Youth Movement: What's in the news ...

1. Tanner Tessman started -- and assisted on Paxton Pomykal's insurance goal -- for FC Dallas in its 2-0 win over the Philadelphia Union. It came two days after he signed a pro contract, turning down a football scholarship at Clemson University. Tessman, 18, was one of four players eligible for the 2021 U-20 World Cup to play on opening day of the MLS season. Danny Leyva, 16, started for the defending champion Seattle Sounders while Bryce Duke, 19, and Gianluca Busio, 17, came on as subs for LAFC and Sporting KC, respectively. All three teams also won. Ten others with remaining U.S. U-20 eligibility dressed, including Columbus Crew rookie Sebastian Berhalter, son of U.S. national team coach Gregg Berhalter, and D.C. United's Kevin Paredes, the youngest player at age 16.

2. U.S. U-17 forward Federico Oliva scored three more goals for Atletico Madrid in its 9-1 win over San Fernando in the Cadete A division. The Chicago-born Oliva has scored 16 goals this season. He moved to Madrid to join Atletico when he was 8. He was called up to the U.S. U-17s for the UEFA Development Tournament in February.

3. Joey Skinner, one of the stars at the USL Academy's Eastern Conference tournament, signed a USL academy contract with the Charlotte Independence for the 2020 USL Championship season. Another 16-year-old, Owen Barber, also signed with the Independence on an academy contract.
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