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the Wall Street Journal has an article on Euro clubs' interest in the growing ranks of US youth soccer players...
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Europe's Top Soccer Clubs Are Flocking to Recruit U.S. Kids
Tony Carr has come to America and he wants your children. But only if they can play soccer.
Over the last year, Mr. Carr, a scout for West Ham United of England's prestigious Premier League, has joined a move by a handful of other club teams from Europe -- including Chelsea, Arsenal, Everton and Portugal's Benfica -- to establish outposts here in the United States, the world's last great soccer wilderness.
Their goal is to tap into the massive U.S. youth soccer market, which has about four million registered male players. While these kids are often clumsily trained and lack creativity by European standards, there are nearly as many of them as there are people in Ireland. "It would be wrong of us to dismiss this country," says Mr. Carr, a trim 58-year-old. "We have to explore."
Region Alliance Summer 3 v 3 Street Soccer www.region-alliance.com Want to know why your favorite players are so good? Play 3 v 3 street soccer this summer and you will find out one of those reasons. There will be two sites available:
Sugar Hollow Park Dates: Thursday evenings from 6:30pm on the following dates:
June 12th, 26th; July 3rd, 10th; 17th, 24th.
Henley Field Dates: Tuesday evenings (except for first session) from 6:30pm on the following dates:
First session June 12th, then June 24th, July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd.
Ages:U8 through High School
Cost: $50 for the option to participate at both sites (12 sessions) $30 for 6 sessions at one venue$6 per session
Contact: Declan Jogi (Director of Coaching and Player Development) 276-591-1118, firstname.lastname@example.org Please note: This program is a design recommended by the United States Youth Soccer Association and the United States Soccer Federation. We are intentionally using it as an off season developmental program for the summer. It is a show up and play format, supervised by a staff coach, in which a truly street soccer environment is created.