US Soccer has continued to run local ID camps for talent to feed into its younger teams.
The roster has leaked online for the latest US Youth National Team ID camp, which will be held here in Dallas on February 7th.
Six local players – three each from FC Dallas and Solar SC – have been included in the US Under-17 Women’s National Team by head coach Katie Schoepfer for the 2024 Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship.
Late in 2023, MLS got a little weird with us all announcing that the 2024 SuperDraft – which takes place on December 19th or 2023 – was going to have an expanded eligibility pool.
Emeri Adames of Solar SC and Ava McDonald of FC Dallas are both among the forward group for the US U19 side that will face mostly senior teams.
Four DFW locals, three from Solar SC and one from DKSC, have been selected to the US Women’s U15 team for a camp in Portland, Oregon, from October 15th to the 22nd.
US U16 Women’s coach Patchy Toledo has called up 24 players for a champ in West Palm Beach Flordia from Sept. 26-Oct. 3.
Over the last few years, US Soccer has been running a series of U15 ID camps around the United States. The idea is to scout the player pools around the nation before each cycle of U15 players begins.
The MLS Next Playoffs and Showcase games kick off in the DFW Metroplex this weekend with the FC Dallas Academy from U15 and up taking part.
With the end of the local territory rule in MLS, there has risen a curious rule in its place for “tagging” local players on a “protected list.”