YSC Tornado 5 PWSI Courage Gold 1
U-17 Gray Showcase
Third Place: Cleveland United SC White 2 Match Fit Chelsea Lightning 1
Final: Richmond Kickers YSC 2 Beadling SC Thunder 1
U-16 Red Showcase
Third Place: NSA Premier Jaguars 5 Greater Boca United 0
Final: Lou Fusz SC 2 Match Fit Chelsea Colchester 1
U-16 Black Showcase
Third Place: Futura SC Academy 2 Brams United SC Bandits 1
Final: Palm Beach SA MagicJack 2 Eclipse Select 1
U-16 Gray Showcase
Third Place: Pride SC Predators 3 Javanon 1
Final: Farmingdale SC United 1 Kings Hammer Acad. Red 0
U-15 Red Showcase
Third Place: San Juan SC Spirits 4 Omaha FC 0
Final: Eclipse Select 2 NJ Stallions 0
U-15 Black Showcase
Third Place: Liverpool FC America 2 Lakeland Futbol 1
Final: Tophat Gold 1 Tampa Bay United 0