For the first time since rankings were compiled on SoccerWire.com, the Philadelphia Union Academy sits at the top of the list as the best Boys Soccer Club in the United States.
Rankings first started last year with FC Dallas holding the No. 1 spot for 16 months before the Union's strong results at the MLS Academy Cup were added and pushed the Boys in Blue to the top spot.
"Philadelphia Union has excelled at developing key players for the United States, ranking first in the part of our algorithm that accounts for U.S. Youth National Team call-ups," the post on SoccerWire.com said. "Additionally, the Union’s U17 team sits at the very top of the MLS NEXT national standings, with their U15 team sitting in third. In the ratings aggregated by YouthSoccerRankings.US, the most comprehensive database for team results in the youth soccer industry, Union’s U17 team is top in the nation, while the U15 team slots in at second and their U16 team sits at 11th."
To see the full rankings, please click here.
Philadelphia Union Academy concludes the inaugural MLS NEXT regular season this weekend with showdowns against rival New York Red Bulls on Saturday, June 19th.