F.C. Portland Academy is proud to announce that it has been invited to continue its participation in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy program into the 2018/2019 season. FC Portland will form 3 teams across the 3 eligible age groups; 2007 Boys, 2006 Boys and 2005 Boys

What is the Development Academy Program?

Following a comprehensive review of elite player development in the United States and around the world, U.S. Soccer created the Development Academy in 2007. The Academy Program's philosophy is based on increased training, less total games, and more meaningful games using international rules of competition.

The Academy Program focuses on positively impacting everyday club environments to assist in maximizing youth player development across the country. The Academy values individual development of elite players over winning trophies and titles. The Academy sets the standard for elite environments for youth soccer clubs nationwide and is a part of U.S. Soccer's global leadership position in youth soccer that will impact thousands of players.

USSDA Program Mission

•To improve the environment for players at younger ages

•More training (x3 sessions per week)

•Local league play games (very little travel within OR)

•More meaningful games

•Age-appropriate learning environment

•Individual player development within team concept

•Quality fully licensed coaches

U.S. Development Academy Home Page

Questions? Reach out to;

AS Roma Partnership

USSDA Coaching Staff
  • Michael Jamieson USSDA Director of Coaching

    Coaching License

    USSF B, UEFA B, FA Level 2, and USA Youth License


    USSDA Head Coach 2005 Boys and DOC

    Previous Coaching

    Chester City Football Club, England

    New Jersey Red Bull, New Jersey/NYC

    Lincoln High School - Varsity 

    Playing Experience

    Liverpool Football Club (Youth Academy) 

    Edge Hill University 

    Chester City Football Club