Congratulations to the McLean U12 Boys Development Academy and coach Sona Walla for a superb performance at the US Soccer Development Academy North Atlantic/Metro Futsal Showcase which took place February 10-11, 2018 in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. The yearly tournament gathers all the region’s Development Academies for an intense two day Futsal competition.
The McLean squad performed superbly in an extremely competitive tournament. Garnering many compliments for their smart possession play, technical skills and collective spirit. The team went undefeated during the tournament wining matches against the NY Cosmos, Cedar Stars and PA Ukrainians in the group stage. They then concluded the tournament in style by winning their bracket in a thrilling final vs Lehigh Valley by 6-4.
Coach Sona Walla, a big advocate for Futsal, underlined the benefits of the US Soccer Federation regional tournament stating, “Futsal with its small-sided 5v5 format, fast-paced play and rapid transition places unique challenges on young players who are called to respond with a high level of technical dexterity as well as extremely rapid decision-making. It is a critical development tool for younger age groups.
US Soccer Academy technical advisors and scouts are present at all regional Futsal events.