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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The U.S. under-17 national team got two goals from Christian Pulisic, his 15th and 16th of ... U.S. under-17 men's national team roster Nov. 28, 4:40 p.m.
U.S. head coach under-17 men's national team Richie Williams has named a 20-player roster for the ... U.S. Youth Soccer ODP Girls Interregional rosters Nov. 24, 10:59 p.m.
The five-day U.S. Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional began Monday at Spanish River Athletic Park ... 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 ... >> Youth Soccer Reporter Archives