Other News of Note

The Jacqui Report – USWNT Challengers For Olympic Qualifying

The road to Rio for the United States Women’s National Team officially begins Wednesday, February 10th in Frisco Texas in an eight team CONCACAF tournament. For those not familiar with this, it stands for the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football. The teams are in two sets; group A consists of United […]

US Youth Soccer Offers Calendar Year Registration Update

At the recent Missouri Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) Annual General meeting (AGM), the featured speaker was Chris Moore, CEO of the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA). His talk covered a number of topics of interest to the assembled Club Administrators but the topic that drew the greatest interest was the Calendar Year Registration rules […]

Major League Soccer Begins Search for Stadium Site in St. Louis

UPDATE – Friday morning “BenFred” chimed in on the topic with MLS in St. Louis Needs Heroes with Deep Pockets “Potential owners” and “MLS-ready” don’t mix. The big names mentioned above can rally the troops and move things forward, but do these deep-pocketed heroes really exist? Will they be around when it’s time to fork […]

USMNT Face Canada Tonight

In what is likely the last warm up for the U23 MNT members before facing Colombia in late March for an Olympic spot, the US will host Canada at the StubHub Center this evening. Hopefully there will be a larger crowd on hand to cheer the players than we saw in last weeks match against […]

St. Louis College Soccer Signing Day

The annual effort, when High School seniors put pen to paper to formally make their commitment to a program. I’ve been collecting information on the verbal commitments players from this region have made and they can be found below. Over 100 names and schools already, I’ll be adding to the list during the day and […]

Four Weeks

February 29th is the day High School girls soccer tryouts begin in both Illinois and Missouri. A mere four short weeks before the formal efforts get underway as the ‘captains’ running, lifting and kick-arounds have been underway for some time now. Four weeks to get into shape and be prepared for tryouts. The first formal […]

Johann on USA vs Iceland, Today on ESPN2

I think if you ask someone to name their favorite Icelander, the majority of folks would know Björk Guðmundsdóttir, the musical artist. Many of my readers might offer Aron Jóhannsson, a member of the USMNT. He is American born (Mobile, AL) to Icelandic parents who were students. He spent most his life in Iceland (from […]