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Len Oliver Q&A: Looking ahead

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Our series of Q&As with the Kensington-born National Soccer hall of Famer concludes.

Wisconsin trio picked for ODP events

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United FC midfielder Jaime Colin was named to the Region II team for the U.S. Youth Soccer 1996 Boys Olympic Development Program Winter Interregional in Bradenton, Fla.

The event starts Thursday, with matches scheduled against each of the other three regions. Region II faces Region I on Friday afternoon, Region III on Saturday afternoon and Region IV on Sunday morning.

Latinovich scores at Interregional

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Vuk Latinovich of the Milwaukee Kickers scored as the 1997 Region II team closed the U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Thanksgiving Interregional with a 2-0 victory over its Region I counterparts Monday at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

Latinovich opened the scoring in the 19th minute for Region II, which won its final two matches after losing to Region IV 2-0 in its opener.

Prpa, Shaw at U.S. Under-14 camp

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Wind Lake's Luka Prpa (North Shore United) and Fox Point's Jack Shaw (Bavarian SC) started play at the U.S. Soccer Under-14 boys national team identifcation camp Sunday at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

Prpa and Shaw are among 80 players born in 1998 and '99 selected to train twice daily under the direction of Under-14 boys coach Manny Schellscheidt during the six-day camp.

State players fare well ODP camps

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Ten Wisconsin boys and at least three state girls were invited to U.S. Youth Soccer Region II Olympic Development Program holdover camps this month.

Players are selected for the holdover camps, which are used to select the regional ODP teams, based on their performances at the Region II ODP camps.

State players fare well at ODP camps

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Ten Wisconsin boys and at least three state girls were invited to U.S. Youth Soccer Region II Olympic Development Program holdover camps this month.

Players are selected for the holdover camps, which are used to select the regional ODP teams, based on their performances at the Region II ODP camps.

State trio fare well at girls ODP event

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Three Wisconsin players were part of the 1993 Region II team that went unbeaten at the U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Thanksgiving Interregional last month in Boca Raton, Fla.

Pewaukee's Nikki Condit, McFarland's Jacie Jermier and Mequon's Brittany Von Rueden helped the team go 2-0-1 at the event, the best record in its group.

Madison's Ermakoff an ODP All-Star

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Madison's Max Ermakoff was named to the All-Star team for his age group at last month's U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Thanksgiving Interregional in Orlando, Fla.

Ermakoff, who plays for the Madison 56ers, was one of 18 players honored among the younger 1987 players.

State players head to Under-19 camp

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Six Wisconsin players will be part of the U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program girls Under-19 winter training session this weekend in Bradenton, Fla., vying for spots on an all-star team that will travel to next summer's Women's World Cup in Germany.

Iowa midfielder Alex Melin (Verona), Marquette midfielder Taylor Madigan (Waunakee), Hartland Arrowhead defender-midfielder Amy Kauffung – a UW-Milwaukee recruit – University of Wisconsin midfielder Alev Kelter, Marquette forward Maegan Kelly and UWM midfielder Helen Steinhauser are among the 45 players chosen for the camp, which is Saturday through Monday at the IMG Academy.

Quintet of ODP players off to Florida

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Five Wisconsin players are headed to Florida for the U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Thanksgiving Interregionals.

A trio of girls start play Sunday at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, all on the Region II 1993 team: Pewaukee's Nikki Condit, McFarland's Jacie Jermier and Mequon's Brittany Von Rueden.

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Tucker Brown Setting School Records for Wildcats

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The Logan-Rogersville Wildcats, who compete in the Central Ozark Conference (Small Schools) and Class 2, are a relatively new program in the Ozarks, in only their fifth season. They reached the District Final last year for the first time, falling 0-1 to traditional power Bolivar. They enter this year's tournament seeded second in the new District 11 lineup, behind #1 seed Willard.

VYSA ODP District Tryouts

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Mark your calendars! The Olympic Development Program (ODP) District tryouts are just around the corner. Tryouts for the upcoming season are for players (male and female) born in the years of 1995,...

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USSDA takes High School vs. Club debate to new level

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From the Evansville Courier Press, July 24, 2011

There has always been a 'High School versus Club' debate between groups on both sides of the discussion of the best place for young soccer players to ply their trade, but a recent initiative from US Soccer could escalate this debate to all new heights.

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Carl Gray returns to lead Fredericksburg Hotspur

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The Fredericksburg Hotspur of the USL's PDL have announced that head coach Carl Gray will be returning to lead the Hotspur for another season.

In the inaugural season for the Hotspur the club finished in last place of the South Atlantic Division with only 9 points a result of their 2-11-3 record.

“It’s in his blood”

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Brian Ainscough was right in his assessments about newly named New England Revolution head coach Jay Heaps as a player in the past. Now fans of the Revs will be hoping the Northeastern Huskies men's soccer coach's good judgment continues in his beliefs about Heaps as a coach.

Jay Heaps left a pair of his former coaches believing he had a bright future in coaching.

Anaheim Bolts announce more offseason signings

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The signings just keep on coming during the PASL offseason as teams prepare for the upcoming campaign.

Today Managing Partner/Head coach, Bernie Lilavois and the newest professional sports team in Southern California, Anaheim Bolts, will announce the second player to be signed in Jeff Hughes, as well as new goalkeeper coach, Jeff Tackett.

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Barker to lead NSCAA Coaching Education

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Ian Barker has been a star in soccer coaching education here in the United States, and yesterday was offered the ultimate opportunity in that arena when he was selected as the Director of Coaching Education for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

"Ian is the perfect choice to lead the NSCAA's coaching education program to new heights," said Cummings.

Boyd brothers among UWM additions

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New UW-Milwaukee men's soccer coach Chris Whalley announced the addition of five players to the Panthers' roster, including former Milwaukee Marquette standouts Bryce and Robbie Boyd.

Goalkeeper Bryce Boyd returns home with two years of eligibility remaining after spending three years (one redshirt season) at the University of San Francisco – he saw action in just one match, allowing two goals in 24 minutes last season.

Club Soccer

Portland Timbers To Launch Academy, Already Fighting High Schools

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The Seattle Sounders relative easy access to Clark County, Washington talents (Nick Paludichuk, Mikhail Doholis) will shortly be coming to an end as the Portland Timbers will be selecting their U-16 and U-18 players come spring 2012. While some criticized that the Sounders took over a top level Academy program to springboard their launch, the Timbers are even more aggressive taking over the whole of the Oregon Olympic Development Program (though still have catchment limits on HGP signings).

Springfield SC Sends 11 to Region 2 ODP Camp in KC

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The 2011 Region 2 Boys Camps are being held in Overland Park, KS this week. The Camps bring in the State teams from Region 2 offering age group competition between the teams and leading to what is termed the Holdover Camp where individual players are invited to stay and participate on a Regional level squad.

Missouri 95 State ODP Team Adds Ortega, Opfer and Hawkins

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Ortega - Hawkins - Henry - Opfer, Springfield SC 95-96

Springfield Soccer Club has announced that a trio of their players have been added to the Missouri State ODP squad. Nicole Ortega (Catholic HS), Kasey Opfer (Glendale HS) and Aspen Hawkins (Central HS) (Alternate) have made the 95 Girls ODP State team.

Tim Davis Joins Springfield SC As Girls Director of Coaching

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Tim Davis, Springfield SC

The Springfield Soccer Club is excited to announce the hiring of Tim Davis. Tim comes to Springfield from Park City, UT where he was the Assistant Director of Coaching for the Park City Soccer Club. Tim has worked with all ages of the club, and has specifically been working with and improving the girls side of the club.

Virginia Men’s Soccer Announces Recruiting Class

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Virginia head coach George Gelnovatch announced the signing of Eric Bird, Matt Brown, Spencer LaCivita, Kyle McCord, Calvin Rezende, Conner Rezende, Grant Silvester, Chris Somerville, Kyler Sullivan and Ryan Zinkhan to National Letters of Intent to play soccer for the Cavaliers beginning in the fall of 2011.

Club, school soccer should co-exist

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From the Evansville Courier Press, September 20, 2010

The debate of club soccer versus school soccer tends to be a hot topic in areas of the country where high school matches are played in the fall.

The United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) created an elite program that has evolved into our nation's version of the UEFA Champions League for youth soccer — pitting the top 70 clubs against each other in an exclusive league.

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U of M Soccer Announce 7 Signings on National Letter of Intent Day

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The Minnesota women's soccer team has announced its 2011 signing class with seven new additions to the Gophers program including a trio of All-Americans, the 2010 Star Tribune Player of the Year, the 2010 Pioneer Press Player of the Year and the 2010 Minnesota Ms.

Seven Minnesotan’s on Northwestern’s Big Ten Women’s Soccer Roster

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In Northwestern's loss to Penn State on Friday (10-8-10), freshman forward Bo Podkopacz became the latest Minnesotan to start for the Wildcats.

NU's Minnesotan roots run deep. The team has seven players out of its 27 from the Land of 10,000 Lakes, one fewer than its Illinois contingent.

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Clubs: State boys team wins ODP title

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Wisconsin won the U.S. Youth Soccer Association Region II 1996 Olympic Development Program boys tournament last week in Rockford, Ill., beating Michigan 1-0 in Sunday's final.

The win in the championship game avenged a 3-1 loss in pool play, and Wisconsin advanced to the final by outlasting Minnesota on penalty kicks following a 4-4 draw.

Is it best to play in high school, or on an academy team?

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Earlier this month in Woodbridge, one of the area's top soccer players, Dario Redondo, sat in the stands watching No. 7 Gar-Field High School, a team for which he used to star, cruise to a 5-0 win.

One night later in Fairfax, Langley forward Josh Ellis charged from the top of the box as a blocked penalty kick rebounded into the area and smacked the ball into the net, helping lead the second-ranked Saxons to a 3-0 win in the district playoffs.

Ex-Fire PDL's DeMerit defies odds

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Jay DeMerit -- Getty ImagesSoccer players have their unique paths to get to the professional ranks, but Vancouver Whitecaps FC defender Jay DeMerit's is as rare as they come.

The former University of Illinois-Chicago standout and one-time Chicago Fire Reserves player has seen it all, and paved his way when the elements did not look so favorable.

Former UVa standout Cindi Harkes named to D.C. United Women coaching staff

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GERMANTOWN, MD - Former college standout and W-League Champion Cindi Harkes has been named as the first assistant coach of D.C. United Women, joining head coach Michael Jorden in leading the new W-League team when it begins its first-ever season in May.

"Cindi is a top-class coach with extensive experience helping young women develop into outstanding soccer players," said D.

Bobby Wood Journey to Guatemala

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U.S. U-20 MNT forward Bobby Wood has lived the teenage soccer player's dream. Having a successful trial at 13 years old and moving to Europe at 14, Wood has made a home at 1860 Munich and graduated to the first team this season. He was called into a camp with U-20 coach Thomas Rongen in April 2010, and has been a mainstay ever since.

Kyle Martino: Controlling The Urge To Surge

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Kyle Martino is a top broadcast analyst for Fox Soccer, a former MLS Rookie of the Year and has been capped multiple times for the US of A.

Juan Agudelo for the United States............ (Photo: Credit: Matt Mathai)

Coming off the Chile-USA friendly, with national teams trialing fresh-faced youngsters for upcoming tournaments, it seems that now is a good time to talk about the crucial metamorphosis of a young talent becoming a professional success.