ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Saint Louis FC Academy departed for Lakewood Ranch, Florida as the oldest age groups compete in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) Winter Showcase this week from November 29-December 3.
In conjunction with the Nike International Friendlies, the USSDA Winter Showcase attracts both domestic and international collegiate and professional scouts to view a guaranteed three games at the U16/17 and U18/19 age groups. The schedule for the Saint Louis FC Academy U16/17 and U18/19 teams is below.
The USSDA Winter Showcase is the one time per year that all Academies (U17 and U19), along with the entire US Soccer Scouting and National Team staff, are in one location at the same time. This opportunity allows for players identified by regional scouts to be seen by National Team staff for each respective age group.
The USSDA Winter Showcase also coincides with the Annual General Membership (AGM) where US Soccer will provide technical updates for the 2019-2020 season. This includes coaching education for coaches and directors with topics including:
- YNT Review – CONCACAF U-20 Championships – Tab Ramos
- Scouting Framework for Clubs – Tony Lepore and U.S. Soccer Talent Identification Managers
- Building a Curriculum – Aloys Wijnker
Saint Louis FC U16/17
November 30 – 9:00 a.m. ET – Boston Bolts U16/17
December 1 – 10:00 a.m. ET – Breakers FC U16/17
December 2 – 9:00 a.m. ET – Real So Cal U16/17
Saint Louis FC U18/19
November 29 – 11:00 a.m. ET – Texans SC Houston U18/19
November 30 – 4:15 p.m. ET – Charlotte Soccer Academy U18/19
December 2 – 9:00 a.m. ET – San Jose Earthquakes U18/19