Youth Soccer

Raúl Guides Real Madrid To First-Ever UEFA Youth League Title

Whenever Zinedine Zidane decides he’d like to spend more time in Ibiza on his yacht and less time fielding questions about Gareth Bale’s short game, Real Madrid can rest easy with a “next man up” mentality given the early managerial success of legendary striker Raúl at the youth level.

On Tuesday, Raúl made history by becoming the second person to win the UEFA Youth League as both a player and manager after Real’s U-19 squad defeated Benfica in the 2019-20 final.  

Watch This Nightmare-Material Own Goal In UEFA Youth League

A great philosopher once said: “Everybody makes mistakes, everybody has those days, everybody know what — what I’m talkin’ ‘bout, everybody gets that way.” These words ring no truer then for Ajax youth team goalkeeper Daan Reiziger.

In a quarterfinal match in the UEFA Youth League against FC Midtjylland, Reiziger and his team were in prime position to win. In the 74th minute Reiziger’s team led 2-0 and all he had to do was not make a massive mistake to let Midtjylland back in the game.

Reflections From A Soccer Coach During The Covid-19 Pandemic

The sun shines down on another day of soccer practice in suburban America. The heat reflects off the turf, making the late afternoon air a bit sultry but bearable. For a few brief minutes I forget about the global pandemic as I pepper the goalkeepers with low, hard shots.

This will be the second season as the goalkeeper coach for my former high school team, and I have enjoyed every minute of it. During a difficult year, coaching soccer this fall is something I have eagerly looked forward to. 

Rodrygo Was Almost Certainly The Greatest Youth Futsal Player Of All-Time

The fastest LaLiga debut goal for Real Madrid since Ronaldo (and a brilliant one at that). A hat-trick on his second Champions League appearance. That ridiculous outside-of-the-foot volley against Club Brugge.

Goalie Struck By Lightning Returns To Pitch

MOSCOW — When 16-year-old goalkeeper Ivan Zaborovsky was rushed to hospital after being struck by lighting during a warmup, few thought he would survive.

Footage from the Moscow stadium where his youth team, FC Znamya Truda, were training on July 4 showed a lightning bolt ripping through a gloomy sky and landing directly on Zaborovsky, who crashed onto the ground unconscious.

The Things We All Remember About Playing Soccer Growing Up

Football is a game to which we all can relate. In fact, most of us grew up playing the beautiful game. If that was you, or if you were a parent, you might remember some of these things from youth soccer.

Soccer Memories We All Have

The parent tunnels. No matter how the game ended, parents line up and create these glorious tunnels. As a player, those tunnels made you feel invincible. That was the quickest you’ve ever run. As a parent, … well tunnels probably weren’t your favorite. And if they were, congrats, you were probably team mom.