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 ...
|Recent Youth Soccer Reporter id2 all-stars headed to Argentina in 2015 Nov. 23, 12:29 a.m. |
[U.S. CLUB SOCCER] The annual National Selection International Tour is heading to South America for the ... 2014 NSCAA Youth Girls All-America Team Nov. 22, 11:50 p.m.
[AWARDS] Real Colorado's Mallory Pugh, who started for the USA at the Under-20 Women's World Cup ... 2014 NSCAA Youth Boys All-America Team Nov. 22, 11:47 p.m.
[AWARDS] Amirgy Pineda from the Fullerton (Calif.) Rangers was named the 2014 Youth Boys Player of ... ODP Boys Thanksgiving Interregional rosters Nov. 22, 12:06 p.m.
[U.S. YOUTH SOCCER] Rosters are set for the annual U.S. Youth Soccer ODP Boys Thanksgiving Interregional, ... Orlando City U-16s off to 4-0-0 start Sept. 28, 7:26 p.m.
[DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY] Orlando City's U-15/16s beat the previously unbeaten Capital Area RailHawks Academy-CASL, 2-0, on Saturday ... A dozen states represented on Alianza teams Sept. 27, 11:01 p.m.
[7UP SUENO ALIANZA] After tryouts in 12 cities across the USA, 48 players from a dozen ... Jamieson and Arriola lead comeback win in Buenos Aires Sept. 7, 12:21 a.m.
[USA UNDER-20 MEN] The U.S. under-20 national team won its second game in three days against ... Gaspar returns home as CJSA technical director Aug. 22, 3:18 p.m.
[YOUTH SOCCER] Dan Gaspar, who served as an assistant coach on Iran's 2014 World Cup team, ... Horan gets untracked as USA edges Brazil Aug. 9, 12:56 a.m.
[UNDER-20 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP] The USA recovered from a 2-0 loss to Germany to beat Brazil, ... Super-20 League All-Tournament Team July 26, 10:26 p.m.
[AWARDS] Carmine Colasurdo, who was named the Championship Game MVP in leading Parsippany SC to the ... >> Youth Soccer Reporter Archives