When it comes to developing soccer players, Baltimore, Md. has been something of a sleeper in helping produce some of the best and brightest.
But one youth club has stoked soccer in that region – the Baltimore Bays.
Best known for the youth club of D.C. United’s Santino Quaranta, the club has reached new heights and is currently one of the 74 teams competing in the USSF Development Academy at the U-16 and U-18 level.
NEW YORK – To MLS fans, Kevin Payne is synonymous with D.C.
United and the tradition of success the club has built in MLS since the league’s
founding in 1996.
But United’s president and CEO has had a more extensive role
in the game outside the confines of RFK Stadium. He was
recognized for his service with the Werner Fricker Builder award, which was presented at the US
Soccer Federation’s Annual General Meeting in Las Vegas on Saturday.
It represented the first time in the history of the award that a high-ranking
MLS club official was honored.
This was the calendar-marking, travel-planning, rivalry-stoking week of the offseason: Major League Soccer released the official 2011 regular-season schedule on Thursday.
While that development topped the week’s news and sent anticipation skyrocketing, there was plenty of other action, including another round of preseason games, a slate of player acquisitions (along with trialists and big-name rumors), and the ongoing sagas of Charlie Davies and David Beckham—the latter of whom decided to extend his training stint with Tottenham until Feb. 24.
Off we go.
LAS VEGAS – Kevin Payne, a leading soccer executive and pioneer in the sport, was honored at U.S. Soccer’s Annual General Meeting in Las Vegas as the recipient of the prestigious Werner Fricker Builder Award.
D.C. United rounded off its 13-day training camp in Fort Laduerdale with a third consecutive exhibition win over Trinidad and Tobago's Under-20 squad. Following Monday's 5-1 victory over Canada's U-20's and a 4-0 midweek triumph against Florida International University, the Black-and-Red posted a 4-0 result over today's opposition at a rain-drenched Lockhart Stadium.
NEW YORK — Admit it. At times, you thought this offseason would never end.
You watched highlights of 2010 games to get your fix. You were glued to MLSsoccer.com during the Combine and SuperDraft. You waited breathlessly for the schedule to come out and sure, you might have added a few lines to the world-trending #mlsscheduleislatebecause Twitter thread.