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Grande Sports TeamRank Top 25: Boys update

Article Written by TopDrawerSoccer
Published: April 21, 2017

The Grande Sports TeamRank Top 25, the comprehensive ranking system for elite club soccer teams nationwide, continues April updates this week with the U13, U14, and U15 boys club soccer teams. We will update our National Top 25 for each age group at least once per month.

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Texas Sting 

FC Golden State - PDA 02 makes the jump up the rankings in this week’s Grande Sports Academy TeamRank Top 25. The Southern California team finished as finalist at the prestigious Dallas Cup earlier this month. FC Golden State checks in at No. 5 in the Top 25 for the U15 age group for this month’s update. 

Brausa United Futbol, Boca Juniors OC, and St. Louis Scott Gallagher - Elite keep hold of the top three spots. The top three are still riding high off the strong play from National League over the season. The rest of the age group is vying to get into the National Championship picture with the coming state and regional tournaments. 

Close to the Top  

Strikers FC, Colorado Rapids, and Lonestar SC move up the rankings this month in the Grande Sports Academy TeamRank Top 25 following undefeated runs in the month of April. All three of the teams have been enjoying the month and have jumped up the ranking as a result of strong showings in Development Academy play. 

Oakwood Soccer Club is one of the teams that nearly made the cut for this month’s list but did not quite crack the top 25. The Northeast squad notched a great result against the Cosmos and looks to be a side to watch for the rest of the season. Oxnard United is also close to breaking through into the Top 25 after the National Cup victory in Cal South. 

Return to Greatness

LA Galaxy reutnred to the top spot in the U13 age group of the Grande Sports Academy TeamRank Top 25 this month. Galaxy are undefeated on the month with wins over Nomads SC and Central California Aztecs. Philadelphia Union and Players Development Academy (New Jersey) make up the rest of the top three. 

Arlington SA jumps into the Top 25 this month with a spot at No. 20. Arlington notched an impressive win against New York Red Bulls in April. The team has been playing good soccer since December and been one of the best teams in the Development Academy. 

 

Grande Sports TeamRank is the comprehensive team-ranking system devised by TopDrawerSoccer.com to provide an objective and common-sense approach to determining which elite youth soccer teams are the best in the nation.

The rankings, updated monthly, are primarily results-based, with a nod toward the league and championship competitions that emulate how excellence is determined in leading soccer nations around the world.

Tournaments are also included but at a reduced value due to the many mitigating factors involving such events, including attrition and guest players.

A final layer of executive evaluation is provided to account for variables that often impact results, thus ensuring that the monthly lists are not subjective, but are not purely mechanical.

 
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