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Tryout Advice: So You’re Thinking about Switching Clubs…

Tryout Advice: So You’re Thinking about Switching Clubs…

Around Southern California, most competitive clubs are holding "olders" tryouts this week. Tryouts are stressful. Kids are nervous. Parents are tense ...
Albion, you’ve just won National Cup! What are you going to do next?

Albion, you’ve just won National Cup! What are you going to do next?

"We're going to Disneyland!" Next year, they're headed to the US Soccer Development Academy. The girls of Mike Whittaker's Albion SC 2006 tea ...
Rebels U13 Boys Win CalSouth National Cup with Class

Rebels U13 Boys Win CalSouth National Cup with Class

It took overtime to break the 0-0 deadlock of the Cal South Boys U13 National Cup Championship game. Rebels SC of San Diego, coached by Hector Camel ...
Heart and Soul: Latif (Sharing the) Blessing

Heart and Soul: Latif (Sharing the) Blessing

The sky was cloudy, and there was a chill in the air. But as soon as Latif Blessing sat down across from me alongside the LAFC training pitch, he brou ...
Legends qualify two teams for National Championships

Legends qualify two teams for National Championships

US Youth Soccer National League is the highest level of competition for teams competing under the USYS umbrella. Twice a year, teams come together to ...
“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 ...
Bumpy Road Ahead: Will the USA win the Women’s World Cup?

Bumpy Road Ahead: Will the USA win the Women’s World Cup?

Last week I had a long conversation with Mirelle Van Rijbroek, Director of Talent Identification for US Soccer on the girls side. We spoke at length a ...
“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 ...
Adidas to Live Stream Girls’ High School Soccer

Adidas to Live Stream Girls’ High School Soccer

https://youtu.be/gfag2c-8eGU On International Women's Day, Adidas has announced the next phase of their "She Breaks Barriers" initiative. Partne ...
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