Claudio wasn't the only guest at training today. Coaches from U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams in the area were invited to watch the session and learn from the nation's top coaches as part of the benefits of the program. U.S. Soccer assistant coach John Hackworth spoke to the Development Academy coaches prior to training, explaining the plan for the session, the purpose of each exercise, and giving a little insight into what the coaches were looking for out of the players. Afterwards, head coach Bob Bradley addressed the group and answered questions for about 20 minutes.
The second season of the highly successful U.S. Soccer Development Academy is well underway. To keep track of the future stars of American soccer, click here.