Friday, May 22, 2009


Here at the Showcase, the most popular area for players is the Athletes' Lounge—an air-conditioned tent with Men's National Team highlights showing on a video wall, a fully stocked Gatorade bar (every flavor you can imagine) and a timeline detailing the history of the Development Academy and U.S. Men's National Team.

But the most popular area by far is the EA Sports zone, where players can chill out on couches and challenge their on-field opponents to some off-the-field FIFA 2009. Early results included a rematch of the 1998 FIFA World Cup Final (with Brazil defeating France 2-1 after a PK awarded in the 116th minute) and a preview of next week's UEFA Champions League final between Manchester United and Barcelona.

For those of you wondering how the REAL games are going, head on over to ussoccer's Development Academy website to check out results as they come in throughout the day.

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