"Playing with and against the best players is STILL the ONLY proven way to develop every player to their greatest potential."
Everton FC Westchester fields U14, U16 and U18 U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams.. The U.S. Soccer Develpopment Academy is a partnership between U.S. Soccer and the top youth clubs around the country to provide the best youth players in the U.S. with a top-level training environment.
The Academy’s programming philosophy of increased training, less total games and more competitive games is based on U.S. Soccer’s Best Practices. In addition to its U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams, FC Westchester boys’ program fields U.S. Pre-Academy and premier teams.
FCW Academy Coach Jim McElderry Serves on U17 U.S. National Team Staff
Purchase, NY, August 5, 2012 -- FC Westchester U16 U.S. Soccer Development Academy head coach Jim McElderry is back in New York after serving on the coaching staff of the U.S. U17 National Team at the team's recent week-long training camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson, CA.
It's Official -- US Soccer Development Academy Season to Start in September and Run Through Late June
The U.S. Soccer Development Academy has announced it is moving to a season that will start in September commencing with the 2012-13 season. FC Westchester’s U16 and U18 U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams will participate in this longer season, as will FC Westchester’s U14 and U15 Northeast Pre-Academy League teams. (For Frequently Asked Questions on How This Impacts the High School Season CLICK HERE.)
Two FCW Players To Participate in U.S. Soccer Development Academy Select Games at Academy Showcase Event
FC Westchester's Carlos Fabian Encina and Scott Levene will be among 78 U.S. Soccer Development Academy players participating in the Academy Select games this Saturday during the 2011 USSDA Winter Showcase being held at the Premier Sports Complex in Sarasota, FL.
Both players are on the FC Westchester U16 U.S. Soccer Development Academy team. Encina, a midfielder/defender, will be playing in the '96 Select game at 5 p.m. Saturday, while Levene, a goalkeeper, will be playing in the '95 Select game at 7 p.m. Saturday.
FC Westchester U.S. Soccer Development Academy Gets High Marks from US Soccer
U.S. Soccer – the national governing body of the sport -- has unveiled evaluations of its 77 U.S. Soccer Development Academy clubs throughout the United States and local club FC Westchester was among 18 Academy clubs to receive high marks in two important areas.
FC Westchester's U16 Academy Team Featured in Journal-News
The FC Westchester U16 U.S. Soccer Development Academy team was featured in the Journal-News for making it to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy national playoffs in Frisco, TX. Click on continue to see the article...
FC Westchester's U16 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Team Gets to Final Game at Playoffs in Dallas...Beats Top Seed
The FC Westchester U16 U.S. Soccer Development Academy team once again made it to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy League national playoffs, which were held June 24-28 at the Pizza Hut Park Soccer Complex.
FCW U16 Academy Team Clinches Spot in U.S. Soccer Development Academy Playoffs
The FC Westchester U16 Academy team clinched a spot in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy playoffs with a 1-1 tie with Albertson Academy. Depending on the results of games between other divisional opponents Tuesday and next weekend, the team will qualify as the Liberty Division champs or as the second place finishers.
It will be the third consecutive year an FC Westchester U16 U.S. Soccer Development Academy team has qualified for the USSDA playoffs. The playoffs will be held June 24-28 at Pizza Hut Park in Dallas.
FC Westchester U16s Defeat Albertson 1-0; U18s Tie Albertson 1-1 in U.S. Soccer Development Matches
Posting its fourth consecutive shutout and moving its division-leading record to 5-1, FC Westchester's U16 squad topped Albertson 1-0 in a U.S. Soccer Development Academy game held at Hofstra University. The U16s scored midway through the second half on a great header from Lucas McBride off a perfect service from Steve Arraino. Meanwhile, the FCW U18s got a late goal from Conor Gleba to grab a come from behind tie with Albertson.
FCW U16s and U18s Travel to Met Oval and Get Wins in U.S. Soccer Development Academy Matches
Getting goals from five different players, the FC Westchester U16 squad beat Met Oval 5-0 in a U.S. Soccer Development Academy match held at Met Oval in Queens. The FCW U18 team scored very early on the way to a 3-1 win over Met Oval.
Three Second Half Goals Power FC Westchester U16s to 3-0 Win Over PDA in U.S. Soccer Development Academy League Play
The FC Westchester U16 U.S. Soccer Development Academy team got three second half goals as they defeated PDA 3-0 Sunday in a match played at College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ. Ivan Martinez tallied twice for FCW, while Lucas McBride scored the third goal.
FC Westchester U16s Defeat NY Red Bull 3-0, U18s Tie Red Bull 1-1 in U.S. Soccer Development Action
April 30, 2011
FC Westchester’s U16s topped NY Red Bull 3-0 today in U.S. Soccer Development Academy, getting two goals from Cesar Ceja and one from Lucas McBride. Meanwhile, in the U18 match, FC Westchester came back from one goal down on goal by Hiroki Kobayashi to tie Red Bull 1-1. The games were played in Newark, NJ.
FC Westchester U16s and U18s Both Defeat Met Oval in Important US Soccer Development Academy Division Matches
In important divisional matches, the FC Westchester U16s and U18s both defeated Met Oval Saturday in U.S. Soccer Development Academy matches held at Purchase College. The U18s won their match 3-1, while the U16s posted a 3-0 shutout.
FC Westchester U.S. Soccer Development Academy U16s and U18s Both Top Match Fit Academy
Scoring seven goals in the match's final 60 minutes, the FC Westchester U18 team topped Match Fit Academy 7-1 in a U.S. Soccer Development Academy match held at the Peddie School in New Jersey. Meanwhile, in U16 U.S. Soccer Development action also at the Peddie School, the FCW U16s scored a dramatic 3-2 come from behind win over Match Fit.
FCW U16 and U18s Both Get Away Wins at Potomac in U.S. Soccer Development Academy Matches
The FC Westchester U16 and U18 U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams traveled to Washington, D.C. Sunday to take on Potomac Soccer Club and came back victorious, with the U16s winning 2-0 and the U18s winning 2-1. For the U18s, the win runs the squad's unbeaten string to five matches.
FCW U18s Top South Central Premier 6-1; U16s Tie 2-2 in U.S. Soccer Development Academy Action
The FC Westchester U18s got four first half goals on the way to a 6-1 victory Saturday over South Central Premier in U.S. Soccer Development action at Purchase College. Meanwhile, the FC Westchester U16s tied South Central 2-2.
FCW U16s and U18 Both Post Ties Vs. Oakwood in U.S. Soccer Development Academy Matches
FC Westchester’s U16 and U18 U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams opened the spring segment of their seasons Sunday, with both posting ties against the Oakwood Soccer Club. The matches were played at Purchase College.
The FCW U16s tied 0-0 with Scott Levene getting the shutout; the U18s got a second half goal from Hiroki Kobayashi to tie Oakwood 1-1.
Both teams are home again this Saturday at Purchase College, with the U18s kicking off at noon and the U16s starting their match at 2:30 p.m.
FC Westchester Featured on Fox Soccer Channel at US Soccer Development Academy Phoenix Showcase
FC Westchester’s coaches and players were recently featured on Fox Soccer Channel and on the US Soccer website speaking about U.S. Soccer National Training Centers.
FC Westchester Wins One and Ties One Vs. Seacoast United in U.S. Soccer Development Academy Matches
FC Westchester's U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams won one and tied one against Seacoast United Saturday at Purchase College. In the U18 match, FCW gave up an early goal, but then got two subsequent first half goals from Andres Penfold to take home 2-1 victory.
The U16s also gave up an early goal, but pulled one back near halftime on a goal by Felipe Da Silva. Ryan Walsh scored early in the second half for FCW to make it 2-1, but playing into a very stiff wind, the U16s couldn’t hold on to the lead, giving up a late goal for a 2-2 tie.
FC Westchester U16 Team Wins U.S. Soccer Development Academy Divisional Crown
U16s Joining FCW U18s at Academy Playoffs in Greensboro
The FC Westchester U16 U.S. Soccer Development Academy team posted 2-2 ties this weekend with the New England Revolution and with Red Bull New York. The tie with the Red Bull clinched the Liberty Division title for the FC Westchester squad, meaning that both the FCW U16s and U18s won their respective divisional crowns.
FC Westchester U16s and U18s Both Victorious Over FC Delco in U.S. Soccer Development Academy Matches
FC Westchester’s Lucas McBride scored two goals in stoppage time to give the FC Westchester U16 team a 4-2 victory over FC Delco Sunday afternoon in U.S. Soccer Development Academy action at Purchase College. In the U18 match, FC Westchester got a second half goal from Roberto Silva to take a 1-0 win.
Goals from 4 Different Players Lead FC Westchester U16s to 4-1 Win Over Seacoast United in U.S. Soccer Development Academy Game
U18s Fall To Seacoast 1-0
Manchester, NH (May 8, 2010) -- FC Westchester’s U16s got goals from four different players as they defeated Seacoast United 4-1 in a U.S. Soccer Academy match played at Seacoast’s facility in Manchester, N.H.
FC Westchester U16s and U18s Beat New York Red Bull in U.S. Soccer Development Academy Action
U16s Win 4-0; U18s Win 4-1
Purchase, N.Y. (April 29, 2010) -- FC Westchester’s Cesar Ceja scored 20 seconds into the match as FC Westchester’s U16s went onto defeat New York Red Bull 4-0 Thursday night in a U.S. Soccer Development Academy match played at Purchase College. In the second game of an Academy doubleheader, the FC Westchester U18s got four second half goals on the way to a 4-1 victory over New York Red Bull.
FC Westchester U16s Top PA Classics 2-0 in U.S. Soccer Development Academy Action
FCW U18s Fall to PA Classics 3-1
Purchase, N.Y. (April 18, 2010) -- FC Westchester got first half goals from Andres Penfold and Connor Preece to top the PA Classics Sunday in a U16 U.S. Soccer Development Academy match played at Purchase College.
FC Westchester U16s Defeat Baltimore Bays 2-1 in U.S. Soccer Development Academy Action; U18s Fall to Bays 4-3
A goal by Steven Arraiano with 10 minutes to go in the game broke led the FC Westchester U16 team to a 2-1 victory over the Baltimore Bays in a U.S. Soccer Development Academy match played in Baltimore.
FC Westchester U18s Beat BW Gottschee 4-0 in U.S. Soccer Development Academy Match; U16s Lose Close Match 2-1
The FC Westchester U18 team got two goals in each half to defeat BW Gottschee Sunday in a U.S. Soccer Academy match played at Aviator Field in Brooklyn. In the U16 match, Gottschee downed FC Westchester 2-1.
FC Westchester U18s Top South Central 4-1; U16s Tie South Central 1-1 in U.S. Soccer Development Academy Matches
Purchase, N.Y. -- Brian "Cobi" Span scored two goals and Keith Francisco and Hiroki Kobayashi tallied one each as FC Westchester’s U18 U.S. Soccer Development Academy team topped South Central Premier 4-1 in a match played Thursday night at Purchase College. A night earlier, FCW’s U16s tied South Central 1-1.
FC Westchester U16s Defeat FC Greater Boston 2-1; U18s Tie FCGB 2-2 in U.S. Soccer Development Academy Action
Boston, Mass. (Feb. 28, 2010) -- After taking a late December through February break in the season, the FC Westchester U16 and U18 U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams began play again Sunday, with the U16s taking a 2-1 decision over FC Greater Boston and the U18s tying with FCGB in games played in Canton, Mass.
FCW Ties Two, Loses 1 Vs. BW Gottschee NYC on Opening Day of 2009-10 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Season
U18s Tie 1-1, U16s Lose 1-0, U14s Tie 1-1
On the opening day of the 2009-10 U.S. Soccer Development Development Academy season, the FC Westchester U18s tied BW Gottschee 1-1, while the U16s were defeated by Gottschee 1-0. Meanwhile, in U.S. Pre-Academy action, the FCW U14s tied Gottschee 1-1. The games were played at SUNY Purchase.
FC Westchester One of 18 U.S. Academy Clubs Place Both U16s and U18s In 2009 Academy Playoffs
CHICAGO (June 18, 2009) -- The field for the 2008-09 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Playoffs has been set, as the top 32 teams in both the U-15/16 and U-17/18 age groups have earned their place in Greensboro, N.C., from June 26-29 http://www.ussoccer.com/articles/viewArticle.jsp_14909441.html. A total of 46 different clubs will be represented at the Academy playoffs with 18 clubs -- including FC Westchester -- qualifying in both the U15/16 and U17/18 age groups.
FC Westchester Wins Placement Game at 2007-8 U.S. Soccer Development Academy National Finals in California
Game Televised on ESPNU
In a game nationally-televised on ESPNU, the FC Westchester U18 team beat CASL of North Carolina. FC Westchester outlasted CASL in penalty kicks, 5-4, after playing to a 1-1 draw in the Under-18 placement match.
FC Westchester To Field Teams in New U.S. U14 and U15 Academy Leagues
Starting in September, FC Westchester will be fielding teams in new U14 and U15 leagues comprised of clubs who are members of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy program. The U14 team will be for players born in 1995/1996. The U15 team will be for those born in 1994.
FC Westchester U18s Heading to National Finals of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy League
June 27, 2008
The FC Westchester U18 team has clinched te U.S. Soccer Development Academy Northeast Division title and will now head to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Finals Week July 12 to 19 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. Academy Finals Week will feature the top team from each Academy Conference in the U-15/16 and U-17/18 age groups. Teams will participate in a round-robin format, culminating with the finals on the last day. The event will be telecast by the various ESPN network outlets with each team in the finals having at least one game broadcast.
With two more games remaining at the Academy showcase event in Greensboro, NC, the FCW '90s now have a record of 12-9-7, seven points of ahead of its closest competition for the title, BW Gottschee.
"This is just a tremendous feat for this team; we have worked incredibly hard all season and this is a great reward for this team," said coach Christian Gonzalez.
At Friday's World Cup-like draw for the Finals week -- televised by the USSF's Upper 90 Studio program -- the FC Westchester were drawn into a group comprised of the Baltimore Bays, as well as the still to be determined winners of the Academy League's Mid-America Division and the Western Division.
FC Westchester's Success Featured on US Soccer's Studio 90 Show
FC Westchester's success in reaching the National Finals of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy is featured in two segments on U.S. Soccer's Studio 90.
FC Westchester U18s Top Met Oval 3-1 And Stay Atop U.S. Soccer Development Academy's Northeast Division Standings
June 21, 2008
The FC Westchester U18s topped Met Oval 3-1 in a U.S. Soccer Development Academy match and heading into the last four games of the season FC Westchester still lays claim to first place in the Academy's Northeast Division. The winner of the division heads to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Finals Week July 12 to 19. The Academy Finals Week will feature the top team from each Academy Conference in the U-15/16 and U-17/18 age groups. Teams will participate in a round-robin format, culminating with a placement game on the final day.
In its Saturday win over Met Oval, the FC Westchester U18s got goals from Nicholas Jerussi and Anthony Florez (and an Met Oval own goal) to counter the lone goal from Met Oval's Walter Avans.
The FC Westchester squad next takes on BW Gottschee Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. at Fordham University. Then it completes its schedule at the Academy Showcase event next weekend in Greensboro, NC with matches versus Chicago Magic, Colorado Rush and CASA of Ohio.
Meanwhile, also on Saturday, the FC Westchester U16s and the Met Oval U16s battled to a 0-0 draw.
FC Westchester Splits U16 and U18 Matches With PDA; Ties One and Loses One Vs. Match Fit Academy In U.S. Soccer Development Academy Games
FC Westchester this weekend split its U16 and U18 games with PDAA and then tied one and lost one against Match Fit in U.S. Soccer Development Academy action.
One Saturday, in the U16 age group, FC Westchester went up 1-0 on an early goal from Ryan Patino, but then PDA came back with a goal early in the second half from Alex Bramall and then a late goal from Dylan Renya to take a 2-1 victory.
In the U18s, FC Westchester got a second half goal from Jonathan Dos Reis to capture a 1-0 win over PDA. Dan Thau got the shutout in net for FC Westchester.
On Sunday, FC Westchester’s U16s got a first half goal from Tom McNamara, but then Match Fit got a equalizer late in the game from Juan Pablo Correa to tie the game at 1-1.
In the U18s, Match Fit grabbed a 4-1 victory. John Gallagher had FC Westchester’s lone goal in the second half.
FC Westchester Teams Win One, Tie Three, Lose Two at U.S. Soccer Development Academy Showcase Event in Rockford, IL
FC Westchester U18 team won one, tied one and lost one, while the U16s tied two games and lost one at the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Showcase event held in Rockford,
The U18s -- which remain in first place in the Academy League’s Northeast Division -- tied Clearwater Chargers 1-1, topped North Meck 5-0 and lost to the San Diego Surf 2-1. The U16s tied Clearwater 2-2, tied North Meck 1-1 and lost to the San Diego Surf 2-1.
At the showcase event, all 64 teams in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy took part and played three games throughout the weekend in front of 20 U.S. National Team scouts and more than 150 scouts from colleges and universities across the country. Approximately 100 referees, including two of U.S. Soccer’s full-time FIFA referees, officiated the weekend’s games under the watch of the U.S. Soccer Referee Education Department and other assessors.
FC Westchester U16s Beat Baltimore Bays; U18s Tie the Bays in U.S. Soccer Development Academy Play
The FC Westchester U16 squad topped the Baltimore Bays 1-0, while the FC Westchester U18s tied Baltimore Bays 1-1 in U.S. Soccer Development Academy play Saturday.
The U16 team got a goal late in the first half from Brad Jacobson and saw that goal hold up throughout the second half. Chris Todd and Tim Mingione split the shutout in goal for FCW.
The U18 team -- which came into the weekend in first place in the Northeast Division of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy League -- got its goal from Nick Jerussi, while the Bays goal came from Andrew Bulls.
FC Westchester U16s and U18s Both Win One, Lose One on Trip to New England in U.S. Soccer Development Play
May 11, 2008
Both the FC Westchester U16s and U18s scored a win and a loss on their trip to New England this weekend in U.S. Soccer Development Academy play.
On Sunday, both squads were victorious over Seacoast United at Seacoast’s soccer complex. The FC Westchester U16s won their game 4-1, getting two goals from Brad Jacobson and once each from Alex Marecki and Paolo Luciano. Chris George had Seacoast’s lone tally. Meanwhile, the FC Westchester U18s topped Seacoast 2-1, getting goals from Manhattan College bound Anthony Florez and rising senior Anthony Rozmus. Seacoast got their goal from Alex Hussesin.
On Saturday, the FC Westchester U16s lost 3-2 to FC Greater Boston, getting their two goals from Nicholas Pourakis and Justin Karr, while the FCW U18s lost to FC Greater Boston 4-2. FC Westchester got both its goals from Iona College bound George Pourakis. The FC Westchester U18s had entered the weekend in first place in the Northeast Division and now has a season record of 8-5-4 which should keep them in at least a tie for first.