January 4, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

Games being played Jan:1, 5, 6, 8 &10 at the Preimer Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch Florida. The various USNTs there with some outside teams as competion as well the listed games are able to be attended by the public, this is a great thing as it is also the first of its sort of event, a Youth Summit. Below is the schedule of public games.

Jan. 5: U-17 v U-18 @ 2pm & U-19 v U-20 @ 4:30pm

Jan. 6: U-16 v Clearwater Charges @ 11am

Jan. 8: U-16 v U-17 @ 2pm

Jan. 10: U-17 v IMG Academy U-19 @ 10am & U-20 v TBD.

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January 4, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

In advance of the USWNT game in San Diego, Head Coach Jill Ellis has called a camp, for the Denmark game. The 26 players will comprise the roster for the game on 2/4 on ESPN at 4:30 PM PT, 22 of these were capped in '17 and all were in camp as well last year. Due to a few injuries including the ankle surgery announced for Tobin Heath have the team not at 100%. During this camp and game, coach hopes to evaluate players for the She Beleives Cup in March in which they will meet up with France on the 4th right here at Red Bull Arena.

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January 4, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

As noted on the Facebook page of Socer Long Island Magazine, a number of players with contracts that expired with the end of the 2017 season were not renewed by the NY Cosmos. Not so surprising as Ochieng had put out photos of him playing elsewhere. Arango may not have wanted to return, given little playing time, then his arm injury. Jakovic is a bit of a surprise although he played well in the Copa America and all season, so he may have been looking to move on/up.

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January 2, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

DCU will welcome this new player to their new home for the coming season. The very accomplished player brings experience from World Cup Qualifiers and Copa Liberadores play. At 24 he was the captain for first division side, Zulia FC earning a look from the national team, debuting and assisting on the go ahead goal, 6/3/17 v USMNT at the RIOT, home to RSL of MLS. Then getting time in 5 out of the 7 remaining qualifying games and scoring his first international goal 6 days later as they faced Ecuador.

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December 31, 2017
by Sean McCaffery

US Socer Youth Technical Director, Tab Ramos has gather these players, 142 out of USSDA Academies for the first camp of 2018. 2017 was a banner year for the youth with both the u-17 & u-20's reaching the final four of their respective World Cups. A pair of 2nd generation players I know, Lawson Sunderland now with Le Vante his father is the head of the Timbers Academy and from Massapequa & of course Giovanni Reyna with NYCFC where his father is employed. These teams are dotted with local players some from Long Island. Below is a list of some of the  players.

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