US Soccer goes to 10-month Academy slate

In a move long anticipated, US Soccer announced Friday that it will adopt a 10-month schedule starting next fall. US Soccer claims it received "overwhelming support from the Development Academy membership" for a season that will run from September through June or July of the following year. The move will prevent Academy players from representing their high school teams starting next school year, which was a source of debate and concern at the National Soccer Coaches Assocation of America Convention held last month. US Soccer prepared this list of frequently asked questions to explain the transition.