Local Player on Academy's Starting XI
Steve Palumbo of Seacoast United Makes Team
July 10, 2009
Seacoast United (NH) midfielder Steve Palumbo was named to the US Development Academys East Conference Starting XI for the U17/18 age groups.
A total of 44 players selected to the Starting XI teams, chosen by Development Academy clubs and national staff coaches, represent 31 different clubs.
Palumbo has participated in prior camps with the United States U-18 team.
The Development Academy Starting XI and Players and Coaches of the Year will be announced next week, when Finals Week will be well underway.
Eight teams from each age group will face off at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif., during Development Academy Finals Week from July 10-17. Two groups of four teams will play on the fields used by the U.S. National Team Programs, including the Men's National Team. Finals week will conclude with placement matches on Thursday, July 16, for the U-17/18 age group and Friday, July 17, for the U-15/16 age group. To advance to finals week, the 16 teams below finished atop a four-team group at the Academy Playoffs.
2008-09 East Conference U-17/18 Starting XI:
GOALKEEPER (1): Rafael Diaz (PDA)
DEFENDERS (3): Brian Cochrane (FC DELCO), Ethan White (D.C. United Academy), Jossimar Sanchez (PDA)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Zak Kupfer (Albertson SC), Steve Palumbo (Seacoast United), Andrew Wenger (PA Classics), Paul Torres (D.C. United Academy), Joseph Schmid (FC DELCO)
FORWARDS (2): Brian Rogers (Albertson SC), Ryan Finley (PDA)
East Conference Coach of the Year: Steve Klein (PA Classics)
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