Girls Development Academy adds 28 clubs

U.S. Soccer has named 28 more clubs that will be part of the Girls Development Academy for its inaugural season, which kicks off in fall of 2017. U.S. Soccer named the first 25 clubs June 30 and has indicated that more clubs will named in the “near future.”

28 Girls DA Clubs (added July 9)
Boca United (Boca Raton, Fla.)
Charlotte Soccer Academy (Matthews, N.C.)
Clay County Soccer Club (Fleming Island, Fla.)
Dallas Texans (Plano, Texas)
Davis Legacy (Davis, Calif.)

Eagles SC (Camarillo, Calif.)
East Meadow SC (East Meadow, N.Y.)
Eastside FC (Preston, Wash.)
Eclipse Select (Oak Brook, Ill.)
FC Stars (Acton, Mass.)

FC Virginia (Chantilly, Va.)
IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
Jacksonville Armada Youth Academy (JFC) (Fla.)
LA Galaxy San Diego (San Diego, Calif.)
LA Premier FC (La Canada, Calif.)

Legends FC (Chino, Calif.)
Lonestar Soccer Club (Austin, Texas)
Match Fit Academy (Morris Plains, N.J.)
Midwest United FC (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
San Juan Soccer Club (Rancho Cordova, Calif.)

Shattuck-St. Mary's (Faribault, Minn.)
Sting Soccer Club (Addison, Texas)
TSC Hurricane (Tulsa, Okla.)
Virginia Development Academy (Woodbridge, Va.)
West Florida Flames (Brandon, Fla.)

Weston FC (Weston, Fla.)
World Class FC (Orangeburg, N.Y.)
Washington Spirit-Maryland (Boyds, Md.)

First 25 Girls DA Clubs (named June 31)
Beach FC (Torrance, Calif.)
Boston Breakers (Watertown, Mass.)
CASL (Raleigh, N.C.)
Cincinnati Development Academy/Kings Hammer/CUP (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Colorado Rush (Littleton, Colo.)

Concorde Fire (Atlanta, Ga.)
Crossfire (Redmond, Wash.)
De Anza Force (Saratoga, Calif.)
FC Dallas (Frisco, Texas)
LAFC-Slammers (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Lamorinda (Moraga, Calif.)
Michigan Hawks (Livonia, Mich.)
Mustang (Danville, Calif.)
Orlando Pride/City SC (Orlando, Fla.)
Penn Fusion SA (Westtown, Pa.)

Portland Thorns (Portland, Ore.)
Real Colorado (Highlands Ranch, Co.)
San Diego Surf (San Diego, Calif.)
Seattle Reign (Seattle, Wash.)
Sky Blue FC-PDA (Bernardsville, N.J.)

So Cal Blues (Rancho Capistrano, Calif.)
Sockers FC (Palatine, Ill.)
Solar Chelsea SC (Dallas, Texas)
Washington Spirit (Boyds, Md.)
Tophat NTH (Atlanta, Ga.)

4 comments about "Girls Development Academy adds 28 clubs ".
  1. Ric Fonseca, July 9, 2016 at 6:18 p.m.

    Congratulations and all the very best to ALL teams! I do have a cynical question: How many of these clubs are based in inner cities?

  2. cony konstin, July 10, 2016 at 3:10 a.m.

    Ric they are all from the hood and the barrios of East LA.... We need radical my friend... Soccer in the US is abomination and travesty... Money Money Money and you get smoke n mirrors most of the time... We need 600,000 futsal courts so kids can play king of the court, 24/7/365. for free, and especially with no adult interference.. This is what the kids need.... not more minutia....

  3. Ric Fonseca replied, July 13, 2016 at 10:04 p.m.

    Kony, sorry for the disrespect, but what is in your kool aid???Just who in sam heck is from the hood and the barrios of ELA???

  4. Richard Brown, July 11, 2016 at 9:39 a.m.

    Cony have you been to Germany. Every play ground has a cage covered small soccer court. Where anyone can play football even old guys like me.

    You don't even need that to play. Go to a hand ball court in the morning with a ball and don't forget to bring your imagination with you.

    Kids in the hood can play all day long. Any place that has a field. Put a garbage can on each side of the field. Hit a can you scored. How many can play as many or as few who are there. What age any age from 6 to over 70' how long do you play get tired leave come back when your able. Don't keep score your not there to play cut throat especially with little kids playing. Coaching little kids learn through demonstration watch the big guys play. Perfect place to show off your skills.

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