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A.C. Connecticut joined the USL’s Premier Development League (PDL) for the 2012 season, becoming the only soccer franchise based in Connecticut. Along with a men’s PDL team, A.C. Connecticut will work closely with local travel programs and provide the area’s best regional soccer program involving the best local soccer ambassadors and coaches, using the best facilities and focusing on the technical, tactical, physical and psychosocial components of the game to improve our players.
Players will have a distinct pathway, through Developmental (U9-U11) – Regional teams (U12 – U19 A.C. Connecticut) – PDL (Mens A.C. Connecticut).
The PDL is seen as a ‘shop window’ for professional clubs looking to discover and identify aspiring professional players who may enter the MLS Super Draft in future years. Many of the players currently playing Major League Soccer and elsewhere began their careers in the PDL when they were competing as an elite college or high school athlete. Over the past three years, 111 players with PDL experience have been drafted in the MLS SuperDraft, which is more than 70 percent of the selections. A.C. Connecticut games will showcase the top level of amateur soccer in Connecticut and are the most-exciting and affordable form of family entertainment during the summer months.