SAAC U8 Festival Dates

Soccer Academy Alliance Canada is proud to announce that our U8 Festivals will be kicking off this weekend at St. Joan of Arc. See below for the remaining dates during the Fall season.

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SAAC Announce New Arrivals to 2017 Membership Class

February 16, 2017

SAAC Press Release

Soccer Academy Alliance Canada is pleased to announce the newest additions to our 2017 membership via this press release:2017-02-16-1

Congratulations to Genesis Football Academy, Faly Academy Soccer, FCBEscola Edmonton and FCBEscola Vancouver. We look forward to having you in the fold.

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Signing Day – Social Media Gallery

Yesterday was “National Signing Day” and several players within SAAC have put pen to paper and were officially signed to their respective colleges/universities. Don’t have Twitter? Here is a Social Media gallery for those selected players who were signed yesterday.

Congratulations to all and we wish you nothing but success in the future!

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SAAC News: National Signing Day

SAAC Press Release

February 1, 2017

It is National Signing Day and SAAC has some tremendous news to announce!

Below is a list of academy players within SAAC that have signed with colleges/universities today. We wish them continued success and growth in the sport!

Faisal Ghaffur (Sigma FC) – Akron University

Sean Merrick (Sigma FC) – College of the Holy Cross

Simon Triantafillou (Sigma FC) – Syracuse University

Interestingly enough, Chris Nanco who was recently selected 55th overall by the Philadelphia Union at the 2017 MLS SuperDraft is also a Sigma FC and Syracuse grad. He shared some kind words for Simon and Sigma via Twitter:

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Lindsay Albani (FC Durham) – Jacksonville State University

Bayley Sullivan (FC Durham) – Niagara University

Remeya Ganesh (FC Durham) Mississippi Valley State Unviersity

Ronia Pierre-Louis (FC Durham) – Mississippi Valley State University

Tia Williams (FC Durham) – Morehead State University

Co-Founder of FC Durham Academy, Rich Hirst, had some kind words for Williams in an interview with the Morehead State Eagles:

It is exciting for Tia and her family to be joining the Morehead State University family,” Hirst said. “Tia has been in our academy program for four years and has taken many strides forward on the field, in the classroom, and as a person. She will be a tremendous asset to the women’s soccer program and the university culture.” See the full article, here.

Congratulations to all academies and especially the players on taking the next step in their careers. All the best going forward and we hope to hear of your continued success!

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SAAC Grads Reid, Awuah and Nanco selected in MLS SuperDraft

The 2017 MLS SuperDraft was held in Los Angeles, California on Friday, January 13th and it proved to be a great day for Canadian talent.

It was also a monumental moment for two former SAAC standouts. Kwame Awuah (Sigma FC) and Adonijah Reid (ANB Futbol) were selected to New York City FC and FC Dallas respectively.

Awuah, currently a full-back at UCONN, was selected 16th overall by NYCFC. New York did not initially hold the 16th overall selection, but traded $75K in general allocation money (GAM) to the current MLS Cup Champions, Seattle Sounders in order to obtain the pick.

“I’m really excited, I can’t wait to get started with the guys. I’ve watched a lot of NYCFC games, and just to play under a great coaching staff, a great fanbase and a great city is an opportunity I won’t let go to waste,” Awuah said to NYCFC.com

On the other hand, 17-year-old Adonijah Reid of ANB Futbol was selected 40th overall by FC Dallas. Reid was the youngest player in this years draft, while also being a member of this years Generation Adidas Canada class. Reid¬†was a vital part of ANB’s U20 Academy Cup Final win at SAAC Champhionship Weekend in November.

Via an article by TSN, Reid praises ANB Futbol for a lot of his success. “I’ve been there for five years so they’ve been with me basically through all the years I’ve been trying to develop as a good player. And I couldn’t thank them enough for all the help in making me a professional.”

One day later, former Sigma FC striker Chris Nanco saw his wait come to an end as he was drafted 55th overall to the Philadelphia Union. He was currently playing for Syracuse.

We’d like to take this time to congratulate¬†Kwame, Adonijah and Chris on being drafted into the MLS, and we wish them continued success throughout their professional career!

You can follow their progress via their social feeds: @ChrisNanco, @King_Nijah and @kayawuah.

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SBI’s Mock MLS SuperDraft contains three SAAC alumni

With the MLS Draft right around the corner, SBI Soccer has just released a mock list of the selections for the 2017 MLS SuperDraft. Three SAAC alumni are amongst the 60 selections from SBI.

 

At number 25 is Adonijah Reid of ANB Futbol. News broke last week that he signed a Generation adidas Canada contract and he will enter the 2017 SuperDraft. He is the youngest player available in the draft.

On the flip side, former Sigma FC standouts Chris Nanco and Kwame Awuah find themselves slotted in at the 37th and 60th spot respectively.

Congratulations to Sigma FC and ANB Futbol, but most importantly, we wish the best of luck to Adonijah, Chris and Kwame in the MLS SuperDraft!

Visit SBI Soccer’s page for the full mock draft.

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ANB’s Adonijah Reid signs Generation Adidas Canada Contract

SAAC Release

January 4th, 2017

Major League Soccer (MLS) has announced its 2017 Generation Adidas class including the first Generation Adidas Canada signings. Amongst them is SAAC and ANB Futbol star Adonijah Reid. With this contract, Reid will be entered into the 2017 MLS SuperDraft on Jan. 13.

 

For those that are unaware of what a Generation adidas signing means, see this paragraph from MLS’ official press release: “Generation adidas is a joint program between MLS and adidas that is dedicated to developing exceptional domestic talent in the U.S. and Canada in a professional environment. Each year, a handful of top domestic collegiate underclassmen and youth national team players are signed by the league and placed in the SuperDraft. Generation adidas players do not count against an MLS team‚Äôs salary budget.”

On behalf of everyone involved in SAAC, we wish Adonijah the best of luck on his next journey with the MLS. For the full press release via MLS, click here.

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