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About Gavin Owen-Thomas

Gavin's a former journalist who worked in both newspapers and television media while also coaching at both youth and professional level. Born in Namibia, he grew up in South Africa before moving to England and then on to the United States, arriving in 1978. Gavin started playing as soon as he was old enough to kick a ball, and like every youngster he dreamed of playing, fame and glory. Oh, well.... But he does have a USSF A Coaching license, and took his UEFA A License in Wales. GotSoccer is a play on his initials. He launched the website in 1996, and for the first few years it was well-known for its soccer forum. In 2003 Gavin commissioned programmer Aaron Wilmoth to build a scheduling program based on a design he drew on the back of a restaurant napkin, and GotSoccer as we know it today was born.

2017 GotSoccer Connection Schedule
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Wednesday – February 8th 6:00 – 7:00 PM – Landon Donovan – “Reflections On My Career (Up Till Now” 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres Thursday – February 9th 7:45 – 8:45 AM – Breakfast (Provided by … Continue reading

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CUMMINGS AND STEINBRECHER JOIN GOTSOCCER
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Neptune Beach, Fl – Gavin Owen-Thomas, Founder and President of GotSoccer announced that Joe Cummings and Hank Steinbrecher will be consulting with GotSoccer on a number of projects throughout the next year. Cummings of Cummings Management Group and Steinbrecher of Touchline Consulting, will be … Continue reading

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U.S. Get Back on Track
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Three days after playing to a wild, sloppy, and ultimately disappointing 3-3 draw with Japan in Colorado the U.S. WNT avenged its only dropped point of 2016 with a weather-shortened 2-0 victory on a stormy Sunday afternoon in Cleveland. The … Continue reading

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GotSoccer Club Connection Schedule
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  THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016 6:00 pm-7:00 pm:                 Eric Wynalda-“SOCCER IN THE UNITED STATES, WHERE WE ARE, WHERE WE ARE GOING!” 7:00-9:00 pm:                       Cocktail Reception   FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016 7:45 am-8:45 am:               … Continue reading

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USYS National Championship Highlights
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GotSoccer attended the recent 2014 USYS National Championships in Germantown where teams from around the nation battled to be crowned champions. Check out some of the best goals, saves of the tournament in GotSoccer’s compilation of highlights of the 2014 … Continue reading

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GotSoccer’s Crossbar Challenge
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GotSoccer caught up with Legends FC U-14 Girls at the USYS National Championship. They took time out to take on GotSoccer’s Crossbar Challenge. Each player had one shot at trying to hit the crossbar. Check out how the girls got … Continue reading

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Beach FC 97 Academy Skill Challenge
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Germantown, Maryland – Sheuneenio caught up with GotSoccer’s #2 ranked Beach FC at the  2014 United States Youth Soccer (USYS) National Championships in Germantown, on Friday as the they prepared to take on GotSoccer’s #47 ranked Carlsbad Elite in today’s … Continue reading

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Germany save two penalties to win Euros
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Germany’s veteran goalkeeper and captain Nadine Angerer played a hero’s role in helping her country her country clinch the European Championship for the sixth successive time in Stockholm on Sunday. She saved two penalties, one in each half to deny … Continue reading

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It’s Norway against defending champs Germany in Euros final
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It’s defending champs Germany against Norway in the Women’s Euro 2013 on Sunday after Norway survived a last minute equalizer by Denmark in regulation time to eventually win on penalty kicks. The Norwegians had the perfect start, taking just three … Continue reading

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U-20 WNT Fall To Germany
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The U20 U.S. WNT had a rough weekend, falling to Germany 3-0 in the second match of the 12 Nations Tournament in LaManga, Spain. The German women had a clean sweep, scoring all three goals before the first half buzzer … Continue reading

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Galaxy Wins MLS Cup
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David Beckham’s American odyssey came to an end in Los Angeles Saturday as he hoisted his second successive MLS Cup for the LA Galaxy. In the end it was a decisive win for Galaxy but for much of the first … Continue reading

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MSYSA now accepting teams for 2013 Jr. State Cup
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Michigan State Youth Soccer has opened registration for the second annual Jr. State Cup to be held in the spring of 2013. The tournament has expanded to include Under-10 boys and girls age groups.  The event is being endorsed by … Continue reading

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Draw for Missouri Youth State Cup completed
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A total of 75 teams were drawn into seven different brackets for the 2012-13 Missouri State Cup and Presidents Cup. These teams now have their match-ups for the play-in games and weekend of pool play to be played October 13-14, 2012 … Continue reading

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ODP Tryouts in North Texas
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2001 ODP Open Tryouts Announced! Who: Boys and Girls with a 2001 Date of Birth (ODP is birth year pure. It does not go by a player’s soccer year.) What: NTSSA is seeking the BEST players, boys and girls, in … Continue reading

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