U.S. Development Academy championship features future collegians


The U.S. Development Academy championships begin tonight for a host of players who will be playing in college soccer this fall.

Twenty-seven players on the four teams – FC Dallas, PDA, Vancouver Whitecaps and Nomads SC – have signed on with Division 1 programs. SMU leads the way with three players on their local FC Dallas U18 team – Edwin Munjoma, Phillip P onder and Toshiki Yasada while Virginia, Loyola Maryland, Monmouth and Oregon State each have two future players.

The two games will be streamed online on the U.S. Soccer YouTube channel beginning with PDA and Vancouver Whitecaps at 9 p.m. eastern and FC Dallas and Nomads at 11:30 p.m. eastern time. The final will be streamed at 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

FC Dallas
Ben Hale, GK, Furman
Hector Montalvo, D, Grand Canyon
Giovanni Montesdeoca, F, North Carolina
Edwin Munjoma, D, SMU
Phillip Ponder, D, SMU
Toshiki Yasada, MF, SMU
Juan Ramirez, F, Texas Rio Grande Valley
Reggie Cannon, D, UCLA
Weston McKennie, MF, Virginia

Michael Colao, D, Loyola Maryland
Shane Kasti, F, Loyola Maryland
Ernest Mitchell, MF/D, Marist
Joe Hertgen, MF, Michigan
Jake Areman, MF/F, Monmouth
Mike Luke, D, Monmouth
Jack Casey, MF, Notre Dame
Kevin Silva, GK, UCLA
Josh Goldstern, F, Virginia
Isaiah Young, MF, Wake Forest

Vancouver Whitecaps
Andre Baires, D, Wisconsin-Green Bay
Quinn Bredlin, D, Bucknell
Luciano Trasolini, GK, Cal Poly
Vana Markarian, MF, Columbia
Frazer Poulter, D, Oregon State
David Norman, MF, Oregon State
Eric de Graaf, D, Portland
Cole Morokhovich, F, Princeton

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