Jacksonville Armada FC Youth Academy is excited to share another player success story.

David Mejia will join the Atlanta United FC U17 Development Academy next season.

Having participated with the Armada FC Youth Academy DA program for the last two seasons, David is following his dreams to play professional by moving on to Atlanta United FC. David will join fellow Armada Youth academy player, Garrison Tubbs, in Atlanta for next years US Soccer’s Development Academy season.


From day one David has shown not only the quality but the mentality to push to be a pro. David has been a joy to coach and I wish him all the best in Atlanta. Atlanta continues to develop, produce, and sign young pros from their academy. This will be a great fit for both the player and the club.
— Pat Cannon, JAFCYA DA Director

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“I am so glad to have landed at Armada. The coaches were supportive and challenged me everyday to continue growing as a player. I made great friends and met some wonderful families. This opportunity to play at Atlanta United is a very exciting one and I am honored that they believe in me. I will continue to work hard everyday to get to the next level and achieve my dreams.”

- David Mejia.


We are extremely excited to bring David from such a great club that promotes their players growth and development, we know that David is well prepared for this environment coming from a great situation and we have high hopes for his success at Atlanta United. We rate David very highly and we looking forward to watching him grow here. I would like to thank the club and staff at Armada for their continued support of their player’s futures.
— Tony Annan, Atlanta United DA Director


David joins a list of former Armada Academy players the last two years to move onto MLS and foreign professional academies:

Owen Guske - Portland Timbers FC

Garrison Tubbs - Atlanta United FC

Wilfredo Rivera - Orlando City FC

Kyle Linge - FC Carl Zeiss Jena (Germany)

Damien Iamarino - Chievo Verona (Italy)

David Mejia - Atlanta United FC