The second season of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy has begun and comes to Home Depot Center this weekend.
The program for players in the Under-15/16 and Under-17/18 age groups has 74 clubs (up from 62 last year) competing in four conferences with nine divisions.
More than 2,000 games over 10 months will culminate with a 32-team playoff in June.
As part of a related exhibition game series, Chivas USA will take on the U.S. Under-17 National Team Saturday at 4 p.m. for the U-15/16s and 6 p.m. for the U-17/18s under the lights at Home Depot Center’s Mooch Myernick Field.
Meanwhile, Chivas USA has named its U-18 and U-16 rosters for the season.
The U-18 team:
Defender Cesar Arenas, Fontana.
Forward Alex Barahona, Los Angeles.
Forward Orr Baroush, Reseda.
Defender Omar Becerra, San Diego.
Defender Jose Diaz, Fontana.
Midfielder Clayton Eaton, Norco.
Forward Andy Lopez, Los Angeles.
goalkeeper Jordan Maman, Manhattan Beach.
Midfielder Hector Molina, Van Nuys.
Midfielder Jose Monteroza, Los Angeles.
Forward Leopoldo Morales, Bellflower.
Midfielder Jesse Paredes, Los Angeles.
Midfielder Anders Perez, La Habra.
Goalkeeper Juan Quiroz, Inglewood.
Forward Roberto Romo, Paramount.
Forward Victor Sanchez, Huntington Park.
Defender Carlos Torres, Jr., Compton.
Defender Steve Torres, Pomona.
Defender Edwin Velsquez, Bell Gardens.
Midfielder Cesar Zamora, Sylmar.
The U-16 team:
Midfielder Jaime Cano, Inglewood.
Goalkeeper Cesar Castillo, Bell Gardens.
Midfielder Daniel Castro, Los Angeles, CA
Midfielder Manuel Cazares, Panorama City.
Midfielder Carlo Chueca, Palm Springs.
Forward Bryan De La Fuente, Bell Gardens.
Defender Jaime Frias, Moreno Valley.
Forward Roberto Garcia, Sylmar.
Goalkeeper Jose Godoy, Los Angeles.
Defender Jordan Gutierrez, West Covina.
Forward Jonathan Hernandez, North Hollywood.
Defender Jose Maldonado, La Verne.
Forward Yohel Martinez, Corona.
Defender Edder Navarro, Los Angeles.
Midfielder Angel Rodriguez, Moreno Valley.
Defender Carlos Torres Jr., Compton.
Midfielder Allan Valencia, South Gate.
Forward Jose Velasquez, Mission Hills.
Forward Jorge Virgen, Ontario.