Tuesday, December 23, 2008

MLS Making Moves; US Soccer Announcements

While is MLS is out getting that TV money, US Soccer is announcing awards and youth national team news. Kudos to MLS for expanding its global brand; more exposure can only mean good things for the future, especially when you are getting over $10 mill in the process. Props also go to US Soccer for getting it right by honoring Tim Howard, Carli Lloyd, Sacha Kljestan, and Kristie Mewis as US Soccer's players of the year. Howard and Lloyd took home the overall awards, while Kljestan and Mewis took home the yout player awards.

Now for the YNT news: Newly appointed U-18 coach Mike Matkovic called in a buttload of players for his first camp, while the U-20's wrapped up their recent camp down in Florida with a couple of victories. Zac MacMath (pictured above), who just helped UMD to an NCAA Championship, is a notable inclusion in the U-18 camp. Danny Cruz, Sheanon Williams, and Sam Garza chipped in the goals that helped the U-20's top Haiti and Canada, 2-0 and 1-0 respectively.

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