Our USL 19 team is preparing to travel to Tamba Bay, FL to compete for the title of 2021 USL Academy League Champions! After a strong season in the USL Academy League’s Northeast Division, the joint-team between Inter CT and our friends at AC Connecticut earned us the only Wildcard spot as the league’s best second placed team.
Inter CT players have been well represented throughout this USL season, which kicked-off in May with a 3-1 win over Malaga. They include:
The above players have all contributed to a remarkable season which also sees Inter CT’s own Marty Walker and Leon Othen on the Academy staff.
“It's a great honor to make such a prestigious tournament and to have staff and players from InterCT FC compete at such a high level. The dedication from staff and players turns dreams like this into realities and so we go again to compete with some of the best players in the entire country. Our step into the USL world with our friends at AC Connecticut has proved a great experience and one we will look forward to again and again. . ..”
— Marty Walker, USL Academy Coach
The USL Academy Playoffs will also be contested by Queensboro FC (Northeast Division), Southern Soccer Academy (Southeast), Indy Eleven (East Central), New Mexico United (Southwest), Charlotte Independence (Atlantic), Weston FC (Florida) and San Antonio FC (South Central). Seven teams earned berths by winning their respective regional division; AC Connecticut—for whom we are named as the USL franchise—qualified as the team with the best points per game among all second-place finishers.
The international-style tournament features two groups of four, with each team playing three group phase matches December 2-4 at the Waters Sports Complex, home to USL League Two’s Tampa Bay United. AC Connecticut begins the tournament by facing Atlantic Division champions, Charlotte Independence.
Read up on the extraordinary first year of USL Academy play with the following articles.