Youth: Four new boys clubs join U.S. Soccer Development Academy for 2019-20 season

Two Arizona clubs and one each from Texas and Florida are joining the U.S. Soccer Boys Development Academy, which increases the number of participating clubs to 137 for the 2019-20 season.

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.).

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