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Soccer Assist Annual Soccer Social - May 26th
May 17 2017 - Jeny Mather
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Soccer Assist provides scholarships, soccer gear, & camp opportunities to deserving youth in our community, and at Lonestar Soccer Club - see the most recent scholarship recipient, Annie Rocha and her great story here!

 

On Friday, May 26th they are hosting their 3rd Annual Soccer Assist party & fundraiser at Rock Rose Hall. The evening will feature Austin legend Bob Schneider, DJ, dancing, appetizers, drinks, & a silent auction. If you can't attend, but would like to contribute, click here. Soccer Assist donates a portion of funds raised at the event to Lonestar's financial aid program for player scholarships.

 

 

Register here!

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Friday, May 26th, 2017

Rock Rose Hall (at the Domain)
11420 Rock Rose Avenue, Suite 100 
Austin, TX 78758

Convenient valet on Rock Rose Avenue & free parking in nearby garages.

Space is limited - sign up by May 24th

 

 

Monaghan named Director of Select Soccer Operations
May 05 2017 - Jeny Mather
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Monaghan named Director of Select Soccer Operations for Lonestar Soccer Club in Austin

 

AUSTIN, TX - On Friday, May 5, 2017, Lonestar Soccer Club, the leader in full-service youth soccer operations in Central Texas, added Brian Monaghan to its staff as the Director of Select Soccer Operations.

 

“What a great day for Lonestar,” said Buck Baccus, Lonestar Soccer Club president. “I’ve known Brian now for close to 15 years. I’ve always had the greatest respect and appreciation for his soccer knowledge, experience, professionalism, passion and commitment to the game. Brian was a part of CCU many years ago, just prior to the formation of Lonestar. It pleases me immensely to welcome him back to our Lonestar family. Brian’s a great fit for us and a perfect add to our formidable leadership team. Welcome Brian!”

 

Most recently, Monaghan had served as Director of Coaching at Classics Elite in San Antonio, TX. During his tenure in San Antonio, CE experienced success on and off the field. Team success at the state and regional level, player development at all ages, and facility development are just a few of the outcomes that can be attributed to Monaghan.

 

His playing and coaching resumes compliment each other. From signing with Everton FC at age 16 and playing professionally in England, Australia and the United States to working with youth national teams and assisting at MLS combines, Monaghan’s experience will add to an already qualified and dedicated staff.

 

“I am delighted that Brian will join our leadership team at Lonestar. He is a nationally renowned as an outstanding soccer leader and coach. Brian, over many years of successful coaching, has built a vast soccer network at the youth, collegiate, and professional levels of play. He has tremendous soccer experience and knowledge that he can share and pass on to all our outstanding player pool and coaching staff. He is a fantastic addition to Lonestar.“ added Don Cameron, Executive Director.

 

About Lonestar Soccer Club

Established in 2004, Lonestar Soccer Club (LSC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with an approximate annual budget of $5 million. That budget facilitates a full-time coaching staff that numbers greater than 50 and a membership of more than 8,000 registrants. Lonestar Soccer Club is a youth organization which offers all levels of play for young people from 4 to 19 years of age.

Lonestar SC & APPA Announce Partnership
May 05 2017 - Jeny Mather
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Lonestar Soccer Club Partners with APPA Aguilas in City of Kyle Alliance

 

Kyle, TX - On Friday, May 5, 2017, Lonestar Soccer Club (LSC) and APPA Aguilas (APPA) announced a strategic alignment to expand the growth of soccer at all levels in southern Travis County and Hays County. The announcement came after extensive discussions between LSC leadership and Sonny Guadarrama, Director of APPA, and Sylvia Gallo, a founder at the grassroots level of APPA.

 

“Sonny is quite simply an outstanding young man. He’s known as one of the best youth players ever to compete in Central Texas. Sonny took his game to the college ranks and on to a very successful career in the professional leagues of Mexico. Following his playing days, Sonny came home and in short order developed an outstanding club in the area of Kyle and Buda, “ stated Buck Baccus, LSC President. “Given Sonny’s association with top level soccer as a youth player and his long standing relationships with a number of our staff members, it was natural for Sonny to join forces with Lonestar. We are lucky to add someone of Sonny’s caliber to our staff and believe he has unlimited potential to grow within our organization. As for his good works in the surrounding areas of Kyle and Buda, Lonestar will work tirelessly to further the game of soccer and create a growing number of opportunities for his players. Thank you Sonny!”

 

Recreational, Jr. Academy, and Select programs will be the main focus of the partnership. The model of shared resources will continue to build upon the solid administrative and management foundation that has put APPA on the Central Texas Map. One key resource has been the municipality support that has been evident in the area.

 

"The City of Kyle is incredibly pleased with the success of APPA Aguilas over the past two seasons. We are amazed at the level of participation from the community and the quality of organization that APPA has brought to Kyle, “ added Scott Sellers , City Manager for the City of Kyle. “Combining APPA with the strength, ubiquity and quality of Lonestar Soccer is an incredible victory for Kyle and for our region. We are beyond excited to witness the evolution of soccer in Kyle in such a short time frame, and look forward to working together with APPA and Lonestar with the best years still ahead of us."

 

Guadarrama commented: “I am truly excited to join forces with the club that saw me grow as a player, and helped me to achieve my dreams. I now look forward to helping the next generation of future soccer players in Austin together with Lonestar SC. Greater things are yet to come!”

 

Known as the leader in full-service youth soccer operations in Central Texas, LSC has a simple vision to bring its brand of soccer to every part of Central Texas - this includes South Austin to Kyle. The foundation laid by APPA in this geographic region acts as a springboard for this partnership to continue to grow as an integral location for soccer development.

Lonestar 02G TCL Win the Texas Champions League
May 03 2017 - Jeny Mather
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Lonestar 02G TCL have won the Texas Champions League and will advance to NPL Nationals in Westfield Indiana!

 

Coach Matt Armstrong, excited for their achievement, said, "I am very proud of the work the girls put in this year, and look forward to competing at Nationals."

 

Way to go girls!

 

Congrats to all teams advancing to the Directors Cup State Finals!
Apr 25 2017 - Jeny Mather
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Congratulations to all of our Lonestar teams advancing to Directors Cup State Finals!

 

06B DI Black NTH (pictured here)

06B SII White NTH

05B SII Black STH

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06G DI Black STH

06G SII Black NTH

06G SII White NTH

02G Blue NTH

 

Keep up with the latest & greatest!

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Lonestar SC & GSA Announce Collaboration
Apr 25 2017 - Jeny Mather
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Georgetown Soccer Association Force FC and Lonestar Soccer Club Announce Elite Player Collaboration  

 

Georgetown, TX​- On Friday, April 21, 2017, Georgetown Soccer Association Force FC (GSA Force FC) and Lonestar Soccer Club (LSC) entered into a strategic collaboration that will provide GSA Force FC elite players a unified pathway to the Boys and Girls U.S. Soccer Development Academy. This unique initiative will give GSA Force FC players the opportunity to train and compete at the highest level in youth soccer. By connecting players with unprecedented access to the U.S. Soccer and LSC development pathway, GSA Force FC players have a destination to realize their goals of playing at the highest level in the United States. Each organization will continue to maintain their separate legal and operational status as independent clubs under this agreement.

 

“We want to thank GSA Force FC, its Board of Directors, and its coaching staff for choosing to collaborate with Lonestar,” says Don Cameron, LSC Executive Director of Soccer. “We are excited to engage with such an outstanding organization, filled with world renowned soccer enthusiasts who work tirelessly to develop their players. We look forward to working with the GSA Force FC coaching staff in the future to continue improving the game of soccer for all youth players in Central Texas.”

 

“Providing the best opportunities for our players is our number one goal at GSA Force FC,” says Manuel Buentello, GSA Force FC Director of Coaching. “We believe this collaboration with Lonestar to offer a managed pathway to USSF Development Academies provides the best opportunity for our players that ultimately may wish to pursue placement on the US national teams. We will continue to offer the best training and playing opportunities possible for all of our current and future players at GSA Force FC.”

 

GSA is proud to have over 30 years providing high quality recreational, academy and select soccer to the local community. The GSA Force FC and Lonestar SC elite player collaboration will expand upon this rich history and provide unrivaled opportunities to players in Georgetown.

Girls' Development Academy ID Event
Apr 28 2017 - Jeny Mather
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The Girls ID Event is an opportunity for players to impress the Development Academy staff at Lonestar SC and earn a place in our prestigious U.S. Soccer Development Academy - the top youth girls league in the United States.

 

Round Rock Multipurpose Complex

2001 Kenney Fort Blvd., Round Rock, Texas 78665


Times: 
U14 (04): 6:00-7:30 PM - RRMC #7 & #8
U17 (02 & 01): 6:00-7:30 PM - RRMC #7 & #8
U15 (03): 8:00-9:30 PM - RRMC #9 & #10
U19 (00 & 99): 8:00-9:30 PM - RRMC #9 & #10

 

Sign-Up Below
 

About the U.S. Soccer Development Academy: http://bit.ly/2oku4Yk

 

Upcoming Event, May 10th: University of Houston GK coach, Blair Quinn, will host a GK training opportunity. Spots are limited, so please reach out to GK Director, Tara Macdonald at tmacdonald@lonestar-sc.com, for more info.

 

Congrats Graduating Class of 2017
Apr 28 2017 - Jeny Mather
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Lonestar Soccer Club would like to recognize & thank the graduating class of 2017 for all their hard work & dedication.

 

Best of luck as you go to the next level, on & off the field!

 

LSC Development Academy sweeps Houston Texans
Mar 28 2017 - Jeny Mather
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Lonestar triumphs over the HoustonTexans in all 7 Development Academy games last weekend!
 

U12 A win 3-0
U12 B win 2-0
U13 win 1-0
U14 win 1-0
U15 TEPAL win 2-0
U16 win 1-0
U18 win 2-1

 

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Lonestar SC & RRSA Announce Partnership
Mar 24 2017 - Jeny Mather
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Lonestar Soccer Club partners with Round Rock Soccer Association beginning Spring 2017.

 

See details & the official press release here

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Top 5 Reasons Lonestar Chose the DA
Mar 23 2017 - Jeny Mather
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Top 5 Reasons Lonestar SC Chose the Girls' Development Academy (DA):

 

#1 - Player Centric Model

The DA is a player centric model, focused on individual player development (opposed to a league built on a business model). This elite training environment promotes increased technical standards & allows for greater accountability for the players & coaches.

 

#2 - Highest Level of Play/Training

By participating in the DA, a player will have significantly more hours on the training field focused on refining technique & tactical understanding. Additionally, the DA will host the best clubs & players in the U.S. creating the highest level of competition. U.S. Soccer only admitted clubs who met its specific high set of standards - over 200 clubs submitted applications to the DA, but only 69 clubs will compete in the 2017-18 season making it the most selective program in the country.

 

#3 - Professionalized Coaching, Minimum License Standards & Continuing Education

One of the criteria used by the U.S. Soccer Development Academy in the selection process of choosing its members was the Leadership in the Club & Quality of the Coaching Staff. The DA will be the first & only girls' national program to professionalize coaching license standards as well as provide a pathway for continuous education. U.S. Soccer Technical Staff (Technical Advisors) will provide regular communication to our coaches and Directors based on feedback from visits to our club & game evaluations. LSC players will benefit on the field as a reflection from coaches vesting in their profession on an annual basis.

 

#4 - Ten Month Competition Schedule

The DA provides a consistent ten-month schedule without any interruption of the high school season. LSC supports this initiative for the elite player because it creates a consistent training schedule with proper rest & recovery between each match.

 

#5 - Addition of More Age Groups

Originally, the DA only included 3 age groups but has recently expanded to the U14 age group with ongoing conversations of additional age groups in the future.

ALUMNI: Gaines starting for Wolfsburg in the German Bundesliga!
Mar 23 2017 - Jeny Mather
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McKinze Gaines made his starting 11 debut for Wolfsburg in the German Bundesliga!

 

Lonestar SC U.S. Soccer Development Academy Director, Vic Pace, had this to say: "We are all very proud of McKinze! There's no doubt he will be playing with the first team on a regular basis. McKinze is truly a world class talent!"

Boys' Player Opportunity Events this Spring
Mar 20 2017 - Jeny Mather
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The U.S. Soccer Development Academy is the highest level of youth soccer in the nation. As a full time member of the Development Academy, Lonestar SC is the "destination club" for elite players from central Texas who want to compete at the highest level, offering teams from U12 to U19.

 

Lonestar SC will be holding Player Opportunity Events (POE) every Tuesday and Wednesday nights for all ages.

 
Players must contact Academy Director Victor Pace, vpace@lonestar-sc.com, for invite and location of POE.
 
These events are for players not currently on a Lonestar team.
 
 
Schedule of Player Opportunity Events for March, April, & May:
Tuesdays

 

5:30-7:00PM Players born 2004/2005

7:00-8:15PM Players born 1999/2000/2003

8:15-9:30PM Players born 2001/2002

 

Wednesdays

 
5:30-7:00PM Players born 2004/2005
7:00-8:15PM Players born 1999/2000/2003
8:15-9:30PM Players born 2001/2002
 
 

 
 
 
 
Lonestar SC ranked #1 U.S. Soccer Development Academy among non-MLS clubs
Mar 17 2017 - Jeny Mather
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Top 5 non-MLS U18 Development Academies

Article Written by Will Parchman
Published: March 15, 2017
 

Earlier this week, the U16 non-MLS Development Academy frontrunners had their due. Now it’s time for the U18s to get their moment in the spotlight.

MLS clubs have the dangling carrot of Homegrown minutes at the end of their academy careers, and it’s hard to overstate how immense a thing that is. The prospect of a pro career is the pinnacle for an academy kid, and it’s an uncomfortable fact of life that only around about a fourth of the league’s teams can offer that outright. Otherwise, the options are either to go to college for four years, switch to an MLS academy or sign abroad. And for most, the latter choice isn’t even an option until their 18th birthday.

So it’s a bit more touch-and-go for non-MLS kids, but they still pop up in the pros with regularity. And the fact that the DA is producing non-MLS guys like Jeremy Ebobisse? Yes, there’s talent here.

Today ends a two-part series in which we take a closer gander at the top five currently performing academies in the DA at the U16 and U18 age groups. The skill here should not be missed, and today we close with the U18s.

 

5. Indiana Fire
Record: 9-5-1
Top scorer: Thomas Warr (11 goals)
Playoff position: 13th

The Chicago Fire-affiliated Indiana Fire has quite the reputation of advancing quality players, chief among them current UNC stalwart Cameron Lindley. There’s plenty more quality where that came from, and the Indiana Fire already have some impressive wins under their belt this year at the U18 age range. They managed to hunt down Crew Academy Wolves, dropped the parent academy 4-2 in November and then fired up the spring schedule in March with another win over the Chicago Fire. The Indiana Fire have quality all up and down the field, and while they’ve staked their reputation on Lindley, it would seem they have a few promising up-and-comers in the pipeline as well. Warr, who’s headed to Indiana in the fall, is one of the bigger ones in recent times.

4. Crew Academy Wolves
Record: 9-4-1
Top scorer: Daniel Wright (14 goals)
Playoff position: 11th

Crew Wolves represent the northern arm of the Crew's Ohio academy home base, and as the Michigan extension it represents a fairly serious probe into soccer country. The fact that Vardar has the best record of any non-MLS DA club in the U16 grouping should be a fairly legitimate confirmation of that fact. So the fact that Wolves leads the Mid-America Division shouldn't surprise anyone. There's a ton of talent here, and there's a reason Wolves has more or less surpassed the home club in terms of latent talent production year over year. Daniel Wright is one of the top scorers anywhere in the country, and there's talent stretching back all the way to the keeper position here. Wolves should continue to progress, and if the home club can catch up, that'd be the real surprise.

3. Capital Area Railhawks - CASL
Record: 13-3-5
Top scorer: Alex Rose (25 goals)
Playoff position: 10th

If you’re looking for the preeminent developer of talent in the Carolinas, you’ve found it in CASL. The best in an unsurprisingly rich hotbed for soccer talent largely unmined by MLS filters into the club’s youth coffers, and their historic skill is not to be missed. And they might just have the most talented one-two combo of any non-MLS academy at any age anywhere in the country right now. CASL boasts twin UNC commits Lucas Del Rosario and Alex Rose, who’ve combined for an otherworldly 43 goals between them this season. That’s more than a lot of teams. The potent one-two 2017 combo is a fire-and-ice duo for opposing back lines, and both should not only thrive in college but have professional prospects as well. Most clubs in the country would kill for one player with USYNT potential. CASL has two.

2. Baltimore Armour
Record: 11-3-2
Top scorer: Stephen Nichols (13 goals)
Playoff position: 7th

Baltimore Armour was ultimately the only team to have a representative within the top five of this list for a quite good reason. As we mentioned, Armour was hewed out of four separate existing clubs to create one mega-club in the area, and it’s already producing fruit. There’s a ton of top-to-bottom skill here, and it appears Armour is mining the deep well of the Mid-Atlantic skill pool to create a powerhouse. Stephen Nicholscan’t stop scoring, and as a 2018 he’s playing up and laying waste to the DA as an able goalscorer. There’s more talent besides, and names like Jake Dengler, Jacob Denison and Joshua Cruz should be mainstays at the next level in time. In general, Armour is doing a lot of things right these days.

1. Lonestar SC
Record: 12-2-2
Top scorer: Kyle Marcotte (7 goals)
Playoff position: 3rd

Not many people are talking about soccer development in Austin, but Lonestar SC, the city’s premier club, has done some impressive work since first opening its doors in 2004. Notably, the club produced star winger McKinze Gaines, who recently signed a pro deal with Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga and currently stars for their U19s. Austin is a rich market for soccer talent without an MLS club to compete, so Lonestar’s U18 ranks especially are understandably stocked. This season, Lonestar is 5-1-1 against Texas competition, and their lone loss was a thrilling 3-2 barnburner against defending national champs FC Dallas. There’s a lot of skilled developing talent here, and at this point in the game there’s no club in Texas aside from FCD and maybe the Dynamo doing a better job at pushing out quality players for the next level.

Soccer Assist Spotlight
Feb 27 2017 - Jeny Mather
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LSC Shows Talent at DA Winter Showcase Feature Game
Jan 12 2017 - Jeny Mather
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Lonestar SC’s current U-17/18 Development Academy side has been in a three-year growing process. In their first match of the 2016 Development Academy Winter Showcase, they showed some of the fruits of their labor with a 2-1 victory against Sacramento Republic FC.

 

Watch here!

 

See the entire article here


More info: http://www.ussoccer.com
 

LSC's Julian Gaines, 1 of 24 Players Called to Olympic Training Camp
Jan 11 2017 - Jeny Mather
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VAN DEN BERGH CALLS 24 PLAYERS TO OLYMPIC TRAINING CENTER FOR U-15 CAMP

 

U.S. Under-15 Boys' National Team head coach Dave van den Bergh has named a 24-player roster for the first domestic training camp of the year, taking place from Jan. 6-13 at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California.

 

During the camp the U-15 player pool (birth year 2002) will play one match against Club Tijuana Xolos de Caliente's U-17 team. The game is set to be played Jan. 9 at the Olympic Training Center.

 

Read more here

 

Way to go Jules!

Lonestar SC Nabs 2-1 Victory vs. Sacramento Republic FC
Jan 13 2017 - Jeny Mather
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Lonestar SC Nabs 2-1 Victory vs. Sacramento Republic FC in First Winter Showcase Featured Game

 

Read the entire story here

 

Way to go boys!

LSC U12 DA Participates in AS Roma Event
Jan 13 2017 - Jeny Mather
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Lonestar SC U12 Development Academy participates in AS Roma event in Florida.

 

Watch some great video here

DA Staff Coach, Bailey, Completes B License
Jan 12 2017 - Jeny Mather
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Congratulations to Steve Bailey, for completing the U.S. Soccer Apprentice Program. Steve Bailey has attained his USSF B License and is one of Lonestar Soccer Club's full time Development Academy coaches.

 

Go on Bailey!

Steve Allison to Present at 2017 NSCAA Convention!
Sep 17 2016 - Jeny Mather
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Lonestar Soccer Club is proud to announce that our Director of College Placement, Steve Allison, will be presenting at the this year's 2017 NSCAA convention in Los Angeles. Billed as "The World's Largest Annual Gathering of Soccer Coaches," each year the NSCAA Convention draws over 6,300 coaches from our 32,000-plus members, and more than 11,000 attendees over five days for live field demonstration and lecture sessions, networking socials, coaching diplomas and more!
 
The NSCAA prides itself in bringing together the top names in the game during its annual convention. Presenters are selected from some of the most prominent professional and youth clubs from around the globe, as well as top college programs in the country.
 
To have a member of our team representing us at this prestigious event is a great honor. Congratulations and good luck, Steve!
 
 
 
For more information click here
TOP U18 SURPRISES in the DA: Lonestar SC mention in article
Oct 27 2016 - Robert Lopez
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Lonestar in Top Drawer article

 

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Gaines making strides!
Sep 22 2016 - Jeny Mather
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Former LSC DA player McKinzie Gaines, who signed with VfL Wolsburg back in March, has been training regularly with the 1st team at VfL Wolfsburg this month. Just this week, he has been added to the U23 team roster to play in the International Cup!

 

Congratulations, we are very proud of you and your great achievements, and look forward to watching your continued success! 

 

Go on McKinzie!

SPOOKOUT 4V4 - GREAT SUCCESS
Nov 03 2016 - Robert Lopez
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SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE SPOOKOUT!

 

 

LSC U14 DA players Ignacio & Lopez play with U15 USYNT
Aug 16 2016 - Jeny Mather
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Congratulations to U14 DA players Kaya Ignacio and Julian Lopez who were selected to play with the U15 US Youth National Team this past week.

 

Well done the club is very proud of both boys!