Friday, June 27, 2008

Finals Week draw

The groups for the Development Academy Finals Week were announced at noon today in Greensboro. The eight conference champions from each age group (U-15/16 and U-17/18) will compete in Finals Week from July 12-19 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

The games can be seen on ESPN networks, with the U-17/18 title game appearing on ESPN2. All other matches will be broadcast on ESPNU.

The eight teams in each age group were split into two groups of four. As of Friday morning, just the Baltimore Bays and CASL - both U-17/18 teams - had clinched berths in the Finals Week. The remaining teams will secure a bid this weekend by winning their conference championships at the Development Academy Summer Showcase in Greensboro.

Here's how the groups break down:

Group A (U-17/18)
A1: Mid-America Champion
A2: Baltimore Bays (Mid-Atlantic Champion)
A3: West Champion
A4: Northeast Champion

Group B (U-17/18)
B1: CASL (Atlantic Champion)
B2: Great Lakes Champion
B3: Southeast Champion
B4: So Cal Champion

Group C (U-15/16)
C1: Northeast Champion
C2: So Cal Champion
C3: Great Lakes Champion
C4: Southeast Champion

Group D (U-15/16)
D1: Mid-America Champion
D2: Atlantic Champion
D3: West Champion
D4: Mid-Atlantic Champion

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