FC Dallas Academy players earn year-end honors from US Soccer
This week, U.S. Soccer released their year-end awards and four FC Dallas Academy players as well as Homegrown signing Kellyn Acosta were honored.
For the Under-18s, who won their conference for the fourth straight year, Acosta took home U.S. Soccer Development Academy Central Conference Player of the Year honors. Acosta has yet to make his FC Dallas first team debut, but has featured on the bench in many games.
The U-18s had three players named to the U-17/18 Central Conference Starting XI. Along with Acosta, defender Kris Reaves earned Starting XI honors. Reaves, who is committed to play at Wake Forest after next year's 2013/2014 season, played in 27 of 30 matches for the U-18s this year, providing lockdown defense at outside back. The other honoree was forward Bobby Edet. The Furman-commit played in all 30 games for the U-18s this season and scored 17 goals, tied for the most in the Central Conference.
The Under-16s recently completed a very successful season that saw them log a 23-5-2 record in 30 league games and subsequently, they had two players honored from that team on the US Soccer Development Academy U-15/16 Central Conference Starting XI.
Central defender Jordan Cano, who started all three games playing up with the U-18s in June's Playoffs, was named to the All-Conference team while forward Santiago Agudelo was the other honoree. Agudelo finished second in the entire U-16 Development Academy with a stunning 24 goals in 27 games, including five goals in three playoff games.