As announced late last week, Chicago Fire Academy goalkeeper Damian Las has been named to the United Soccer Coaches 2018 Youth All-America Team.
A Norridge, Ill. native, Las was recently the first-choice 'keeper for a U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team setup that finished second at the U-17 International Youth Tournament held from Oct. 12-16 in England.
Las becomes one of 47 boys honored as United Soccer Coaches Youth All-Americans this year. The players will be formally acknowledged for their accomplishments at the United Soccer Coaches All-America Ceremony & Reception on Jan. 12, 2019, at the McCormick Place West Building in conjunction with the 2019 United Soccer Coaches Convention in Chicago.
In addition, Las was one of 27 players named to the United Soccer Coaches 2018 Youth Boys All-Central Region Team, alongside fellow Chicago Fire academy players Javier Casas Jr. and Diego Mendoza.
For more on the United Soccer Coaches 2018 awards, visit unitedsoccercoaches.org.