Other News of Note

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National Training and Coaching Development Center to KC

(July 23, 2014) — Governor Sam Brownback joined Sporting Club, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and representatives from Schlitterbahn Water Park and EPR Properties tonight to announce the development of a U.S. Soccer National Training Center complex in Kansas City, Kan. The facility will house the National Training and Coaching Development Center, an elite […]

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ManU at LA Starts Summer of Friendlies Wednesday

And… the International Friendlies have returned! The International Champions Cup returns, although not to St Louis. I’m guessing that named sponsor Guinness isn’t too hot on visiting the home of Budweiser. So while we won’t be able to spend hundreds of dollars to see the boys live, we will see plenty of action via the […]

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Tommy Meyer’s Major League Development

Tommy Meyer is a St. Louis native and a graduate of SLUH, the alma matter of MLS star and ESPN commentator Taylor Twellman. He played college soccer at Indiana University before going pro. On Saturday he started and went 90 minutes against Sporting Kansas City. He said his entire family made the 4-hour trip to […]

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Jeremy Alumbaugh, St Louis FC GM, on Player Development

With the completion of the World Cup, player development has become the topic of conversation within the community. So I went to the fellow I know best, who trained my nephews and was instrumental in helping me set my focus on “serving soccer junkies” since I began this effort in 2005, to discuss the topic. […]

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Futura Southland Forte U15 Girls Chasing National Title

Futura Academy Forte (MO) secured a spot in the National Championship with a second place finish in the National League Blue Division this past Spring. Futura was the only team in the group to go undefeated with a 4-0-3 record, and scored the second most goals in the blue division with 12. Futura fell in […]

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Shea Groom Training With U23 USWNT

U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team head coach Steve Swanson has named a 24-player roster for the third training camp of the year for this age group as the squad will come together in Seattle for an event running from July 15-22. The entire roster is made up entirely of current collegiate players or players who […]

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Sporting KC Sign Besler and Zusi

Prior to a sold out match against the LA Galaxy today, Sporting KC announced that they had signed Matt Besler and Graham Zusi to extended contracts that will keep them in Kansas City for years to come. Matt Besler and midfielder Graham Zusi were signed to long-term Designated Player contracts. Per club policy, additional terms […]

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ESPN Adds NWSL Broadcasts Beginning Sunday

Alex Morgan and Portland Thorns FC will host Julie King (Nerinx!), Heather O’Reilly and the Boston Breakers on Sunday in a match broadcast live on ESPN2. Glenn Davis will have all the play-by-play, with Monica Gonzalez providing analysis, as the defending champion Thorns seek their second consecutive appearance in the NWSL Playoffs. Game :Boston Breakers […]