Youth Soccer

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.

With Olympics Postponed To 2021, Coaches Call For Change To Age Restrictions

Australia coach Graham Arnold has called for the age limit at the Tokyo Olympics football tournament to be raised to ensure that players who helped their country qualify remain eligible if the Games are postponed to 2021. The Olympic men's tournament is largely a youth affair, with squads allowed only three players above the age of 23. 

15-Year-Old Borussia Dortmund Phenom Youssoufa Moukoko Is Ready For His Debut

The coronavirus pandemic has brought a halt to football around the globe, but it’s also deprived us of one of the most fascinating developments slated for March — Youssoufa Moukoko’s debut for Germany’s U-19 team and his transition into training with Borussia Dortmund’s senior side.