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PDP hosted by South Central Premier League endures challenging weather

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A Player Development Program (PDP) event held Feb. 22 in suburban Dallas helped identify 49 of the area’s top boys and girls players. The event, hosted by the NPL’s South Central Premier League, targeted boys born in 2002 and girls born in 2001. It included participants from Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, and 11 total clubs were represented.

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Ten id² alumni on CONCACAF U-17 Championship rosters

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US Club Soccer congratulates the 10 players with ties to the id2 Program who will participate in the upcoming 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship in Honduras. Of those 10, nine have competed on id² National Selection International Tours.

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Four state championships, one regional cup championship added in NE

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US Club Soccer is proud to announce the addition of four state championship events: Maine Cup, Massachusetts Cup, New Hampshire Cup and Rhode Island Cup, which will send winners to the 2015 NEP New England Regional Finals, June 6-7 at ForeKicks in Taunton, Mass., to compete for berths to the National Cup XIV Finals.

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Pair of expanded PDPs held in Georgia

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Two expanded Player Development Program (PDP) events held on consecutive weekends in Georgia helped identify and develop some of the area’s top players. The first PDP, held Jan. 25 at McCurry Park in Fayetteville, targeted 1997-2002 boys. The second PDP, held Feb. 1 at Gary Pirkle Park in Sugar Hill, targeted 1997-2001 girls.

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Nine in 10 graduating ECNL athletes commit to college soccer for fall season

ECNL Class of 2015 - website

The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) today announced the College Impact of the league’s 2015 graduating class, revealing that 90 percent of the ECNL’s 1,357 graduating seniors will go on to play college soccer in the fall of this year. In total, 1,203 ECNL athletes will go on to play collegiately with 920 in NCAA Division I programs.

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Applications available for 2015 Maryland Cup

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The 2015 Maryland Cup, US Club Soccer’s 4th annual state championship event for U-12 through U-17 boys and girls teams, will be held April 24-26 at venues in the Westminster area. The application deadline is April 10.

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Virginia NPL hosts its first-ever PDP

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The Virginia NPL, one of two new NPLs in the 2014-15 season, hosted its first Player Development Program (PDP) event at River City Sportsplex, just outside Richmond, Jan. 31. The event targeted top area boys born in 2002 and girls born in 2001.

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id² National Selection roster for Argentina announced

2015 id2 NSIT globe - website

The id2 National Selection team roster for the 2015 id2 National Selection International Tour to Argentina, Feb. 28-March 10, has been revealed. Eighteen elite boys – 16 born in 2001 and two born in 2002 – from nine states throughout the country comprise the squad.

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