Development Academy Playoffs: 23 clubs qualify in both age groups

The U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-15/16 and U-17/18 playoffs take place June 22-26 at Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana. In each age group, 32 of 74 DA clubs qualified. Twenty-three clubs qualified teams in both age groups.

The clubs that reached the playoffs in both age groups are:

Atlanta United**, Bethesda SC, Baltimore Armour, Capital Area RailHawks-CASL*, Chicago Fire*, Colorado Rapids, Crew SC Academy Wolves*, Crossfire Premier, FC Dallas*, LA Galaxy*, Montreal Impact*,
New York Red Bulls*, Pateadores*, Philadelphia Union*, Players Development Academy, Real Salt Lake AZ*, Real So Cal, Sacramento Republic FC*, Seattle Sounders*, Sockers FC*, Sporting Kansas City*, Vancouver Whitecaps*, Weston FC.

*
= also qualified at both age groups in 2015-16 season.
** = Atlanta United merged with Georgia United, which qualified for both age groups last season.

Playoff qualifiers are the top three finishers in seven divisions plus 11 wild-card teams.

The group winners qualify for the July 6-7 quarterfinals, hosted by the higher seeded teams. The quarterfinal winners advance to the July 14 semifinals at U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California, where the finals take place July 16.

2017 U-15/16 Academy Playoffs
Group A
Atlanta United
Players Development Academy
Chicago Fire
Montreal Impact

Group B
FC Golden State
Crossfire Premier
Colorado Rapids
Cedar Stars Academy-Monmouth

Group C
Vancouver Whitecaps
LA Galaxy
Philadelphia Union
Houston Dynamo

Group D
Capital Area Railhawks-CASL
Bethesda SC
Real So Cal
Oakwood SC

Group E
Sporting Kansas City
Weston FC
Pateadores
Everton FC Westchester

Group F
FC Dallas
Crew SC Academy Wolves
New York City FC
Baltimore Armour

Group G
Vardar
Real Salt Lake AZ
Sacramento Republic
Real Colorado

Group H
Sockers FC
BW Gottschee Academy
Seattle Sounders
New York Red Bulls

2017 U-17/18 Academy Playoffs
Group A  
New England Revolution
Weston FC
Bethesda SC
Crossfire Premier

Group B
Atlanta United
Sporting Kansas City
Boston Bolts
LA Galaxy

Group C
FC Dallas
New York Red Bulls
Seattle Sounders
Beachside SC

Group D
Sockers FC
Montreal Impact
Texans Houston
Sacramento Republic

Group E
Philadelphia Union
Crew SC Academy Wolves
Lonestar SC Academy
Real So Cal

Group F
Baltimore Armour
Capital Area Railhawks-CASL
Chicago Fire
Colorado Rapids

Group G
Orlando City
Indiana Fire
Players Development Academy
Pateadores

Group H
Real Salt Lake AZ
Vancouver Whitecaps
Crew SC Academy Wolves
Dallas Texans

One hundred U-14 Academy clubs and the remaining 42 U-15/16 teams, which did not crack the top 32 playoff spots, will each play three Summer Showcase games each in conjunction with the playoffs.

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