Youth Soccer

Rare Footage Shows Young Mauro Icardi Doing What He Does Best For Barcelona

A meeting between Inter Milan and Barcelona at the Camp Nou will always conjure images of Jose Mourinho celebrating his tactical masterclass by storming the pitch at the final whistle, but for one Inter player, Wednesday’s tilt will serve as an unlikely reminder of things past — it's Mauro Icardi’s “homecoming.” 

Real Madrid’s Brazilian Phenoms Combine For Outrageous U-20 Goal

We got our first real glimpse of 18-year-old Real Madrid phenom Vinícius Júnior during Real Madrid’s shock 1-0 defeat to Alaves on Oct. 6, but that appearance (his second for the senior side) was still just a 10-minute cameo. 

FIFA Announces New Strategy For Women’s Soccer And The Hidden Message Isn’t Surprising

FIFA launched its first-ever global strategy for women's soccer on Tuesday. It outlined three objectives for the game and five strategies to reach those goals. Hidden in each is the real reason FIFA is putting an emphasis on women's soccer.

We applaud any effort on the part of FIFA to grow the women’s game. It’s much needed from an organization that for years was run by a man whose only idea for increasing interest in women's soccer was to have the participants wear shorter, tighter pants. 

Player Scores Insane Backflip Penalty Cause Why Not

During a Russian National Student League match between Rubin Kazan and Cheboksary, Kazan’s Norik Avdalyan blatantly ripped off a penalty technique that I invented. Inspired by Columbine’s Dylan Prichett-Ettner, I’ve been working on incorporating flipping into my every action on the pitch in a painstaking process that, up until this point, I’ve wholeheartedly trusted in.

Mexico Wins U-17 Four Nations Tournament After Downing Argentina 2-0

As was detailed in a recent piece by Kevin Baxter in the Los Angeles Times, Mexico’s senior side is in the midst of a massive transition after the 2018 World Cup squad featured nine players who were at least 30 years of age.