He's already won the Hermann Trophy, the MLS Rookie of the Year, the NCAA Championship and an MLS Cup. He's only 22.
It is easy to forget that at this time last year Jordan Morris was barely a professional soccer player. Just a year into his career, the Seattle Sounders forward has certainly put his stamp on the league, winning Rookie of the Year, Sounder at Heart's Young Player of Year, and an MLS Cup.
Marcus Tracy created a bit of a media storm when he signed with Major League Soccer earlier this week. And why not? Tracy won the 2008 Hermann Trophy (college soccer's equivalent of the Heisman Trophy). The American forward spurned MLS in 2009 and signed a contract with Danish club AaB. If Tracy would have signed with MLS, he likely would have been the first pick in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft.
The Portland Timbers U23's took on the Fraser Valley Mariners yesterday and did something that
the Timbers first team has not done since the first week of the season: they won big and they won
in style. With a final score of 3-0, a score that was generous to the Mariners, the U23's opened
their season with an exciting victory.
Arsene Wenger might consider his namesake Andrew Wenger in his search for a full back. Wenger, a
Duke University standout shows why he is the top pick in this year's MLS SuperDraft. He is listed
as a defender/forward and you can see why. He has impressive ball skills, attacks down the flanks
with speed, and finishes impressively.
Most surprising on the day of the MLS SuperDraft were the opening words spoken by Don Garber as he
greeted the viewers and public... in French. His words were spoken in order to honor MLS newcomers
and first to pick in the draft, the Montreal Impact. Beyond the initial surprise of that, the
remainder of the draft left little in the way of talking points.
Four player with ties to New England were taken in Thursday's MLS SuperDraft.
Defender Andrew Jean-Baptiste (Connecticut), defender Aaron Maund (Dorchester, Mass.),
midfielder Tony Cascio (Connecticut) and forward Luckymore Mkosana (Dartmouth) all had their names
called at the Kansas City Convention Center.
No. 1 selection Andrew WengerU.S. Soccer Communications
U.S. Under-23 defender and U.S. Soccer Development Academy alum Andrew Wenger out of Duke was the
top selection by the Montreal Impact during Thursday's MLS SuperDraft held at the NSCAA Convention
in Kansas City. Three of the first five selections in the draft had Development Academy ties.
When Major League Soccer teams make their draft picks in Thursday's amateur draft, several
players with local ties are sure to go off the board. You may not have three former Reading United
players go off the board in the first round, as happened last year when that burgeoning soccer
factory churned out C.
And the breeze is big, because the Draft is SUPER.
Happy Combine-ing! We'll be drafting this week, so stay tuned.
US Soccer grants division 2 status to both USL and NASL (us): US Soccer plopping this deferral at 9 on a Friday night is Chivas USA-esque. And this interview with the North Carolina FC owner is worth a complementary read.
The potential homegrown signing was named MVP of this year's men's NCAA soccer season
The hype surrounding potential D.C. United homegrown signing Ian Harkes is growing louder every day. This afternoon, the Wake Forest midfielder and son of United/USMNT legend John Harkes, was awarded the M.
With just weeks until the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, and with our own Black-and-Red holding the first pick, we are looking over the top prospects that will be available for selection. The third installment of our series looks at the top available player already inside the District of Columbia, Steve Neumann.
The Seattle's wunderkind's rocket trajectory continues as he becomes the first men's finalist from Stanford.
On the same day that Jordan Morris and the rest of the Stanford Cardinal will be kicking off their first College Cup game in 13 years, the Mercer Island native has been named a Hermann Trophy finalist — the first Sounders Academy graduate to ever achieve that honor.
The entire roster for the U.S. WNT training camp is complete as forward Christen Press has arrived.
Press says there was two feet of snow on the ground when she left Sweden, where she is playing for
Kopparbergs/GÃ¶teborg FC. It was closer to 80-degrees when she landed in Florida on Thursday
evening for her first-ever full National Team call-up.
Pennsylvania native Andrew Wenger won the Hermann TrophyÂ Friday as the best player in men's
college soccer. The former Reading United and Duke University star is expected to be a top-3 pick
in this month's MLS college draft. Stanford's Teresa Noyola won the women's award.
For the first time since 1996, the Hermann Trophy has been awarded to a player for the second consecutive year.
The University of Maryland's Brian Mullins was awarded the 2013 Men's Hermann Trophy on Friday evening at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis, becoming only the fifth male player ever to win multiple Hermann Trophies.
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Dom Dwyer did not know he was heading to the 2012 MLS Combine until a
day before the event kicked off, but that did not stop him from having a decent showing at the
event that he capped off with a goal.
Dwyer helped adiZero (blue) to a 3-1 win over Prime (green) on Tuesday morning, scoring an
insurance goal in the 52nd minute of the game when he pounced on a rebound and knocked the ball
into the back of the net.
TheÂ Hermann Trophy winners announced Friday night in St. Louis had something going for them:
precedent. Senior midfielder Teresa Noyola is the third Stanford player in as many years to win the
women's trophy; Duke junior forward Andrew Wenger followed in the footsteps of his head coach, John
Kerr, who won the men's trophy while [.
Senior forward becomes the first finalist in program history
ST. LOUIS, Mo. â€“ Virginia senior forward Caroline Miller (Rockville, Md.) was named one of the three women's finalists for the 2012 Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced on Thursday.
CHARLOTTESVILLE â€“ Virginia senior forward Caroline Miller (Rockville, Md.) was named a semifinalist for the 2012 Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, the most prestigious individual award in college soccer. Miller is one of 15 candidates announced Wednesday by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
NEWTON, Mass. â€“ The Boston College women's soccer team kicked off the 2012 season in style,
cruising past Providence College on their way to a 3-0 victory in front of 831 at the Newton Campus
Senior Kristen Mewis, who was named to the Hermann Trophy Watch List earlier this week, led the
charge with a goal and an assist, while freshman McKenzie Meehan and junior Patrice Vettori also
Boston College alumnus Laura Georges helped lead France on an impressive run to the semifinals
in the women's soccer tournament at the 2012 London Olympics, but her team came up just short
against Japan in a 2-1 loss at Wembley Stadium on Monday. France will now head to the bronze medal
match against the loser of the semifinal between the U.
UCLA's Sydney Leroux was the top pick of the Atlanta Beat during
the 2012 WPS Draft on Friday.
Forward Sydney Leroux, who currently is training with the U.S. Women's National Team in Los Angeles
trying to make the squad for the 2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament, was selected
as the top pick by the Atlanta Beat during Friday's 2012 WPS Draft at the NSCAA Convention in
Kansas City, Mo.
Midfielder Sinead Farrelly has officially agreed to terms to return to the PhiladelphiaÂ
IndependenceÂ for the 2012 season. Farrelly was a standout at the University of Virginia where she
was a second team All-American and a Hermann Trophy finalist. Â The Havertown-native was
Philadelphia's first pick (second overall) in last season's draft.
U.S. Under-23 defender and U.S. Soccer Development Academy alum Andrew Wenger out of Duke was
the top selection by the Montreal Impact during Thursday's MLS SuperDraft held at the NSCAA
Convention in Kansas City. Three of the first five selections in the draft had Development Academy
The 2011 Hermann Trophy winner and ACC Offensive Player of the Year had 17 goals and eight assists
Coming off its worst season on record, there's no doubt that the Revolution will have to
maximize every availableÂ opportunity to help them get back to respectability. After selecting
three established MLS players during last month's Re-entry Draft, their next chance to bolster the
rosterÂ arrives on Thursday with the SuperDraft.
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The second day of the MLS Combine was the first day for Ethan Finlay,
who had arrived to the Sunshine State on Saturday. He had missed the first day of the event on
Friday to attend the Hermann Trophy Award ceremony in St.
The MLS Combine gets underway in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., later this afternoon, and MLS has
released the rosters for the four teams that will compete in front of coaches and scouts for the
next four days.
Seven foreign players were invited to participate in the combine, which is otherwise comprised
of NCAA seniors and Generation adidas signings.
Creighton and North Carolina kick off third round NCAA Tournament play Saturday and Maryland/Notre Dame and Indiana/Wake Forest highlight slate of seven games on Sunday.
Creighton head coach Elmer Bolowich will return to Chapel Hill to face his former team when NCAA Tournament third round kicks off on Saturday with a tantalizing match between the Blue Jays (18-3) and North Carolina (15-1).