Tab Ramos auditions new talent for U-20 World Cup
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Mar. 23, 3:44 p.m.
Coach Tab Ramos has called up three players to the U.S. U-20 national team, which is preparing for the U-20 World Cup in New Zealand May 30-June 20, who have never been part of a U.S. youth national team.
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George Altirs boosts New Jersey-area youth ball
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Mar. 20, 7:40 a.m.
As a boy, George Altirs spent his free time playing as much soccer as possible in the village of Mejdlaya in Lebanon.
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Are tire crumbs on fields a cancer threat?
Posted by Dev Mishra on Mar. 18, 12:11 p.m.
Some environmental and health advocacy groups have claimed that the crumb rubber infill, used in artificial fields since the 1990s, has contributed to cancer cases in soccer, football, and field hockey players.
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A World Cup for Richie Williams, better late than never
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Mar. 17, 4:16 a.m.
Richie Williams might just be the USA's most successful player who never played in a World Cup.
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USA avoids debacle in U-17 World Cup qualifying
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Mar. 16, 1:13 p.m.
Ultimately, the USA's quest to qualify for the 2015 Under-17 World Cup hinged on shots from the penalty spot in its sixth game of the Concacaf U-17 Championship after a scoreless tie with Jamaica.
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Americans down to one last chance at U-17 World Cup qualifying
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Mar. 12, 11:32 a.m.
One of the U.S. national team program's consistencies for nearly three decades was that the USA always qualified for the U-17 World Cup.
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Video Games vs. Youth Soccer, the mismatch
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Mar. 11, 2:30 a.m.
In an article by John O'Sullivan, founder of Changing the Game Project, he writes that three out of four young athletes leave organized sports by the age of 13. And that many, especially boys, turn to video games.
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USA clashes with U.S. products in U-17 World Cup qualifying quest
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Mar. 9, 10:44 p.m.
One of the players aiming to prevent the USA from clinching a spot at the 2015 U-17 World Cup when it faces Jamaica on Wednesday is Texan Nathaniel Adamolekun.
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U.S. U-17s fare well in their first big test
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Mar. 9, 2:31 a.m.
The bad news: The USA blew a chance to clinch a spot at the 2015 U-17 World Cup on Sunday. The Americans led Honduras 2-1 when in the 88th minute David Sanchez scored with his shoulder to earn the host of the U-17 Concacaf Championship a 2-2 tie. The good news: The USA will qualify if it beats Jamaica on ...
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Kevin Payne (Q&A, Part 2): Competing groups create dynamism
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Mar. 5, 8:59 p.m.
Longtime MLS executive Kevin Payne served as D.C. United president during its golden years of the 1990s and has also held key positions with U.S. Soccer. Payne became U.S. Club Soccer's CEO in January.
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'Clubs are the building blocks' (Kevin Payne Q&A, Part 1)
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Mar. 3, 5:04 p.m.
Longtime MLS executive Kevin Payne served as D.C. United president during its golden years of the 1990s and has also held key positions with U.S. Soccer. Payne became U.S. Club Soccer's CEO in January. U.S. Club Soccer, which gained U.S. Soccer Federation membership in 2001, has member clubs and leagues in all 50 states, runs national and state cup competitions, ...
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Reffing the Problem Player
Posted by Randy Vogt on Feb. 27, 2:08 a.m.
You and I, and truly all of humanity, have a wonderful potential to make a difference in the world. All we need to do at first is to get started. Arguably the most significant thing that I ever did was start refereeing when I was 16 years old.
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High School vs. Club: Can this storm be sent out to sea?
Posted by Greg Winkler on Feb. 23, 9:52 p.m.
This soccer storm, with some collaboration and communication, can be blown out to sea or it could devastate and rock the soccer world.
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Six Reasons Parents Should Not Watch Practice
Posted by Skye Eddy Bruce on Feb. 17, 4:44 p.m.
The idea for this article struck me as I sat in my car after dropping off a carpool of girls to practice last week. I was scheduled to drive the carpool both ways and it made sense to stay at the fields for practice as the fields were 30 minutes from my house.
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Building club affinity: One surefire method to bond members
Posted by Charlie Slagle on Feb. 11, 8:10 p.m.
By Charlie Slagle
Club leaders should always attempt to build club affinity. This can be a difficult chore if the club has multiple teams in a single age bracket. Tension between the families and toward the club of these teams can develop due to the inevitable placing of players.
In addition to running a club with great business practices, club ...
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