Tab Ramos on 2017 Development Academy finals and Mexican-American tug of war
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Jul. 18, 12:28 a.m.
The U.S. Soccer Development Academy concluded its 10th season last weekend, with the Texans SC Houston winning the U-17/18 title and Atlanta United the U-15/16 crown. U.S. Soccer Youth Technical Director Tab Ramos, also the USA's U-20 national team coach, liked what he saw.
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Efrain Alvarez, age 15, helps shoot Galaxy into U-17/18 Development Academy final
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Jul. 15, 5:19 p.m.
Efrain Alvarez, who turned 15 on June 19, sparked the Los Angeles Galaxy's comeback against the Seattle Sounders in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-17/18 semifinals. After Seattle took a 2-0 lead into halftime, Alvarez scored in the 71st minute. Ulysses Llanez equalized in the 78th minute and Ethan Zubak scored the overtime winner.
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Texans SC Houston are only non-MLS club at this weekend's Development Academy championships
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Jul. 13, 11:57 p.m.
Texans SC Houston, which beat Real So Cal, 2-0, in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-17/18 quarterfinals, is the only non-MLS club to reach the semifinals at either age group.
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The Road to 10,000 Games (Part 2): How I'll commemorate the milestone game
Posted by Randy Vogt on Jul. 12, 2:13 p.m.
In my last article, I wrote about some highs and lows in officiating thousands of soccer games. My game count is now above 9,950 so if I continue my current pace, barring a tragedy or serious injury, I would officiate my 10,000th game in the next couple of months.
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USA to face host India, Ghana and Colombia at U-17 World Cup
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Jul. 7, 4:22 p.m.
The USA was drawn into Group A for the boys 2017 U-17 World Cup and will open against host India (Oct. 6) before facing Ghana (Oct. 9) and Colombia (Oct. 12) in first-round play.
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The Road to 10,000 Games
Posted by Randy Vogt on Jul. 6, 10:13 a.m.
It has been said that a referee never has a home game. But this is negative thinking and I have officiated thousands of soccer games so, on fields that I have officiated a good deal, I could be more familiar with them and the surroundings than the home team. Plus, I often see a friendly face on the field or ...
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