With a new year arriving, there is plenty to look forward to from the perspective of TopDrawerSoccer.
A women’s World Cup will feature a handful of college players (Jessie Fleming, Bunny Shaw come to mind), the U.S. U20 MNT heads to another World Cup, the U.S. U17 MNT eye another Concacaf Championship test and plenty more await in the New Year.
What are the big dates to watch in club, college and U.S. youth national team? Some of them are noted below.
January 10: NWSL Draft, Chicago
January 11: MLS Draft, Chicago
TBD: Concacaf Under-17 Championship
May 23-June 15: Under-20 World Cup, Poland
June 7-July 7: Women’s World Cup, France
June 17-29: Development Academy Summer Showcase & Playoffs, Oceanside, CA
June 25-July 1: Girls ECNL National Playoffs, San Diego, CA
July 8-11: Development Academy Championship, Location TBD
July 22-28: U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships, Overland Park, Kan.
October 5-27: Under-17 World Cup, Peru
December 6 & 8: Division I Women’s College Cup, San Jose, Calif.
December 13 & 15: Division I Men’s College Cup, Cary N.C.