Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Hits and Misses from Young Stars
by Samuel Charles, November 16th, 2012 1:37AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  video

MOST COMMENTED

[VIDEO PICKS] A wonder volley by a 20-year-old South African in Belgium, a woeful penalty miss from Neymar in New Jersey, and a nice goal from 12-year-old Ben Lederman for Barcelona, in honor of his U-14 call-up for the USA this weekend.

Neymar is the elder statesman in this bunch, at 20. He’s eight months older than Ayanda Patosi, who scored one the best volleys we’ve seen all year, and eight years older than young Lederman, the first American ever to train at Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy.

Brazil finished tied 1-1 with Colombia in their friendly in the USA on Wednesday. Neymar scored a great goal in the the 63rd minute, but Brazil could've won, if the young star hadn’t showed he could also shank penalties with the best of them in the 81st. After his trademark run up, Neymar misses this penalty so badly the Colombian keeper, and players, feel obligated to console the young phenom …



One of the most beautiful goals we’ve seen all year scored for Lokeren, in a 2-1 home win over Standard Liege. The ball never hits the ground once Hamdi Harboui receives this free kick, until it’s inside the net. The Tunisian gets the assist, and Patosi makes sure of it with an incredible volley, ending this impressive sequence in the Belgian Pro League last Friday. All once the ref signals you’re ready to be impressed…



Still just 12, Ben Lederman has been enrolled at La Masia for over a year, and on Saturday he’ll be back home in California with the U.S. U-14s training at the Home Depot Center. We’d like to welcome home what we hope is a bright star of the USMNT future by showing off some of his fancy footwork for a Barca youth team this summer, with “un gol de Hollywood” just four minutes in …



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Canada names team for October friendlies in Africa    
Canada named a 23-player squad that includes eight MLS players and three NASL players for upcoming ...
Under-17 Women's World Cup: Results & Schedule    
Spain's Lorena Navarro scored five goals to lead Spain to a 6-0 win over host Jordan ...
What They're Saying: Arsene Wenger    
"One day, if I'm free, why not?" -- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on Friday saying he ...
What They're Saying: Sam Allardyce    
"Well done! Our journey has begun with our first win together. Looking forward to seeing you ...
This week in men's college soccer    
Albert Ruiz broke a 43-year-old NCAA record for the fastest hat trick to start a game ...
USL Playoffs: Red Bulls II take best record into postseason    
Overall points leader Red Bulls II heads the USL's Eastern Conference playoff field for first-round, sinlge-elimination ...
USMNT: Seven uncapped players who might get call-ups    
Jurgen Klinsmann's only chance to look at new talent before the Hexagonal starts Nov. 11 is ...
USL Playoffs: Sac Republic FC seeks to reclaim crown    
Two Western Conference games kick off the USL playoffs on Friday in the single-elimination tournament that ...
MLS Countdown: Lots on the line for Rapids and Timbers    
The second meeting of the season between Colorado and Portland comes nearly three months after a ...
NWSL Playoffs: Thorns and Spirit open at home    
For the Portland Thorns and Washington Spirit, this weekend's semifinals will mark the first time they've ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives