Development Academy Playoffs: 22 clubs qualify for both age groups

The 2015-16 U.S. Soccer Development Academy playoffs take place June 22-26 in Frisco, Texas. Twenty-two clubs are represented at both the U-15/16 and U-17/18 age groups. Thirty-two teams at each level are vying for quarterfinal berths.

Clubs will host quarterfinals July 6-7 and the semifinals and finals take place in Carson, California, July 14-16. DA U-13/14 teams do not have playoffs but will compete at a showcase in Frisco June 20-23.

Both U-15/16 and U-17/18 Development Academy age groups are comprised of 74 teams. Playoff qualifiers are the top three finishers in seven divisions plus 11 wild-card teams.

U17/U18 Development Academy Playoff Groups
Team (overall playoff seed)
Group A
Vancouver Whitecaps (7)
LA Galaxy (16)
Vardar (Mich.) (20)
Chargers SC (Fla.) (25)

Group B
Houston Dynamo (5)
Real Salt Lake AZ (14)
North Carolina Fusion (21)
Seattle Sounders (28)

Group C
New York Red Bulls (4)
Sockers FC (ill.) (10)
Sacramento Republic (22)
Pateadores (Calif.) (27)

Group D
Chicago Magic PSG (3)
Players Development Academy (N.J.) (15)
Montreal Impact FC (18)
Arsenal (Calif.) (31)

Group E
FC Dallas (2)
Orlando City (11)
D.C. United (17)
Shattuck-Saint Mary’s (Minn.) (30)

Group F
Crew Soccer Academy-Wolves (Mich.) (6)
Texas Rush (12)
Nomads SC (Calif.) (23)
Georgia United (26)

Group G
Philadelphia Union (8)
Kendall Soccer Coalition (Fla.) (13)
Chicago Fire (19)
Beachside SC (Conn.) (32)

Group H
BW Gottschee (N.Y.) (1)
Capital Area Railhawks-CASL (N.C.) (9)
Sporting Kansas City (24)
San Jose Earthquakes (29)

Italics:  clubs represented in both age groups.

U15/U16 Development Academy Playoff Groups
Team (overall playoff seed)
Group A
Vancouver Whitecaps (3)
Philadelphia Union (12)
Real Salt Lake AZ (24)
Kendall Soccer Coalition (Fla.) (31)

Group B
Sockers FC (5)
FC Golden State (Calif.) (11)
BW Gottschee (N.Y.) (20)
Seattle Sounders (25)

Group C
FC Dallas (1)
Capital Area Railhawks CASL (N.C.) (14)
Chicago Magic PSG (22)
D.C. United (28)

Group D
Crew Soccer Academy-Wolves (6)
Montreal Impact (13)
Real So Cal (17)
Sacramento Republic (26)

Group E
New York Red Bulls (2)
Chicago Fire (10)
Strikers FC (Calif.) (18)
IMG Academy (32)

Group F
Real Colorado (8)
San Jose Earthquakes (16)
Crew Soccer Academy (Ohio) (23)
Orlando City SC (30)

Group G
LA Galaxy (7)
New England Revoultion (15)
Georgia United (21)
Sporting Kansas City (29)

Group H
Weston FC (4)
Oakwood Soccer Club (9)
Crossfire Premier (19)
Pateadores (27)

Italics:  clubs represented in both age groups.

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