Posted On June 27, 2010 by PUSC
The California Development Academy (CDA), a collaboration of Placer United Soccer Club (PUSC) and San Juan Soccer Club (SJSC), announced today that the U16 and U18 boys teams had advanced to the US Soccer Academy playoffs in Greensboro, North Carolina, to be held June 25-29th. The CDA teams are the official U.S. Soccer Federation Academy teams for Northern California and are intended to provide the highest level of soccer training, development, and competition to the very best U.S. youth soccer athletes in the region.
Each CDA team joins 31 teams from across the country in their age level, and the 32 teams in each age level are drawn into eight groups. Teams finishing in the top of their group advance to the finals in July at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles.
Supporters may watch CDA games streaming live online as the CDA U16 take on PDA; June 27 at 4:00pm ET; and June 29 as the CDA U18 play Vardar at 10:00am ET. The games may be viewed at www.ussoccer.org.
CDA co-coaching directors Paul O’Brien of PUSC and Billy Wiskel of SJSC praised the early success of the CDA teams, which have been in existence for only a year. They noted that the high level of soccer talent in the greater Sacramento region warranted the Academy designation, and this had been borne out by both CDA teams making the national playoffs in their first year eligible.