Jeremy Alumbaugh, St Louis FC GM, on Player Development

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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. […]

Futura Southland Forte U15 Girls Chasing National Title

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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 […]

Shea Groom Training With U23 USWNT

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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 […]

Sporting KC Sign Besler and Zusi

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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 […]

ESPN Adds NWSL Broadcasts Beginning Sunday

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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 […]

U20 USMNT Face Australia Friday – Free Stream

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Jonesing for some USMNT action? Friday evening the U20 men’s team will face off against their counterparts from Australia. A live stream of the game will be available on USsoccer.com at 9pm. U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Tab Ramos has named a 20-player roster for the 2014 NTC Invitational Tournament that will take […]

US Soccer Development Academy Finals Saturday

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The semifinal field is set for the 2013-14 Development Academy Championships, which take place July 17 and 19 at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center in Carson, California. On Monday, the U-17/18 quarterfinal winners included first-year club Bethesda-Olney, FC Dallas, the Montreal Impact and Players Development Academy. Tuesday’s U-15/16 quarterfinal winners featured Chicago Magic PSG, the […]

Josh Klein Named DeSmet Head Coach

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I sat down with Josh Klein Tuesday following a morning training session. We talk about the big shows he has to fill in replacing Greg Vitello. Josh played for Vitello in the early 90′s and has spent the last 10 years coaching at DeSmet for Coach Vitello. He has some personal goals we discuss as […]

Evangel University Adds Soccer

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Via Evangel Athletics – Evangel University has announced the addition of men’s and women’s soccer to its intercollegiate athletic offerings, beginning in the 2015-16 school year. This will be the first time the university has offered women’s soccer and the first time to offer men’s soccer since the 1974 season. A Men’s Coach will be […]

The Soccer Game That Changed Lives in Afghanistan

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A story about our favorite game, one that brings countries and cultures together through the shared experience of playing the game. In this case, it’s 2004 amid the height of the Afghanistan war. A team created from Coalition forces, that included two female American officers, played against an Afghan squad that included players from all […]