Monthly Archives: July 2016

National Champions Crowned
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Frisco, Tx. – A quartet of champions was crowned Saturday night at the Toyota Soccer Center as players from the youngest (U13) and oldest (U19) age groups celebrated their success. North Carolina club CASL Academy Juniors avenged a 2-0 Group … Continue reading

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Former U.S. International Leads Pipeline Past Celtic in Baltimore Battle
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FRISCO, Texas – The Championship matchups are all set here in Texas after an exciting morning of semifinal matches at the Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco, Texas. A pair of defending champions headline tomorrow’s title chasers, U14 Boys Baltimore Darby … Continue reading

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Controversy Dogs U18 Girls Semifinals at US Youth Soccer National Championships
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Frisco, Tx. – The two most compelling semifinal matches on this Saturday’s US Youth National Championship schedule this morning outside of Dallas were the U18 Girls games featuring Carlsbad Elite (CA-S) and Ambassadors FC (OH-N) and unfortunately the interest was … Continue reading

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Titles on the Line as USYSA Championship Series Head into Busy Weekend
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Frisco, Tx. – As the players, coaches, parents, and other interested parties enjoy a much-deserved break from the Texas heat, today’s off day seems like the perfect time to look back at the round robin portion of the 2016 US … Continue reading

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MLS – Big 5
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Hi, we are back! After a bit of a summer vacation, your trusty MLS scribe has returned and just in time for his week’s All-Star Game and a couple of turns on the MLS Coaching Carousel involving two of the … Continue reading

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MLS – Big 5
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The Dog Days of Summer are upon us, witness New York City FC’s sluggish performance in a 3-1 loss at Kansas City on Sunday. Which brings us to our first Big 5 topic: 1) Summertime and the Livin’ Ain’t Easy … Continue reading

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Ellis Talks After Naming Olympic Roster
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Sounding relaxed and confident U.S. WNT coach Jill Ellis spoke to the media via a conference call today just hours after naming her 18 player Olympic roster. Even with the inclusion of 18-year-old Mallory Pugh and late-blooming international Allie Long, … Continue reading

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League Embarrassed in Playing Field Debacle
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There were some games of interest in NWSL play over the weekend, Portland losing for the first time for example. But the big story in the National Women’s Soccer League wasn’t on the field, no the weekend’s main talking point … Continue reading

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U.S. WNT Face South Africa with Olympic Fast Approaching
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When the U.S. WNT take to the Soldier Field pitch in Chicago Saturday afternoon against South Africa in the team’s penultimate pre-Olympic warm-up match it will immediately be clear that all is not well between the American players and the … Continue reading

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MLS – Big 5
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When you think of the Orlando City Lions you think of Adrian Heath, and that is why we lead this edition of the MLS Big – 5 with the news that the former Everton star has gotten the sack from … Continue reading

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NWSL Roundup
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The National Women’s Soccer League celebrated the July 4th weekend with a four-game schedule that got underway Friday night in Rochester with a comprehensive 2-0 victory for the home Western New York Flash over the Chicago Red Stars. So, let’s … Continue reading

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U.S. Soccer Girls’ Academy Announces Clubs
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The first 25 member clubs in the new U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy were announced on Thursday, with the program modeled on the Development Academy Program for boys which got its start in 2007 and has since grown to include … Continue reading

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