Written by Travis Clark

Semifinal action is on tap for Thursday afternoon in the Development Academy, as four U16 and four U18 teams prepare to duke it out in the final four in Carson, California.

Bethesda-Olney, Montreal Impact, PDA and FC Dallas comprise the U18 squads, while Real Salt Lake-AZ, Strikers FC, LA Galaxy and Chicago Magic are the U16 sides. TopDrawerSoccer.com will have coverage up on Friday recapping the action, while you can check out the video preview from USSF, or listen to last week’s TDS Podcast, where we preview and pick the final field.

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Written by Travis Clark

To say that Real Salt Lake-AZ’s trip from Casa Grande to Frisco, Texas was an adventure might be an understatement.

Making the trip for the Academy Playoffs by bus, the MLS residency outfit needed three buses in all to make the journey that featured countless hours spent at gas stations and walking by the side of the road.

RSL Academy midfielder Trevor Hyman documented the journey. Check out the full U18 Academy preview as well.

 

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