END OF AN ERA…FOR CRUMB RUBBER – Anthony DiCicco – Medium

We have a new USSF President. A renewed lease on the future of American soccer, where should we start? With the fields.

Source: END OF AN ERA…FOR CRUMB RUBBER – Anthony DiCicco – Medium

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Carlos Cordeiro Elected as 32nd U.S. Soccer President

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.

Source: Carlos Cordeiro Elected as 32nd U.S. Soccer President

adidas Soccer reveals new Cold Blooded Collection

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.

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Job Opening: Portland Community College Women’s Soccer Head Coach

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Portland Community College is seeking a Head Coach for the Women’s Soccer Program, based out of the beautiful Rock Creek Campus.  

panther_color-200pxThis 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.

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Juneau high school soccer teams play to help injured player | Alaska Archive

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.

Source: Juneau high school soccer teams play to help injured player

“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.”

Bumpus complex opens second soccer field | Alaska Archive

WASILLA — (October 2016) Through volunteers and financial donations, Wasilla officially opened its second soccer field at the Bumpus Soccer Field complex.

Source: Bumpus complex opens second soccer field

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.”

Valley soccer players bring back the snow shovels after recent snowfall | Alaska Archive

PALMER — (From April 2017) For local soccer programs, the April Fools joke came a few days early this year.

Source: Valley soccer players bring back the snow shovels after recent snowfall

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.”

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