Youth Soccer

Details of Freedom's move to Florida

Team owner Dan Borislow on where the team will play in 2011
Details of Freedom to FL

Dan Borislow has become something akin to a man of mystery for soccer fans since he purchased a controlling interest in the Washington Freedom of Women’s Professional Soccer from John and Maureen Hendricks last November.

A telecommunications magnate known primarily for his company’s magicTalk and magicJack products, which enable computer-based phone calls via the internet, Borislow’s acquisition of the Freedom effectively saved both the club and the entire league from ruin amid a savage offseason during which several clubs shut down due to major financial losses.

Herndon FC nearly draw Jefferson Cup's buzzworthy Aztecs from California

Herndon FC nearly draw

Two days of dreary skies and gray weather gave way to sunshine at the Jefferson Cup on Sunday, and as the wind picked up, so did the action. At West Creek, a marquee matchup in the U17 Championship division pitted the talk of the tournament, Aztecs FC of San Diego, against the always-solid Herndon FC of Virginia.

Having downed Georgia's Cobb FC with a late winner on Saturday, coach Hector Diaz and his Aztecs might have been looking for something a little more comfortable against Herndon. But the white-clad Virginians refused to cooperate.

Jefferson Cup Boys Weekend Coverage: Day 2 - West Creek

Jefferson Cup Boys - Day 2

The Beautiful West Creek facility in Richmond was the sight of some of the highest leves of youth soccer in the country on Saturday.

Jefferson Cup Boys Weekend Game Coverage: Day 2 - SportsQuest

Jefferson Cup Boys - Day 2

Down on the turf fields of SportsQuest, the second day of Jefferson Cup action was extremely busy as top sides across several age groups competed for a chance to keep their hopes for a Sunday final appearance.

2011 Jefferson Cup Boys Weekend Round Up - Day 1

2011 Jefferson Cup - Day 1

RICHMOND, Va. – Only cloudy and gray skies hung over SportsQuest Complex on the first day of Jefferson Cup action following torrential downpours the night before. It was the third year in a row heavy rains preceded Jefferson Cup boys action, but with 25 synthetic turf fields available to organizers, Richmond Strikers, only needed some pre-planned re-scheduling to get Friday's showcase age groups started on track.

Jefferson Cup to stage third weekend of Atlantic Soccer League action

Jefferson Cup update

The Atlantic Soccer League will wrap up their regular season schedule in Richmond, Virginia this weekend as part of the prestigious Jefferson Cup tournament. As one of the top events in the country, the Jefferson Cup will play host to the 15 ASL clubs providing quality competition, great facilities and top level exposure for its players, teams and clubs.

Local family moves to London for Fulham opportunity

William and Michael Moravek are set to join Fulham youth system
Local family moves to London

How far would you go to fulfill your child’s soccer dreams?

Millions of parents across the United States spend large sums of money, and drive thousands of miles, in order for their kids to take part in elite club leagues, Olympic Development Program and the like. Bill Moravek was once one of them, driving his young sons William (age eight) and Michael (age seven) from Winchester, Va. to Bethesda, Md. several times a week for practices and games with Bethesda Soccer Club, where Moravek also coached.

Area soccer standouts earn Gatorade Player of the Year honors

Area standouts earn honors

Two Washington, D.C.-area players have won Gatorade Boys Soccer Player of the Year nominations, one of the highest honors on the nation's high school sports scene.

Gonzaga College Prep standout Joey Wilkins (D.C.) and Cody Albrecht of DeMatha Catholic High School (Md.) made this year's list and will hope to follow in the footsteps of Severn, Md. product Chris Agorsor, who won the nationwide player of the year award in 2006.

Four PWSI players help ODP squad succeed in Costa Rica

PWSI players help ODP squad

Four Prince William Soccer standouts played a part in a successful Olympic Development Program trip to Costa Rica last week, helping the ODP Region I team earn second place in an international tournament featuring the youth squads of several professional teams in the Central American nation.

Area prospects Veeder, Agorsor set to join MLS

Highly rated players spent much of young careers in mid-Atlantic region
Veeder, Agorsor to join MLS

The MLS SuperDraft and supplemental draft took place weeks ago, but the league is still doing its best to vacuum up young North American talent as the 2011 season approaches.

Three of the nation's most intriguing prospects -- all U.S. youth internationals -- are set to join Major League Soccer via weighted lotteries in the coming days.

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