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Biggest Youth, College, and National Team Soccer News for Oct 14-18

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 SoccerWire:

Episode 3 of The SoccerWire Podcast is here

SOURCES: MLS to abolish combine, replace with College Cup weekend event

U.S. National Teams

The USMNT suffered a devastating loss while the U-23 MNT cruised to victory, and the U-17 MNT World Cup roster was released:

  • USMNT fell to Canada 2-0 in Concacaf Nations League Group Play
    • First loss to Canada in 34 years
    • Christian Pulisic subbed out in the 60th
  • U-17 MNT Roster was revealed for the 2019 World Cup (October 10)
    • Play begins on October 26
  • U-23 MNT defeated El Salvador 6-1 in a friendly
    • Goals from: Brooks Lennon, Jonathan Lewis (+1 assist), Richard Ledezma, (+2 assists), Sebastian Soto, Andres Hernandez (pen.), Mason Toye, and Manny Perez
  • U-15 Boys National Team is traveling to Polan for UEFA Development Tournament
    • October 17-26

U.S. Soccer Development Academy

In Episode 3 of The SoccerWire Podcast we discussed the Development Academy vs High School debate, Nashville SC launched their Academy, and Generation adidas Cup qualifying began, and the Girls DA Cup continues on

  • Should Development Academy players be allowed to play High School soccer?
  • Nashville SC has hired Jamie Smith as Academy Director
  • Generation adidas Cup 2019-20 Qualifying Results
    • 3-0-0 performances from Real Salt Lake Academy and Chicago Fire Academy
  • Girls DA Cup Red Divisions Recap for October 12-13


Ohio State has added a new member to their women’s soccer staff. United Soccer Coaches has released their updated weekly rankings with the University of Virginia staying at the top in the Division I men’s and women’s polls. Both teams remain unbeaten on the season.

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High School

The newest United Soccer Coaches high school rankings has been released with St. Benedict’s Prep (NJ) still on top of the boy’s rankings and Eastern High School (NJ) as the new number one on girl’s side. The full rankings can be found below: