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Oct 10, 2019

Ep: 2 – Proposed NCAA Soccer Extended Season

The second episode of our weekly news podcast, The SoccerWire Podcast (presented by PlayerMaker) is here for October 10, 2019.

This week we cover once again the biggest headlines from this past week, dive deep on the current role of the college game for elite players and even deeper look at the proposed major change to the NCAA season structure with resident analyst and regular SoccerWire contributor Charles Boehm. 

Show Notes

[1:35] Managing Editor, Quinn Casteel discusses this week’s top headlines including:

  • The U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team 2019 World Cup Roster
  • Jill Ellis coached her final game for the USWNT and steps down after winning back-to-back FIFA Women’s World Cups

  • U.S. U-15 Girl’s National Team ID Camp

[7:45] SoccerWire contributor and editor, Charles Boehm, and host Marc Serber discuss today’s college soccer landscape in the United States

[22:14] Charles and Mark discuss the college season which is currently compressed into 4 months and the push to extend the season into the spring

[34:44] – Producer Bridget Baker rounds up the SoccerWire reported commitments from September 2019

[36:53] – Founder/President Chris Hummer with this week’s “Heard on the Wire” featuring

  • High schools denying Development Academy players from participating in school signing day ceremonies
  • Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) launching an e-sports league
  • Southwestern Youth Association (SYA) U-8 ScrimmageFest

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