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: Ten MLS players named by for Bermuda friendly    
Toronto FC teammates Jonathan Osorio and Toisant Ricketts lead a Canada squad that includes younger players ...
MLS Expansion: St. Louis funding effort in limbo again    
The good news for backers of an MLS expansion team in St. Louis seeking public funding ...
MLS Business: MNUFC hits Target with jersey sponsor    
That famous bulls-eye known to shoppers around the country will be prominently displayed on an MLS ...
What They're Saying: Arsene Wenger    
"Offside is what makes the team be together. It's a big quality of a team sport. ...
MLS Moves: Galaxy uses TAM again on Joao Pedro    
In the space of just a few days, the Galaxy has completely revamped its midfield. After ...
Datebook: MLS preseason schedules    
MLS players will begin returning to their clubs as soon as Saturday. The first preseason friendly ...
Video Pick: Coaches make fools of themselves    
Honduras coach Jorge Luis Pinto and his Panama counterpart Bolillo Gomez fail the role-model test when ...
What They're Saying: Ryan Hollingshead    
"Originally when I hit the concrete I was like, 'I'm going to be out for years ...
MLS Moves: Jeffrey signs new deal with D.C. United    
After setting career highs for games played and starts in a season since leaving Germany for ...
U.S. Abroad: Gyau moves to German 3. Liga    
Joe Gyau became the third American to join German 3. Liga club Sonnenhof Grossaspach when he ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives