Zach Jackson a member of the Texans Academy program has been selected to attend the United States men’s under 17 national camp from July 22-29.
Jackson the oldest of five children in his family is one of the top soccer players in Houston at any age and is the lone area player headed to the U.S. camp under coach Richie Williams.
Only three players from the state of Texas were selected.
He has been a member of the Texans since 9 years of age and a regular at Houston Dynamo games reminding us of the value of seeing professional soccer live. His family has season tickets.
Jackson is being recruited by Akron, Furman, Stanford, Kentucky, Clemson, Louisville, Wake Forest, UCLA , Tulsa and North Carolina which is quite impressive.
His father is a former player at Furman and he is coached by Scott James and Carl Fleming.
Jackson would be the perfect candidate to sign professionally and get into a professional environment provided there is enough financial reward and guarantee of education. When MLS begins to have the system in place to handle a player like this is when real strides can be made in player development to begin the process earlier.
Then the league can see the fruits of more players in starting roles at 19 and 20 years of age.
The U.S. Soccer Academy tournament continues tonight. At 9pm Solar of Dallas will play FC Dallas for a trip to the finals . All games are at the Houston Amateur Sports Park down 288.