December 1, 2015 11:36:49 AM AST

Del Rey City Soccer Club (DRCSC) and have formed a partnership in their common goal to create public awareness and interest for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. As part of the partnership, DRCSC also unveiled their new custom design jerseys, made by Admiral Sports, which brandish the logo of across the front chest.

A staunch supporter and true believer in American soccer, Del Rey City SC owner Brian Perez thinks promotion of the U.S. Open Cup might just be the best way to grow interest in soccer across the country.

November 30, 2015 9:36:50 AM AST

Kifi Kelani has been playing soccer for as long as he can remember.

The love for the game was passed down to him from his father, who taught Kelani how to play goalkeeper at the age of seven. Kelani’s career started to take shape in high school, where he was named “Goalkeeper of the Year” during both his junior and senior seasons. It was accolades like these that caught the attention of the L.A. Wolves, who had begun scouting the young goalkeeper around that time. However, no offer was made and Kelani decided to continue honing his craft by playing at Long Beach City College. Unfortunately Kelani suffered a serious injury when he tore his meniscus one year into his college career. 

November 26, 2015 3:09:01 PM AST

Last night at the Irish Cultural Center, the SF Glens Evolution Board of Directors introduced the over 100 people in attendance to a new city soccer club--SF Glens Evolution. The club is the result of a merger between SF Junior Glens and Evolution FC, and establishes the biggest youth soccer club in San Francisco, representing over 100 teams and nearly 1,000 players.

November 25, 2015 9:48:40 AM AST

Watching an English Premier League U10 Academy team train the other day vindicated my belief that soccer is a sideways on sport. Often the players who were moving into a space to receive the ball did not check straight to the ball carrier (as on the left) but checked at an angle so that they could look over their shoulder to see if they were being followed by a defender (as on the right), which is more difficult if a player checks straight to the ball.  This is an aspect of Brazilian soccer I like very much and would encourage coaches to develop exercises which teach players the two habits of checking at angles to the ball and looking over their shoulders continually.

November 13, 2015 9:49:55 AM AST

Admiral Sports is pleased to announce that they have entered into a strategic partnership with SF Glens Evolution.

“SF Glens Evolution wanted to create a completely unique team kit that represented their new brand identity,” Admiral Sports CEO Paul Hamburger stated. “Admiral’s designers worked with the club to create a whole range of custom teamwear, merchandise and accessories, including custom scarves, balls, pennants, and even phone cases.  As owners we’re personally involved to ensure the club get what they need directly from our factory.  We’re thrilled to be working with San Francisco’s largest youth club and look forward to helping them standout on and off the field.”  

November 10, 2015 1:00:24 PM AST

The game of soccer can be broken down into a competition of 11 players vs 11 players, or small groups of players, 2 versus 2 players, 3 v 3 etc. The real heart of soccer is the 1 v 1 duel. These duels happen all over the field for the full length of the game.The team that wins the most duels will, in all likelihood, win the game. 1 attacker versus 1 defender is the ultimate player challenge and coaches are well advised to practice 1 v 1 on a regular basis.

November 3, 2015 8:38:10 AM AST

Admiral Sports is pleased to announce that they have entered into a strategic partnership with the Heritage Soccer Club.

“We’re delighted to be working with the Heritage Soccer Club, adding yet another NorCal club to the Admiral family,” Admiral Sports CEO Paul Hamburger stated. “Companies choose Admiral because of the value, factory direct pricing, and a custom kit that promotes the club brand.  We also offer our clubs an online store and service that's personal from the owners of the business.”

October 26, 2015 3:17:17 PM ADT

Admiral's run as the "brand of champions" continued with the Rochester Rhinos winning the 2015 USL Championship.  Rochester brought home the hardware thanks to a 2-1 overtime victory over the LA Galaxy II.

Second-half subtitute Asani Samuels was the hero of the night, scoring both Rochester goals on his way to being named the match MVP. Both of the goals came off set pieces, the first in second-half stoppage and the game-winner in the 112th minute.

October 26, 2015 1:25:52 PM ADT

One of the key questions coaches must ask themselves is “Are the players transferring what we do in practice to the game?”

Winning is, without dispute, good for morale but if the wins come by just kicking the ball and running after it this is not going to be very effective, developmentally, in the long run.

October 26, 2015 12:25:52 PM ADT

Temecula FC, a California program best known for success in the NPSL, is now making waves in the youth soccer market thanks to the leadership of both Willie Donachie and Kurt Merrill.

Donachie, who serves as TFC’s Director of Football, has immense experience in the professional game.