U19 Development Academy Boys - Winter Showcase 2018

By: Simon Boddison
| Published 12/06/2018


THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- The U19 Development Academy Boys competed at the DA Winter Showcase 2018 at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, November 29 - December 2.

Eighty two (82) of the best clubs in the USA were invited at this age group to play three games on pristine playing surfaces watched by a large amount of college coaching staff (400), U.S. Soccer's Talent Identification department and professional scouts. Over 200 games were played over the four day period along with three U-17 Men's National Team games vs. Portugal, Turkey and Brazil at the 2018 Nike Friendlies (W1-T2-L0).

The US Federation was also hosting an Academy Directors Course along with three hundred (300) top referees across the country attending refereeing educational classes.

The Houston Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club is the only club in Houston that offers the opportunity for both boys / girls to play at the highest level of youth soccer in the country - US Development Academy.

Results/Opponents – Record 2-1-0

Thursday, November 29 - U19 DA Dynamo Youth vs Kendall SC (Florida) Won 2-0

Friday, November 30 - U19 DA Dynamo Youth vs Empire United (New York) Lost 1-3

Sunday, December 2 - U19 DA Dynamo Youth vs Albion SC (California) Won 2-1

“It is always challenging and exciting to compete in this kind of event. The players have the opportunity to be exposed and showcase their talent in front of college coaches and professional team scouts. The boys competed against clubs from different conferences and this was extremely helpful for our players to fulfill their aspirations to play at the next level.” Coach Alex Cardenas, Head Coach, U19 Boys Development Academy.

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