U.S. Soccer’s membership elected Carlos Cordeiro as U.S. Soccer’s 32nd President during the National Council Meeting at the Federation’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) this morning at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. Cordeiro, who won on the third ballot, replaces outgoing President Sunil Gulati and will serve a four-year term.
Portland, Ore., January 25, 2017 – adidas Soccer has today completed the launch of the new Cold Blooded collection after the brand unveiled its updated COPA 18.1 silhouette on Jan. 15. In addition to the new COPA, the Cold Blooded collection features the first new colorway of the re-released Predator 18+, as well as updated colorways of the NEMEZIZ 17+ 360 AGILITY and the X17+ 360 SPEED franchises.
Portland, OR— adidas and Major League Soccer today premiered the newest design of the NATIVO, the Official Match Ball for the 2018 MLS season. Newly constructed with an updated panel design and sustainable materials, this reimagined release marks the fourth ball in the NATIVO series to-date.
An online fraud scheme has bilked the Juneau Soccer Club out of more than $13,700.
PORTLAND, OR— January 15, 2018 – adidas Soccer has today revealed COPA18.1, the latest release in the COPA franchise, designed with support and comfort at its heart. Originally launched in the late ‘70s with the COPA Mundial, the COPA family has outclassed opposition teams all over the world for the last 38 years.
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The refurbished facility, reopening a year after it collapsed under snow, features new turf, brighter lights and an improved snow removal system.
WASILLA, AK — Local soccer programs are reflecting an increasing national interest in the sport, as clubs like Wasilla Youth Soccer Association have seen substantial growth in recent years.
2018 Timbers U23 Tryout Details:
Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018 and Sunday, March 25, 2018.
Time: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. PST. Check in begins 45 minutes prior to the listed start time
Where: John Chambers Field (CFC Training Complex); Salem, Ore.
Portland Community College is seeking a Head Coach for the Women’s Soccer Program, based out of the beautiful Rock Creek Campus.
This part-time position reports to the Director of Athletics and works with campus departments, and athletic commissioners to ensure compliance with all NWAC rules. The program is seeking a coach with a history of winning records, and producing academically successful student athletes.
The part-time position reports to the Director of Athletics and receives a stipend of ($6,000). This position closes on Friday, February 2, 2018.
VANCOUVER, WA— The Washington Timbers will be hosting a D License Coaching Course at Harmony Sports Complex. It will include ALL FOUR game modules (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11) with one on each day. Field players that are age appropriate are mandatory for each course. Course will be taught by Joe Sotille.
The 25th annual Holiday Cup indoor soccer tournament is this week and next at the Dimond Park Field House.
FAIRBANKS, AK — (April 2015) In previous seasons, high school soccer teams in Fairbanks haven’t been able to practice outside until late April or even May.
HEALY, AK — Foosball is typically a tabletop game. But in Healy, it can be a full contact sport.
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Here are just a few things Lorenzo Froehle has learned since he arrived in New York recently: People walk fast, they talk fast, and they can even be just a little bit aggressive. And he is also having big problems with New York humidity.
KETCHIKAN, AK— (2014) In southeast Alaska, high school sports teams must travel by air or water to compete against each other. It’s difficult, but also a unique bonding experience. Emily Files spent time with the high school JV girls soccer team, the Lady Kings of Ketchikan.
JUNEAU, AK—(May 2017) Every year Thunder Mountain and Juneau-Douglas High Schools’ soccer teams turn one or two games into a cancer awareness fundraiser. This year the fundraiser is dedicated to Hunter Rathbone.
“I love my team,” Rathbone said. “It really warms my heart that they would put all that effort … all that together for me … that’s like no words, that’s the coolest thing someone’s ever done for me.”
Rathbone, 16, identifies as a boy. He sits in a wheelchair, wearing sunglasses to protect his eyes. He’s a Falcons player who was hurt in a previous game and has lost most of the feeling in his legs. Speaking after the game, Rathbone said the injury happened while trying to score a goal during a game in Ketchikan.
“There was an opponent next to me … behind me,” Rathbone said. “They accidentally kicked my feet up from underneath me, and it caused me to fall backwards onto my back and then it slammed my head to the ground.”
WASILLA — (October 2016) Through volunteers and financial donations, Wasilla officially opened its second soccer field at the Bumpus Soccer Field complex.
Wasilla Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) Executive Director Lisa Catlett and Mayor Bert Cottle joined others involved in making the field a reality, along with a group of youth soccer players, in a Wednesday evening ribbon-cutting. It didn’t take long to get put to use as the first match was played Thursday.
“We were grateful to have so many in attendance to celebrate the completion of this phase of development after many years of dedication and hard work” Catlett said. “We are so proud of our club, facility, and community.”
PALMER — (From April 2017) For local soccer programs, the April Fools joke came a few days early this year.
Colony High hosted varsity games on March 23, matches believed to be the earliest played outdoors ever in Alaska. The Knights followed with matches on March 24 and 25. Other Valley teams followed Colony’s lead, and added late-March games to their schedules. Players and volunteers in programs throughout the Valley helped make the early-season outdoors matches possible by spending afternoons shoveling any remaining snow and ice off the turf fields.
And then came Mother Nature’s April Fools joke. Early in the week, a spring storm, once again, blanketed the Valley with snow.
“We didn’t have practice Wednesday, Thursday and most of (Friday),” Colony boys and girls head coach Jeremy Johnson said Saturday afternoon. “We spent most of it shoveling.”
Johnson said the Knights had about a half-hour left in Friday’s practice once the turf field at Colony High was finally clear. Rather ditching the winter wear for the soccer gear, Johnson and the Colony coaches decided to have a little fun.
“We scrimmaged in snow boots,” Johnson said. “A big snow boot scrimmage as the reward.”
It’s tough to be a youth sports parent these days. Is my child falling behind? Are we giving him every opportunity? Whatever you do, don’t let the Fear of Missing Out be your guide!
NorthwestSoccerNews.com is pleased to continue with a new columnist to our website. She is Ruth Nicholson, founder of GO!, a go-to expert resource for youth sports governance and operations. Ruth addresses soccer topics in her special series “Off The Pitch.”
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