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Reyna steps down as US Soccer Youth director

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May 22, 2013

From U.S. Soccer: Claudio Reyna has left his position as U.S. Soccer Youth Technical Director for a new role with the MLS expansion club New York City Football Club. “During his time U.S. Soccer’s Youth Technical Director, Claudio helped modernize the approach to youth player development in this country and put us on a path… Read More ›

Maryland teen sets juggling record

During last month’s ECNL Showcase in Frisco, Texas, Kiera Lyons put on quite the juggling display — with nearly 13,000 juggles in a 2 1/2-hour effort. Read more about this performance from the Annapolis Capital.

Cancer won’t keep recruit away from UA

Lexe Selman, a former star at perennial Utah high school state power Alta (Sandy, Utah) and with the Utah Avalanche, plans to honor her commitment to the University of Arizona, despite missing this past college season while battling leukemia. Selman’s story was featured in the Arizona Star.

Tie eliminates U.S. U17 Women World Cup team

BAKU, Azerbaijan (Sept. 29, 2012) — The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team drew with Korea DPR 1-1 to finish undefeated in Group B play with five points at the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. In an extremely rare occurrence, North Korea and France also finished with five points, but as both ended group play… Read More ›

U.S. Women’s U17s cruise to victory

BAKU, Azerbaijan — The United States scored five second-half goals and defeated Gambia 6-0 on Tuesday at Dalga Arena in its second match of the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. Summer Green scored three goals and Amber Munerlyn, Morgan Stanton and Toni Payne each added a tally, setting up a crucial Group B finale… Read More ›

U17 Women: U.S., France tie

LANKARAN, Azerbaijan — The United States opened the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup with a scoreless draw against France on Saturday in the Group B opener for both teams at Lankaran Stadium. U.S. goalkeeper Jane Campbell had 12 saves as the defense withstood France’s attack to share second place in the group stage. Korea… Read More ›

Nominations open for Hall of Fame

FRISCO, Texas — Nominations are now being accepted for the US Youth Soccer Hall of Fame. The US Youth Soccer Hall of Fame was established in 2007 and will announce the Class of 2012 at the Awards Gala held during the US Youth Soccer Workshop at the NSCAA Convention, Jan. 16-20, 2013, in Indianapolis. Nominations… Read More ›