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Home >Youth Soccer Reporter > Friday, May 22, 2009
The Derby County Wolves (Michigan) and Crossfire Premier (Washington) are the only clubs averaging 2.00 or more points per game in both age groups of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, which moved into the final month of the regular season with the Spring Showcase kicking off on Friday and continuing ... Read the whole story
Thirty-six players were selected by U.S. Soccer staff coaches to represent the U.S. Soccer Development Academy in matches against the U.S. U-17 national team as part of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Spring Showcase in Sarasota, Fla. The Chicago Fire, currently undefeated in the Academy's Frontier Division, and FC Delco ... Read the whole story
Cal South, which has produced 17 U.S. Youth Soccer national champions over the last five years, recently concluded in State Cup competition for the U-14 to U-18 age groups in which West Coast FC and Slammers FC won two boys and girls titles, respectively. For all the U-14 to U-18 ... Read the whole story
State Cup finals were recently held in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Oregon. Among the big winners were Sereno White with six boys and girls titles in U-14 to U-18 Arizona age groups and LV Premier, which took four championships in the U-14 to U-18 Nevada age groups. For the results ... Read the whole story
The Washington Post examines youth soccer in Northern Virginia, where players chase college scholarships dreams, playing year-round soccer. It's particularly difficult in the spring when Virginia sponsors high school soccer. Players juggle games with two teams, playing a heavy prep schedule and showcase club events. As Notre Dame women's coach ... Read the whole story


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