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NCAA Women’s Soccer Commitment Announcements: August 2016

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

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Girls’ Development Academy member clubs listed by state

TSW: With 17 California clubs, eight Texas clubs and seven more representing Florida, the three states will combine to make up 32 of the 74 total founding members of the U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy. The Tri-State area will have nine of the 74 clubs, with five from New York, four from New Jersey and one from Connecticut.

PSW: With 17 California clubs, eight Texas clubs and seven more representing Florida, the three states will combine to make up 32 of the 74 total founding members of the U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy. The Potomac area will have four member clubs, including FC Virginia, the Virginia Development Academy, and separate Washington Spirit branches in Maryland and Northern Virginia.

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By | August 17, 2016 | 0 Comments | Tags: ,

Guest column: A firsthand view on La Liga Formation Methodology

Amazing. Insightful. Fun. These were just a few of the words uttered by participants during the fourth-ever US Club Soccer La Liga Formation Methodology Level 3 course, held August 3-5 at Elmhurst College near Chicago. More than 75 coaches from 26 clubs participated in the three-day event, bringing the total for the year to more […]

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By | August 13, 2016 | 0 Comments |

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Video: Raúl stars in LaLiga Formation Methodology course in Illinois

LaLiga legend Raúl recently took center stage in US Club Soccer’s LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 course hosted by Sockers FC in Illinois.

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By | August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments | Tags: , , , ,

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Texas Rush coach earns 100th U.S. Paralympic National Team cap

Texas Rush Soccer Club goalkeeper coach Keith “Muck” Johnson gained his 100th USA Paralympic National Team Cap in Holland vs. Ukraine.

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By | August 5, 2016 | 0 Comments | Tags: , , ,

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Dure: Remembering the first women’s soccer Olympic final

The USWNT won the first-ever women’s Olympic soccer tournament 20 years ago this week, defeating China 2-1 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga. to earn the first of the program’s four gold medals. Beau Dure was there, and he shares his recollections with SoccerWire.com.

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By | August 4, 2016 | 0 Comments | Tags: , , , , ,

Brawl ensues in U.S. U19 Men’s National Team vs. Bahrain match

A match between the U.S. U-19 Men’s National Team and Bahrain at the COTIF Tournament in Spain ended with an ugly incident, as the two sides broke out into a scuffle following a dirty play in the midfield.

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Highlight videos released for US Club Soccer NPL Finals, National Cup

US Club Soccer has released highlight videos from the 2016 NPL Finals and National Cup XV, the organization’s two annual national championship events.

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By | July 30, 2016 | 0 Comments | Tags: , ,

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NCAA Women’s Soccer Commitment Announcements: July 2016

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

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Dure: Survey says status quo in youth soccer isn’t satisfactory

Soccer leagues are proliferating like milkweed in the mid-Atlantic. Are they meeting unserved needs, or just getting in each other’s way? To find out, Beau Dure asked 102 local coaches, technical directors and club administrators a series of multiple-choice and short answer questions.

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By | July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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Dure: Defending NWSL champs FC Kansas City down, but not out

FC Kansas City is in eighth place in the NWSL standings, with just two wins and 10 points to show from 11 games. But count out the two-time defending champions at your own peril, writes Beau Dure after watching them play the Washington Spirit over the weekend.

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By | July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Video: Top plays from the USSDA Playoffs, U-13/14 Showcase

See below for some of the most impressive highlights from the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Playoffs and U-13/14 Showcase, held June 20-26 in Frisco, TX.

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By | June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments | Tags: , , ,

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Which youth clubs produce the most U.S. Girls National Team players?

With U.S. Soccer’s expanded Youth National Team programming over the past couple of years, more players than ever are getting the chance to represent the United States at the international level. Find out which clubs have produced the most U.S. Youth Women’s National Team players since the start of 2015.

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

Dure: U.S. men might not get any better. Deal with it

In the wake of a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Argentina, it’s clear the U.S. men’s program is nowhere near World Cup champion level. So what can we do about it? Not much, says Beau Dure.

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By | June 25, 2016 | 0 Comments | Tags: , , , , , ,

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Do poor kids make better pro soccer players? Well, it’s complicated

The USMNT’s humbling 4-0 loss to Argentina on Tuesday has sparked another round of teeth-gnashing and reality-checking across the U.S. soccer community, and even in the general sports media news cycle as well – and with good reason. Does the key to success lie in the increased cultivation of players from poor backgrounds? Charles Boehm takes a look at the argument.

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NCAA Women’s Soccer Commitment Announcements: June 2016

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

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Washington Spirit, Orlando Pride came together for more than soccer

The 5,750 fans in attendance at Saturday’s match between the Washington Spirit and the Orlando Pride saw more than just a soccer game. They saw an emotional and powerful display of community.

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By | June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments | Tags: ,

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USMNT vs. Argentina a crossroads for U.S. Soccer’s Klinsmann experiment

When the U.S. Men’s National Team faces off with Lionel Messi and mighty Argentina in the Copa America Centenario semifinal in Houston on Tuesday night, many of the quandaries, controversies and complexities of Jurgen Klinsmann’s time in charge of the program will swirl into a knot – one likely to settle in the pit of nearly every U.S. fan’s stomach.

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Boehm: Youth soccer players should study the TV this summer

Euros, Copa America, even MLS and NWSL: Every soccer-playing child in North America should have their eyes glued to the smorgasboard of top-level soccer flickering across our entertainment devices this summer, says Charles Boehm.

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By | June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Dure: Are pro coaches really better than parents?

It’s been said that soccer coaches get better when they become parents. Beau Dure wonders: Are professional coaches, with no kids on the team and often no kids back at home, really an improvement over parent coaches?

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By | June 16, 2016 | 0 Comments | Tags: , , , ,

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Which USSDA clubs have the most U.S. Youth National Team players?

With U.S. Soccer’s expanded Youth National Team programming over the past couple of years, more players than ever are getting the chance to represent the United States at the international level. On the boys side, U.S. Youth National Team rosters have been composed primarily of players representing Development Academy clubs, with several Major League Soccer Academies producing more national talent than any others.

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NCAA Men’s Soccer Commitment Announcements: June 2016

The following players have announced their NCAA men’s soccer commitments for the recruiting classes of 2016, 2017 and 2018 during the month of June 2016.

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Dure: Coaches need to get a grip on goal-kick fever

We’ve seen it in Under-9 and U-10 games, over and over: Goal kicks are all too often the opposition’s best chance to score. Beau Dure investigates this recurring bugaboo and its disastrous effects on player development.

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By | May 27, 2016 | 3 Comments | Tags: , , , , , ,

Eden Hazard showed his kid no mercy: Can soccer parents learn from him?

You may have seen the viral video of Chelsea FC star Eden Hazard and his 3-year-old son that’s making the rounds this week. It got us thinking here at SoccerWire: What might the typical North American soccer parent think of an elite professional like Hazard taking a no-coddling approach to his wee lad’s earliest exposure to the beautiful game?

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