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Toledo Celtics Are Now Members of the United States Development Academy

By Brent Thielen, 06/29/19, 10:30AM EDT


It is with great pleasure that I and our organization announce our next step forward in the progression and evolution our club, the level of soccer in Northwest Ohio, and the connection we share with the soccer playing world. Through great coordination and effort among multiple clubs across Ohio, The Toledo Celtics Soccer Club will be joining the Internationals Development Academy as an Affiliate Club.

The U.S. Soccer Development Academy represents the highest platform of development of our youth soccer players. Currently the DA provides the highest percentage of players represented on the US Men’s National Team and US Youth National Team. They set the standard to create an elite environment for the top youth soccer league in the country with a mission to make soccer the preeminent sport in the U.S. For more information, please visit .

The Toledo Celtics Soccer Club will be the only soccer club in the greater Toledo area that will be an Affiliate Club with the Internationals DA. We are honored to partner with the clubs and organizations that have harmonized to make this reality. The opportunity we have created for the boys affiliated with our club is tremendous, and we are confident in the talent that we have in our corner of Ohio.

We look forward to opening the next door for soccer in the Toledo area, and eagerly await the bright future for our players at the Toledo Celtics Soccer Club.


Lee Aliakbar

Chief Executive Officer