Category: Club Soccer

“Talent is Overrated.” A Comparison of Three of the World’s Top GU17 Strikers

“Talent is Overrated.” A Comparison of Three of the World’s Top GU17 Strikers

At the time of this article's original publishing, the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup was less than 100 days away. The US Women's National Team (USWNT) ...
Girls’ Recruiting: Adidas College Cup Plays It Smart

Girls’ Recruiting: Adidas College Cup Plays It Smart

In the world of women's college soccer recruiting, a general belief is that a family has to have their player on a DA or ECNL team in order to be rec ...
“These girls want to play high school.” Why Crossfire Premier Is Leaving the Girls’ DA

“These girls want to play high school.” Why Crossfire Premier Is Leaving the Girls’ DA

The US Soccer Girls Development Academy recently announced the arrival of six new clubs into the Girls' DA program.  While clubs are joining the ...
Giving Back: Local baller collects new soccer balls for Copa Corazon in Tijuana

Giving Back: Local baller collects new soccer balls for Copa Corazon in Tijuana

Lila Conroy has always loved soccer. She spends hours and hours training with her LA Galaxy San Diego G07 Pre-Academy team in Carlsbad, California. ...
How do they do it? Crossfire Premier Fully Funds Their Top DA Teams

How do they do it? Crossfire Premier Fully Funds Their Top DA Teams

Among the landscape of US Soccer Development Academy programs, non-MLS clubs are constantly struggling to compete with professional clubs that fully ...
Kwik Goal and Soccerloco Host CL Viewing Party

Kwik Goal and Soccerloco Host CL Viewing Party

On Tuesday February 19th, Liverpool and Bayern Munich faced off for the first leg of their Champions League knock-out round. Five thousand miles from ...
On National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Congrats to SDSC’s Sophia Vivar

On National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Congrats to SDSC’s Sophia Vivar

February 6th is officially National Girls and Women in Sports Day (#NGWSD). This day is "a national observance celebrating the extraordinary achieve ...
The DA debate continues: “It wasn’t the best fit.” -Slammers FC

The DA debate continues: “It wasn’t the best fit.” -Slammers FC

Slammers FC was one of the most dominant girls' clubs during the Girls Development Academy's inaugural year.  Surprisingly to many, Slammers FC ...
From SoCal to the World Cup: USWNT’s Christen Press

From SoCal to the World Cup: USWNT’s Christen Press

The FIFA Women’s World Cup is coming up fast. Every player on the US Women’s National Team (USWNT) has a story about how she got to where she is today ...
Homegrown PROS: TWO DMCV Sharks players drafted in the NWSL first round

Homegrown PROS: TWO DMCV Sharks players drafted in the NWSL first round

So there I was yesterday, watching the NWSL draft on my computer. I saw San Diego local girl, Sam Staab drafted #4 in the NWSL draft. Proud and happy ...
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