FCD Youth teams make top 10 in the nation

U-18 Academy take top spot, two more teams recognized

FRISCO, Texas -- The FC Dallas Youth teams are making their presence known on
the national level.  TopDrawerSoccer.com
recently published a youth club ranking system that has the FCD U-18 Academy
team as number one in the nation.

See the rankings here.

FC Dallas Youth Director of Coaching Chris
Hayden said the recognition reflects the work his players put

“We are proud to have the U18 FC Dallas Academy ranked
number one by Top Drawer Soccer,” said Hayden.  “This recognition is the result of an
extraordinary commitment and effort from our players and the continued support
from our ownership and the entire FC Dallas organization.”

The system assigns points to clubs from all over the nation
based on performance in championships, league play and tournaments.  Championships and league play are weighted
more heavily than tournaments. 

For more details on the ranking criteria click here.

Director of Player Development Oscar
Pareja said the FCD Youth system would continue to work hard
to earn national recognition.

“The future is bright for all of
them due to their commitment and hard work,” said Pareja.  “FC Dallas will continue to provide a
professional environment for our players to make sure they reach their

Also ranking for FC Dallas were the 97B Premier team, who
earned third place among U14 boys clubs, and the Youth 96B Premier team, who
ranked sixth in the nation among the U-15 boys clubs.