The 2019 U.S. Soccer Development Academy playoffs kick off on Monday, June 17, with the Chicago Fire Academy Under-15, Under-17, and Under-19 teams vying for this season's Academy championship.
The U-19 boys will compete in their age group's Group D alongside North Carolina FC, FC Dallas, and Pateadores, and lead things off for the Fire Academy with a 7:30 pm CT kickoff against North Carolina on Monday, June 17. The U-17s were drawn into Group F with New York City FC, Philadelphia Union, and Concorde Fire. They'll begin their group stage on Tuesday, June 18, against NYCFC. The U-15s begin play in Group B against the Colorado Rapids on Thursday, June 20, and will additionally compete with Los Angeles Football Club and the Philadelphia Union.
View the Chicago Fire Academy's group stage schedule below:
|Date||Age vs. Opponent||Time|
|June 17||U-19s vs. North Carolina FC Youth||7:30 pm CT|
|June 18||U-17s vs. New York City FC||4:30 pm CT|
|June 19||U-19s vs. Pateadores||7:30 pm CT|
|June 20||U-15s vs. Colorado Rapids||3:00 pm CT|
|June 20||U-17s vs. Philadelphia Union||4:30 pm CT|
|June 21||U-15s vs. Los Angeles Football Club||7:15 pm CT|
|June 21||U-19s vs. FC Dallas||7:30 pm CT|
|June 22||U-17s vs. Concorde Fire||3:30 pm CT|
|June 23||U-15s vs. Philadelphia Union||3:00 pm CT|
The 2019 Boys' Academy Playoffs features the top 32 teams from the U-16/17 and U-18/19 divisions and top eight teams of the U-15 division based on the final standings of points-per-game average from regular season play. The quarterfinals then take place from June 24-25, when the eight group winners will stay contend for one of four spots in the semifinals. The Semifinals will be held at Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California on Monday, July 8, with the championship games to be played on July 10.
In the U-15 competition, the winner of Group A and the winner of Group B will advance to the final on June 25.