Thursday, July 7, 2011
Jack Coleman and Moises Hernandez named to Developmental Academy Team
By Buzz Carrick
U.S. Soccer has announced the U-17/18 Development Academy Starting XI, Player and Coach of the Year, and conference honors for the 2010-11 and two FC Dallas defenders have been named to the U-17/18 Development Academy Starting XI.
FCD Academy player Jack Coleman and FC Dallas home grown signing Moises Hernandez were both named to the Starting XI for their outstanding defensive play this season. Moises Hernandez is one of two players to earn U-17/18 Academy honors for the second-consecutive season, along with Marvin Iraheta of Cosmos Academy West.
Players Development Academy midfielder Christian Hernandez has been named the U-17/18 Player of the Year after scoring 16 goals in 26 appearances. Past Players of the Year include FIFA U-20 World Cup veteran Dillon Powers and current Major League Soccer forwards Ruben Luna (FC Dallas) and Soony Saad (Sporting Kansas City).
Marcelo Neveleff has been named the Development Academy Coach of the Year for the U-17/18 age group after turning around a Weston FC team that finished 4-8-4 in the Southeast Division last season, leading them to a first-place finish in the division in 2010-11 and a place in Finals Week.
US Soccer also announced regional team Starting XI. In addition to Coleman and Hernandez, FC Dallas home grown striker Jonathan Top was also named to the Central Conference Starting XI. Oscar Pareja was named Central Conference Coach of the Year for his amazing work with the FC Dallas Academy.