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

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

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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
OC Revolution
PVSC Exiles
Real So Cal
Slammers FC
So Cal Blues
So Cal Infinity
South Bay Force
South Coast Bayern
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

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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