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FW United FC Set to Host Top Young Soccer Talent

08/25/2016, 9:30am EDT
By FW United


FW United FC Set to Host Top Young Soccer Talent

Fort Wayne, Ind. (August 29, 2016) - As a new member of U.S. Soccer’s Development Academy, Ft. Wayne United FC’s U12 Boys Team will host games against the Crew SC Academy Wolves, from Livonia, Michigan, on Saturday, September 3 at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. The games will be played at IPFW Hefner
Fields (Field #13) and there is no admission to attend. This is the first time that Fort Wayne will host a U.S. Soccer Development Academy soccer game.

The U.S. Soccer Development Academy is the top soccer program in the country. The Development Academy program provides education, resources, and support to impact everyday club environments in order to develop world-class players. The Academy Program’s philosophy is based on increased training, less total games, and more meaningful games using international rules of competition. The end goal of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy is to produce soccer players who can compete against the best players in the world.

Last October, U.S. Soccer announced the expansion of the Development Academy program to include the U12 age group beginning in the fall 2016. Soccer clubs across the country were given the opportunity to apply to be accepted into the U12 program. Clubs were selected for the program based
on 7 key performance categories (player development effectiveness, infrastructure, staff leadership, and qualifications, style of play and philosophy, training environment and personal development, facilities, respect, and resources. Fort Wayne United FC was one of the few clubs selected for the U12 program and has spent the last six months getting prepared for the upcoming Development Academy season. This is an exciting time for Ft. Wayne United FC and a great opportunity for all soccer players and fans in the city of Ft. Wayne.

For more information on the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, please visit or for Ft. Wayne United FC’s U12 D.A. webpage visit

For more information on Ft. Wayne United FC, please visit

Contact: Tony Gray
(260) 452-7649

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