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MLS: USL second teams begin to pay dividends 
While a lot of attention has been given to the influx of first-year players signed to DP contracts or on ...
Confederations Cup: Referees Geiger and Marrufo selected 
American referees Mark Geiger and Jair Marrufo have been selected to work at the Confederations Cup June 17-July 2 in ...
Christian Pulisic aims to cap amazing season with German Cup title 
Christian Pulisic was 17 years old at the start of the 2016-2017 Bundesliga season and getting playing time after Borussia ...
Venerable Queens club BW Gottschee going strong thanks to Ben Boehm  
It's a Sunday morning in Queens and Ben Boehm is smiling like a man about to spend a day doing ...
Season Review: Big year for Yanks in Europe 
Much of the spotlight on Americans in Europe was on 18-year-old Christian Pulisic, who continued to break barriers at Borussia ...
MLS: USL second teams begin to pay dividends
by Paul Kennedy on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 8:34 PM EDT
Photo While a lot of attention has been given to the influx of first-year players signed to DP contracts or on TAM deals, clubs that launched USL second teams are quietly begin to get mileage out of players they promoted. Players like Tyler Adams and Derrick Jones with the U.S. U-20s, Portland's Marco Farfan, but also Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla, Raheem Edwards and Alphonso Davies in Canada.  
Scoreboard: U-20 World Cup 
Host South Korea, with a 2-1 win over Argentina, and Venezuela, thanks to a 7-0 win over Vanuatu, became the ...
No Koscielny for Arsenal in FA Cup final 
Defender Laurent Koscielny is out of Saturday's FA Cup final after Arsenal's appeal against his red card in its 3-1 ...
Report: Real Madrid to sign Brazilian 16-year-old for $51 million 
Real Madrid has reached a deal with the Brazil's Flamengo to sign 16-year-old forward Vinicius Junior in July 2018. Vinicius ...
Sam Allardyce tells Crystal Palace he wants out 
Crystal Palace is looking for its eighth coach in seven years after Sam Allardyce shocked the chairman, Steve Parish, by ...
Brazil police arrest presidential aide in World Cup probe 
Brazilian police on arrested a presidential aide and two ex-governors as part of an investigation into the 2014 World Cup's ...
UEFA announces minute's silence at Europa League final 
A minute's silence for the victims of the Manchester bomb attack, in which 22 people died on Monday, will be ...
Video Pick: Baby doll shower delays game 
In one of the most bizarre and creepy fan stunts we've seen, Rosario Central supporters threw dolls dressed in Newell's ...
Soccer America Classifieds 
Soccer America Classifieds connect soccer companies and organizations to America's soccer community twice a week with listings of the latest ...
USL Moves: Phoenix hires French globetrotter Carteron 
A month after Frank Yallop resigned as Phoenix Rising FC head coach to rejoin his family in Northern California, French ...
Youth Soccer Reporter:
Mike Woitalla

U.S. U-19 women fall to Japan's U-20s
The U.S. U-19 women's national team, coached by Keri Sarver, fell, 1-0, to Japan's U-20s in Carson, California.
Soccer America Confidential:
Ridge Mahoney

Surprise and euphoria give way to the long, hard slog for Seattle Sounders
Ten games into the 2017 season, defending champion Seattle is scuffling below the playoff tier against a lineup of injuries ...
College Soccer Reporter

NSCAA All-Americans: Junior College Division III
Richland sophomore Mikkel Rohde and Diablo Valley sophomore Katie McLaughlin were named the 2016 NSCAA Junior College Division III Men's ...
Youth Soccer Insider:
Mike Woitalla

Venerable Queens club BW Gottschee going strong thanks to Ben Boehm
It's a Sunday morning in Queens and Ben Boehm is smiling like a man about to spend a day doing ...
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I am still finding it difficult to come to terms with the extraordinary way in which coaches have come to dominate our game. Have hijacked it, in fact.

"When he walked in, I was like, 'You know what? It was the first Nevadan to play in the World Cup and I'm glad it's Herculez.' Destiny is destiny. For me, I wasn't destined to be a professional soccer player."

-- Nevada representative and former Nevada prep player of the year Ruben Kihuen, whose dream to play pro soccer for Chivas ended with a foot injury suffered days before a scheduled tryout, on watching former training partner Herculez Gomez at the 2010 World Cup. Kihuen represented the Democrats in Tuesday's Congressional Soccer Game. (Roll Call)