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