Youth Soccer

Russian Club Signs 14-Year-Old Who Trained With Man Utd To First Team

Chertanovo Moscow does things a bit differently. With an average age of 20.2, the youngest club in the Russia Football National League (second division) is currently in fourth place with a second consecutive promotion a realistic goal. The recent addition to the first team of Sergey Pinyaev highlights the club’s commitment to youth.

This Weekend Featured 3 Outrageous Goals Of The Backheel Variety

You know what they say, ridiculous backheel flicks usually come in threes. This past weekend, we were treated to three outlandish finishes of the tacquito sauce variety — one in Amsterdam, one in Nuevo León and one in Poland.

Let’s take a look at all three in descending order.

#3. Kasper Dolberg (Ajax vs. NAC Breda)

Rangers Goalie Scores PK, Denies Player Who Taunted Him To Win Epic Shootout In U-17 Al Kass Cup Final

Goalkeeper Lewis Budinauckas made a penalty and then saved one moments later to send Rangers past AS Roma at the Al Kass International Cup, a U-17 club competition growing in prestige every year, on Friday in Doha, Qatar. 

The teams were tied 1-1 through regulation, sending the match immediately to a shootout. Tied 3-3 after the first five spot kicks, both teams traded goals in the first five rounds of sudden death, including both goalkeepers converting on the 10th attempt (both teams had been reduced to 10 men through the course of the match). 

Brazil’s Lincoln Scores Most Flamboyant PK You’ll Ever See At South American U-20 Championship

Brazil clinched qualification into the final stage of the South American U-20 Championship with a 1-0 victory over Bolivia on Friday afternoon in Chile. 

The win completed a difficult group stage for the young Seleção, who have a prodigious amount of talent at their disposal, including Real Madrid-bound Rodrygo, who scored twice in a win over Venezuela earlier in the competition. 

FC Dallas 18-Year-Old Completes Transfer To Bayern Munich

Chris Richards, an 18-year-old American center back, is officially a Bayern Munich player. 

The FC Dallas Homegrown Player joined the German giant on loan in July. On Thursday, his move was completed as the Alabama native signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with Bayern. According to reports, FC Dallas will be paid $1.5 million for Richards. 

The Story Of The South American U-20 Championship Is Brazil’s Rodrygo

Last week, the South American U-20 Championship kicked off in Chile, with the top four finishers earning qualification to this summer’s U-20 World Cup in Poland.

U.S. Soccer Launches New Program To Expand Youth Talent Pool — For Boys Only

U.S. Soccer, in hopes of expanding and improving the youth talent pool, has launched a new talent identification program at the U-14 level. Currently, however, this American youth soccer development program is only available for boys. A similar program will be implemented for girls, but they'll have to wait until next season.

USMNT U-18 Forward Scores From Inside Own Half In League One Debut In England

Charlie Kelman may only be on the radar of the most ardent of USMNT supporters, but that may change after Saturday.

The 17-year-old forward has been called up for the U.S. U-18 squad and is currently playing for Southend United in England’s third division. Kelman marked his first appearance with the senior side with one of the best goals in all of England on Saturday (though not all of the UK).

Cart Guys Run Over Injured Player's Foot And Share A Hearty Laugh About It

The Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior — a cup competition between Brazilian U-20 teams — was the scene of some more medical-team-on-footballer violence last Sunday, a growing plague on the world’s game.

The Sticky Truth Behind Christian Pulisic’s Mega Transfer And U.S. Solidarity Payments

When Neymar made his record-breaking transfer from Barcelona to PSG, his former Brazilian club Santos, with which he played from the age of 11, received a windfall of nearly $16 million as a solidarity payment.