The recent buzz around Oakwood, a club based out of Glastonbury, Conn., has been its success at the Development Academy playoffs. Last year, the club had both its U-17 and U-19 teams qualify, standing tall as the only group from New England to boast two representatives.
Neither team advanced out of the group stage, but a desire to go a step further has motivated Oakwood all fall.
With the Winter Showcase in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., concluded, it's the driving force behind the club as it gears up for the spring season.
"We’re actually in a better place than last year at this time," said U-17 and U-19 coach Kevin Bacher. "We tend to get better as we go into the spring and then into the summer."