Academy | Boys in Cali for DA Playoffs

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New York City FC Boys U-15s, U-17s and U-19s are in California for the USSDA post-season.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2019 Academy Playoffs and Showcase in Oceanside...

Clinching Playoff Berth 

NYCFC’s Academy teams kicked off their regular-season in September and have played through the Fall and Spring Regular Seasons, as well as a Winter Showcase.

All matches have led up to this moment, with NYCFC U-17s finishing in top spot on the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference, while the NYCFC U-19s ranked second. 

Both teams will make their bid to lift the trophy, while the U-19s look to emulate the achievements of the 2018 U-19 group by bringing the trophy home to the City. 

Tournament Format 

The playoffs kick off in the group stage where NYCFC U-17s were drawn into Group F to face Philadelphia Union, Chicago Fire, and Concorde Fire. Our U-19s were drawn into Group C with Toronto FC, Baltimore Armour and Weston FC.

Meanwhile, the U-15’s will be matched up against the Vancouver Whitecaps, Orlando City SC, and Vardar U-15 for a Showcase round of matches.

The Quarterfinals will be played at the end of the week, with the winners advancing to the Semifinals on July 8, then the finals on July 10 in Orange County, California. 

Playoff Schedule 

  • June 17: U19 vs Weston FC - 4:00 PM EST
  • June 18: U17 vs Chicago Fire - 5:30 PM EST 
  • June 19: U19 vs Baltimore Armour - 4:00 PM EST 
  • June 20: U15 vs Vancouver Whitecaps - 2:00 PM EST, U17 vs. Concorde Fire - 5:30 PM EST
  • June 21: U15 vs Orlando City SC - 2:00 PM EST, U19 vs Toronto FC - 4:15 PM EST
  • June 22: U17 vs  Philadelphia Union - 4:30 PM EST 
  • June 23: U15 vs Vardar - 2:00 PM EST


The 2018 NYCFC U-19s brought home the trophy at last year’s DA National Championship with a team featuring Justin Haak, James Sands, and Joe Scally, who have all since graduated to the first-team, signing Homegrown contracts.

Follow Along 

As the tournament kicks off in full swing, stay tuned to Select matches will be streamed by US Soccer, and if any matches are available they will be promoted from NYCFC's official youth Twitter account, @NYCFCYouth.

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