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 Roster: U.S. U-15 girls convene in Carson Aug. 28, 4:36 p.m. |
The U.S. U-15 girls national team gathers for its third camp of 2015. A 24-player squad ... Roster: New cycle begins for U.S. U-20 men's team Aug. 28, 3:29 p.m.
Coach Tab Ramos, who in June guided the USA to a quarterfinal appearance at the 2015 ... Tab Ramos: 'We need more players who can make important plays' Aug. 25, 2:10 p.m.
In the wake of announcing new Player Development Initiatives -- standardizing small-sided play through U-12 and ... U.S. U-17s finish Czech tourney with win over Ukraine Aug. 24, 12:36 p.m.
The U.S. U-17 boys national team, which is headed to the 2015 U-17 World Cup in ... U.S. Roster: Younger group gathers for U-20 women's camp Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m.
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The U.S. U-15 boys national team, coached by John Hackworth, tied England 2-2 and 3-3 in ... U.S. U-17 boys fall to Russia and Slovenia Aug. 20, 1:42 p.m.
The U.S. U-17 boys national team opened the Vaclav Jezek Tournament in the Czech Republic with ... U.S. U-18 women tie and lose to Mexico's U-20s Aug. 17, 11:26 p.m.
The U.S. U-18 women's national team finished its nine-day training camp in Mexico City with two ... Roster: U.S. U-17s boys head to Czech Republic Aug. 17, 2:05 p.m.
For its first gathering since the draw for the 2015 U-17 World Cup, Coach Richie Williams ... U.S. U-18s boys finish fifth at Nordic Cup Aug. 10, 10:05 p.m.
The U.S. U-18 boys national team beat Finland, 2-1, to take fifth place at the 2015 ... >> Youth Soccer Reporter Archives