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U.S. Soccer recently appointed Rob Elliott as Technical Advisor for the Atlantic region of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy on the boys' side, demonstrating even more of a focus on the talent-rich area for Youth National Team recruiting. SoccerWire.com spoke with Elliott about his new role.
Longtime soccer coach and SoccerWire.com columnist Joe Dougherty explains why the physical and mental skills developed through soccer often help some of the world's best athletes in their pursuits of other sports. But don't worry about a sudden rush from the soccer pitch to the gridiron or basketball court. Ultimately, the fact that coaches from other sports make a point of recruiting soccer players is a complement to the Beautiful Game.
The following players have reported their NCAA women’s soccer commitments for the recruiting classes of 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 in August 2017.
SoccerWire.com contributor Kismet Tuli provided an update on Lizandro Claro, the Bethesda Academy player who was deported to his native El Salvador by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement last week, despite being on track to play college soccer on scholarship in the fall.
With kickoff of the inaugural U.S. Soccer Girls' Development Academy season less than a month away, U.S. U-17 Women's National Team and North Carolina Courage Academy defender Maggie Pierce shared a few thoughts from a player's perspective on the transition from ECNL and high school soccer to the Girls' DA model.
Bethesda SC’s U-15/16 DA team saw their season end last week with a disappointing 4-1 loss at Atlanta United in the national quarterfinals. But the Maryland side – who built the deepest postseason run of any D.C./Maryland/Virginia DA team and were the only non-MLS team in their age group to reach the knockout stages – can look back with pride on a memorable year.
The following players have reported their NCAA women’s soccer commitments for the recruiting classes of 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 from June-August 2017.