EPA Plans Expanded Review of Artificial Turf

The EPA has determined that a more conclusive study is needed of the possible dangers of the rubberized material used in artificial turf. The goal is to answer several key questions: * Fill important data and knowledge gaps * Characterize constituents of recycled tire crumb * Identify ways in which people may be exposed to […]

Mike O’Mara’s Soccer Dreams Coming True

At a St Louis County press conference this morning,  Councilman Mike O’Mara (McCluer North ’78), wearing his St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame jacket, introduced with County Executive Steve Stenger a 13 field complex that will be located adjacent to the SLSG Creve Coeur complex. Here’s the Post-Dispatch story this morning that broke the story. […]

AJ Palazzolo Named Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year

In its 31th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, today announced AJ Palazzolo of Christian Brothers College High School as its 2015-16 Gatorade Missouri Boys Soccer Player of the Year. Palazzolo is the fourth Gatorade Missouri Boys Soccer Player of the […]

See U17 WNT Play England, Japan and Korea

For the third consecutive year, U.S. Soccer will host a four-team Under-17 women’s international tournament at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California. This year’s event will run from Feb 11-15 as the USA hosts England, Japan and Korea Republic in the 2016 U-17 Women’s NTC Invitational. All the matches will be played […]

Ado Jahić Called in by Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Congratulations to Abdulah “Ado” Jahić of SLSG Academy and Mehlville, who has been called in for a three day camp in Zenica to train with the Bosnia & Herzegovina national team coaching staff. It is a special camp targeted to players of the diaspora (the dispersion of any people from their original homeland). It is […]

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 […]