Posted On July 15, 2010 by PUSC
The CDA 93-94 team concluded their season at the US Soccer Development Academy Playoffs in Greensboro, North Carolina. The team advanced to the 32 team playoffs as the 17th seed. Development Academy teams competed all year for spots at the prestigious event. The team earned 6 points at the playoffs, one shy of a spot at the National Playoffs in Los Angeles at the Home Depot Center where the final 8 teams will compete for the National Championship. CDA defeated the #6 seed PDA out of New Jersey 4-0, defeated the #32 seed Birmingham 3-1, and were beaten by the #16 seed Internationals from Cleveland 1-3.
CDA finished their first season in the Development Academy as the runner-up in the very competitive Western Conference Pacific Division. The team finished with a league record of 8-3-1 and an overall record of 17-8-5. The attacking oriented team managed to score 61 goals in 30 matches with goals coming from 13 different players.
At the Winter Showcase in Phoenix, Arizona, Seth Casiple was invited to play in the US Soccer Development Academy Select Match. A strong performance including a goal and assist in a 2-2 match landed Seth an invitation to camp with the US U18 National Team. At the Spring Showcase in Sarasota, Florida. Grant Silvester and Connor Hallisey were invited to play in the US Soccer Development Academy Select Match. Grant played well as a center back and Connor impressed with two goals in a 2-0 match. Matt LaGrassa was selected as the US Soccer National U15-16 Player of the Week after he scored 2 goals in a 5-1 win over the Irvine Strikers and then added another goal the next day while playing up on the U18 team in a 2-0 win against LAFC Chelsea.
Prior to entering the Development Academy season, CDA won the prestigious Surf Cup in San Diego with a record of 6-0 against some of the best teams in the country. The team also won the Placer Prestige Cup and finished as a finalist at the San Juan Cal Cup. The team had a summer record of 14-1-1