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Home > Youth Soccer Reporter > Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008
Schulz Academy, which finished third in the 2007-08 U.S. Soccer Academy's U-16 Age Group, opened the 2008-09 season with a 2-0 win over Birmingham United and 0-0 tie with Atlanta Fire United. Read the whole story
U.S. U-17 girls national team coach Kazbek Tambi will welcome 24 players on Friday as he works on cutting down his squad to 21 players for the inaugural Under-17 Girls World Cup being held Oct. 28-Nov. 16 in New Zealand. For the complete roster ... Read the whole story
Surprise South American champion Colombia has called up three U.S.-based players and runner-up Brazil has brought in one player for training camps that begin this week to prepare for the Under-17 Girls World Cup being held later this fall in New Zealand. Read the whole story
Dylan Mencia drives two and a half hours each way from his home in Pennsylvania to practice with the New York Red Bulls academy team. The high school junior capped his his 2007-08 season with the Red Bulls by scoring in their 3-1 win over Inter Milan's Serie A U-17 ... Read the whole story
Rockhurst is ranked No. 1 in the first NSCAA/adidas high school boys national rankings of the fall. The Missouri school got two goals from all-state midfielder Alex Sweetin in a 3-0 victory over Shawnee Mission West to open the 2008 season. For the complete Top 25 ... Read the whole story
The Pennington School, the top-ranked team in the first NSCAA/adidas high school girls national rankings of the fall, traveled to Maryland, where it beat  St. John's (D.C.), 6-2, and Bishop O'Connell (Va.), 4-1, at the McDonogh (Md.) Invitational. For the complete Top 25 ... Read the whole story
U.S. Club Soccer has announced a sanctioning agreement with the Northern Illinois Soccer League, which currently serves over 12,000 players in 86 Chicago-area communities. Read the whole story

What They're Saying

"Some parents said their child didn't get enough playing time. There were complaints from coaches about some mouthy players, some girls who I'm going to have to talk to." -- Diana Presta, commissioner of the Mission Viejo (Calif.) League, one of the nation's largest AYSO leagues with more than 3,000 players, on the extent to which parents went to contact her during last Saturday's opening day. Between 8:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m., while she refereed the game,  Presta received 24 e-mails, eight voice messages and a couple of text messages from parents. (Orange County Register) ...More

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