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Home >Youth Soccer Reporter > Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008
The 2008 NSCAA/adidas Youth All-Americans include five boys honorees who have made verbal commitments to attend Akron. On the girls side, four players have made verbal commitments to play for national champion North Carolina. For all the boys and girls selections and their college plans ... Read the whole story
Phoenix New Times reporter John Dickerson provides a long expose on the state of youth soccer in Arizona. The warm weather provides year-round opportunities for youth soccer, and the state's recent growth has fueled a cottage industry that feeds off the youth soccer boom. At the heart of the problem ... Read the whole story
Mike Matkovic, recently hired as U.S. under-18 men's national team coach, will hold a 72-player mega-camp beginning Sunday at The Home Depot Center. The players were all born 1991, making them eligible for the 2009 and 2011 Under-20 World Cups. They range rang from high school sophomores to college freshmen, ... Read the whole story
The annual Disney's Soccer Showcase kicks off Saturday at the Disney's Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., with boys action in four age groups as well as the U.S. Youth Soccer ODP Super Group featuring regional teams in the 1992 and 1993 age groups. Read the whole story
The Youth Soccer Reporter will be providing daily coverage of the Disney's Soccer Showcase presented by Chelsea Football Club, beginning with coverage of boys play on Dec. 28 and continuing through to Jan. 4 with coverage of the girls competition. Read the whole story
Those players and fans attending the 2008 Disney's Soccer Showcase should connect by joining the "I'm spending the holidays at Disney's Soccer Showcase" on Facebook. Read the whole story


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"The [youth soccer] system is broken in the U.S. Not least because you actually have to pay to play. Some kids are paying as much as $5,000 a year just to play for a decent club team." -- Aston Villa goalie Brad Friedel, whose Premier Soccer Academies located in Lorain, Ohio, offers a residency program free of charge to top youth players. (si.com ...More


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