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Home >Youth Soccer Reporter > Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013
[UNDER-17 WORLD CUP] For the first time ever, the Under-17 World Cup will take place without the USA. The 2013 edition kicks off Thursday in the United Arab Emirates, where 24 teams will compete at six venues. Read the whole story
[VIDEO PICK: History] The Under-17 World Cup has been a springboard to greatness for many players since the first tournament -- an under-16 championship -- was held in China in 1985. Players who have gone on to win World Cup titles include Brazil's Ronaldinho and Spaniards Xavi and Andres Iniesta, ... Read the whole story
[VIDEO PICK: Tournoi de Limoges] The U.S. under-18 men's national team beat the Czech Republic, 2-0, and Poland, 2-0, to finish unbeaten at the Tournoi de Limoges in France. The host team also won its last two games after it played to a 2-2 tie with the USA in the ... Read the whole story
[WEEKLY RANKINGS] St. Benedict's Prep, No. 1 in the NSCAA High School Fall Boys Top 25, extended its unbeaten streak last week to 68 games. Mason (Ohio) and Jesuit (Carmichael, Calif.) each moved up one spot to No. 2 and No. 3. For the complete Top 25 rankings ... Read the whole story
[WEEKLY RANKINGS] Exeter (N.H.) remained No. 1 and Germantown (Tenn.) Houston moved into a tie with Northport (N.Y.) at No. 2 in the NSCAA High School Fall Girls Top 25 rankings. For the complete Top 25 rankings ... Read the whole story


GotSoccer Insanity: Ranking 9-year-olds! Really?

America is obsessed with rankings. From NCAA football and basketball to top high school recruits across the sporting spectrum, the American sports fan has no shortage of statistics and ratings in every professional and college sport. Unfortunately, team rankings have leached into youth sports as well, where any benefit they bring is far outweighed by the negative consequences of rating young athletes and teams during their developmental years. ...More


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