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Jacobson Discusses HIgh School vs. Academies

Posted: December 9, 2013 at 3:50 pm   /   Development, UrbanStreetSoccer, US System

Martin Jacobson is likely the most renowned high school soccer coach in the USA as his success with inner-city New York kids, at a school dubbed “Horror High” by the tabloids, has been well-documented by media outlets, including CBS’s “60 Minutes.” At the West Side school that has no soccer field of its own, Jacobson guided […]

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How a Soccer Star Is Made

Posted: August 2, 2013 at 1:56 pm   /   Development

The youth academy of the famed dutch soccer club Ajax is grandiosely called De Toekomst — The Future. Set down beside a highway in an unprepossessing district of Amsterdam, it consists of eight well-kept playing fields and a two-story building that houses locker rooms, classrooms, workout facilities and offices for coaches and sports scientists. In an airy […]

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Does hosting sporting events promote social and economic development?

Posted: July 15, 2013 at 1:28 pm   /   Development, The Biz

In Rio de Janeiro, a fierce debate over preparations for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics is under way. Brazilians are proud to have been chosen to host these important sporting events and to have the world’s attention. But they reasonably worry that both competitions may end up being a bonanza for […]

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Cosmos mount expensive challenge to M.L.S.

Posted: July 10, 2013 at 5:32 pm   /   Development, The Biz

For the New York Cosmos, whose rebirth on the field begins this August, the path to relevance is a completely uncharted one. For now, they won’t be playing in Major League Soccer, the nation’s top league, but in second-division North American Soccer League. Opponents won’t be domestically known commodities like the New York Red Bulls […]

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The U.S. Needs More Futsal

Posted: July 9, 2013 at 3:43 pm   /   Development, US System

This isn’t new news as we see from this good article from 2008.  But what will it take for the U.S. to get with the program……………. Several weeks ago, Tom Dunmore of Pitch Invasion wrote about his trip to a Major Indoor Soccer League game in this piece for Chicago Sports Weekly, highlighting the curious combination of the world’s […]

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Man City & The Yankees Form Partnership

Posted: June 18, 2013 at 12:19 pm   /   Development, The Biz

If you haven’t received the memo or read the NY Times or ESPNFC or BBC or…need we go on? Then you probably don’t know that two of the biggest and polarizing sports brands in the world, The New York Yankees and Manchester City Football Club have come together to form New York City Football Club, […]

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