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Chattanooga Red Wolves Academy Recognized as Top 100 Club

February 2020: recently published the inaugural edition of the SoccerWire Top 100 Boys Soccer Clubs list, which will become a new monthly series throughout 2020 and beyond. The Chattanooga Red Wolves Academy, in only its first year of existence, clocked in at number 99 for the month of February.

Director of Coaching Danny McBride had this to say: “It is a fantastic achievement to be recognized as one of the top 100 clubs in the nation, but we are not satisfied with that alone. We want to continue to develop great players and great people who have opportunities to succeed in pro soccer, college soccer and in life.”

McBride went on to add, “To accomplish that, we recognize the need to have a quality over quantity mentality. We have one of the strongest coaching staff in the region who works tirelessly to develop the very best players, not just in Chattanooga but across the nation.Our most recent recognition reflects that. We are collectively proud, but hungry to achieve more.”

The ranking is reflective of the success that the Red Wolves Academy teams in Chattanooga and Dalton have achieved over the course of the fall season. This success includes strong performances in the Raleigh Showcase in November along with the Boys Disney Showcase in December. The Red Wolves Academy teams were able to put together one of the strongest showings of any Academy at the prestigious Disney Showcase.

VP of Youth Operations, Matt Yelton, added, “When we started the Red Wolves Academy just over 9 months ago, our focus from the start was to develop a club for players who were committed and serious about reaching the top level of their game. Our ambition is for our players to develop from the youngest of ages into future college and professional players.”

In the first year, the Red Wolves Academy has already seen multiple players sign with several colleges, and several players are now in consideration for a USL Academy contract.

Yelton went on to add, “We know we aren’t the club for every player. We require a high level of commitment and personal discipline. As Danny said, our desire isn’t to be the biggest club, but we do want to be the best and this ranking is just the start of our move up in the youth soccer ranks in the United States.”

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SoccerWire Top 100 Boys Soccer Clubs – February 2020

1. FC Dallas

2. New York City FC

3. Philadelphia Union

4. LA Galaxy

5. Los Angeles FC Academy

6. Seattle Sounders FC

7. San Jose Earthquakes Academy

8. New York Red Bulls

9. Solar SC

10. Chicago Fire Academy

11. Sporting Kansas City

12. Colorado Rapids

13. Atlanta United FC

14. Sockers FC Chicago

15. San Diego Surf SC

16. Real Salt Lake Academy

17. Phoenix Rising FC

18. Washington Premier FC

19. D.C. United

20. De Anza Force

21. Houston Dynamo Academy

22. St. Louis FC Academy

23. North Carolina FC

24. Sacramento Republic FC

25. Portland Timbers

26. Crossfire Premier

27. Crew SC Academy

28. New England Revolution

29. Concorde Fire

30. Strikers FC Irvine

31. St. Louis Scott Gallagher (MO)

32. Eclipse Select SC

33. Bethesda SC

34. Pacific Northwest SC

35. Beach Futbol Club

36. Total Futbol Academy

37. Las Vegas SA

38. Real Salt Lake – Arizona

39. Barca Residency Academy

40. Players Development Academy (PDA)

41. FSA FC

42. Santa Clara Sporting

43. Inter Miami Academy

44. Carolina Elite Soccer Academy (CESA)

45. Weston FC

46. San Antonio FC

47. Napa United

48. Baltimore Celtic

49. Seattle United

50. Penn Fusion Soccer Academy

51. Pipeline SC

52. Nationals

53. GPS New York

54. Albion SC

55. Arlington Soccer

56. Downtown Las Vegas SC

57. Kalonji SA

58. Michigan Wolves Hawks

59. Michigan Jaguars FC

60. California Rush

61. CDA Slammers FC

62. Pateadores

63. Oxnard United SC

64. Heat FC Nevada

65. Midwest United FC

66. Riverside City FC

67. Cincinnati United Premier

68. LA Surf SC

69. Rebels SC

70. Apple Valley SC

71. Sparta United SC

72. Indiana Fire Academy

73. Heritage SC Wolves

74. Laguna United FC

75. Minnesota United FC

76. California Odyssey

77. World Class FC


79. Orange County Surf

80. Celtic SC (CA)

81. Tennessee SC

82. Nashville United SA

83. Manhattan SC

84. Raiders FC

85. FC United Soccer Club

86. FC Golden State

87. NEFC

88. Barca Academy Pro – NY

89. Monterey County SC

90. BOCA Orange County

91. DMCV Sharks

92. Los Angeles United Futbol Academy

93. Real Jersey FC

94. Davis Legacy SC

95. Utah Soccer Alliance

96. La Roca FC

97. Orlando City SC

98. Los Angeles Breakers

👉99. Chattanooga Red Wolves Academy 👈

100. Oklahoma Energy FC