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Home >Youth Soccer Reporter > Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
Mallory Pugh of Mountain Vista High School (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) has been named 2014-15 Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year. Pugh, who started for the USA at the 2014 U-20 World Cup and is eligible for the 2016 U-20 World Cup, had 24 goals and 12 assists for ... Read the whole story
Coach Jitka Klimkova is overseeing a 24-player U.S. U-19 women's national team squad in a May 16-23 camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. Read the whole story
Midfielder Jack Harrison of Berkshire School (Sheffield, Mass.) was named the 2014-15 Gatorade National Boys Soccer Player of the Year -- the 30th player to win the award whose previous winners included several future pro stars, such as Claudio Reyna, Lee Nguyen and Alecko Eskandarian. Read the whole story
U.S. U-17 girls national team coach B.J. Snow has named a 28-player roster for a May 9-16 camp at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. Read the whole story
Coach Javier Perez's U.S. boys national team, captained by goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann, won 1-0 and lost 3-1 to Bosnia & Herzegovina U-19s during their April camp in Bosnia. Minnesota product, Mukwelle Akale, who plays for Spanish club Villarreal's Juvenil A team, scored both U.S. goals. Read the whole story
Coach Michelle French has named a 24-player roster for a May 9-18 camp in Carson, Calif. Read the whole story
Coach Brian Johnson has named a 20-player U.S. U-14 boys national team squad a May 7-17 camp in Croatia that will include games against Croatia and Serbia. The trip marks the U-14s’ second foreign trip and fourth camp of the year. They went to Spain in February and in April ... Read the whole story
Coach Richie Williams has called in a 20-player squad for a May 2-11 camp at the New York Red Bulls' practice facility East Hanover, N.J., as preparations continue for the 2015 U-17 World Cup hosted by Chile in October. Read the whole story

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At age 16, Mallory Pugh started all four U.S. games at the 2014 U-20 Women's World Cup. So it's little surprise that Pugh, as a high school junior, was named 2014-15 Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year. Between this year's U-20 national team camps - she's eligible for the 2016 U-20 World Cup - Pugh managed to score had 24 goals and 12 assists for Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch, Colo. She also scored 17 goals in 13 appearances for Real Colorado during the 2014-15 ECNL season. "Mallory Pugh is an incredibly exciting player," says Tony ...More

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