2007 DA

Toe poke

SILVER
Are there any score updates on this weekends matches? Seen the released Topdrawer soccer top 25 in the nation teams. Any insight into those rankings? Some teams feel significantly down the list while others climbed. Interesting and did any of the top California teams on that list play this weekend?
What did the rankings look like? Can you share the table?
 
FWIW.....Winter Showcase, Dec 3-7, Norco, CA.....
How confident are you on these dates? And do you happen to know if there will be games on all those dates for all teams or if maybe the first date is just a check in date, and possibly the last date is just to showcase the top teams? Our coach told us slightly different dates Dec 1-6, and I'm skeptical that his information is correct.
 

footylove

BRONZE
How confident are you on these dates? And do you happen to know if there will be games on all those dates for all teams or if maybe the first date is just a check in date, and possibly the last date is just to showcase the top teams? Our coach told us slightly different dates Dec 1-6, and I'm skeptical that his information is correct.
our Club told us Dec 3rd-6th for U15 and U16
 
our Club told us Dec 3rd-6th for U15 and U16
Thanks, I hope that is the case. Coach's without children act like you can just pull your kid out of school for soccer tournaments with no repercussions. In fact it was a couple years ago that US Soccer drafted a letter to give to schools to "allow" your kid to attend a DA showcase. It was laughable that US Soccer thought schools would actually give a shit what US Soccer had to say. At least for public schools, absences for soccer are "unexcused" and can have repercussions. My kid had to miss school during DA showcase because he was "sick".
 

foreveryoung

SILVER ELITE
In fact it was a couple years ago that US Soccer drafted a letter to give to schools to "allow" your kid to attend a DA showcase. It was laughable that US Soccer thought schools would actually give a shit what US Soccer had to say.
You didn't get the same BS letter from MLS Next as we did? Can someone let Fred or Brandon know it won't work and we have to lie to the school or it's counted as unexcused? I'm not in favor of scheduling games in conflict with school.

Date: August 26, 2021
Re: 2021-22 MLS NEXT Season
Travel Student Name: ____________________________________________

On behalf of MLS NEXT, I write in support of the release of the above-named MLS NEXT player from a limited number of days missed from school to participate in his 2021-22 MLS NEXT games. We realize the importance of a player’s education and strive to accommodate the academic calendar as much as possible. Regrettably, the long distances some clubs travel may result in a limited number of days missed from school.

MLS NEXT is designed to identify, develop, and showcase the best youth soccer talent in North America and prepare its players for international, professional, and collegiate soccer. We expect that over 90% of the current youth national team player pools will participate in the MLS NEXT program during the 2021-22 season, and we expect that games will be regularly attended by youth national team scouts. Players’ participation should improve their chances for selection to represent their country at the Olympic and World Cup levels. MLS NEXT also features the highestlevel youth teams from all 30 clubs in Major League Soccer, the highest level of professional soccer in the United States and Canada. For the majority of the players who do not pursue an international or professional soccer career, the MLS NEXT program aims to provide them with the best opportunity to be identified by collegiate coaches and pursue their soccer careers in tandem with their academic goals. Players’ commitment to the year-round program will teach them valuable lessons about the pursuit of excellence and provide them with opportunities for a better future both on and off the field. Thank you for your understanding regarding the occasional absence of MLS NEXT players from school during this season.

Please feel free to contact the above-named MLS NEXT player, the player’s club or Brandon Turton at MLS NEXT (Brandon.Turton@mlssoccer.com with any questions.

Regards,
Fred Lipka
Vice President, Player Youth and Development, Player Relations and Competition Major League Soccer
 
You didn't get the same BS letter from MLS Next as we did? Can someone let Fred or Brandon know it won't work and we have to lie to the school or it's counted as unexcused? I'm not in favor of scheduling games in conflict with school.

Date: August 26, 2021
Re: 2021-22 MLS NEXT Season
Travel Student Name: ____________________________________________

On behalf of MLS NEXT, I write in support of the release of the above-named MLS NEXT player from a limited number of days missed from school to participate in his 2021-22 MLS NEXT games. We realize the importance of a player’s education and strive to accommodate the academic calendar as much as possible. Regrettably, the long distances some clubs travel may result in a limited number of days missed from school.

MLS NEXT is designed to identify, develop, and showcase the best youth soccer talent in North America and prepare its players for international, professional, and collegiate soccer. We expect that over 90% of the current youth national team player pools will participate in the MLS NEXT program during the 2021-22 season, and we expect that games will be regularly attended by youth national team scouts. Players’ participation should improve their chances for selection to represent their country at the Olympic and World Cup levels. MLS NEXT also features the highestlevel youth teams from all 30 clubs in Major League Soccer, the highest level of professional soccer in the United States and Canada. For the majority of the players who do not pursue an international or professional soccer career, the MLS NEXT program aims to provide them with the best opportunity to be identified by collegiate coaches and pursue their soccer careers in tandem with their academic goals. Players’ commitment to the year-round program will teach them valuable lessons about the pursuit of excellence and provide them with opportunities for a better future both on and off the field. Thank you for your understanding regarding the occasional absence of MLS NEXT players from school during this season.

Please feel free to contact the above-named MLS NEXT player, the player’s club or Brandon Turton at MLS NEXT (Brandon.Turton@mlssoccer.com with any questions.

Regards,
Fred Lipka
Vice President, Player Youth and Development, Player Relations and Competition Major League Soccer
You've got to be kidding me. Do you think is arrogance or ignorance? Combination of both? I bet schools have a well of shame with letters like this from the various soccer, baseball, basketball, softball, lacrosse organizations.
 
You didn't get the same BS letter from MLS Next as we did? Can someone let Fred or Brandon know it won't work and we have to lie to the school or it's counted as unexcused? I'm not in favor of scheduling games in conflict with school.

Date: August 26, 2021
Re: 2021-22 MLS NEXT Season
Travel Student Name: ____________________________________________

On behalf of MLS NEXT, I write in support of the release of the above-named MLS NEXT player from a limited number of days missed from school to participate in his 2021-22 MLS NEXT games. We realize the importance of a player’s education and strive to accommodate the academic calendar as much as possible. Regrettably, the long distances some clubs travel may result in a limited number of days missed from school.

MLS NEXT is designed to identify, develop, and showcase the best youth soccer talent in North America and prepare its players for international, professional, and collegiate soccer. We expect that over 90% of the current youth national team player pools will participate in the MLS NEXT program during the 2021-22 season, and we expect that games will be regularly attended by youth national team scouts. Players’ participation should improve their chances for selection to represent their country at the Olympic and World Cup levels. MLS NEXT also features the highestlevel youth teams from all 30 clubs in Major League Soccer, the highest level of professional soccer in the United States and Canada. For the majority of the players who do not pursue an international or professional soccer career, the MLS NEXT program aims to provide them with the best opportunity to be identified by collegiate coaches and pursue their soccer careers in tandem with their academic goals. Players’ commitment to the year-round program will teach them valuable lessons about the pursuit of excellence and provide them with opportunities for a better future both on and off the field. Thank you for your understanding regarding the occasional absence of MLS NEXT players from school during this season.

Please feel free to contact the above-named MLS NEXT player, the player’s club or Brandon Turton at MLS NEXT (Brandon.Turton@mlssoccer.com with any questions.

Regards,
Fred Lipka
Vice President, Player Youth and Development, Player Relations and Competition Major League Soccer
You've got to be kidding me. Do you think is arrogance or ignorance? Combination of both? I bet schools have a well of shame with letters like this from the various soccer, baseball, basketball, softball, lacrosse organizations.
 

Emma

SILVER ELITE
You didn't get the same BS letter from MLS Next as we did? Can someone let Fred or Brandon know it won't work and we have to lie to the school or it's counted as unexcused? I'm not in favor of scheduling games in conflict with school.

Date: August 26, 2021
Re: 2021-22 MLS NEXT Season
Travel Student Name: ____________________________________________

On behalf of MLS NEXT, I write in support of the release of the above-named MLS NEXT player from a limited number of days missed from school to participate in his 2021-22 MLS NEXT games. We realize the importance of a player’s education and strive to accommodate the academic calendar as much as possible. Regrettably, the long distances some clubs travel may result in a limited number of days missed from school.

MLS NEXT is designed to identify, develop, and showcase the best youth soccer talent in North America and prepare its players for international, professional, and collegiate soccer. We expect that over 90% of the current youth national team player pools will participate in the MLS NEXT program during the 2021-22 season, and we expect that games will be regularly attended by youth national team scouts. Players’ participation should improve their chances for selection to represent their country at the Olympic and World Cup levels. MLS NEXT also features the highestlevel youth teams from all 30 clubs in Major League Soccer, the highest level of professional soccer in the United States and Canada. For the majority of the players who do not pursue an international or professional soccer career, the MLS NEXT program aims to provide them with the best opportunity to be identified by collegiate coaches and pursue their soccer careers in tandem with their academic goals. Players’ commitment to the year-round program will teach them valuable lessons about the pursuit of excellence and provide them with opportunities for a better future both on and off the field. Thank you for your understanding regarding the occasional absence of MLS NEXT players from school during this season.

Please feel free to contact the above-named MLS NEXT player, the player’s club or Brandon Turton at MLS NEXT (Brandon.Turton@mlssoccer.com with any questions.
My son converted one of the DA ones into EA Sports and tried it with his school. I'm sure that one is on the hall of fame for good reasons.
 

Emma

SILVER ELITE
I would have excused him just on the basis of creativity. Your son is going far in life.
He's going to run the national youth EA Sports League and promote it as developing young minds and their hand coordination for every aspect in life. He'll promote athletes and CEOs who are successful because they played EA sports as youth athletes.
 
Anyone recognize SoCal 2007's other than Diego R.?

U.S. U-17 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (4):
Ryan Carney (New England Revolution; Dunstable, Mass.), Fernando Delgado (Real Salt Lake; Glendale, Ariz.), Julian Eyestone (FC Dallas, Dallas, Texas), Nicholas Holliday (North Carolina FC; Chapel Hill, N.C.)
DEFENDERS (10): Brian Alanis (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas), John Andrus (Philadelphia Union; Fallston, Md.), Riley Delgado (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Aaron Deppe (Chicago Fire; Coopersville, Mich.), Christian Diaz (LAFC; San Bernardino, Calif.), Tyler Hall (Inter Miami CF; Miramar, Fla.), Gershon Henry (Real Salt Lake; Portage, Mich.), Christian Metelitasa (De Anza Force; San Mateo, Calif.), Javen Romero (LAFC; Los Angeles, Calif.), Oscar Verhoeven (San Jose Earthquakes; Pleasant Hill, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (11): Edgar Bazan (Sporting Kansas City; Overland Park, Kan.), Adrian Gill (Barcelona/ESP; Denver, Colo.), Aaron Heard (St. Louis City FC; Fairfax, Va.), Cruz Medina (San Jose Earthquakes; San Francisco, Calif.), Edwyn Mendoza (San Jose Earthquakes; San Jose, Calif.), Luis Moreno (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas), Tamir Ratovitz (LAFC; Los Angeles, Calif.), Matthew Schenfeld (FC Cincinnati; Louisville, Ky.), David Vazquez (Total Futbol Academy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Jude Wellings (Real Salt Lake; Birmingham, Mich.), Milo Wray (Portland Timbers; Portland, Ore.)
FORWARDS (11): Moises Arciniega (Barca Residency Academy; Casa Grande, Ariz.), Fidel Barajas (San Jose Earthquakes; Sacramento, Calif.), Micah Burton (Austin FC; Mounds View, Minn.), Bajung Darboe (Philadelphia Union; Sun Prairie, Wisc.), Andre Gitau (Houston Dynamo; Richmond, Texas), Michael Luande (Seattle Sounders; Puyalluo, Wash.), CJ Olney (Philadelphia Union; Hillsborough, N.J.), Diego Rocio (Philadelphia Union; Escondido, Calif.), Paolo Rudisill (LA Galaxy; Irvine, Calif.), Zion Vaughn (Real Salt Lake AZ; Chandler, Ariz.), Luke Zielinski (Philadelphia Union; Weston, Conn.)
 

Midas

BRONZE
Anyone recognize SoCal 2007's other than Diego R.?

U.S. U-17 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (4):
Ryan Carney (New England Revolution; Dunstable, Mass.), Fernando Delgado (Real Salt Lake; Glendale, Ariz.), Julian Eyestone (FC Dallas, Dallas, Texas), Nicholas Holliday (North Carolina FC; Chapel Hill, N.C.)
DEFENDERS (10): Brian Alanis (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas), John Andrus (Philadelphia Union; Fallston, Md.), Riley Delgado (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Aaron Deppe (Chicago Fire; Coopersville, Mich.), Christian Diaz (LAFC; San Bernardino, Calif.), Tyler Hall (Inter Miami CF; Miramar, Fla.), Gershon Henry (Real Salt Lake; Portage, Mich.), Christian Metelitasa (De Anza Force; San Mateo, Calif.), Javen Romero (LAFC; Los Angeles, Calif.), Oscar Verhoeven (San Jose Earthquakes; Pleasant Hill, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (11): Edgar Bazan (Sporting Kansas City; Overland Park, Kan.), Adrian Gill (Barcelona/ESP; Denver, Colo.), Aaron Heard (St. Louis City FC; Fairfax, Va.), Cruz Medina (San Jose Earthquakes; San Francisco, Calif.), Edwyn Mendoza (San Jose Earthquakes; San Jose, Calif.), Luis Moreno (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas), Tamir Ratovitz (LAFC; Los Angeles, Calif.), Matthew Schenfeld (FC Cincinnati; Louisville, Ky.), David Vazquez (Total Futbol Academy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Jude Wellings (Real Salt Lake; Birmingham, Mich.), Milo Wray (Portland Timbers; Portland, Ore.)
FORWARDS (11): Moises Arciniega (Barca Residency Academy; Casa Grande, Ariz.), Fidel Barajas (San Jose Earthquakes; Sacramento, Calif.), Micah Burton (Austin FC; Mounds View, Minn.), Bajung Darboe (Philadelphia Union; Sun Prairie, Wisc.), Andre Gitau (Houston Dynamo; Richmond, Texas), Michael Luande (Seattle Sounders; Puyalluo, Wash.), CJ Olney (Philadelphia Union; Hillsborough, N.J.), Diego Rocio (Philadelphia Union; Escondido, Calif.), Paolo Rudisill (LA Galaxy; Irvine, Calif.), Zion Vaughn (Real Salt Lake AZ; Chandler, Ariz.), Luke Zielinski (Philadelphia Union; Weston, Conn.)
Why would there be 2007s on here? Isn’t this 2006 age group
 
Any player a year younger, making a 36 player roster from all around the country gets total respect in my book.
Diego was the only 07 on the roster. Not even Axel Kai at RSL. Speaks a lot to Diego's technical ability as Axel is significantly more physical than most 06s or 07s.
 

Toe poke

SILVER
Diego was the only 07 on the roster. Not even Axel Kai at RSL. Speaks a lot to Diego's technical ability as Axel is significantly more physical than most 06s or 07s.
the SoCal area has had 2 of the regional U15 YNT day camps-- any idea of the follow-up on this age group? Seems like the 07 is a pretty strong group in this region
 
the SoCal area has had 2 of the regional U15 YNT day camps-- any idea of the follow-up on this age group? Seems like the 07 is a pretty strong group in this region
Being told it's January 16-23. I would assume in Chula Vista where all the previous events have been held for the other age groups. Will be curious how many they bring in since Segares was at all the ID Centers and has been promoted to the U17 group since.
 
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