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The Match Between Next Gen & DME Daytona Was A Huge Success

April 21, 2023

With more than 200 fans & supporters in attendance, the match between the Next Generation 04/05 team and the HS National Team from DME Academy in Daytona was a huge success.  This exhibition was of course about soccer but more importantly, it was an opportunity to build culture and showcase the vision for this partnership between DME Academy, Sarasota, and DME Academy, Daytona. With Carousel’s Icery on hand, games for the kids, candy stations, apparel for purchase, and all proceeds going to fund the Sarasota club’s tournament participation, it was a great experience for everyone in attendance.

The match itself featured some hard-nosed play and boasted some incredible soccer by both teams. The boys from the south played hard in front of the home crowd and had plenty of chances to score but DME Daytona found the back of the net with some dynamic play and cool finishing.

“We were happy to take the bus down here and scrimmage Sarasota. That team is strong & they played well. There are some really good players here already and we’re going to keep building the DME Soccer program across this state. Thank you for the hospitality to JT, Jared, and the rest of the Sarasota team that organized the event. We’ll definitely be back down or have the boys up to our field to play soon.” says, Todd Eason, Director of Soccer

This game is much more about opportunities and pathways than it is about the scoreline. Some of the Sarasota boys are already guest playing with the National team at DME, but this event was really set up to unite the fronts and let club members down here see the vision for pathways for our committed and skilled players in our area.


Check out the full photo gallery here! 

A special “Thank You” to:

The Planning Committee (Paula, Chandra, Jen, and support staff)


US Officials

Angie Fairweather (Photography) 
The Players & Coaches
Fans & Supporters