We've reached the tail end of the 2009 Development Academy Spring Showcase, and we figured you'd be interested to find out the details of what goes into a weekend like this.
So, for your consideration:
-Over 23,000 bottles of Gatorade were given to players through the Gatorade Bar
-20,000 pounds of ice were used
-8,100 gallons of fluids (water and Gatorade) consumed by teams on the fields
-Approximately 4,000 spectators total for all four Showcase games this weekend
-2,200 Academy players
-342 goals scored in the U17/18 division
-300 goals scored in the U15/16 division
-218 games played, 222 counting the YNT Showcase Matches
-162 soccer balls used
-23 balls retrieved from a canal that bordered one field
-4 games by Youth National Teams
-1 impromptu coaching lecture given by U-20 MNT head coach Thomas Rongen
Thanks for following throughout the weekend, we'll be back in force June 26-29 for Development Academy Playoffs!
Until then, follow all the U.S. Youth National Teams here for news and updates.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Posted at 10:02 AM