LA Galaxy Youth Academy to Join Southern California Developmental Soccer League (SCDSL)

Galaxy will have four teams participating in inaugural season

CARSON, Calif. – The LA Galaxy Youth Academy announced today that the club will be participating as
founding members in the new Southern California Developmental Soccer League
(SCDSL) beginning in September of 2011. The Galaxy Academy
will have four teams participate this fall in the inaugural season of the SCDSL
in the Under-12, Under-13, Under-14 and Under-15 age divisions. For more
information for the Galaxy
Academy or the club’s
newly formed Under-12 and Under-13 teams and to request an applications form
for a trial, please e-mail us at academy@lagalaxy.com.

Related: Youth Academy to hold tryouts for Under-12 and Under-13 Academy Teams

The goal of the SCDSL is very simple: to allow all participating
clubs to have the freedom to make decisions that are in the best interest of
all their players and to place the League’s priority first and foremost on true
player development. All the founding clubs understand that the landscape of
youth soccer is dramatically changing across the country and the philosophy of
the SCDSL ensures that players of all abilities will be training and competing
in an environment that allows them to reach their full potential.

Southern California has always been a national leader
in player development and the creation of the SCDSL is a major step in ensuring
that trend continues for many years to come. In the new league all players will
have the necessary tools to make their goals and dreams become a reality. The
SCDSL will be announcing specific details in the very near future.

The SCDSL
Founding Clubs are (in alphabetical order):

Arsenal
FC
Chivas
USA
Cosmos Academy
Irvine
Strikers
LA Galaxy
Laguna Hills
Eclipse
Legends FC
Nomads
OC
Revolution
Pateadores
PVSC
Exiles
Real So Cal
Slammers FC
So
Cal Blues
So Cal Infinity
South Bay Force
South
Coast Bayern
Surf
United
FC
West Coast FC

The LA Galaxy will open the 2011 MLS season on Tuesday,
March 15 when they head to Seattle
to take on the Seattle Sounders FC at Qwest Field at 6:30pm in MLS First Kick
2011, presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods. The game will be shown live on ESPN
and ESPN Deportes as well as online at ESPN3.com.

On Sunday, March 20, the Galaxy will host the New England
Revolution in their home opener, presented by Pechanga Resort & Casino, at
5 p.m. at The Home Depot Center. Tickets are available for that match, starting at 25. BUY NOW

Join the Galaxy as they Countdown to Kickoff with a series of events and appearances for fans in the community. Galaxy players, staff, Miss LA Galaxy Court members and
Galaxy Street Team will be active throughout the week engaging with fans, the
public and media in order to thank them for their support and to raise
awareness for the start of the 2011 MLS season. For the full schedule and and opportunities to meet the Galaxy players, visit www.lagalaxy.com/caravan.