The second girls' Development Academy season is officially in the books for New England's three clubs, as teams have returned from the showcase and playoffs in Oceanside, Calif.
There's already one national champion crowned, as Midwest United FC beat San Diego Surf at the U-19 age group. Winners at the U-15 and U-17 age groups will soon emerge from the championships in Irvine, Calif., which are held July 8-11.
In the meantime, let's take a look at how California treated NEFC, Oakwood and Seacoast United. South Shore Select will enter that conversation in 2019-20 for their first girls' DA season.
These national events always introduce stiffer competition for Northeast Division teams, meaning players from New England get to see if they're truly up to par when compared to their peers.