Thirteen NCAA Division I men's teams will take part in the second annual College Development Program in collaboration with U.S. Soccer.
They hail from three different conferences:
Boston College, Clemson, Duke, North
Carolina (defending champion), Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest; and Big East:
This teams will be split into a five-team North Division and eight-team (two groups of four) South Division. The program will run from March 23-April 26 in the North Division
(round-robin play) and March 2-April 13 in the South Division (round-robin play plus placement games).
"I'm excited about the continued relationship between U.S. Soccer and the college
game through the Spring College Program" said U.S. Soccer youth national technical director Tab Ramos
. "The Spring College Program was a tremendous success in its inaugural run last year, as we
were able to identify new youth national team prospects and follow others we were already tracking. The college program is an important part of Zone 3 development and having top programs participate
under international standards makes their integration into our National Teams and the professional game easier."
The games will feature traditional timekeeping, a maximum gameday roster
of 18 players and three substitution moments with no re-entry.