- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On September 27, 2011
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- Features, MLS Academies
US Soccer has released their evaluations of the US Soccer Development Academy clubs for the 2010-2011 season and one MLS club was rated as the top club in the country out of the 78 clubs that participated.
My pal Daniel over at BigDSoccer pulled this all together earlier and found out that FC Dallas had the top rated academy in the country during the 2010-11 season. A great honor a the MLS side, impressive to also beat out the famed IMG Academy in Florida. Dallas also had two other academies that received 3.5 stars in the rankings.
If you go to the Development Academy overview page, you can read up on how the teams are evaluated. Each club is given stars based on eight different categories. Dallas was the only MLS side to receive four full stars.
Here is how the MLS academies stacked up:
FC Dallas Academy – 4 Stars
New York Red Bulls Academy – 3.5 stars
New England Revolution Academy – 3.5 stars
Columbus Crew Academy – 3 stars
DC United Academy – 3 stars
Houston Dynamo Academy – 3 stars
LA Galaxy Academy – 3 stars
RSL Academy-AZ – 3 stars
Seattle Sounders Academy – 3 stars
Sporting KC Academy – 3 stars
Chicago Fire Academy – 2.5 stars
Chivas USA Academy – 2.5 stars
Colorado Rapids Academy – 2.5 stars
San Jose Earthquakes Academy – 2.5 stars