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Some boys soccer players choosing academies over high school teams
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Trevor Byrne would be a sophomore for South Forsyth’s boys soccer team but has chosen instead to play for Georgia United, a United States Soccer Developmental Academy that restricts players from participating with their high school teams. - photo by For the Forsyth County News
Chris Mikus had not played a game in a War Eagles uniform in three years, but on Feb. 4, in front of a packed congregation in the South Forsyth High School auditorium, he signed his national letter of intent to play Division I soccer at the University of Memphis. It was the culmination of a life-long dream, hours of tough work on and off the pitch required to turn that dream into reality. His next goal: dominate in college, and become a middle forward for a Major League Soccer team, or beyond.