As the calendar flips to June, it tends to mean one thing (among several others) in youth soccer circles: the Development Academy playoffs are around the corner.
The boys year-end event, held June 17-25 in Oceanside, Calif., will bring together U-15, U-17 and U-19 teams from all over the country. Their end goal is booking a spot at championship weekend, which is July 8-11 in Irvine, Calif.
Like past years, there will be a strong New England presence out at playoffs, with the Beachside U-17 and New England Revolution U-19 teams representing the region. There will, however, be other locals at playoffs.
Let's take a look at the New England natives on DA teams outside the region who could earn a national title.