U.S. Soccer Development Academy Showcase

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (Nov. 30, 2012) – Following the lead of the Nike International Friendlies, the 2012 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase kicks off on Friday, Nov. 30, with games in the U-17/18 age group as 80 teams hit the field for 40 matches at Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

The competition begins at 10 a.m. ET as all 80 Academy clubs from around the country will come together in one location to showcase their talents over the course of three games in front a plethora of college coaches, scouts and fans on one of nearly 20 fields at the complex.

Featuring some of the best players in the country, the talent level throughout the five-day event will feature a high level of play with teams pushing for the goal of earning a perfect record during the competition and leaving a positive impression on scouts and coaches.