Academy players to watch in the USL

Academy players to watch in the USL
by Travis Clark
March 24, 2017

With the 2017 USL season set to kick off this weekend, some of the best Academy talent currently stocking rosters could get a sneak peek at professional soccer.

Amateur deals have allowed players to get pro exposure while retaining college eligibility, while adding another level to a young player’s development. This generally applies solely to MLS-run USL sides, as the close relationship and operating status remains a key part of dictating that certain youngsters can play.

Here’s a look at some of the Academy players that could get a run out this year in the USL.

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