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Home >Youth Soccer Reporter > Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009
The Baltimore Bays and Dallas Texans are No. 1 in Soccer America's annual rankings of the top boys and girls clubs, respectively. For the Top 30 rankings .. Read the whole story
[BOYS TOP 30] For the first time since Soccer America began its annual rankings of the Best Boys Clubs in 2004, the Baltimore Bays are No. 1 in its annual rankings, edging last year's top-ranked club, the Dallas Texans. For a look at Soccer America's Top 30 Boys Clubs ... Read the whole story
[GIRLS TOP 30] A banner year propelled the Dallas Texans back into the top spot in Soccer America's Best Girls Club rankings. They moved ahead of their frequent opponent Eclipse Select on the national stage. For a look at Soccer America's Top 30 Girls Clubs ... Read the whole story
Most folks associate Title IX issues with college athletics, but Title IX litigation or the threat of Title IX litigation is increasingly common in high school sports. In a case receiving national coverage, the New York City Department of Education agreed to move the girls soccer season from the spring ... Read the whole story
Taylor Vancil played every game in goal for the United States at the Under-17 Women's World Cup in November, helping guide the Yanks to a second-place finish. Taylor plays club ball with Illinois powerhouse Eclipse Select even though her family has moved to Colorado. In the fall, she will play ... Read the whole story
Coming off a year in which the USA won the Under-20 Women's World Cup and finished second at the inaugural Under-17 Women's World Cup, the U.S. national youth team program for girls began a new cycle with 48-player megacamps for under-18 and under-20 players in Chula Vista, Calif., and for ... Read the whole story
Chivas USA's U-18 team went 1-2-1 in its first four games at the 24-team Copa Chivas Comex in Guadalajara, Mexico. With one game to play against Brazil's under-17 national team, Chivas USA was fifth in its six-team group. Read the whole story
Izzy Hernandez, coach of the national powerhouse Broughton boys and girls programs, and Mike and Brendan Moylan, co-founders of Hillsborough-based Eurosport, the world's largest soccer retailer, were inducted into the North Carolina Soccer Hall of Fame at its annual banquet on Saturday in Greensboro. Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"What I've found is a lot of women want to coach and they aren't being invited in, and once they are in they don't find it a very friendly territory." -- University of Southern California sociology professor Michael Messner, author of the upcoming book, "It's All for the Kids: Gender, Families and Youth Sports," on his eight-year study of youth soccer, finding that men are routinely drafted for coaching duties while women are moved into "team parent" roles. (Vancouver Sun) ...More


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