The 11th season of U.S. Soccer’s boys’ Development Academy is in the books.
While no New England teams reached the championships in Kansas City, Mo., it still was a promising 2017-18 season for local up-and-coming players. In all, three local teams made the playoffs in Oceanside, Calif., while five players from the region’s five DA clubs received youth national team call-ups.
Further, the New England Revolution signed their fourth Homegrown Player in Isaac Angking (Providence, R.I.), and two of the region’s DA products — forwards Justin Rennicks (Hamilton, Mass./New England Revolution/Indiana University) and Siad Haji (Manchester, N.H./Seacoast United/Virginia Commonwealth) — have become important members of the U-20 national team.
New England Soccer Journal reflects on all of those accomplishments — and many more — as part of its year in review.