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Mulqueen to head U-13/14 Development Academy team
February 26th, 2013 1:43AM
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[CHARGERS SC] Chargers Soccer Club named former U.S. Olympic team and MLS goalkeeping coach Tim Mulqueen as head coach of the club’s new U-13/14 U.S. Soccer Development Academy team, which will begin play in 2013.

Mulqueen, who has served as boys technical director for Chargers SC Lakewood Ranch since 2011, served on the staff for the U.S. men at the 2008 Olympic Games. He also coached with the Kansas City Wizards and MetroStars in MLS.
 
"Chargers Soccer Club is excited to get started with the U-13/14 U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy team, and the naming of Tim Mulqueen as the team’s head coach is a great first step for us,” Chargers SC Director of Soccer Operations Jim DiNobile said. “Both Chargers SC and the US Soccer Developmental Academy are headed in a positive direction, and our goal as a USSDA club and a Nike Premier Club is to develop the best young players in the Tampa Bay soccer community while following U.S. Soccer's mission.”

Mulqueen is the author with Soccer America's Mike Woitalla of The Complete Soccer Goalkeeper.
 
Chargers Soccer Club provides soccer opportunities to players throughout the Tampa Bay region with programs and fields in the Clearwater, Lakewood Ranch and Tampa communities, covering all sides of Tampa Bay.



2 comments
  1. Jamie Nicewander
    commented on: February 26, 2013 at 2:26 p.m.
    With Charter schools being easier and easier to establish, I am shocked that more MLS teams are not creating satelite academies (ex; mini academy schools in far reaching areas across the united states. Under most Charter school regulations the State would pay for all of the educational needs, (which by the way, after nearly 20 years in education, I can see distance learning and online classes replacing almost all staff in such a charter school), and the MLS team would just have to support the athletic side. It is a very small, low risk investment. It would create talent (each team academy has first rights to contact etc.)and a fan base across the united states for each team, as well as spur on local community teams to step up their game. This could grab young talent before they are corrupted by football, basketball in high schools that typically don't care about soccer programs. I live right on the border and the talent is amazing but there is no investment in the youth in that direction. These don't have to be huge sprawling facilities, there are so many free and city supported amenities that it could be done very cheaply. I really think Academies are where U.S. soccer needs to place its attention.
  1. Jamie Nicewander
    commented on: February 26, 2013 at 2:27 p.m.
    Congrats to Tim and the Chargers!

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