It’s your favorite time of year, kids, when Development Academy golazos rain down upon your face like so many raindrops drumming on a tin roof in summer.
U.S. Soccer is currently running its DA GOTY competition, which is open for voting through Wednesday. You can see those voting details here, and below is the list of candidates (each with a trusty hashtag, as we all must have). One, Shandon Hopeau, is already on a pro contract after signing with Sounders 2 in the USL earlier this year following a promising stint with the full team in the preseason.
|Central||Daniel Wright||Crew SC Academy Wolves U-15/16||#GOYWright|
|Central||Luis Fernandez-Salvador||Shattuck – Saint Mary’s U-15/16||#GOYFernandez|
|Central||Daniel Cabrera||Texas Rush U-17/18||#GOYCabrera|
|East||James Brighton||Atlanta United FC U-15/16||#GOYBrighton|
|East||Jose Barrera||Capital Area RailHawks – Del Sol U-12||#GOYBarrera|
|East||Austin DaSilva||Beachside Soccer Club CT U-17/18||#GOYDaSilva|
|West||Diran Bebekian||Real Salt Lake AZ U-17/18||#GOYBebekian|
|West||Declan McGlynn||Crossfire Premier U-15/16||#GOYMcGlynn|
|West||Shandon Hopeau||Seattle Sounders U-17/18||#GOYHopeau|
And as for the actual goals themselves? Oh yes. Feast thine eyes.