DA Playoffs - Results by Division

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  1. MWN

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    The "US Development Academy" is just a league. US Soccer is spending very little to operate the league. The costs to run the league are put on the backs of the clubs. There is currently a stratification in the works with the DA clubs: Tier 1 (fully funded, mostly MLS but also some non-MLS Clubs) and Tier 2 (pay to play or partially subsidized).

    The Federation doesn't really care if Tier 1 clubs are in Canada or Mexico for that matter because the Federation's investment is small and those clubs add to the overall purpose ... expose elite youth players to other elite youth players.
     
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    Please share the facts that support your opinion. As far as I have read USSDA charges nothing for any of the showcases and also pays ref fees during the season. The only thing they collect is $50 per person for registration. They also scout every game. We even don’t have to pay for the videos of the showcase games. Frankly paying once for the season (non funded club) and travel costs to 3 showcases is actually a lot less than the endless tournaments/ showcases we did before DA.
     
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    As you correctly point out, each club pays to the Federation $50. Registration fees to the USSDA are roughly 900k per year. Player development revenues (FIFA grant and DA registration fees were 1.8M) With that 1.8M per year, the Academy puts on 3 showcases. They send the National Team coaches (separate budget) to scout the games and pay for the costs. Ok, so they spend roughly $150k to 200k per showcase (field fees, referee fees, travel and lodging for VIPs, $50/game to film, etc.). Referee fees are paid by the USSDA and the largest line item (about $1.2M). The DA also gets additional fees/kickbacks from various brands to help add to the coffers (those Nike uniforms your club bought at a premium price).

    The league doesn't run on $1.8M though. All costs (but referee fees) related to those 20ish league/conference games are borne by the clubs. Fields? Clubs. Training facilities? Clubs. Travel to and from games? Clubs. Payment of Coaches? Clubs. Payment of trainers at games? Clubs. The USSDA simply provides a forum, throwing the revenue it receives back to the clubs and subsidizing it a little. The lions share of the expenses are paid by the clubs ... err ... parents (or MLS team). Showcase travel? Clubs.

    Facts: 2017 Audited Financials: https://www.ussoccer.com/~/media/fi...fy2017-audited-financial-statements.pdf?la=en
    2017 Development Academy Report: https://static1.squarespace.com/sta...127/Academy+Report+-+Celebrating+10+Years.pdf
     
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    Dang,

    Cash $104.5 million
    Investments, Undesignated = $108Million
    Total Assets: = almost $250Million

    $10 million a year in revenue for Registration and Affiliation Fees: 75% of that from Youth and Referee. Not a bad gig

    Where do they hide how much is given back to the clubs for travel or other sponsorship so they can play?

    Really makes you wonder what USSF is really doing for youth soccer? The clubs are pretty much paying for everything including the hudl video service and the actually recording for separate companies.

    I guess spending most of your revenue on the National Teams makes business sense since they make the bulk of there revenue through national and International game sales but I don't see that helping youth soccer that much.
     
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    Take note, the "Youth Council"members do the heavy lifting when it comes to youth soccer, which is how the system is set up. The USSF's primary role from a monetary stand point is to operate the National Teams for the Olympics and World Cup and provide operational support .

    The USSF members that are focused on Youth are:
    • AYSO - $72M in revenue / Net Assets $42M, plus all the AYSO affiliates.
    • US Youth Soccer - $16.6M in revenue / Net Assets $13M, which is the parent organization for 55 State Associations, each with their own revenues and assets. Cal South is SoCal State Association with $10M in revenue and assets of about $2.1M
    • US Club Soccer - $10.5M in revenue / Net Assets of -$2M
    • countless Recreational programs, etc.
    Yes, spending the lion share of the revenue on the National Team makes excellent business sense because without the National Team the Federation has no significant income. Also note the Federation receives no Federal or State grants/revenue/support other than its Tax Exempt status.
     
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    Incredible goal by SD Surf's U15s just now vs FC Dallas as time expired to tie it up. On to extra time. Will we see an all So Cal final?
     
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    Nope. 2-3 final. Good effort by Surf. FC Dallas was the #1 overall RPI. Surf was #7. Good luck to Legends (#8 RPI) in the final.
     
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    The winning goal in the Girls DA U16/17 semi-final made SportsCenter's Top 10 last night. (As it should have - it was a terrific last-second shot.) https://twitter.com/ussoccer_acad/status/1016712216454758402

    Quite a coup for GDA. I have to say they've done a nice job with their video coverage of the semi-final games.
     
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    Super cool! Put that away in the trophy/video vault.
     
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    Congrats to Surf on their hard fought win against the Texans. That was one of the most intense and exciting games I've seen in a long time. Going to the ninth pk, it doesn't get any better than that. Great kids and parents too.
     
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    I'm sorry but that was a cross that luckily found its way into the net.
     
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    She was not attempting to cross the ball if you look at the video she does not have the angle to do a cross having the defender on her line, she took her chances.
     
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    I agree. It was a missed cross.
     
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    Doesn’t matter what it was or wasn’t. The ball went in, So it’s a shot and a goal. Put the ball in dangerous areas and good things happen!
     
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    Terrible cross.:confused: Great and crazy goal. ;)
     

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