Weekly News – Scholar All-American, Euro Travels, UNC Recruit

CLUB Good luck to Ian Drake (2003) who is participating in the US Youth Futsal National ID Camp this weekend in Kansas City. I’ll have more next week upon his return. There will be a groundbreaking in Kansas on Sunday at US Soccer and Sporting KC finally begin development of the US Soccer National Training […]

SLYSA League Opens With New US Soccer Heading Rules

Saturday is Opening Day for the St. Louis Youth Soccer Association (SLYSA) and there will be 802 teams participating this season, the largest number ever as the league continues it’s growth under Executive Director Johann Arnason. That translates to 260 games being played Saturday and Sunday at locations on both sides of the Mississippi River. […]

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 […]

SLYSA Names New Executive Director

UPDATE September 30 2015 – It’s his birthday 🙂 So Happy Birthday Johann! Thank you for the many accomplishments already achieved at SLYSA, with record participation and a well structured competitive balance, expanding facilities that have increased the options and reduced the travel time for league play as well as the on-going improvements to the […]