Springboard to greatness
[VIDEO PICK: History] The Under-17 World Cup has been a springboard to greatness for many players since the first tournament -- an under-16 championship -- was
held in China in 1985.
Players who have gone on to win World Cup titles include Brazil's Ronaldinho, Italians Alessandro Del Piero, Gianluigi Buffon and Francesco Totti and Spaniards like Iker Casillas, Xavi and Andres Iniesta, among others.
On the American front, Landon Donovan starred in the 1999 tournament in New Zealand and Jozy Altidore, a relative unknown at the time, played in the
For a look at some of these greats in U-17 action, including a blond-haired Donovan ...
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[AWARDS] Carmine Colasurdo, who was named the Championship Game MVP in leading Parsippany SC to the ... Four-on-four competition moves to Queens July 26, 10:04 p.m.
[MLS FUTBOLITO] The 12th edition of ¡MLS Futbolito!, Major League Soccer's 4-v-4 tournament, moves to Flushing ... Two Americans are among contest winners July 26, 8:14 p.m.
[UNREAL AROUND THE WORLD] Kelsey Waller from Reno, Nev., and Peter Touros from Queens, N.Y., were ... New national boys competition will be launched July 26, 7:38 p.m.
[BOYS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP] A new national boys competition was launched with the formation of the 24-club ... Lara scores four goals in FC Dallas Youth in semifinal win July 26, 7:30 p.m.
[U.S. YOUTH SOCCER] Sergio Lara scored four goals to lead FC Dallas Youth Premier to a ... New Jersey's PDA wins first national championship July 20, 1:55 a.m.
[DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY] Brian White scored one goal and set up Ryan Peterson for the second goal ... LA Galaxy Academy wins second U-15/16 title July 19, 11:35 p.m.
[DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY] The LA Galaxy Academy got goals from Dylan Smith and Juan Orozco to beat ... Garcia named NPL general manager July 6, 2:38 a.m.
[U.S. CLUB SOCCER] Leo Garcia has been named the National Premier Leagues General Manager, filling a ... Spaanstra leads Michigan Hawks to U-14 title July 6, 2:35 a.m.
[ECNL] Alexa Spaanstra's eighth goal in five games broke a 2-2 tie and give the Michigan ... PDA completes back-to-back national championships July 6, 2:31 a.m.
[ECNL] PDA won the under-18 division at the Elite Clubs National League National Finals with a ... >> Youth Soccer Reporter Archives