Posted On February 22, 2011 by PUSC
No rest for parents in the soccer world as players from Placer United and San Juan represented CDA in the first Pre-Academy Showcase hosted by the San Jose Earthquakes over Presidents Day weekend. The players from Placer United and San Juan with birthdates from 1996-1999 had some really good competition as the other USSF Academy clubs from the West Coast were in attendance. The event which was hosted, organized and scouted by the MLS San Jose Earthquakes, as well as, US National scouts Hugo Perez and Eric Visor, was a huge success. These very talented players were not only educated about the USSF Academy, but also introduced to the Academy format of No Re-Entry.
CDA sent a total of four teams (70 players to the event), which was the most teams from one club in attendance. So, a lot of credit goes to the coaching staff of Placer United and San Juan for being able to produce so many players that were able to play against the San Jose Earthquakes, San Diego Surf, Real So.Cal, Washington Crossfire, De Anza Force, Cal Odyssey and Santa Cruz Breakers.
Overall it was a great event that will prepare Placer United’s own young soccer players for Development Academy play, college recruiting and hopefully National team play! Well done boys!
CDA is a branch of Placer United that competes in the US Soccer Federatio’s Developmental Academy.