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Home >Youth Soccer Reporter > Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009
It's a long way from Bradenton, Fla., and the U.S. U-17 residency camp to Kano, Nigeria -- 36 hours, five airports, four plane rides and two bus rides -- but that's path Wilmer Cabrera's boys took to get to the 2009 Under-17 World Cup. Despite the absence of several highly ... Read the whole story
The USA opens play at the U-17 World Cup in Kano, Nigeria, on Monday against mighty Spain. Perhaps no national team has produced more stars from its under-17 program than Spain, whose youth graduates include Iker Casillas and Xavi (1997), Pepe Reina (1999), Andres Iniesta and Fernando Torres (2001), David ... Read the whole story
All three of the USA's group games at the Under-17 World Cup in Nigeria will be televised. For the U.S. television schedule and U.S. numerical roster ... Read the whole story
New Jersey's PDA Pele will represent the United States at the 2010 Volkswagen Junior Masters in South Africa thanks to a 2-0 win over the Lower Merion Magic in Sunday's final of the under-12 competition at Washington's RFK Stadium. Read the whole story
Northern Virginia Majestics/Royals edged the MPS Bulldogs/Renegades as the Super Y-League's top club in its annual First and Second-11 club rankings for the 2009 regular season. Mountain WFC won the boys rankings and the Washington Freedom won the girls rankings. Read the whole story
Cleveland's St. Ignatius is No. 1 in the NSCAA/adidas High School Boys Fall Rankings. For the complete Top 25 ... Read the whole story
Minnesota's Woodbury is No. 1 in the NSCAA/adidas High School Girls Fall Rankings. For the complete Top 25 ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"The tests will start today and continue throughout the competition, because it's important to make sure that no player is over 17. The results will be transparent; we have no reason to hide them." -- FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke on the random use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) wrist scans to check players' ages at the Under-17 World Cup. Before the tournament, host Nigeria dropped 15 players following its own MRI testing. Gambia's Baby Scorpions had 11 players from their 2009 African championship team not continue with team after MRI tests were conducted. (fifa.com) ...More


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