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Empire United Boys Development Academy Successful at DA Winter Showcase

Empire United Boys Development Academy Successful at DA Winter Showcase

The Empire United Boys Development Academy returned from sunny Lakewood Ranch, Florida, after a successful Winter Showcase.  Boasting a combined 3-2-1 overall record, their win total included wins over two MLS Academies (San Jose Earthquakes and Houston Dynamo). 

The U16/17 group, currently sitting in a playoff position and 17th ranked in the DA, had a 2-1-0 record in Florida, and featured matches against San Jose Earthquakes (2-1 win), Michigan Wolves (1-0 loss), and South Florida Football Academy (2-1 win).

The U18/19 group finished with a 1-1-1 record on the weekend, and were matched up against Silicon Valley Soccer Academy (2-2 tie), Houston Dynamo (3-1 win), and Strikers FC from California (3-1 loss).

The Winter Showcase was attended by more than 400 college coaches and featured the U17 Nike Friendlies, with the US Soccer U17 YNT finishing as runners-up to Portugal after finishing 1-0-2 after three matches.  USA defeated Turkey and drew with Portugal and Brazil.

Next up is the Girls Development Academy Showcase, which runs December 5th-9th, also at Lakewood Ranch.

You can access additional information on these matches and the Empire United Boys & Girls DA through their official DA webpage at empr.ussoccerda.com.