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Biggest Youth and College Soccer News for September 9-13

We know there’s a lot of news on your screen and in your feed each day, and it’s hard to keep track of it all. We’re here to round-up the can’t-miss articles of the week so you can stay in the know.

This week on

U.S. Soccer

  • Dan Flynn officially steps down as CEO of U.S. Soccer
    • Following his announcement at the U.S. Soccer Annual General Meeting in February, Flynn announced he is officially leaving his post on September 16

U.S. National Teams

The U.S. U23 and U17 Men’s National Team’s were in action this week in an international friendly (U23) and tournament (U17):

  • The U.S. U-23 Men’s National Team defeated Japan 2-0 in international friendly
    • Goals from Mason Toye (1st half) and Brooks Lennon (2nd half, penalty)
  • The U-17 USMNT earned a 3-1 victory over the Netherlands before falling to Denmark 4-1 in final game 4 Nations Tournament
    • vs Netherlands – Goals from Kobe Hernandez (1st half, penalty), Andres Jasson (2nd half), Gilbert Fuentes (2nd half)
    • vs Denmark – Noah Jones (vs Denmark)

U.S. Soccer Development Academy

MLS states its commitment to becoming a leader in the player development area, Atlanta United FC partners with PlayerMaker to improve their player development, and a brand new U.S. Soccer Girls Development Academy season kicked off last weekend.

  • MLS youth academy coaches embark on year-long course with French Football Federation(FFF)
    • This is the fourth iteration of its groundbreaking partnership with the FFF that will provide 20 experienced MLS youth academy coaches with world-class training through a yearlong youth development course resulting in participants earning their Elite Formation Coaching License (EFCL)
  • Read how the East Conference girl’s clubs did in Week 1
  • Atlanta United FC implements PlayerMaker technology to fast-track player development


United Soccer Coaches has released their updated weekly rankings and Wake Forest sits at No. 1 in the Division I men’s poll for the second consecutive week with a 4-0 record, while North Carolina continues its stay on top of the women’s poll thanks to a 6-0 start to the season. The full rankings can be found below:

Our College Commitment Tracker continues to fill up with our August 2019 reported commitments. Report a college commitment here

High School

The next round of United Soccer Coaches has been released with St. Benedict’s Prep (NJ) still at number 1 on the boy’s side and the same for Jesuit (OR) on the girl’s side. The full rankings can be found below: