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 U.S. U-17s Gallardo and Wright put five past England Dec. 11, 9:44 p.m. |
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[SUPER Y-LEAGUE] New Jersey-based Ironbound SC claimed the club's fourth championship in the past four seasons ... U.S. under-18 women's national team roster Dec. 10, 3:02 a.m.
[CHULA VISTA CAMP] U.S. women's technical director April Heinrichs has called up 24 players, all but ... U.S. under-20 women's national team roster Dec. 10, 3:01 a.m.
[SUNRISE CAMP] NCAA Division I champion UCLA is sending All-Americans Katelyn Rowland and Darian Jenkins to ... USA falls to Portugal in U-17 opener Dec. 10, 2:59 a.m.
[NIKE INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] A goal from Goncalo Vieira on a free kick in stoppage time gave ... Kings Hammer, Carlsbad and Bay Oaks U-17s perfect Dec. 9, 7:06 a.m.
[NATIONAL LEAGUE] Eight teams won all four game in the first stage of girls play in ... Soccer on the Air Dec. 9, 7:04 a.m.
[NIKE INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] The remaining under-17 matches at the 2013 Nike International Friendlies will be streamed ... U.S. under-17 men's national team roster Dec. 9, 7:01 a.m.
[DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY WINTER SHOWCASE] A second U.S. under-17 men's national team will be playing at Premier ... U.S. under-17 men's national team roster Dec. 9, 7 a.m.
[NIKE INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] U.S. under-17 men's national team head coach Richie Williams named a 20-player roster ... Joya wins Mexico's sub-20 title with Santos Dec. 3, 2:54 a.m.
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Benji Joya, who played for the USA at the 2013 U-20 World Cup, started ... >> Youth Soccer Reporter Archives