American teen impressing at FC Köln

’01 Wilton, Connecticut native Ian Hoffmann made the move from New York Red Bulls 2000 squad to Germany earlier this year. The skillful midfielder has already begun to turn heads in Germany’s most competitive youth divisions. Hoffmann plays with the Köln U14s who had a successful season in Germany, but it is FC Köln’s exploits …

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New Jersey Teen Racing in Argentina

OWTY has learned ’98 US born midfielder Adam Ozeri is enjoying football in South American with the reigning champions of Argentina, Racing de Avellanada. Ozeri began is career with one of the nation’s top youth clubs Manhattan Kickers FC before moving to New Jersey based TSF Academy. MKFC’s great connections abroad led to try-outs in …

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Young Yanks in England

England has often been the dream of young American’s hoping to make it big in football. OWTY has learned a number of Americans who recently journeyed across the Atlantic. BW Gottschee’s ’01 midfielder Matteo Ritaccio spent his Easter break with Liverpool. The US U14 prospect is seen as one of the top players in the …

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MLS’ top Free Agent

Brian Kleiban’s rise through the US Youth Sector has been well chronicled. Yet, MLS ownership and leadership seem hesitant to bring Chivas USA Academy’s Brian Kleiban in. Kleiban has been influential over the last two years in molding some of the better prospects in US soccer. As we draw closer to Chivas USA demise, Kleiban …

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Top Prospect :: Jose ‘Tute’ Alfaro

Since the inception of the US Development Academy some critics contend US Soccer Youth scouts fail to appropriately evaluate those players outside that level. While the USSDA has significantly elevated the overall quality of player the US produced there remains hole in our development net. US Soccer has made giant strides over the last few …

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Early Look :: 2016 MLS Draft

It’s never too early. HGP Board Seattle Sounders :: Jordan Morris :: Stanford :: Junior :: Philadelphia Union :: Connor Maloney :: Penn State :: Junior :: New York Red Bulls :: Brandon Allen :: Georgetown :: Senior :: Chicago Fire :: Grant Lillard :: Indiana :: Sophomore :: Chicago Fire :: Joey Calistri :: …

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USSDA News & Notes

Another week, more interesting notes from USSDA play. Like last week warm weather market teams are the only squads in play right now. – Liverpool target Brooks Lennon nabbed a hat-trick against Juventus Sports Club, leading RSL U18s to a 8-0 victory. Sources have confirmed to OWTY that Lennon is close to a deal with …

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USSDA News & Notes

- Strikers U18s topped Galaxy U18s last weekend 2-1 with two goals from 2015 California commit ;96 Shinya Kadono and solid effort from ’97 Johnathan Klinsmann in net. Galaxy U18s welcomed back ’96 striker Adonis Amaya to the roster. – 2015 Syracuse commit ’96 Spencer Held of Real So Cal grabbed a brace against southern …

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’98 Albelo Update

Following his Frankfurt U17’s victory in the Hale Tournament, a pre-season event, US U17 pool midfielder ’98 Christian Albelo has been invited to train with the Frankfurt first team this week. Albelo has been very impressive with Frankfurt. The midfielder was utilized as a pure #10 in America before making his move to Germany in …

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