Youth Soccer

When Should Youth Soccer Clubs Suspend Play Because Of Coronavirus?

Major League Soccer: suspended. NBA and NHL: suspended. NCAA March Madness: canceled. Broadway: going dark. Disneyland: shutting its doors. Champions League, Premier League, LaLiga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and countless more leagues: suspended, delayed or canceled. 

But what about youth soccer?

Gio Reyna, The Next Great American, Could Choose To Instead Play For Argentina, England, Portugal

He’s just 17, but the whole world is watching him. And everyone wants to know what nationality Gio Reyna decides to represent at the senior level.

Giovanni Reyna is the 17-year-old son of Claudio Reyna, a former USMNT captain who appeared 112 times for the U.S. Gio has appeared more than two dozen times with the U.S. at the youth level, so it’s a given he’ll make his debut with the senior national team with the U.S. eventually, right?

It might not be so simple.

One To Make You Feel Old: Ian Wright’s Grandson Scores Brilliant Solo Goal In FA Youth Cup

It really shouldn’t be any surprise D'Margio Wright-Phillips is turning into a great footballer. Just look at his family.

His father, Shaun Wright-Phillips, was a 13-year veteran of the English Premier League, winning the league with Chelsea in 2006 to go with 36 England caps. His uncle, Bradley Wright-Phillips, followed a career in England by scoring more than 100 goals with New York Red Bulls before joining LAFC in 2020. His granddaddy, Ian Wright, is Arsenal’s second-best all-time goal scorer and a Premier League winner in 1998.

Dennis Rodman’s Daughter Scores Two Gorgeous Goals To Send USA To U-20 Women’s World Cup

The USWNT is heading to the U-20 Women’s World Cup in August, and former NBA star Dennis Rodman is, oddly enough, part of the reason why.

The USWNT clinched its spot in the U-20 WWC with a 6-0 over the Dominican Republic in the semifinals of the Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship on Friday in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic. Dennis Rodman’s daughter, Trinity Rodman, had two impressive goals and two assists to help the Americans cruise to victory.

UEFA Turns To Disney Characters To Encourage Girls To Play Soccer In Scotland

Scotland has found a creative way to get younger girls more active. Statistics from Leeds Beckett University show 84 percent of girls under the age of 17 are not meeting minimum activity guidelines. As a result a new UEFA project in Scotland decided to team up with films and characters from Disney films.

This provides a pathway for girls ages 5 to 8 who are not participating in activities. The first curriculum is a 10-week session inspired by Incredibles 2 characters Violet Parr and Elastigirl. 

Meet Brianna Pinto, The Unstoppable USWNT U-20 Star

Being able to wear the U.S. crest and represent your country playing the sport you love is an honor and the opportunity of a lifetime. The U.S. U-20 women’s national team is currently competing in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, at the CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship with a spot at the 2020 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup on the line. 

Alabama Native Would Rather Play For FC Dallas Than Clemson Football

FC Dallas signed midfielder Tanner Tessmann to a three-year contract with club options for the 2023 and 2024 seasons, making him the 28th Homegrown Player in the organization.

By signing the contract, the 18-year-old is giving up his chance to vie for the kicking duties at Clemson.

English, Scottish And Irish FAs Ban Heading During Practice For Children Ages 6 To 11

Children between the ages of six and 11 have been banned from heading during practice by the English, Scottish and Irish FAs. The heading ban was announced on Monday following a landmark study into the correlation between footballers and brain disease.

The World Is Your Oyster With These Life-Size Stat Cards

Oh christ, Valentine’s Day was weeks ago . . . did you completely forget about it up until this very moment? Is that the reason your significant other has been tirelessly working on a doll in your image, driving needles into it and reciting Necronomicon incantations under their breath? That could explain it.

Don’t worry, I’ve got just the thing to rekindle the old flame: FIFA Ultimate Team cards but in real life from CardsPlug (but obviously not marketed as FUT cards for legal reasons, I’d assume).