You can’t communicate too much with parents

soccerBallMidField ‘You can’t communicate too much with parents’ (Kim Calkins Q&A) Interview by Olivia Ruiz Kim Calkins was appointed Washington Youth Soccer’s State Technical Director in July. Calkins, who played collegiate ball at the University of Portland and professionally for the Boston Breakers, brings 15 years of youth, high school and… Go To Full Post

Is skipping High School soccer worth it ?

soccerBallMidField Is skipping high school soccer worth it? Aspirations to play college soccer and hopes of a scholarship are apt to influence many decisions young players and their parents make. We’ve relayed some of the common questions we’ve heard from parents to Lisa Lavelle, president of The Sport Source, which… Go To Full Post

TV Report: USA-Japan shatters U.S. soccer viewing record

cornerKick The USA’s 5-2 victory over Japan in the 2015 Women’s World Cup final averaged 25.4 million viewers, making it the most-watched soccer match in U.S. history, according to Nielsen. The match posted a 12.9 household rating/share with 25.4 million viewers and peaked at 30.9 million in the second half between… Go To Full Post

Julie Johnston: Top U.S. defender played ALL position as a child . . . .

soccerBallMidField Julie Johnston: Top U.S. defender played all positions as a child By Mike Woitalla Perhaps the most impressive player so far during the USA’s run at the 2015 Women’s World Cup has been 24-year-old Julie Johnston. The central defender is marshaling a backline that has limited the USA’s four opponents… Go To Full Post