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Soccer: Shuttering of Development Academy to impact local schools
Lambert’s girls soccer team won a state championship in 2017 but lost five underclassmen the next season after the U.S. Soccer Development Academy launched its girls program. File photo
The country’s youth soccer landscape underwent a seismic shift last week when U.S. Soccer shuttered its Development Academy, a month after the coronavirus forced the organization to temporarily suspend its 2020 season.