The newcomers include Inter Miami and Austin FC, which are joining MLS in 2020 and 2021, respectively. Both will be fully funded, i.e., cost-free for its players. Austin FC will field a U-14 DA team while Inter Miami will field teams at each age group: U-13, U-14, U-15, U-16/17 and U-18/19. (The DA is discontinuing U-12s after this 2018-19 season.)
Arizona's SC del Sol, which is a Girls DA club, will field U-13 and U-14 teams in its first season, as will Real Salt Lake-Arizona, an affiliate of the Utah-based MLS team.
Fourteen current DA clubs will be adding new age group teams: Cedar Stars Academy-Bergen (N.J.), Met Oval (N.Y.), New York FC, Los Angeles FC, Minnesota United, LA Galaxy San Diego, San Antonio FC, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Queen City Mutiny (N.C.) , Total Futbol Academy (Calif.), Los Angeles Premier FC (Calif.), Murrieta Surf (Calif.), Valeo FC (Mass.) and Ventura County (Calif.).