Dev. Academy preview: MLS teams face full slate
Five MLS Academies head into action during this weekend’s USSF Development Academy slate.
Columbus, D.C. United and New York will all see action in the Development Academy league for the first time in 2011 after a long winter break.
The Crew Academy make a road trip to Michigan for a Saturday doubleheader against Derby County Wolves and two Sunday games against Vardar at both U-16 and U-18 age levels.
D.C. United’s academy will also head on the road for four games in two days, traveling to Connecticut to face South Central Premier on Saturday and visiting Oakwood Soccer Club on Sunday.
San Jose’s U-16s and U-18s will stay close to home, welcoming Irvine Strikers and Pateadores. New England Revolution also play host, facing two traveling Pennsylvania teams, FC Delco and PA Classics.
While many of the other clubs face a busy slate with games on both days, New York Red Bulls travel to Baltimore to take on Baltimore Bays Chelsea, their only action of the weekend.
Down in North Carolina, two of the top teams in the South Conference’s Atlantic Division square off when CASL Chelsea takes on Charlotte Soccer Academy on Sunday. The winner of the U-18 match will claim first place in the division.