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Home >Youth Soccer Reporter > Friday, Aug. 22, 2008
U.S. under-17 boys national team head coach Wilmer Cabrera has called 25 players into a week-long mini-camp at the IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla., that will also serve as the final tryout for for a handful of open places for the upcoming fall semester of the team's Residency Program. For ... Read the whole story
To highlight their first year of operation, Brad Friedel's Premier Soccer Academies organized the World Youth Tournament that attracted under-16 national teams from Chile and Venezuela to their campus in Lorain, Ohio, but the winner was the Rush Select XI, representing the Rush soccer program headquartered in Colorado. Read the whole story
FC Dallas has thrown its hat into the competitive world of North Texas youth soccer. The MLS club will have entrants in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy when Texas clubs are added in 2008-09. One of the most promising players is London Woodberry, nephew of former MISL star Terry Woodberry. ... Read the whole story
The Dallas area is a hotbed for soccer, having produced three national championship clubs this year in Andromeda (U-17 and U-18 U.S. Youth Soccer champions), Solar (U-19) and the Dallas Texans Red (U-15), but they should get some competition from Club Deportivo Independiente. Read the whole story
Soccer will take over the village of Barboursville, W. Va. the next two years when it will host the U.S. Youth Soccer Region I Championships. According to the 2000 census, Barboursville has a population of 3,183 -- and that's about as many motel rooms that have been reserved for the ... Read the whole story
The U.S. under-15 girls national team will play three matches in the U-17 division at the 2008 Women's Nike Friendlies this week at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. U.S. coach Mike Dickey has selected 24 players for the event, which features 27 teams in three divisions. For the ... Read the whole story
The U.S. under-14 girls national team has been split into two teams - Team Stars and Team Stripes - for six matches in the U-16 division at the 2008 Women's Nike Friendlies that began Wednesday at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Team Stripes fell to Real So Cal, ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"There are no miracles in football. You have to start to organize youth competitions before you can succeed at a higher level. There is hard work to be done. Where football is developed at youth level, you have a good national team." -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter, saying China must develop youth soccer before it can achieve international success. China has been eliminated from the 2010 World Cup and failed to reach the medal stage of the men's and women's soccer competitions at the Olympics. ...More


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