FRISCO, Texas (3/31/2022) — The US Youth Soccer Frontier Development League’s 2021-22 season has passed its midway point, and teams are staying focused as they prepare for their remaining league matches.
The Frontier Development League is a girls club-based league that falls under the banner of the USYS Frontier Conference, one of 13 Conferences in the USYS National League. The top teams in the Frontier Development League will earn qualification into the USYS Southern Regional Championships this June in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
With competition in the 13U, 14U, 15U 16U, 17U and 19U age groups, the FDL features six clubs competing in the league this season — FC Dallas (TX-N), Houston Dash (TX-S), Lonestar Soccer Club (TX-S), Solar Soccer Club (TX-N), D’Feeters Kicks Soccer Club (TX-N) and Dallas Texans Soccer Club (TX-N).
In the 13U age group, FC Dallas Youth 09G Premier West (TX-N) clinched the division title with 55 points after 21 games. The team’s head coach and FC Dallas Youth’s Technical Director for FDL, Tyler Powell, talked about what he attributes to his team’s success this season and what it means to compete in the Frontier Development League.
“We have a very dedicated group,” Powell said. “Just like all teams, we have had our challenges, but the sign of a good team is how they overcome those challenges.
“The league is good. The standard, professionalism and expectations are high. Playing consistent and competitive games is important. We like that we are playing for the opportunity to advance, where some leagues don’t have that opportunity.”
Powell also talked about what it means for his team to earn a qualified spot to the USYS Southern Regional Championships.
“We always have high goals, and this team has set a high standard for themselves,” Powell said. “This means a lot to us, but our goal is to be playing in July (at the National Championships).”
A look at the current FDL division leaders…
13U – FC Dallas Youth 09G Premier West (clinched)
14U – Solar SC FDL 08G Hernandez
15U – Solar SC South 07G FDL G. Adames
16U – Lonestar SC 06G FDL
17U – Houston Dash GA2 05
19U – DKSC 04G Voutier FDL
The remaining league games will be played in April and May. Each club participating in the FDL fields at least one team in each age group. The league operates on a home-and-away schedule, with teams traveling as a club to each opposing club once during the season.
For more information on the Frontier Conference and Frontier Development League, click here.