Youth Soccer Month on Fox Soccer Channel
September 22, 2005 10:00 PM
Connecticut vs. St. John’s, tonight at 8:00pm ET
The celebration of Youth Soccer Month continues tonight, as the Fox Soccer Channel airs the Connecticut Huskies vs. St. John’s Red Storm men’s match live. The match kicks off a number of Youth Soccer Month events across the country this weekend.
Youth Soccer Month t-shirts, WebDecoder Cards and bracelets will be given to fans in attendance tonight as the University of Connecticut joins the celebration of Youth Soccer Month. In addition to the items above, television viewers looks for thousands of Youth Soccer Month rally towels to be in the air as the anticipated BIG EAST Conference match-up is expected an energetic crowd.
The Red Storm leads the overall series with the Huskies with a record of 11-9-2. St. John's trails UConn in head-to-head matchups in Storrs, CT with a 5-7 mark.
Last season, the Red Storm edged the Huskies, 1-0 at Belson Stadium. Andre Schmid scored the lone-goal of the game when he intercepted a Connecticut pass and blasted a shot 18 yards out.
Recognizing the impact and importance the sport of soccer plays in the day-to-day lives of America’s families, US Youth Soccer, with 3.2 million members, the nation’s largest youth sports association is spearheading Youth Soccer Month – Celebrating Soccer in America, this September.
Throughout Youth Soccer Month a series of messages and themes will be communicated to illustrate the essence of youth soccer. Each week during Youth Soccer Month a different message will be the focus of “Celebrating Soccer in America.”
The four messages of Youth Soccer Month are:
· Fitness: The health and fitness (physical, psychological and social) benefits of playing soccer.
· Friendship: The relationships and fun generated through playing soccer and their extension beyond the field.
· Family: Playing soccer ties families together as schedules, vacations and family time are coordinated.
· Fun: Whether recreational or competitive in nature, involvement in soccer is easy, affordable and rewarding.
Youth Soccer Month will also highlight the various programs available to children interested in participating in soccer, including the inner-city, special needs, recreational and elite soccer programs that have facilitated the growth of the sport at all levels.
Learn more by visiting www.YouthSoccerMonth.org.
UConn In The Rankings
The UConn men’s soccer team is firmly ranked among the nation’s best in all four of the major polls. Currently sitting at No. 12 in the NSCAA poll, the Huskies have been entrenched in top 25 since the beginning of the season. UConn appeared at No. 1 in Soccer America’s Sept. 12 poll, released on the magazine’s Web site. The Huskies, who had not been No. 1 since the start of the 2001 season following the 2000 national championship, moved into the top spot after starting off the year with four consecutive wins.
St. John’s In the Rankings
St. John's is ranked among the top 10 in the country in four national polls: No. 8 by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and SoccerTimes.com, No. 5 by CollegeSoccerNews.com and No. 6 in Soccer America.
For more information on St. John’s or UConn Men’s Soccer programs click the link.