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Mayhem at RFK! The USA-Honduras game that lives in infamy

When the U.S. men’s national team hosts Honduras in Friday night’s CONCACAF Hexagonal match in San Jose, California, the crowd at Avaya Stadium is expected to be a partisan one in favor of the hosts, anchored by the loud and proud American Outlaws and other US supporters sections. +READ: Final round of World Cup Qualifying […]

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By | March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Washington Spirit’s Lohman profiled in LGBT documentary ‘They Bruise’

By virtue of both personality and play, Joanna Lohman has become one of the NWSL’s most beloved cult heroes – and underrated midfielders, too. As the countdown to the 2017 season begins, a new documentary is shining a light on the Washington Spirit veteran’s advocacy as an openly gay athlete.

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By | March 17, 2017 | 0 Comments | Tags: , , , , , ,

Shawhan: Time for USWNT to consider benching Carli Lloyd

One could point to many factors in trying to explain the USWNT’s recent last-place finish at their own SheBelieves Cup mini-tournament. One cause that deserves more attention, though, is the poor play of team co-captain Carli Lloyd, writes Mark Shawhan.

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By | March 16, 2017 | 16 Comments | Tags: , , , , ,

NCAA Women’s Soccer Commitment Announcements: February 2017

The following players have reported their NCAA Division I women’s soccer commitments for the recruiting classes of 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 during the month of February 2017.

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By | February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments | Tags: ,

Boehm: US U-20s back on track, but more proof required

Charles Boehm breaks down the positives and shortcomings of the U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team’s vital win over Haiti in 2017 CONCACAF World Cup qualifying on Tuesday.

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By | February 22, 2017 | 1 Comment | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Boehm: US U-20 men lay an egg of historic proportions vs. Panama

But when a supposedly high-level team (and its coach), wearing their country’s colors, flops as badly as the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team did in their opening match of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament on Saturday, there’s no avoiding some very ugly postmortems, says Charles Boehm.

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By | February 18, 2017 | 2 Comments | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Case for bio-banding? Man United academy research finds late bloomers overlooked

It’s long been seen as a fact of life in U.S. youth soccer: The bigger kids are at an advantage, and thus disproportionately identified as promising players. But new research suggests that even world-renowned professional academies may be overlooking talented but undersized players.

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By | February 10, 2017 | 0 Comments | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

NCAA Women’s Soccer Commitment Announcements: January 2017

The following players have reported their NCAA women’s soccer commitments for the recruiting classes of 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 during the month of January 2017.

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Study: Youth athletic success poor indicator of adult athletic success

Success as a youth athlete does not necessarily mean that athlete is headed for success as an adult, a study delivered at the 2016 Youth Athlete Development Conference revealed.

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By | January 23, 2017 | 0 Comments | Tags: ,

Lifelong friends Jecewiz, Reardon continue careers at Providence

On the soccer fields of both Long Island and Rhode Island, Mark Jecewiz and Brendan Reardon will be forever linked. Following their illustrious travel soccer careers as teammates dating back to the Under-4 level with Village of the Branch Soccer Club, the duo has linked up again at NCAA Division I program Providence College.

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By | January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments | Tags: , , , , , ,

Who’s accountable as US youth nat’l teams slide into mediocrity?

The U.S. U-20 WNT finished fourth at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea on Saturday, losing 1-0 to Japan in the third-place game after a 2-1 extra-time loss to eventual tournament champions North Korea in the semifinals last week. Not bad, right? Surely it means that U.S. Soccer has righted the ship and put the program on course for future success? Not so much, writes Charles Boehm.

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By | December 6, 2016 | 4 Comments | Tags: , , , , , , ,

High-profile guests set to present at first Soccer Parenting Summit

Soccer parents throughout the United States will have the chance to learn from a lineup of prominent speakers this week during the first-ever Soccer Parenting Summit, an online event set for December 2-4.

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By | November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Shawhan: US U-20 Women don’t deserve to be in World Cup semis

With a 2-1 victory over Mexico, the U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team are through to the World Cup semifinals, where they will face North Korea (DPR) Tuesday morning at 1 AM ET (broadcast live on FS1, NBC Universo). That’s one round further than the U.S. made it in the 2014 U-20 World Cup, when they […]

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By | November 27, 2016 | 2 Comments | Tags: , , , , , , ,

NCAA Women’s Soccer Commitment Announcements: November 2016

The following players have reported their NCAA women’s soccer commitments for the recruiting classes of 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 during the month of November 2016.

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Shawhan: The depressing cynicism of the U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team

Mark Shawhan watched the U-20 U.S. Women’s National Team open their 2016 World Cup campaign with a drab, cynical 0-0 draw against France, and he was less than impressed with the regressive tactics rolled out by coach Michelle French. Is it another sign of a program in stagnation?

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By | November 17, 2016 | 2 Comments | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

NCAA Women’s Soccer Commitment Announcements: October 2016

The following players have reported their NCAA women’s soccer commitments for the recruiting classes of 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 during the month of October 2016.

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U.S. U-17 Women crash out of World Cup early – yet again. What now?

Before the start of the 2016 U-17 World Cup, supporters and observers of the U.S. women’s youth national teams were assured repeatedly that this time would be different. Technical director April Heinrichs and senior head coach Jill Ellis have successfully revamped the YNT development pathway, we were told. U-17s coach B.J. Snow assembled a marvelously talented, sophisticated U-17 squad, and should seriously challenge for the World Cup this time. So much for that, writes Mark Shawhan.

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By | October 10, 2016 | 6 Comments | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Washington’s “Spirit fam” reaches new high: “We have something special”

GERMANTOWN, Md. – It seemed like a very distant era on Friday night, but just three years ago, the Washington Spirit were the National Women’s Soccer League’s basketcase. The Spirit finished dead last in the league’s inaugural year, winning just three out of 22 games, scoring a mere 16 goals and parting ways with head […]

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By | October 1, 2016 | 0 Comments | Tags: , , , , ,

NCAA Women’s Soccer Commitment Announcements: September 2016

The following players have reported their NCAA women’s soccer commitments for the recruiting classes of 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 during the month of September 2016.

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Financial aid for players adds to winning culture at FC Dallas Youth

Among the growing number of clubs nationwide trying to buck the trend of skyrocketing travel soccer expenses is FC Dallas Youth, which has historically shown a willingness to help players cover the cost of being a part of its program. As the club continues to gain more attention for its success on the pitch, its efforts off of the pitch have quietly been one of the driving forces behind the growth of the empire.

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By | September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments | Tags: , , , , , , ,

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