Not sure If this is the correct thread, but it's as close as I'm gonna find. US Soccer soccer has an Development Academy that recognizes the top 78 youth clubs in the nation. There is not one club in Pittsburgh that participates in the academy. 2011/12 Academy Map http://academy.demosphere.com/ Currently only U15/16 and U17/18. There is a DA gap from Philadelphia area to Cleveland/Columbus with Pittsburgh being the obvious gap. Eventually I see a club stepping up in the area to form an Academy to participate in the USSDA. The program requires 100% of the funding to ZERO expense to the player. I hope the Riverhounds have great aspirations to attain this. There actually are many good/great players in the area. The new stadium helps immensely. Beadling? Century United? With this ever happen in Pittsburgh?