Youth Soccer

Spain Allows Children Under 14 Outside And It’s All Fútbol

While Americans are still cooped up inside wondering when they'll be able to leave their homes and enjoy some fresh air, other countries are easing back into normalcy. 

This past weekend, Spain allowed children under the age of 14 to go outside and play for the first time in six weeks — with some restrictions of course. Children must be wearing masks and obeying social distancing rules, as well as being accompanied by one parent for one hour of play.  

US Club Soccer Could Return In May

A letter released on Monday from Kevin Payne, CEO/Executive Director of US Club Soccer, sets May 18 as the earliest possible return date of youth soccer in America. Obviously this date is subject to change as the coronavirus situation evolves, but it does give us an idea for when youth soccer will resume.

US Club Soccer also put out a tweet with a link to the letter on Monday afternoon.

Fortnite Stole The Next USMNT Great

After months of in-depth research, it is all but confirmed somewhere along the line the U.S. lost its greatest potential youth player to the Fortnite gods. After being put into various game lobbies with players, there is no doubt that a soccer legend was hiding amidst the games.

The mighty “Slaminator10” I was paired up with for a match seemed to have to chops to be the USMNT’s new No. 10. Alas, Slaminator made the decisive act to pick up a controller rather than a soccer ball.

U.S. Soccer Shutters Development Academy Due To COVID-19 Fallout

The U.S. Soccer Federation said on Wednesday it was shutting down its youth development academy permanently due to the financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

U.S. Soccer, the sport's governing body in the United States, said in a statement the decision to shutter the academy, which it founded in 2007 and included competitions across five age groups, was effective immediately. 

Children Recreate The Most Iconic Goals Of All-Time From Their Backyard

Former MK Dons player Sean O’Hanlon and his two sons are having plenty of fun remastering some of football’s most iconic goals during the shutdown. O’Hanlon tweeted out a video of his boys recreating the best goals of the century.

FIFA Wants Age Limit For Olympics Raised Following 2020 Postponement

ZURICH — The age limit for the Tokyo Olympics men's football tournament could be raised so that players who were eligible in 2020 will not miss out following the postponement of the Games until the following year, FIFA said on Friday.

Olympic football is usually restricted to under-23 teams for the men's tournament, with three overage players allowed per team.

Netflix’s New ‘First Team: Atomic Pineapples’ Will Redefine Soccer Documentaries

After the success of First Team: Juventus and recent releases like The English Game and Ultras, Netflix is continuing its run of soccer-centric content with First Team: Atomic Pineapples, which drops on Wednesday, April 1. 

This Surprisingly Cheap Star Wars Foosball Table Is Perfect For Days Stuck Inside

There’s nothing worse than a day stuck inside when all you want to do is go out and play soccer with your friends. Whether it’s rain, cold or a pandemic, being deprived of playing the beautiful game creates a macabre mood all around the house. But with a Star Wars foosball table, life might be just a little easier.

Desperate for ways to enjoy soccer in any way possible, we recently stumbled across a slew of Star Wars foosball tables available online from Hathaway Games. And they’re surprisingly cheap. 

Robert Lewandowski Commits An Absolute Howler While Playing With Daughter

Robert Lewandowski proved to the world why he's a striker and not a goalkeeper when a video from his Instagram revealed his terrible abilities in goal. The Bayern Munich star was playing in the yard with his two-year-old daughter Klara when he committed one of the worst acts of goalkeeping ever seen.

11-Year-Old Finds Genius Way To Practice In Isolation, Professionals Take Notice

An 11-year-old goalkeeper has taken the internet by storm with his unique way to keep his goalkeeping skills sharp. The youth keeper, who is an only child, has proven to the world that even in isolation you can work on your craft.

The boy’s mother tweeted the video out on March 23. Only two days later, the video has reached nearly 10 million views.