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League Finals

Competition Structure

The USL Academy League Finals will take place November 17th through 20th in Tampa, FL. The Finals will feature a Playoff Bracket, consisting of the top teams from each of the full-time USL Academy League Divisions, as well as a Showcase Bracket for teams that qualify based on the number of games played throughout the season. The Playoff Bracket will feature 3 days of group-play, with the USL Academy League Championship taking place on Sunday, pitting the top two teams in the Playoff Bracket against each other. The Showcase Brackets will feature group-play across all four days, allowing teams to compete against clubs that ranked similarly in the USL Academy League standings and from outside of their respective territories, to encourage quality competition and unique opponents. Information about the qualified teams, the event experience, and more will be coming soon.



Young officials received mentorship, instruction from experienced crew during November event

Red Wolves sign academy star Yahir Paez to first professional contract

By Staff 01/25/2023, 10:30am EST

19-year-old is first academy product to sign professional contract with first team

One Knoxville SC unveils the One Knox Collective

By Staff 01/18/2023, 4:30pm EST

Nonprofit organization features youth, USL Academy and adult rec offerings

The New Mexico United Academy star proving talent can come from anywhere

By NICHOLAS MURRAY - 01/13/2023, 10:30am EST

Academy Finals Golden Boot winner Alex Waggoner exemplifies young talent in overlooked pockets across America

New Mexico adds Waggoner, Merritt, Robles as USL Academy signings

By Staff 01/06/2023, 12:00pm EST

Trio featured at 2022 USL Academy League Finals, with Waggoner claiming Playoff Division’s Golden Boot

How LouCity’s Joshua Wynder has reset the bar for USL Championship prospects

By NICHOLAS MURRAY - 12/16/2022, 3:25pm EST

USL Technical Director Liam O’Connell believes USSF Young Male Player of the Year nomination offers ‘proof of concept’