The youth soccer landscape in Texas is fundamentally changing as US Club Soccer prepares to launch a sweeping new competitive platform, created with input from Directors of Coaching at many of the top clubs in the state. The new organization, the United Soccer Clubs (USC), will launch in the fall of 2015 and feature the following clubs from the greater Houston, Austin and San Antonio areas:
US Club Soccer representative San Francisco City FC dropped the opening match of the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup to Cal FC, 2-1, on April 25 in front of a record crowd of 1,519 spectators at historic Kezar Stadium in San Francisco.
Phil Wright, who has served US Club Soccer as its Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2003, has been re-appointed by the board to a two-year term.
id2 alumnus Tommy Redding, who was a member of the 2011 id2 National Selection team that traveled to England and Scotland, has come a long way. From his youth stomping grounds at FC America to his budding professional career with Orlando City SC, the 6-foot-1-inch center back was signed by the Major League Soccer (MLS) club prior to this season as the its first Homegrown product.
A total of 112 players from 68 clubs participated in the id2 Training Camp, April 16-19, at the WRAL Soccer Center in Raleigh, N.C. This was the second camp of the current cycle, which targets boys born in 2002 and girls born in 2001.
Danny Barbir, a member of the talented 2012 id2 National Selection team that traveled to Spain, took the next step in his developing international soccer career by training with the West Bromwich Albion first team.
The second id2 Training Camp of spring 2015 gets underway at the WRAL Soccer Center in Raleigh, N.C., April 16-19. The current age cycle, established in conjunction with the U.S. Soccer youth national teams, targets top boys born in 2002 and girls born in 2001.
In its first Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup appearance, San Francisco City FC (formerly Ticket Arsenal FC) will open the 102nd edition of the country’s longest-running national soccer competition by hosting Cal FC, April 25 at 2 p.m. PT at Kezar Stadium.
Discounted applications to the 2015 Great Plains Cup, US Club Soccer’s inaugural state championship event for U-11 through U-18/19 boys and girls teams in the area, remain available until April 20. The event is slated for June 6-7 at the Pepsi Soccer Complex in Mitchell, S.D.
An expanded Player Development Program (PDP) event held April 4 at the Indian Trails Sports Complex in Palm Coast, Fla., helped identify 193 of the area’s top youth players with 1997-2002 birth years. A total of 28 clubs were represented.
The 2015 Maryland Cup, US Club Soccer’s 4th annual state championship event for U-12 through U-17 boys and girls teams, will be held April 24-26 at multiple venues in the Westminster area. The application deadline is April 10.
The Virginia NPL, one of two new leagues in the NPL platform for the 2014-15 season, is welcoming a pair of new clubs for the 2015-16 season. Chantilly Youth Association and Virginia Youth Soccer will join the Virginia NPL beginning in fall 2015, increasing the total number of clubs to 12.
US Club Soccer is proud to announce the creation of the Great Plains Cup, beginning with a June 6-7 event at the Pepsi Soccer Complex in Mitchell, S.D.
A total of 106 players from 66 clubs across the country participated in the id2 Training Camp held at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., March 26-29. This was the first id2 Training Camp of the cycle, targeting boys born in 2002 and girls born in 2001.
The first id2 Training Camp of the current cycle, targeting top boys born in 2002 and girls born in 2001, takes place in Chula Vista, Calif., March 26-29.
Only three weeks remain for top U-16 through U-18 boys and girls NPL teams to apply for NPL berths at the 2015 soccerloco San Diego Surf Cup, to be held July 25-27 at the San Diego Polo Club.
Round out your team’s summer schedule by competing at any one of six National Cup XIV Regional events, which are open to all members in the U-11 through U-18/19 boys and girls age groups. Discounts are still available for a limited time for each Regional.
Highlighted by four matches against top Argentine youth academy teams, attendance at a pair of professional games and various soccer and cultural excursions, the 2015 id2 National Selection International Tour concluded this past Tuesday.
Mike Sweeney (Region II) and Tom Atencio (Region IV) have both been re-elected to the US Club Soccer Board of Directors. In addition, Mike Cullina (Region I) and George Fotopoulos (Region III) were elected as new members, and all four will serve two-year terms.
Created as a founding member when the National Premier Leagues (NPL) launched in 2011, the Florida Premier League has since mirrored the growth of the NPL.
It was a busy weekend, March 14-15, for the NorCal NPL, as it hosted the Spring College Showcase (Girls) and kicked off the Champions League (Boys).
US Club Soccer and Nationwide signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement that provides US Club Soccer members with a special insurance discount on a full range of products from one of the nation’s leading insurance carriers.
The second video journal of the 2015 id2 National Selection International Tour to Argentina was just released, which highlights the first two matches of the tour, explores La Boca and watches a Copa Libertadores between River Plate and Tigres UANL.
The first video journal of the 2015 id² National Selection International Tour to Argentina was released this morning. It introduces the traveling party, offers a brief explanation of the id² Program from our CEO Kevin Payne, highlights the brief domestic camp in Houston and chronicles the players’ acclimations to Buenos Aires.
The 2015 id2 National Selection International Tour is finally here, and after a brief domestic camp in Houston, the traveling party will depart for Argentina. Among the trip’s highlights are: playing top Argentinian youth academy teams, watching a professional game, exploring Argentina and engaging in various training sessions.