US Soccer released their academy player awards for this season and FC Dallas had a few players listed including first teamer and Homegrown signee Kellyn Acosta.
For the Under-18s, who won their conference for the fourth straight year, Acosta took home U.S. Soccer Development Academy Central Conference Player of the Year honors. Acosta has yet to make his FC Dallas first team debut, but has featured on the bench in eight games this season.
The U-18s had three players named to the U-17/18 Central Conference Starting XI. Along with Acosta, defender Kris Reaves earned Starting XI honors. Reaves, who is committed to play at Wake Forest after next year's 2013/2014 season, played in 27 of 30 matches for the U-18s this year. The other honoree was forward Bobby Edet, the Furman-commit who played in all 30 games for the U-18s this season and scored 17 goals, tied for the most in the Central Conference.
The Under-16s recently completed a very successful season that saw them go 23-5-2 in 30 league games. They had two players honored from that team on the US Soccer Development Academy U-15/16 Central Conference Starting XI.
Central defender Jordan Cano, who started all three games playing up with the U-18s in June's Playoffs, was named to the All-Conference team while forward Santiago Agudelo was the other honoree. Agudelo finished second in the entire U-16 Development Academy with a ridiculous 24 goals in 27 games, including five goals in three playoff games.