The 2017 Development Academy Winter Showcase kicks off on Thursday with the Boys U18/19 age group in action from the fields in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. The Winter Showcase is an annual event that brings together all of the teams in the two oldest age groups from the Development Academy for three games in Florida.
The yearly event is also a reflection of where the league is at and where it is headed in the near and distant future. This year’s Showcase features Toronto FC, which is a new addition to the proceedings. Outside of the Canadian MLS franchise’s appearance in the marquee scouting event, there are plenty of players and teams to watch from the games in Florida.