U.S. Soccer, which on June 30 announced the first 25 clubs that will play in the inaugural Girls Development Academy season of 2017-18, last weekend named another 28 participants, and has indicated that more clubs will be announced in the near future.
So far, California is the best represented state, with eight Southern California and five Northern California clubs. Seven Florida clubs, so far, have been accepted.
CALIFORNIA-SOUTH (8): Beach FC, Eagles SC, LA Galaxy San Diego, LA Premier, Legends FC, LAFC-Slammers, San Diego Surf, So Cal Blues.
FLORIDA (7): Boca United, Clay County SC, IMG Academy, Jacksonville Armada Youth Academy (JFC), Orlando Pride/City SC, West Florida Flames, Weston FC.
CALIFORNIA-NORTH (5): Davis Legacy, De Anza Force, Lamorinda, Mustang, San Juan SC.
TEXAS-NORTH (4): Dallas Texans, Sting Soccer Club, FC Dallas, Solar Chelsea SC.
VIRGINIA (3): FC Virginia, Virginia Development Academy, Washington Spirit-Virginia.
WASHINGTON (3): Eastside FC, Crossfire, Seattle Reign.
COLORADO (2): Colorado Rush, Real Colorado.
GEORGIA (2): Concorde Fire, Tophat NTH.
ILLINOIS (2): Eclipse Select, Sockers FC.
MASSACHUSETTS (2): FC Stars, Boston Breakers.
MICHIGAN (2): Michigan Hawks, Midwest United.
NEW JERSEY (2): Match Fit Academy, Sky Blue FC-PDA.
NEW YORK (2): East Meadow SC, World Class FC.
NORTH CAROLINA (2): CASL, Charlotte Soccer Academy.
MARYLAND (1): Washington Spirit-Maryland.
MINNESOTA (1): Shattuck-St. Mary's.
OHIO (1): Cincinnati Development Academy/Kings Hammer/CUP.
OKLAHOMA (1): TSC Hurricane.
OREGON (1): Portland Thorns.
PENNSYLANIA (1): Penn Fusion SA.
TEXAS-SOUTH (1): Lonestar SC.
U.S. Soccer indicated upon the Girls DA launch that it expects 60-80 clubs to compete in the first season, which kicks of in fall of 2017, fielding teams in U-14/15, U-16/17 and U-18/19 age groups.
Semis set for Boys Development Academy national championships
FC Dallas has reached the semifinals in both U-15/16 and U-17/18 divisions of the U.S. Soccer Boys Development Academy 2015-16 national championships.
FC Dallas 3 (Ferreira, Ferreira, Ferreira) Real Salt Lake AZ 1 (Zarris)
Weston FC 0 Chicago Fire 3 (Akindele, Cepeda, Takawira) (OT)
LA Galaxy 1 (Estrada) Real So Cal 0
Real Colorado 1 (De Soto) FC Golden State 0
FC Dallas 1 (Montesdeoca) Sporting Kansas City 0 (OT)
Vancouver Whitecaps 5 (Sagno, Gardner, Amanda, Campbell, Baires) Sacramento Republic 3 (Kraft, Avoce, Aguilar)
Philadelphia Union 1 (Samuel) PDA 3 (Burnett, Burnett, Young)
Real Salt Lake AZ 1 (Fourcand) Nomads SC 2 (Castellanos, Vargas)
July 14 in Carson, Calif.
FC Dallas-Chicago Fire 4 pm ET
LA Galaxy-Real Colorado 6:30 pm ET
July 14 in Carson, Calif.
PDA-Vancouver Whitecaps 9 pm ET
FC Dallas-Nomads 11:30 pm ET
FC Dallas’ U-15/16s are aiming to become the first repeat champions in Development Academy history. Semifinal games (July 14) and finals (July 16) will be streamed live at U.S. Soccer's YouTube channel.
Development Academy Champions U-15/16
2015 FC Dallas
2014 LA Galaxy
2013 Real Salt Lake AZ
2012 New York Red Bulls
2011 LA Galaxy
2010 Chicago Fire
2009 Derby County Wolves
2008 Carmel United
Development Academy Champions U-17/18
2015 Chicago Fire
2013 New York Red Bulls
2012 FC Dallas
2010 Vardar SC
2009 Carmel United
2008 Baltimore Bays