Youth Soccer

Q&A with Thomas Rongen

Former D.C. United coach reacts to end of long tenure as U.S. Men's Under-20 boss
Q&A with Thomas Rongen

Thomas Rongen

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On Thursday morning, U.S. Soccer confirmed the news that many observers have been expecting since April 6, when the highly-rated U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team failed to qualify for the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup: after nearly a decade at the post, head coach Thomas Rongen will no longer lead the squad.

2011 VHSL Dulles District Girls Varsity Soccer

2011 VHSL Dulles Dist. Girls

Competition is heating up as the varsity girls of the Dulles District are merely 2 ½ weeks away from the District Quarter-Finals. After Briar Woods' win last week against 3-year State Champs, Broad Run, the district is buzzing with opportunity from all teams.

Competition is heating up as the varsity girls of the Dulles District are merely 2 ½ weeks away from the District Quarter-Finals. After Briar Woods' win last week against 3-year State Champs, Broad Run, the district is buzzing with opportunity from all teams.

2011 VHSL Dulles District Boys Varsity Soccer

2011 VHSL Dulles Dist. Boys

Approaching the last month of regular season games, nine teams battle it out in the Dulles district. Park View has remained in the lead in recent weeks, with now 30 points. Broad Run is just three points behind Park View, although they have out-scored any other team. Tuscarora has jumped ahead of Dominion and Freedom this week with eight wins.

The six remaining teams are head-to-head with only a few point difference.

WAGS Fourth Weekend Report

WAGS Fourth Weekend Report

Mother Nature finally smiled on the Washington, D.C. area last weekend, with two beautiful days that enabled the majority of WAGS teams to compete for much-needed points in their respective divisions. With only four weeks left until the final games on the first weekend of June, teams are beginning to feel the pressure.

High School and Under-19

Virginia State Cup review: Upsets, nailbiters as survivors dwindle

Virginia State Cup review

Virginia State Cup action kicked off again this past weekend, and the brackets are starting to slim down, with many of the divisions already down to the top 16 or fewer.

Under-14

On the girl's side, the top 16 will play off this coming weekend, and several squads are looking quite strong after their matches last Saturday.

Maryland State Cup Review: Winnowing down to final contenders

Maryland State Cup Review

The Maryland State Cup brackets are dwindling down, and last weekend saw many teams moving forward to the final eight, and for some divisions, the top four in the division.

Last Thursday, Bethesda Eintracht defeated the Calverton Angels 1-0 to move on in the Under-14 girls' division, and the Freestate Wolverines defeated the Westminster Lady Wolves to stay alive in the same bracket. PSCI Baltimore defeated MSC Magic 3-0 to move on to the top four with Eintracht and UPP Rommel's ACE, who defeated the Laurel Wildcats 1-0.

Q&A with Alecko Eskandarian

From MLS star to UVa, Alecko Eskandarian keeps his head in the game
Q&A with Eskandarian

Former MLS Cup MVP and D.C. United star Alecko Eskandarian has seen a successful professional career repeatedly interrupted by injuries, the most serious of which drove him to the sidelines a little more than a year ago. A perennial fan favorite, "Esky" has not been medically cleared to play since suffering the fourth concussion of his pro career during an L.A. Galaxy exhibition match against A.C. Milan in 2009.

WAGS Fourth Weekend: Match reports from Draper Drive Park

WAGS Fourth Weekend

WAGS completed another round of matches this past weekend, and Draper Drive Park's artificial turf fields allowed some Under-16 and U-14 action to go forward despite Sunday's late-arriving rainfall.

U-16 Division 5: FPYC Rebels Blue top VYS Phoenix United, 4-0

FPYC Rebels had won one game prior to Sunday’s match at Draper Drive Park, while VYS Phoenix had won two previous matches.

WAGS announces TPA youth developmental program for youngest ages

WAGS announces TPA program

The Washington Area Girls Soccer League has unveiled plans for an all-new player development program called the Technical Performance Academy, the product of long deliberations among league officials about the growing need for a development-centric alternative to the youth game’s hyper-competitive norm.

WAGS honors cofounder with "Mavis Derflinger Day" this weekend

WAGS' "Mavis Derflinger Day"

Forty years ago, there was no Washington Area Girls Soccer league. Female players had to settle for local-level soccer, and there was no such thing as playing statewide on a competitive level. There were no travel teams, and little to no stage for girls to be recruited by colleges.

Competitive soccer for girls just didn't exist.

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