Development Academy

Open Trial Opportunities

Interested in being viewed by Academy Director & Coaches? We will be hosting viewing sessions and informational meetings each Friday (6:00 – 7:30pm) at Westside Christian High School. If you are planning on attending a session please contact Brandon McNeil or 503-913-0715
Northeast United will be submitting a name change, which US Soccer is already aware of, upon approval by the DOJ of the merge to United PDX.


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DA players must still register for Junior Academy and will be placed on the DA team following tryouts.  Clicking the link above will open our Stack Sports registration platform in a new window.

Development Academy Overview | U12 - U14


To provide the best daily environment for dedicated, high performance youth soccer players to achieve long term individual development goals with a team of like minded teammates, training staff, and families.


The US Soccer Development Academy requires clubs to meet 7 Key Performance Standards:

    • Player Development Effectiveness
    • Staff, Leadership, Structure, and Qualifications
    • Style of Play & Philosophy
    • Training Environment & Personal Development
    • Facilities & Infrastructure
    • Respect
    • Resources

All Development Academy clubs undergo two yearly evaluations by US Soccer National Staff.

Who is it for

Players born in 2007, 2006, 2005

    • Technical, Tactical, Physical, and/or Psychological High Performance Traits
    • Players and families dedicated to a 12 month competition Calendar
    • Players who prioritize soccer over other activities, but still participate in other activities

Player Selection Process

The club will hold a two day open evaluation/trial for all interested players born in 2007, 2006, 2005. Players may be offered a Fall season roster spot at any time after the open evaluation in May.


The United PDX Development Academy provides the best everyday club environment:

    • Focused, methodological training plan
    • Individual Development Plans (IDP) for each player
    • Long-Term Player Development
    • Fewer, more meaningful games
    • Emphasis on long-term development, less on winning
    • Comprehensive training and game calendar
    • Consistent exposure to top level teachers, teammates, and opponents
    • Minimized travel

This program is the most progressive educational environment based on global standards.


$1,800.00 | Financial Assistance Available.


Players are registered to the US Soccer Federation and may only compete in the US Soccer Development Academy league unless otherwise approved by US Soccer.

    • 24 Game season: 2 home games and 2 away games vs. each local opponent
    • 2007’s (9v9) Attend NW Regional Futsal Showcase
    • 2006 & 2005 (11v11)
      • Attend Western Regional Showcase
      • Travel Abroad to play in an International Tournament (Donostia Cup, Spain)
    • Minimal substitutions during games and target 50% playing time per week for rostered players.

USDA Expansion for 2018/19

Click here for the press release from US Soccer on the expansion of their Development Academy program for 2018/19.

“Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.”
– George Washington Carver

Traits of a United PDX Player

  • Stand as one. We win together, lose together and grow together. Our group is strong and supportive.
  • We are loyal to our mission, values, goals, the game and our membership.
  • Strive daily to continue our education and learning. We share our knowledge and support every endeavor to further our education in all aspects. Knowledge is a prerequisite for wisdom.
  • Do things the right way and on time. Be conscientious in your actions; respect every aspect of the game.
  • Be enthusiastic in all our endeavors. Pursue personal, team and club goals with passion.
  • Work hard. A sense of fulfillment comes from hard work and achievement.