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United States youth international attacker Rubio Rubin signs a four-year deal with FC Utrecht

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United States youth international attacker Rubio Rubin signs a four-year deal with FC Utrecht - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Eredivisie side, FC Utrecht have signed U.S. youth international Rubio Rubin to a four-year deal today. Photo provided by http://www.bigsoccer.com.

Rubio Rubin is staying put in the Netherlands for four more years, after FC Utrecht decided to keep the U.

Richmond Forward Becca Wann selected to USWNT U20 World Cup Squad

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Courtesy: Richmond AthleticsBecca Wann (Chesterfield, Va.) has been selected to the U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team by head coach Steve Swanson to represent the United States at the 2012 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in Japan.

Becca Wann U.S. Soccer Bio: One of the two uncapped players on the roster, she made a late run to make the squad and adds tremendous athleticism (she plays soccer and basketball at Richmond) as well as a dangerous weapon on set plays due to her aerial dominance.

Women's World Cup: The USA meet a tough DPR Korea

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Abby Wambach will do battle with the North Korean defense

USA vs. Korea DPR
Rudolf-Harbig Stadium, Dresden, Germany

In a few hours, Abby Wambach and company finally get to open their World Cup account after a long hard journey that took them through the playoffs.


Arsenal got a real gem in Yaya Sanogo (plus video)

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The story of Yaya Sanogo! by Ash

With another day looking set to go past with no confirmation of Arsenal signing anyone, I thought we'd take a look at Arsenal's first summer signing in closer detail. Yaya Sanogo had stated on many occasions ever since early June, that he was going to be signing for the Gunner's this summer, but with no official confirmation from the club, many believed we wouldn't even be signing this unknown talent, but behold it was finally confirmed on the club's website Arsenal.

El Fair Play: Estudiantes U20 Coach Orders Player To Miss Unfairly Won Penalty (Video)

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By Chris Wright

This clip from the Mexican U20 leagues is doing the rounds today and it's fantastic in a kind of faith-affirming kind of way.

What you are about to see is Estudiantes U20s winning themselves a penalty after taking advantage of an uncontested drop-ball that should have by rights been given back to Pachuca.

Daily Dose: August 11th, 2011.

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"The Derry Pele."


  • Without a doubt. (The DA)
  • The future in the past in the present. (The Best Eleven)
  • Frightening headline. (The Ball Is Round)
  • This is ubiquitous and funny. (KCKRS)
  • Mini Arsene in France. (The French Connection)
  • Refs get the lifetime axe.

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Arsenal bid for Brazilian star confirmed (And it’s not Willian!)

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For the last few weeks Arsenal have been constantly linked with a move for the Shakhtar winger Willian, but according to the agent of his Brazilian team-mate Douglas Costa it is his client who has been the subject of a bid. Costa is a Brazilian U20 international and was hugely impressive for Shakhtar in their [.


Talent rose, Brazil and Argentina sunk, and 'Los Cafeteros' shined in this year's Sub-20 Sudamericano

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By Tom Robinson

Much like the most recent Copa America, the under-20 South American Championship also saw its fair share of upsets as the continental apple cart was well and truly upset when Argentina and Brazil crashed out early, leaving some of the less fancied nations to take centre stage.

FIFA U-20 WWC: Today, It Begins

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In intense preparation for their opening match
against Ghana, the U.S. U-20's play hangman.Oh, folks. In the very wee hours of today, my time, a world cup tournament kicked off in Japan, and, yes, I was sleeping, and, yes, my DVR was set to capture all the action, so I'm off to that soon. The tournament kicks off with Brazil v.

Links para ver los partidos del Mundial Sub 20

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Los horarios son del centro de México, pero pueden checar el de su ciudad en este link, picando el reloj que viene arriba: http://es.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/matches/index.html?intcmp=livecoverage_box_u20womensworldcup_es. Los partidos se transmiten por TDN, Azteca 7, EspnU, Univisión y ForoTV.

And The Oscar Goes To...

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By Gordon Fleetwood, writing from New York

On a Saturday night in Peru earlier this year, Brazil went to Arequipa's Estadio Monumental de la UNSA needing a win to clinch the South American Youth Championship. Coincidentally, their opponents were Uruguay, the very team that they needed to overthrow.

Lucas Spearheads Brazil's Trophy-Winning Blitz

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By Gordon Fleetwood writing from NYC

South American U20 Championships: Day 15

 Lucas, the talented midfielder from São Paulo, had been overshadowed by Neymar in this tournament. Not in terms of performances, but there is little hope of the quiet playmaker standing out beside the mowhawk sporting rockstar-esque striker.

Night Of The Paraguayan Messi

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By Gordon Fleetwood writing from NYC

South American U20 Championships: Day 13

Juan Manuel Iturbe may not be a household name, but with his talent, you wouldn't bet against it happening in the future. The former Paraguayan youth international left his mark on the most anticipated game of the tournament.


Video: Peru U20 keeper Angelo Campos’ incredible double-save recovery

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Left horribly exposed by his defenders' inability to deal with a long ball, Peru under 20 goalkeeper Angelo Campos made a split-second decision to just charge out of his goal towards Uruguay striker Gonzalo Bueno and hope for the best. After completely missing the ball, Campos appeared to have left Bueno with an easy chance.

A-League Side Adelaide United Hoaxed, Take Non-Existent American Wünderkind On Trial

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By Chris Wright

A-League side Adelaide United have been forced into making a particularly embarrassing admission after the prodigious trialist they hyped to high heaven, one 25-year old Dexter Rosales, turned out to be completely fictional.

Having scoured the internet for potential gems the world over, Adelaide announced that two players were to be handed trials at the club former Chelsea reserve striker Fabio Ferreira and Rosales, who was billed as having represented Ajax, Valencia, River Plate and Club Atletico Junior as well as the US national side at U17, U20 and U23 level.

Ecuador Striker Misses Two Gaping Sitters In A Week (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Ecuador U20 striker Marlon de Jesus has a heavenly name, but unfortunately that's where the celestial parallels end...

...an absolute howler I'm sure you'll agree, which incidentally came just four days after this utter stinker (0:37 mark) against Argentina's youth side.

Newcastle United

Why Simpson Doesn’t Have To Leave – If Debuchy Arrives

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The signs are good, as we reported last night, that Mathieu Debuchy could soon be joining Newcastle, after Lille signed 19 year-old Djibril Sidibe from Troyes yesterday, and the youngster has already played for the French U20 side 7 times. Danny Simpson in action for Newcastle in pre-season The conventional wisdom seems to be that if  Mathieu comes in then Newcastle will almost immediately sell [.

Newcastle Go After Top 20 Year-Old French Winger

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News today that Newcastle are interested in 20 year-old French winger Guigamp's Anthony Knockaert. That's news today in talkSPORT, and the lad currently plays for Guingamp In the french second division. The Frenchman has so far played 9 times for the French U20 side and has scored 4Â goals, and he has been scouted by Graham [.

Chicago Fire

This Super-20 Championship will be televised

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This Super-20 Championship will be televised

The Chicago Fire U20s stormed through the playoffs outscoring their opponents 14-0 in the first 4 games. Now they play MLS rival Columbus Crew's U20 side in the Super-20 North American Final Championship Game. Fans who are interested in the game can watch live at uslnation.

Chicago Fire Pick Up A Ferrari

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A red one to match their unis apparently. It's big and fast... performance you ask? Well... *mumble mumble* He was on the US U20 National team. What's that? What's he done since then? Well, played all over Europe... Series A with Sampdoria and played against Inter in the Coppa Italia. What else?

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U18s Triumph In St Vincent

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Jack Dunn was amongst the goals as Liverpool U18s beat St Vincent U20s 3-1 in the Caribbean to retain the Harlequin Cup.
Mike Marsh's charges are on an end of season trip to one of the most beautiful places in the world, and as part of the tour, they played a match with the St Vincent U20 national side.

One Mystery Trialist Identified - Andrew Vanzie

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Dave's Note: bumped to frontpage for trialist discussion.

One of the unfamiliar faces at Sounders Training belongs to one of the newest Reggae Boyz. The articles linked below claim that 21-year-old center midfielder Andrew Vanzie of Jamaican top-side Portmore United FC (currently 5 points clear at the top of the table) left last Tuesday for a four-week trial with Seattle Sounders FC.


No Such Thing As Too Casual

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Just before Spain was busy being dispatched from their path along the impossible dream of winning the u19, u20 and u21 championships in the same summer, France was busy getting a lesson in late-game drama from Nigeria.

And then Gueida Fofana hit back with some drama and technique of his own, sending France on its way to a 3-2 victory in ET.

The Miracle of 1989 WC U20

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As we are approaching the QF of the U20 WC, and Nigeria is one of the qualified teams so far, it is good time to remember one of the most incredible things ever happened in the world of the game.

That was in the 1989 U20 WC QF, Nigeria vs. Soviet Union. The game was held in Dammam in Saudi Arabia, and I have attended the game in the stadium myself.

US Men's National Team

It's Klinsi

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It's a bit weird to be writing about Jurgen Klinsmann getting the head coaching job at US Soccer so long after I thought it should happen.
I thought he should come in after Bruce Arena's tenure, and I thought Arena stayed overlong. When Bradley got the job instead of Klinsmann, well, I thought it was a mistake.

Our Kraut

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(It was either that or "Deutsch Treat." Did I choose wisely?)

I've written before about Jürgen Klinsmann's reputation outstripping his actual resume, but the time for all that talk is over now that Klinsmann is, officially, the 35th head man in the history of the US National Team.

CONCACAF U20: Suriname v United States

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CONCACAF U20: Suriname v United States

The USMNT under-20 team faces Suriname in a CONCACAF game. Philadelphia Union players Amobi Okugo and Zac MacMath are expected to start, with Okugo possibly receiving the captain's armband. Follow along here with the Brotherly Game in the comments section and watch it on ESPN 3 at 8 pm.

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U17 win but you know who not happy! And fair enough too.

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If Australia wants to win a World Cup then the style of play and individual performances at the U17 and U20 World Cups are always a good guide to how well or otherwise a national team might perform in coming years and certainly to their style.

Australia has shouted long and loud about how we are going to change, indeed are changing our style of play, but after todays performance the Kaz Patafta inspired U17 team of 2005 under Ange Postecoglou was no worse than this performance.

Uruguay Seal Olympic Glory

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By Gordon Fleetwood writing from NYC

South American U20 Championships: Day 14

 The year was 1928, and Uruguay's football team had made it to the Olympic games for the second time in a row. They went to Amsterdam to defend the title they had won so convincingly four years earlier.

The Rest

Homegrown – January 2015

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On this month's Homegrown with our hosts, Dan and Jay: The NSCAA Convention. The MLS Superdraft. USL-Pro's role in the American soccer landscape. The USMNT u20's and CONCACAF Championship. Closing out with a few quick fire questions. Any feedback is greatly appreciated! Other ways to listen: Download the.

Some Soccer For Mon Sep 10, 2012

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Team USA World Cup Qualifying Viewing Party In The Twin Cities - Tue Sep 11 v Jamaica


Charleston are the 2012 USL Pro Champions! Huge congrats to them.


The USA U20 Women won the World Cup on Saturday beating heavy favorites Germany 1-0.

Sounders Women Sign Stephanie Cox

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The Sounders Women announced today that they have signed Stephanie Cox for this season. If you're keeping score, that's five current USWNT players. Four other players have National Team experience with the U20 and U23 teams, and we have one current Mexican National player in Veronica Perez.

Ghanaian Midfielder Set For Trial

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Ghana youth midfielder Mumuni Abubakar is set for a two-week trial with Liverpool.
The 18-year-old was recently voted the Sport Writers Association's Ghana Premier League Player of the Year for 2011, and is tipped for a bright future.
Abubakar caught the eye of Liverpool scouts playing for Ghana's U20 side in Italy back in November, and Reds boss Kenny Dalglish is keen to take a closer look at the African ace, inviting him to spend some time at Anfield with the club's reserve and Academy sides.

Some Soccer News for Mon Oct 10, 2011

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The LA Galaxy has won the 2012 ML Supporters Shield with the most points in the regular season. They still have 2 games left to play but have a 7 point lead that cannot be topped. Huge congrats to head coach Bruce Arena and the Galaxy team.


Bob Bradley's new team Egypt won their first game since he was hired 3-0 over Niger.

Brazil U-20 on top of the World

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The U-20 Seleção won the World Cup yesterday beating Portugal 3-2 during the overtime with a stellar performance by Oscar. The players of U-20 teams don't always carry through with the promises that they show at this stage but who knows if some of these will be future World Cup stars.

Kaderplanungen gehen weiter in der 1. Bundesliga

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Die Manager und Verantwortlichen der Bundesligisten arbeiten weiter an der Zusammensetzung ihrer jeweiligen Teams für die kommende Spielzeit. Beim 1. FC Nürnberg beispielsweise entstand durch die Abgänge von Ekici (Bremen) und Gündogan (Dortmund) ein Defizit im Mittelfeld. Schon länger war bekannt, dass dafür Daniel Didavi vom VfB Stuttgart verpflichtet werden soll.

Fünf Frauen From German Women’s U20s Side Pose For Playboy (NSFW-ish)

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By WAG Watcher

Move along, nothing to see here. Just fünf of the smoking-est frauen from the German Women's U20 side (Selina Wagner, Julia Simic, Annika Doppler, Kristina Gessat and Ivana Rudelic though we've no idea who is who) posing for Playboy in teeny-tiny 'football kits', move along.

Ten mad Coach decisions A-League season 6.

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1. Miron Bleiberg - Youth Development Encouragement Award. Not!
Taking Chris Harald, 18, off after 38 minutes and slagging him of on National TV.

Aside - notice how Taj Minnicon has floundered under Miron and his "when the whistle stops it's who evers in the white chairs first' team picking policy.