FieldTurf Duraspine Fields Failing Faster Than Promised

For the school districts and soccer organizations with turf fields, if you have a Field Turf product, this story may interest you. Insider documents reveal a trail of deception as leading turf company, FieldTurf, sold high-end sports fields to taxpayers in towns and schools across N.J. and U.S., knowing they might fall apart. The original […]

Must See TV – Alli Magaletta and Josh Sargent

If you’re inside today, as the weather might predict, I have a couple of suggestions. At 4pm Josh Sargent (St. Dominic/SLSG) and his U17 teammates on the USYNT will face Brazil in the final game of the Nike Friendlies. The team is positioned to win this annual round-robin event with a draw or a win. […]

El Clásico Saturday, College Cup and Nike Friendlies

The weather turns wintery and the TV schedule favors an indoor effort this weekend. The big game is El Clásico Saturday morning but there are plenty of other choices to keep us entertained. I’ve highlighted some of the more interesting International games in the table below. For those interested in the domestic game, the highlight […]

Tristan Stotler Named to December ODP Interregional Squad

The annual US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Boys Florida Interregional is underway at Lakewood Ranch High School in Bradenton, Fla. The event runs from Nov. 30-Dec. 4. Participating teams will be comprised of elite players in the 1999 and 2000 age groups, from each of the four US Youth Soccer […]

FCKC Juniors Send Three Teams to National League

The opening weekend of the 2016-17 US Youth Soccer National League season has begun with the Girls playing Dec. 1-4 in Wilson, N.C., and Rocky Mount, N.C. Missouri is represented by three teams from FCKC Juniors, details on each team can be found below. Their are 128 girls teams competing in the newly expanded version […]

Josh Sargent Ready for Nike International Friendlies

The 2016 Nike International Friendlies and U.S. Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase will take place at Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Florida from Nov. 30-Dec. 5. Included on the roster is Josh Sargent (St. Dominic/SLSG Missouri Academy), one of twelve players who return after participating in the event in 2015. The team went 1-2-0 […]

Brianna Hatfield’s Region II ODP Experience

In addition to the four Missouri players participating in the recent Thanksgiving Interregional event at Boca Raton, there was a Region II player from the East side that I missed in my original report. Brianna Hatfield, a junior at Alton High School and SLSG ECNL Illinois, was also competing with the 2000 age group. Brianna […]

Missouri Sends Four Girls to Thanksgiving ODP Inter-Regional

The 2016 US Youth Soccer Girls Thanksgiving ODP Inter-regional takes place Nov. 20-25 at the Spanish River Athletic Park in Boca Raton, Fla. The event features the nation’s top female players in the 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 age groups. The event will feature more than 350 of the nation’s top players in the […]

Josh Sargent and Aedan Stanley Named NSCAA Youth All-Americans

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced on Friday the 2016 NSCAA Youth All-America Teams, headlined by the 2016 Youth Players of the Year. Two area players, Josh Sargent and Aedan Stanley, were recognized on the Boys team. Sargent is currently part of the US Soccer Youth Residency program in Florida while Stanley […]

2016 Fall Missouri High School Girls State Cup Champions Crowned

The Missouri Youth Soccer Association Fall Missouri High School girls State Cup wrapped up on Sunday with three of the four title games going to Penalty Kicks, an indication of the competitiveness. Two clubs captured their first ever Girls titles – AFA Fillies and Sporting Springfield who are noting it is also the first title […]