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Home >Youth Soccer Reporter > Sunday, April 6, 2014
[USA UNDER-17 MEN] The U.S. under-17 national team rolled to another tournament title, crushing host Bosnia-Herzegovina, 4-1, to win the Josip Katalinski Memorial Tournament in Sarajevo on Sunday. Christian Pulisic led the USA with a hat trick in 17 minutes in the second half. Read the whole story
[UNDER-17 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP] Japan became the third different Asian team in four tournaments to win the Under-17 Women's World Cup thanks to a 2-0 triumph over Spain in the final at the Estadio Nacional in San Jose, Costa Rica. The tournament was a victory for Asako Takemoto Takakura, the ... Read the whole story
[USA UNDER-18 MEN] Jonathan Klinsmann, the son of U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann, has been called into the U.S. under-18 men's national team camp that begins Friday at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif. Read the whole story
[DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY] A pair of California-based clubs, FC Golden State formed in 2007 and based in Pasadena and Juventus Sport Club formed in 1956 and based in Redwood City, will be joining the U.S. Soccer Development Academy at the older-age levels to open the 2014-15 season. Read the whole story
[U.S. YOUTH SOCCER] The U.S. Youth Soccer has added semifinals in the under-14 to under-18 boys and girls age groups at the 2014 National Championships. It will also add four National League teams to the Under-14 boys and girls age groups. Read the whole story

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FIFA on Wednesday handed Barcelona a transfer window ban that will last for two straight transfer periods after its Disciplinary Committee found defending La Liga champion and Spain's soccer association (RFEF) guilty of breaching its rules governing international transfers for players under 18. FIFA also imposed a fine on ... Read the whole story
U-T San Diego
Bill Pinella has a go at trying to explain what it means to win a State Cup in California: "Semi-State Cup, or Half-State Cup, or Partial-State Cup, or even Sorta-State Cup or the State Cup That Is Only Half-Full would be more to the point." California, understandably because of its ... Read the whole story

Thomas Rongen returns to grassroots

Thomas Rongen has been head coach of four MLS teams, coached the USA at four U-20 World Cups and is featured in a recently released documentary, "Next Goal Wins," about his stint as coach of American Samoa. He has returned to the youth game at the grassroots level with Florida's Treasure Coast Soccer League as Technical Director. ...More

The Discipline of Being in Position for ARs

In many game situations, I could make a case that the ref's best position varies but there is only one position that works for assistants. During normal play for nearly the entire game, the assistant referee's position is parallel with the second-to-last defender as that is the perfect position for determining offside. The first defender is almost always the goalkeeper. ...More



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