May 28, 2010

WPS Team to shut down.

May 26, 2010

10 Northern Virginia Travel Soccer Clubs – with upcoming Tryouts:

UPDATE - For the most up-to-date club tryout information check our: Travel Soccer Tryouts (2013-2014) page.

Well even though the 2010 Spring Soccer Season is wrapping up here in Northern Virginia and families are making their summer plans, its already time to think about the 2010 Fall Soccer Season. For many players that means tryouts. Some players will be returning travel players who have played for many years and others will be hoping to join the wonderful, busy, competitive, and sometimes downright crazy world that is Travel Soccer.

May 24, 2010

U.S. Women’s National Team has Dominant Performance vs. Germany

On May 22nd in Cleveland, Ohio with a 4-0 shutout of 2-time defending Women’s World Cup Champions Germany, the U.S. Women’s National team made a statement that they are once again the best team in the world.

May 19, 2010

Soccer Movie Extras Needed - Northern Virginia

Have you ever dreamed of being in a movie? Do you love? Are you located in the Northern Virginia area?

A Northern VA film company called 1Voice Films is in the process of filming a movie called For the Glory ( 1 Voice Films is in need of movie extras to attend large sports scenes, and males (18-30 years) who have soccer experience to be soccer player extras. These extra positions are unpaid, but food will be provided and your name would be included in the credits of the film. If you are interested in being an extra in the film, please send an email to  with your age, physical description, and any sports experience.

This may be your only opportunity to tell you grandkids one day that you were in a movie!

May 11, 2010

Mike Ammann's Premier Goalkeeper Acadamy

Former MLS All Star and DC United Goalkeeper, Mike Ammann has launched Mike Ammann's Premier Goalkeeper Academy. Mike has a vast playing experience ranging from professional English League One team Charlton Athletic to three MLS teams, Kansas City Wizards, NY Metrostars and DC United.

Mike is joined on staff by current George Mason University Assistant Coach John O'Hara.  The former GMU goalkeeper and collegiate All-American also serves as Goalkeeper Coach for both Men's and Women's programs for George Mason.

Joining Mike and John is current Assistant Coach/Goalkeeper Coach at Bishop O'Connell, Timothy Lucas.  Timothy is also the Head Goalkeeping Coach for Girls Northern District ODP.

Along with a top notch training staff, Mike Ammann's Premier Goalkeeper Academy has gained the support and backing of two of soccer's major brands in Reusch USA and Under Armour Soccer.

Currently they are holding Academy training locally at Nike Park in Great Falls, VA.  The Twenty-Four Seven Goalkeeper Elite Academy  (hosted by HP Soccer) will be held at Virginia Episcopal School, Lynchburg, VA from July 18 - July 21st.

To register for there Academy training go to: .

Soccer Across America

Soccer in every form plays a huge role in the lives of my family and I.  Besides my daughter playing for both her travel and middle school teams, I coach girls soccer at two local area high schools as well as train the goalkeepers for a local clubs u12 girls teams. Along the way I have also been lucky enough to be asked to be part of a great organization a friend of mine runs here in the Northern Virginia area, Papadia United Soccer Roots USA, which helps support a soccer program back in his home country of Mali, Africa. 

Any time there is an opportunity to support soccer or provide the opportunity for children to participate in soccer I am 100% behind it. Well again I have been blessed to come across yet another great program designed to help those less fortunate have an opportunity to experience soccer when they may not have otherwise.  A coaching friend of mine, Coach Marcello Gangotena is the VYSA Soccer Across America Chairman.

Soccer Across America (formerly Soccer Start) is a US Youth Soccer program developed to introduce the sport of soccer to youngsters from under served and low-income communities.Soccer is the fastest growing sport in the United States. It has reached into communities from coast to coast and from north to south. Yet, soccer has not always served inner city and rural communities and all economic and ethnic groups. In order to insure that every child has the opportunity to play our beautiful game, US Youth Soccer founded the Soccer Across America program.

This is an excellent program and if you are interested in learning how you can participate or help out with Soccer Across America go to the US Youth Soccer website or to help locally contact Coach Marcello: