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Soccer Helps Homeless and Special-Needs Kids

There were a couple nice articles in New York area papers about how soccer is making life better for people. Here are the links:

In New York, a Soccer Team That Is Homeless but Not Defeated (New York Times 5/3/09)

Shelter residents embrace a sense of purpose through the team, the newest in a nationwide league for the homeless.…


Added by Tim McGuinness on May 3, 2009 at 4:50pm — 1 Comment

US Youth Soccer - Responsible Coaching Awards

This seems like a contest that should get some last minute promotion.

From Twitter:

USYouthSoccer: Final days to nominate a coach you know,

Here's the clip from their US Youth Soccer site:

Do you know a coach who demonstrates a commitment to excellence on and off the field? US Youth Soccer and Liberty Mutual seek to recognize and honor these important individuals who volunteer their time to help… Continue

Added by Tim McGuinness on February 24, 2009 at 2:07pm — 1 Comment

Red Card from SoccerClub

Earlier we posted our first draft of our Rules for Membership to SoccerClub. The rules come down to show respect and don't screw around with anyone. We get constant notes about some of the "agents" offering to help players and coaches find teams. They are difficult at times to investigate since we don't want to punish and honest person doing honest work. However, what we have learned is that old classic; if it smells rotten, then… Continue

Added by Tim McGuinness on February 1, 2009 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

UNC Women Add a 19th NCAA Championship

The UNC women added their another NCAA Championship to their incredible history – this is their 19th championship in the 27 years of the tournament. They beat Notre Dame 2-1.

Notre Dame was trying to be the first team other than UNC to go undeated and started fast by scoring 16 seconds into the game. UNC has recorded 4 undefeated seasons.

Amazon has some good book from UNC coach Anson Dorrance that might be of interest. I’ll soon have a book suggestion section, but this… Continue

Added by Tim McGuinness on December 7, 2008 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Our First Post

We are still building out our SoccerClub! social network so you have stumbled across an early beta. Our current site is at You can still sign up and let us know what you would like to see by sending us an email or posting you own blog entry.

Since this is still a test, I added a fun soccer video below that also includes one of my favorite songs from Monty Python and can be heard in… Continue

Added by Tim McGuinness on October 23, 2008 at 10:39pm — 1 Comment

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