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IMG Academy's Ian McCauley abroad in Italy at Viareggio Cup

During the recent US Soccer Development Academy Showcase at Lakewood Ranch, IMG Academy's Ian McCauley was recognized by coaches from New York, and asked to guest play for an All Star team in the Viareggio Cup in Italy. The Viareggio Cup is one of the most important youth tournaments in the world and draws talents from the likes of Serie A and Serie B teams such as Inter, AC Milan, Atalanta, Fiorentina, Genoa, Naples, AS Roma and many more. Ian trained with his new teammates for four days in New York, before arriving in Italy over the weekend.

MLS' Toronto FC holds special practice for student-athletes at IMG Academy

On Sunday, Feb. 2, Major League Soccer's Toronto FC held a special practice for the student-athletes in the IMG Academy Soccer program. The students were able to watch and learn from Toroto's recent big signing and former U.S. Men's National Team standout, Michael Bradley, and IMG Academy alumnus Gale Agbossoumonde, a member of the Class of 2010 and two-year MLS veteran. 

To see photos of the day's action, check out the gallery here: 

Preseason friendlies kick off at IMG Academy; New England Revolution and Malmö FF battle to 1-1 draw

Major League Soccer preseason friendlies kicked off at IMG Academy tonight when the New England Revolution took on Malmö FF of Allsvenskan, Sweden’s top tier league. The game got off to a quick start when New England’s Kelyn Rowe scored in the fourth minute off a turnover. Malmö answered in the 36th minute when Emil Forsberg took a shot off post for an easy score. However, neither team could find the back of the net in the second half in spite of several close calls, and the game ended in a 1-1 draw.

MLS Preseason Bradenton

IMG Academy, located on Florida's Gulf Coast in the city of Bradenton, is the premier destination for all soccer fans in 2014. As the preseason training home for the Chicago Fire, Columbus Crew, D.C. United, F.C. Dallas, New England Revolution and Toronto F.C. from Jan. 31 to Feb. 12, 2014, IMG Academy offers fans the opportunity to get an up-close glimpse of top MLS players and teams, while Bradenton offers some of the world’s top beaches and amenities to make it a true vacation.
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Accepted Teams

U14

IMG U14 (FL)

Club Atletico de San Juan (PR)

USL ODP - Gummer

USL ODP - Parra

USL ODP - Goudie

USL ODP - Williams

USL ODP - Scott

USL ODP - McKain

U15

IMG U15 (FL)

Miramar United (FL)

Club Atletico de San Juan (PR)

Chivas Florida (FL)

Cutler Ridge Fury (FL)

Forza (TX)

U16

IMG U16 (FL)

Miramar United (FL)

Gulf Coast Texans (FL)

Florida Spirit of 97 (FL)

Florida Pumas (FL)

Plantation FC (FL)

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IMG Academy alumnus Marlon Hairston taken in first-round of MLS SuperDraft by Colorado Rapids

After recently signing with Major League Soccer as a member of Generation adidas, IMG Academy Soccer alumnus and former Louisville Cardinal Marlon Hairston was selected No. 12 overall in the first-round of the MLS SuperDraft by the Colorado Rapids in Philadelphia, Pa. on Jan.

IMG Academy alumnus Michael Parkhurst returns to Major League Soccer with Columbus Crew

It was announced earlier this year that Michael Parkhurt, a member of the Class of 2002, would return to Major League Soccer (MLS) as a member of the Columbus Crew. The move marks the standout defender's return to MLS after a four-year stint abroad, most recently with Bundesliga's FC Augsburg. Parkhurst was the 2007 MLS Defender of the Year, and a long-time member of the U.S. Soccer Men's National Team. 

IMG Academy alumnus Zarek Valentin earns new deal, greater expectations in Norway's Tippeligaen

IMG Academy Soccer program alumnus Zarek Valentin (2006-08), was named 'Man of the Match' as he helped lead FK Bodo/Glimt to a promotion to Tippeligaen, the highest tier of Norway soccer last October. Now, after earning a new two-year deal from Bodo/Glimt after being on loan from MLS club Montreal Impact, Valentin carries heightened expectations heading into the 2014 season.

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