The 20 best players in the nation, ranked by TopDrawerSoccer.com, have all fully committed to playing at some of the top Division 1 programs in the U.S. The number one recruit, Ponte Vedra’s Morgan Brian, who has been called into the U-20 U.S. Women’s National Team camp twice this year, will go to the University of Virginia. Eight players are headed to the Pac-10 and five will join the Atlantic Coast Conference. (more…)
Sarah Killion and Riley Houle, who both played in the Women’s Premier Soccer League last summer, have been named Gatorade High School Players of the Year for their respective states. Killion, from Indiana, played eight games for Fort Wayne F.C. in 2010, and helped lead the team to the Midwest Conference playoffs. The Bishop Dwenger High School midfielder will play for UCLA in the fall. Houle played for the New England Mutiny last summer. The midfielder from Windham High School in Connecticut committed to play at the University of Connecticut in 2011. Houle played for the U.S. U-17 team that went to the Algarve Cup in 2009.
By David Bayer
Okay, I’m sure many of you are referring to me as a draft genius. Of all the 900 eligible draftees I could have chosen for my “Chasing the Dream” article, I picked one who was drafted in the first round AND ended up with my local team, the Atlanta Beat…Kylie Wright. (more…)
By David Bayer
When I started out writing this article, part of my intention was to point out the disparity between men’s and women’s soccer programs, and the lack of opportunities for women. However, after doing some research, I discovered that I couldn’t totally go with that approach. (more…)
At a press conference Thursday afternoon, U.S. Soccer named April Heinrichs at Technical Director and Jill Ellis as the Development Director for the U.S. Women’s National Teams. The announcement was made by U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati. (more…)
Canadian Women’s National Team forward/midfielder Kara Lang will announce her retirement from women’s soccer Wednesday in Ontario. The Canadian Soccer Association has set a press conference for Wednesday morning where Lang will make the official announcement. Lang has been plagued by knee injuries, suffering ligament tears in the same knee in 2006 and 2009. Lang had an impressive career with the Canadian National Team, one in which she made 92 appearances and scored 34 goals in nine years. Some of Lang’s teammates talked about her retirement. (more…)