FC Dallas had a player in the game that night, midfielder Kellyn Acosta, a product of the FCD Academy. But he's only 22. The failure, in Hunt's eyes, was the result of almost a perfect storm -- that hole in the development of youth soccer for Americans between the ages of 24-29. "Their births were a little early with regard to MLS academy programs and development," Hunt explained. "They were in that window just before MLS academies took off. Academy programs have been around for six, seven years, but only in the last three, four years have they really exploded. "If you look at our under-20 and under-17 programs, they are filled with kids from our academies or kids who played against academy competition
The Columbus Dispatch quickly posted a story with an anonymous source saying a deal to host home games at the University of Texas is “all but done” for 2019.
Oct 15 (Gracenote) - Results and standings from the La Liga matches on Sunday Sunday, October 15 Girona FC 1 Villarreal 2 Malaga 0 Leganes 2 Real Betis 3 Valencia 6 Eibar 0 Deportivo Coruna 0
Two kids hopped over the wall near the end of Sunday’s farewell match, ran toward Kaká, fell to their knees and bowed at the soccer legend’s feet. Kaká, a polite and gentle role model until the very end, wrapped his arms around the two trespassers, tousled their hair and shepherded them off the field. “They told me they were going to miss me,” Kaká said after his final MLS game in an Orlando City uniform, “and I told them I was going to miss them.” It was one of many emotional moments for Kaká , whose tearful departure leaves soccer fans in this city conflicted and confounded. Sadly, his final home MLS match ended like too many other MLS matches during his three seasons in Orlando. The disappointing
Northern Premier League Division One North side Hyde United will host League One team MK Dons in the first round of the FA Cup next month. Hyde, who play in the eighth tier of English football, beat Scarborough Athletic in the final qualifying round. Isthmian League North Division side Heybridge Swifts, also from the eighth tier, travel to League Two side Exeter City on the weekend of 4-5 November. Wigan Athletic, who are top of League One, face League Two side Crawley Town. Full FA Cup first-round draw: Stevenage v Nantwich Town/Kettering Town Bradford City v Chesterfield Port Vale v Oxford United Newport County v Walsall Morecambe v Hartlepool United Yeovil Town v Southend United Peterborough