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Another Activity-Packed Weekend to Highlight Youth Soccer Month’s Fourth Week

September 20, 2006 10:00 PM

Five youth soccer clinics, two MLS games and 25 collegiate games are set to take place during the fourth weekend of Youth Soccer Month. This week’s focus is on family. Attend one of your local college games as a family this weekend or bring a sibling or friend to a Youth Soccer Month clinic.

Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association is hosting two more clinics this weekend in Danville and Roslyn. Throughout the month of September, Eastern Pennsylvania is working to make sure that everyone is able to come to a Youth Soccer Month Clinic without having to drive very far. The New Mexico Youth Soccer Association, Ohio Youth Soccer Association North and the City of Houston Youth Soccer League are also hosting clinics. All are proud members of US Youth Soccer.

Texas Tech University women’s team is meeting two other large Texas schools on the pitch this weekend. The Red Raiders meet up with the University of Texas Longhorns on Friday, September 22, and with Texas A&M University Aggies on Sunday, September 24 afternoon.

Indiana University is hosting a Youth Soccer Month women’s clinic on Sunday morning. Following the clinic, all participants can stay at Yeagley Field to watch the women playing at noon and the men playing at 2:30 p.m. for free.

Meanwhile, the Chicago Fire will be hosting Youth Soccer Month Night when the Los Angeles Galaxy comes to town for Saturday evening’s MLS tilt. The Columbus Crew is also hosting a Youth Soccer Month Night on Saturday when they play against the Houston Dynamo.

Also, at the MLS Youth Soccer Month Nights, two lucky fans will have the chance to participate in the Youth Soccer Month $10,000 Kick Contest. Fans will also receive Youth Soccer Month goodies, such as mini-stress balls, T-shirts and more.

Those present at any and all Youth Soccer Month celebrations will have a chance to play Youth Soccer Month’s Shoot and Score game to win great Youth Soccer Month prizes. Anyone can register at to with the grand prize of a trip for four to the 2006 MLS Cup in Frisco, Texas.

Below is a list of this weekend’s Youth Soccer Month celebrations.  For additional information visit

Thursday, September 21st
University of Maryland vs. Clemson (w)

Friday, September 22nd

City of Houston Youth Soccer League Clinic
Creighton vs. Grambling State (w)
George mason vs. Northeastern (m)
Indiana University vs. University of Minnesota (w)
Ohio State vs. Wisconsin Green Bay (m)
Texas Tech University vs. University of Texas (w)
University of Toledo vs. Western Michigan University (w)
West Virginia vs. Syracuse (w)

Saturday, September 23rd
Chicago Fire vs. Los Angeles Galaxy
Columbus Crew vs. Houston Dynamo
Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association Clinic (Danville, PA)
New Mexico Youth Soccer Association Clinic
Ohio Youth Soccer Association North Clinic
Creighton vs. Air Force (m)
Lehigh University vs. Holy Cross (m)
University of Hartford vs. Albany (m)
University of Maryland Baltimore City vs. Boston University (m)
West Virginia vs. Seton Hall (m)

Sunday, September 24th
Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Clinic (Roslyn, PA)
Boston College vs. Clemson (w)
Bowling Green State vs. Evansville (m)
Bowling Green State vs. Western Michigan (w)
Creighton vs. UNLV (w)
Indiana University vs. Ohio State University (w)
Indiana University vs. University of Michigan (m)
Monmouth vs. Temple (w)
Texas Tech University vs. Texas A&M University (w)
University of Arkansas vs. Vanderbilt (w)
University of Connecticut vs. USF (w)
University of Pennsylvania vs. Harvard (w)
University of Utah vs. Utah State (w)

(m) – men’s games; (w) – women’s games

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: (Week of September 4)
The health and fitness (physical, psychological and social) benefits of playing soccer.
Fun: (Week of September 11)
Whether recreational or competitive in nature, involvement in soccer is easy, affordable and rewarding.
Family: (Week of September 18)
Playing soccer ties families together as schedules, vacations and family time are coordinated.
Friendship: (Week of September 25)
The relationships generated through playing soccer extend beyond the field.

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.

For more information about Youth Soccer Month visit


About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer - The Game for ALL Kids!® is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3.2 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member state associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game.  For more information, visit




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