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TSW: Mixed in with the well-known ECNL and Development Academy member clubs in the Tri-State area is one of the deepest talent pools anywhere in the country, where premier players and teams emerge even from lesser-known clubs. One such team is the East Islip SC Red Storm U15 girls, who recently closed an already remarkable 2014 campaign with a championship at the prestigious Massapequa Winter Showcase.
Player recruiting is a difficult, labor-intensive process for NCAA coaches. But just how different is it for someone who coaches community college soccer and has to completely reshuffle his or her team almost yearly? SoccerWire.com spoke to Enda Crehan, head coach of the Patrick Henry Community College men’s soccer team, about the process at the Capital Fall Classic in Richmond over the weekend.
Pull back the curtain on elite U.S. youth soccer and you'll discover a complex cadre of Mexican scouts, agents and profiteers, all intent on poaching the best and brightest young Mexican-American and Latino talents from their American clubs. Tim Froh takes a look at the benefits, and pitfalls, in front of these players and their families.
The Loudoun Soccer College Showcase, presented by Steigerwald, Gordon, and Koch Wealth Advisors, returns in early March. The tournament offers elite youth soccer teams the opportunity to participate in a late-winter tournament preparing them for the 2015 Spring season. The event also gives players a chance to showcase their talents to over 50 college coaches.
Georgetown University's mens soccer program has vaulted from regional contender to national powerhouse in recent years, and on Friday the No. 9-ranked Hoyas host Harvard for their 2014 home opener at 4 p.m. ET at Shaw Field.SoccerWire.com caught up with Hoyas head coach Brian Wiese at the US Youth National Championships in July, where he shared his thoughts on a range of topics related to both the current season and those further down the road.
Full breakdown of the college soccer recruiting timeline.