The USL Academy system exists to find and develop North America’s future soccer stars and give them all the tools to compete. But before a ball is even kicked in the 2022 Academy Cup, some of the players have already been making a name for themselves on the pitch. They’re coming into the Cup with high expectations – and have every intention of exceeding them.
These players are goalscorers, passing wizards, stalwart defenders and the best their Academy Cup teams have to offer. Here’s a quick guide on the Players To Watch during this weekend’s tournaments: