High-SchoolBoys-Soccer: USSDA Vancouver Whitecaps

Crossfire clamps down on top teams

May, 30, 2012
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Jose Ocampo stands only 5 foot, 6 inches and weights 140 pounds, but there is much more to the Crossfire Premier defender than initially meets the eye.

The same can be said of Ocampo's Premier backlinemates Rafael Sanchez, David Gebert and Uche Ugwoaba, who collectively have been neutralizing the giants of the under-17/18 U.S. Soccer Development Academy lately.

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DA Roundup: Galaxy U18s riding high

January, 11, 2012
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Jose VillarealJamie CardenasJose Villareal and the LA Galaxy are undefeated through nine matches this season.
When the LA Galaxy's under-17/18 squad meets the Vancouver Whitecaps in U.S. Soccer Development Academy action Jan. 22, it will be staring at a team whose style of play is a virtual mirror image of its own.

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Sounders uses defense to beef up offense

December, 7, 2011
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For the Seattle Sounders under-15/16 team of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, the best offense has been a good defense.

Since losing 2-1 to Northwest Conference West Division nemesis Cal Odyssey (2-2, 4-8), the Seattle Sounders (3-1-1, 8-2-2) have won six straight matches.

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Whitecaps are making a splash in Academy

November, 23, 2011
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Caleb ClarkeBob Frid/Vancouver WhitecapsCaleb Clarke has scored 11 goals in the first seven matches this season for the Vancouver Whitecaps under-17/18 Academy team.
For the Vancouver Whitecaps of Canada, joining the U.S. Soccer Development Academy was a way of separating the men from the boys.

Literally.

For prior to becoming a member of the Academy, the Whitecaps played their games against local university and men's teams.

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Development Academy Scoring Leaders

November, 16, 2011
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Each week, ESPNHS highlights the multi-goal scorers from the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.

Here are the top offensive performances from the weekend of Nov. 13-14:

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