With the country beginning to experience the thaw of winter, the USSF Development Academy schedule is kicking up a gear as 20 games are scheduled between Saturday and Sunday.
Three MLS academies will be part of the action, two of which face a busy weekend with games on consecutive days. The New England Revolution’s youngsters host NJSA on Saturday, before welcoming Match Fit Chelsea on Sunday.
Out West, the San Jose Earthquakes face two road matches outside of their Northwest Division, facing Arsenal FC at the Under-16 and Under-18 levels on Saturday and then traveling to meet Real Salt Lake’s academy side on Sunday.
Getting into the fray for the first time in 2011 is Cosmos Academy East. The New York-based Development Academy faces another local club when they take on Empire United on Saturday morning before hosting Seacoast United on Sunday.
It’ll mark the first action that Cosmos East will see since taking part in the Development Academy Showcase in Arizona last December.