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NFL team threatens to pave over youth soccer fields
by Mike Woitalla, September 26th, 2013 3:34AM

TAGS:  youth boys, youth girls


[MEDIA ROUNDUP] A San Francisco 49ers parking lot proposal threatens soccer fields, former U.S. captain John Harkes' delight in coaching youth ball, an anti-trust case in youth soccer, and an embezzlement apology are among the intriguing youth soccer stories around the web ...

That the San Francisco 49ers, who figured out their new stadium is short 5,000 parking spaces, are considering paving over nearby soccer fields has caused an uproar, reports the San Jose Mercury News. ...

Former U.S. captain John Harkes, a candidate whenever an MLS coaching job opens, tells Jeff Bradley why he's happy coaching youth ball, at

Eric Sondheimer weighs in on the high school vs. club battle in the Los Angeles Times. Besides angry high school sports officials, he speaks with representatives of Chivas USA and U.S. Soccer.

Gary Redenbacher explains how a violation of antitrust law prompted the attorney general to take action against Northern California youth soccer organization, in the San Lorenzo Press Banner.

The treasurer who admitted stealing $120,000 from a New Jersey youth soccer organization has been ordered by a Lehigh County judge to issue a public apology. At least 200 people will be on hand at a high school soccer field to hear him say he's sorry, according to the Lehigh Valley Express-Times.

  1. tom brown
    commented on: September 26, 2013 at 5:19 a.m.
    nfl is like us army.
  1. Colleen Bertiglia
    commented on: September 26, 2013 at 10:52 a.m.
    The link to the story by Eric Sondheimer in the Los Angeles Times about HS sports vs club does not appear to be live. Can you check on this? It goes to the interview with John Harkes.
  1. Scott Nelson
    commented on: September 26, 2013 at 11:59 a.m. LA Times article link. Here's the synopsis: Us soccer Says: Academy=Good High Schools officials say: Academy =Bad With a final statement inferring that Academy players are selfish for letting their schools down to chase the dream of pro ball. If you are looking for a deeper insight into this complicated topic, keep moving

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