2020-21 Academy Season

Discussion in 'Youth National Teams' started by ussoccer97531, Sep 4, 2020.

  1. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    I think it's about time to start a thread. I'm hearing that teams are going to start playing some tournaments and competitions against local teams, and they will eventually progress to a league season at some point.

    MLS will eventually announce their plans for the new academy league. I named this thread Academy season instead of MLS Academy season because there's still some uncertainty on when the MLS Academy season will start, and some of the clubs that were traditionally in the DA will not be in the MLS Academy set-up. Use this thread to talk about all 2020-2021 season academy-related news.

    There's still a thread for larger discussions about development. https://www.bigsoccer.com/threads/ussf-development-academy-3-0.2104874/#post-37942597
     
  2. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
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  3. David Kerr

    David Kerr Member+

    Liverpool
    United States
    Oct 18, 2019
    I’ve talked to a few academy directors and they’re only playing friendlies for now. The academy league may officially start in November but it’s unknown.

    With high school sports now actively happening there is no reason that the academy league of higher level athletes shouldn’t be
     
  4. abcdefghi

    abcdefghi Member

    Real Madrid
    Trinidad and Tobago
    May 31, 2018
    The Arizona teams are playing 6 “official” games starting in a couple weeks through mid November, only against each other. I put official in quotes because I’m not sure really how meaningful the results are if half the teams nationally can’t play. If California opens to official games at some point then they will be added to their schedule. I don’t think it much matters at this point if any of the games are official or not. The kids are all so ready to be playing the friendlies look like real games in terms of effort.
     
  5. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
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    Alec Kenison (‘03) is moving from San Diego Surf to Columbus Crew. He’s a generic LB, but not a bad player. Columbus seemed to have Anton Sorensen at LB with their affiliate Crew Wolves and he played for their team as a guest player, but with his move to the Union, they have now signed a replacement in Kenison from the same age group. Not as good of a player, but he’s among the better LB’s in his age group.
     
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  6. David Kerr

    David Kerr Member+

    Liverpool
    United States
    Oct 18, 2019
    IMPORTANT

    MLS new youth league launch is scheduled for tomorrow at 3pm

    Here is the YouTube link for the livestream:
     
  7. efried

    efried Member

    Sep 7, 2020
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  8. David Kerr

    David Kerr Member+

    Liverpool
    United States
    Oct 18, 2019
  9. SoCalRedDevil

    SoCalRedDevil New Member

    Manchester United
    United States
    Aug 8, 2020
  10. efried

    efried Member

    Sep 7, 2020
    Thanks it’s night and day how much more accommodating the Red Bull are at the academy level under the new leadership
     
  11. SoCalRedDevil

    SoCalRedDevil New Member

    Manchester United
    United States
    Aug 8, 2020
  12. David Kerr

    David Kerr Member+

    Liverpool
    United States
    Oct 18, 2019
    Anyone have info on where rosters and schedules are located?
     
  13. Balerion

    Balerion Member+

    Aug 5, 2006
    Roslindale, MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This says the schedule will be released "shortly".

    https://www.mlssoccer.com/mlsnext/competitions

    Did we learn a single thing from this announcement that we didn't already know? I only paid attention to half of it and haven't delved into every nook and cranny of the website.
     
  14. efried

    efried Member

    Sep 7, 2020
    Nope this was all for the players and parents to get them excited. Will be interesting if rosters end up public like the DA
     
  15. SoCalRedDevil

    SoCalRedDevil New Member

    Manchester United
    United States
    Aug 8, 2020
    Does anyone have matches loaded into their player’s gotsport/ https://www.mlsplayerdevelopment.com account? I think they’ll be in there first.
     
  16. David Kerr

    David Kerr Member+

    Liverpool
    United States
    Oct 18, 2019
    #16 David Kerr, Sep 7, 2020
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2020
    Are there actual players on this bigsoccer?
     
  17. SoCalRedDevil

    SoCalRedDevil New Member

    Manchester United
    United States
    Aug 8, 2020
    Yes, rostered players are invited by their club. Once logged in, they can update all their info and upload signed docs. There’s a location for upcoming matches and events.
     
  18. Balerion

    Balerion Member+

    Aug 5, 2006
    Roslindale, MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Half of this forum will be placed on suicide watch if it doesn't happen.
     
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  19. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
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    We’ve already been dealing with that some teams don’t release numbers for players, so we’ll all manage. I don’t see why they wouldn’t though. It’s not just for fans. It helps scouts, college coaches with recruiting, parents to have a readily available list of numbers for everyone.
     
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  20. Robert Markivski

    Robert Markivski New Member

    Barcelona
    United States
    Jul 18, 2020
     
  21. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Total DFW domination at the Premier Supercopa national championships this past week (U10 to U13 levels). FCD, Texans, and Solar all took home titles!!!

    I was surprised by the number of teams that traveled from around the country to the event.

    These championships are held in Dallas, so the DFW teams do have substantial "home field advantage."
     
  22. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
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    Is there a third Carrera brother?
     
  23. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Yes, Juan. Still a young'un, though.
    There's even a daughter, Ana, that plays the sport as well.

    Their father's twitter feed is my source for all things Carrera.
    https://twitter.com/carreraj2006?lang=en
     
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  24. David Kerr

    David Kerr Member+

    Liverpool
    United States
    Oct 18, 2019
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  25. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
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    --other--
    I don't see how this won't become the end of HG territories. They are now bending on all but the last step, which is signing the player. This is also an MLS run academy league, so Garber's office signed off on all of this.

     

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