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Home >Youth Soccer Reporter > Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008
By today's standards, South Coast Bayern is a small club with just 13 teams -- five boys and eight girls teams. But the Huntington Beach, Calif.-based club created waves internationally when its U-17 team pounded Brazilian giant Fluminense and beat top clubs from England and Scotland en route to a ... Read the whole story
The Houston area has produced a number of young MLS stars in recent years, including Olympian Stuart Holden and Arturo Alvarez. The champion Houston Dynamo's academy program features a number of promising youngsters, including former U.S. under-17 resident Alex Dixon. Read the whole story
MEMBERSHIP ALERT: Soccer America will kick off its Olympic coverage with a special edition of SoccerAmericaDaily later today with coverage of Wednesday's women's action, including the USA-Norway game in Qinhuangdao. A special edition with U.S. Olympic soccer coverage will appear each day during the Olympics that a U.S. team is ... Read the whole story
Three U.S. boys national teams -- the U-20s, U-18s and U-17s -- spent last week abroad. The U-20s finished third at the Milk Cup in Northern Ireland. The U-18s went 1-2 at a youth tournament in Uruguay, while the U-17s tied Panama twice on the first leg of their three-country ... Read the whole story
The Chicago Fire got two goals from Matt Eliason to beat the short-handed Toronto Lynx, 2-1, in the men's division of the Super-20 North American Finals. Triangle FC beat Parsippany, 4-2, in a shootout to win the girls division after the final ended in a 2-2 tie. Read the whole story
Three 2008 U.S. Youth Soccer girls national champions -- the U-15 and U-16 Dallas Texans and U-14 San Juan Spirits Blue -- will compete in the 2008-09 U.S. Youth Soccer National League, which qualifies the champion and runner-up of each division to the National Championships. For all the entrants ... Read the whole story
[SOCCER ON TV] On Saturday, Aug. 9 at 1 p.m. ET, the 2008 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships will be featured on Fox Soccer Channel during the two-hour highlight show. Read the whole story
The 27th annual San Diego Surf Cup included for the first time an academy division for U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-17/18 teams. The host club won all three academy games. On the girls side, the Mustang Soccer Club won two divisions on the second weekend of play. For all the ... Read the whole story


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"Back in the day, we used to go to tournaments like that and turn them into mini family vacations, maybe go to Sea World, go to the beach, stay in a hotel. So we all just voted no, because it wasn't going to be anything like that." -- Nikole McGinn of Castaic, Calif., on the impact high gas prices and a weak economy have had on her family's summer soccer tournament expeditions (Los Angeles Times). ...More


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