Youth Soccer

Knee Injuries Are Soccer’s Worst Epidemic, But What’s The Solution?

We know you’ve been trying to bend it like Beckham (too old?). We’ve seen you working on those mad skills, but what we haven’t seen is you caring for your knees. This word might be new to those who like to live on the edge, so let’s define it first: a knee is the part joining your thighs to your legs — it’s the round and fragile medium that looks like the back of Uncle Fester’s neck. Please moisturize. 

Kids Born In These Months Are More Likely To Become Pro Footballers

Do you think that a footballer’s birthday is important? Guess what, it is! The calendar month and year that a soccer player is born in may have a lot to do with whether or not they become a star someday. Here’s what developmental child psychologists have pieced together for us soccer-fact-crazed fanatics.

Youth Team Gets Blasted By A Rogue Sprinkler, Triggering Chaos

Here it is, the most fitting visual representation of Monday you’ll ever find. Friday was all smiles, cheers and waves (especially if you just touched down in Nashville to celebrate a bachelor party), and then Monday violently appeared only moments later — blasting you in the face with a jet stream of tepid sewage water. 

You were lost in the sauce, but now it’s time to wake up and reap what’ve you’ve sown. Monday's coming in hot. 

If The U.S. Is Ever Going To Have Soccer Success, We Need To Be More Like Iceland

The USSF has launched its bio-banding initiative. The search for the American Messi is buoyed by widespread support for an increased scouting budget. And despite the U.S. team's absence this summer, World Cup fever will clear sporting goods stores of adidas Predators as surely as Brood X cicadas will reemerge in 2021. 

Young Lad Scores Brilliant Goal, Hot Favourite For Puskas Award

We all dream of scoring that wonder goal during a soccer game, whether it be just in a park or in an actual match. However, most of us fail miserably at that. We trip over our own feet, the shot goes flying into row Z or some other complete fail. 

While we all keep trying for that goal that we can tell our grandkids, this young superstar is actually scoring that goal. A few dummies, a stepover and two beautiful roulettes puts the kid right through on goal, and then finishes it all off with an unsaveable shot into the roof of the net. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, eat your heart out. 

Our Facebook Audience Should Be U.S. Soccer President

Last week, U.S. Soccer announced its first youth initiative since the USMNT’s World Cup failure. Bio-banding was presented as a new way to encourage technical development in youth players big and small. It was an idea put forth by the U.S. Soccer High Performance Department. But it turns out, U.S. Soccer should have just asked Facebook, because scores of our readers responded and apparently every single one of them knows exactly how to fix U.S. soccer.