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Home >Youth Soccer Reporter > Monday, Sept. 29, 2014
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Gedion Zelalem, who was born in Germany to Ethiopian parents but raised in Maryland, where he played for OBGC Rangers, scored after a solo effort for Arsenal's U-19 team in a UEFA Youth League match against Galatasaray. Read the whole story
[CHULA VISTA CAMP] U.S. under-20 women's national team coach Michelle French will begin a new cycle with a week-long training camp for 32 players beginning Oct. 12-19 in Chula Vista, California. The team includes four holdovers from the USA's 2014 U-20 Women's World Cup team. There is only one current ... Read the whole story
[DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY] Orlando City's U-15/16s beat the previously unbeaten Capital Area RailHawks Academy-CASL, 2-0, on Saturday to improve to 4-0-0 in the 2014-15 Development Academy. Read the whole story
[7UP SUENO ALIANZA] After tryouts in 12 cities across the USA, 48 players from a dozen U.S. states have been selected to compete on U-16 and U-19 teams at the 7Up Sueno Alianza National Finals Oct. 1-5 in Miami, where they will perform for scouts from Mexican clubs and the ... Read the whole story
[PANAMA U-17 TOURNAMENT] U.S. under-17 men's national team head coach Richie Williams named a 20-player roster for the four-team Panama U-17 International Tournament Oct. 1-5 at Estadio Maracana in Panama City. Read the whole story

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Nicole Farley, who coaches at Southern California's Laguna United SC and Dana High School, says "I feel girls can express themselves easier with a female coach. Whether that be feeling more confident to demonstrate a skill or simply asking a question. Having a female coach is easier for girls ... Read the whole story
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Southwest Ohio Youth Soccer met some parent resistance when it announced a "silent soccer weekend" in which parents were restricted to clapping. “We were a little unsure at first how we as parents were going to keep quiet and not cheer on our children,” said Amy Forte, a Thunder United ... Read the whole story

The Two-Ref System Revisited

Two years ago, I wrote about The Two-Ref System: Its Flaws and How to Cope. The two-ref system is still only used widely in American high school soccer and I will be very happy when the two refs finally become one ref and two ARs in all outdoor soccer games. With much of the United States playing high school soccer during the fall, now's a good time to revisit this antiquated system. ...More

The case for a full-service club: rec to comp

How important is it for a club to offer all levels of play -- rec to comp? ...More

Crucial Concussion Evaluation Info for Coaches

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