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Youth Soccer Month Weekend Four Ends with a Twist

September 23, 2007 10:00 PM
 

The fourth weekend of the 2007 Youth Soccer Month celebration saw several high intensity games, five US Youth Soccer State Association Clinics, and a 1-0 win for Real Salt Lake.  Congress also recognized Youth Soccer Month this weekend with two events hosted by the US Soccer Foundation to education them about US Youth Soccer.

Four, of the 14 collegiate women’s soccer games that occurred this weekend, faced and extra hour of play in overtime.  Each of these teams battled through 150 minutes of game time, normal game time with an additional 2 overtimes, and all four games ended in a tie.

The following teams faced two overtimes, all ending scoreless.

-Univ. of Louisville 0, Kentucky 0 (w) 2OT
-Univ. of Nevada Las Vegas 0, Iowa State 0 (w) 2OT
-Univ. of Oklahoma 0, Middle Tennessee State 0 (w) 2OT
-Univ. of Wisconsin Milwaukee 0, Marquette University 0 (w) 2OT

Real Salt Lake players Kyle Beckerman and Chris Wingert, who use to play for the Colorado Rapids, showed Colorado what they were made of by playing hard and keeping the score 1-0 Salt Lake.  Real Salt Lake took an early rebound goal by Kyle Brown in the first 30 minutes.  Both teams gave up a number of opportunities to score, but in the end Real Salt Lake came through.

Youth Soccer Month was recognized in Washington, D.C., on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, September 18.  Members of the Congress were invited to two events hosted by the U.S. Soccer Foundation.  The first event kicked off early morning with the U.S. Women defeating Nigeria in the FIFA Women’s World Cup.  Later that day featured a Youth Soccer Month reception where members of Congress and their staffs were able to learn more about Youth Soccer Month, US Youth Soccer and the upcoming women’s professional league.  It was a great day and highlighting the many benefits of the game to America’s youth.

The final weekend Youth Soccer Month with showcase 32 collegiate games, and six US Youth Soccer State Association free clinics September 25-October 6, 2007. The University of Tennessee vs. South Carolina women’s soccer game with be televised on Fox Soccer Channel Thursday September 27th at 8 p.m. Central Time. 

September 19
-Nevada State Soccer Association Clinic – Las Vegas, NV
-Butler University 1, Indiana University 2 (w)

September 20
-Butler University 2, University of Dayton 3 (m)

September 21
-Creighton University 0, Iowa 1 (w)
-St. John’s University 1, Syracuse 0 (w)
-St. John’s University 1, West Virginia 0 (m)
-University of California Santa Barbara 5, Columbia 1 (m)
-University of Hartford 1, Army 0 (w)
-University of Kansas 1, Illinois 2 (w)
-University of Michigan 2, Detroit 0 (m)
-University of Montana 2, Detroit-Mercy 1 (w)
-University of Rhode Island 0, Boston University 2 (m)
-University of Rhode Island 3, New Hampshire 0 (w)
-Utah Youth Soccer Association Clinic – South Jordan, UT

September 22
-Bradley University 0, St. Louis 2 (m)
-California North – KidsFaire – America’s Family Expo – Pleasanton, CA
-Colorado Rapids 0, Real Salt Lake 1
-Creighton University 1, Tulsa 3 (m)
-University of Central Florida 3, Florida State 3 (w)
-Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association Clinic – Kenosha, WI

September 23
-California North – KidsFaire – American’s Family Expo – Pleasanton, CA
-Georgia Youth Soccer Association Clinic – Atlanta, GA
-Indiana University 4, Evansville 0 (w)
-McNeese State University 5, Southern University 0 (w)
-Oglethrope University 1, Emory 4 (w)
-Oglethrope University 1, Emory 3 (m)
-South Dakota State University 2, University of Iowa 3 (w)
-Temple University 0, Monmouth 0 (w)
-University of California Santa Barbara 2, San Diego State 1 OT (w)
-University of Cincinnati 4, Seton Hall 0 (m)
-University of Kansas 0, California-Berkley 1 (w)
-University of Louisville 0, Georgetown 1 (m)
-University of Louisville 0, Kentucky 0 (w) 2OT
-University of Michigan 0, USC 2 (w)
-University of Montana 0, Boise State 2 (w)
-University of Nevada Las Vegas 0, Iowa State 0 (w) 2OT
-University of Oklahoma 0, Middle Tennessee State 0 (w) 2OT
-University of Wisconsin Milwaukee 0, Marquette University 0 (w) 2OT
-Villanova University 0, Notre Dame 1 (m)
-Villanova University 4, Penn 0 (w)

Recognizing the impact and importance the sport of soccer plays in the day-to-day lives of American’s families, US Youth Soccer, with over 3.2 million members, the largest members, the nation’s largest youth sports association, is spearheading the fifth annual Youth Soccer Month- Celebrating Soccer in America, this September.

Throughout Youth Soccer Month a series of messages 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 3)
The health and fitness (physical, psychological and social) benefits of playing soccer.
Fun: (Week of September 10)
Whether recreational or competitive in nation, involvement in soccer is easy, affordable and rewarding.
Family: (Week of September 17)
Playing soccer ties families together as schedules, vacations and family time are coordinated.
Friendship: (Week of September 24)
The relationships generate through playing soccer extend beyond the field.


Youth Soccer Month will also highlight the various programs available to children interested 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 and a schedule of events visit www.YouthSoccerMonth.org.

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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 www.USYouthSoccer.org.

Media Request:  When referring to the United States Youth Soccer Association, the largest youth sports organization in the United States, please refer to the association only as US Youth Soccer, and never as USYS or USYSA.  We appreciate your cooperation.

 

 

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