July 30, 2015 9:45:12 AM ADT

The first event of the Shale Soccer Classic Presented by Admiral Sports at Perry High School in Massillon, Ohio was the girls showcase. In a game featuring the top high school talent from all over Ohio along with across the country facing off, the Cleveland/Canton United defeated Mercy Medical Center FC with a final score of 8-0.

“I wish there were more events like this,” Cleveland/Canton United All-Stars head coach Drago said. 

July 20, 2015 1:30:03 PM ADT

The Kitsap Pumas are one of the top teams in the USL’s Premier Development League (PDL) and much of their recent success is due to the stellar play and strong leadership of captain Cory Keitz. 

Keitz, a center back for Kitsap, is one of the most of the most decorated and talented players on the team.  His numerous national honors include being named to the PDL Team of the Week, the All-Western Conference Team, and the All-PDL Team.  

July 20, 2015 1:07:52 PM ADT

The career of Mason Grimes has to be described as a meteoric rise.  He has moved from the collegiate game to the pro ranks and onto international soccer in the matter of months.  It’s an incredible story.

It all starts with Grimes committing to play at Cal State San Marcos, a program that plays in the NAIA.  He would see action all four years, but was a starter his final two seasons.  He led the Cougars to seven shutouts and an incredible 0.86 goals against average as a junior in 2013.  He would garner All-Conference honors during both his junior and senior seasons.

July 16, 2015 1:02:45 PM ADT

Like many people I have always thought that creativity stood as one of the cornerstones of Brazilian football. The 1970 World Cup, shown around the world, constituted the first time many people had seen the glorious skills of Brazilian players featuring Pele, Rivelino, Tostao, Gerson and many other players. They defeated the Italians 4 – 1 in the final and it could have been more! My school mates and I ran outside and played in the Liverpool streets trying to replicate  Brazilian skill and movements we had never seen before.

July 6, 2015 6:23:00 PM ADT

The Kitsap Pumas, a professional soccer club located in Bremerton, Washington, will look to clinch their second straight Premier Development League (PDL) Northwest Divisional Title this Wednesday night at Gordon Field as they host the second place Portland Timbers U23s.

The Pumas, who lost in the PDL national final last season to the Michigan Bucks, only need one point out of their remaining three games to clinch the division championship and seal their return to the Western Conference Finals later this month.

June 12, 2015 10:37:39 AM ADT

On May 2-3, 2015, the Mississippi Soccer Association (MSA) held its inaugural MSA Admiral Cup, which is the recreational division’s state championship event.  The tournament was held in Meridian, MS and hosted by the Meridian Youth Soccer Organization.  Over 105 teams participated in this event with ages ranging from 9 – 18 years.  Admiral Sports agreed to help sponsor this event for MSA by providing top quality coaching gifts, banners, and staff apparel.  Admiral was the word throughout the weekend and many of the coaches expressed sincere gratitude for the gifts received from Admiral.

June 11, 2015 6:23:00 PM ADT

Ottawa Fury FC defender Drew Beckie is a special player, someone who cares deeply about both soccer and the community. 

He recently started the WINGS program, which stands for Walking IN Grief’s Shadow, in conjunction with the Fury and Admiral Sports. It was designed to help children who have dealt with the grief and trauma of losing a parent.

June 10, 2015 3:17:17 PM ADT

The Rochester Rhinos are off to a hot start in the 2015 USL season.

One of the reasons has to be the play and leadership of former University of Wisconsin-Green Bay standout Tony Walls.  To call him versatile is a bit of an understatement as the Wauwatosa, Wisconsin native has literally played a half dozen positions during his time in Rochester.

“As you can see, last year with the Rhinos I was asked to play central defender, left defender, right defender, central midfielder, attacking midfielder, and at times up top,” Walls commented.  “I would recommend to any up-and-coming player to not only focus on their ‘main’ position, but to take the time to observe and experiment with different positions as well.”

June 4, 2015 11:01:05 AM ADT

The Sonoma County Sol FC serves as a model of both consistency and success.  Year after year the Sol have been one of the NPSL’s top clubs, making the postseason on a regular basis and sending a large number of players to the pros.  

The Sol last won the league title in 2009. They have been runners-up twice, most recently in 2013. They have been Golden Gate Conference champs four times.

June 3, 2015 12:54:14 PM ADT

Admiral Sports is proud to announce that they have agreed to a strategic partnership with Davie United Soccer Club (Davie, FL). 

“We’re excited to expand our presence in the soccer hotbed of Florida,” Admiral Sports CEO Paul Hamburger stated.  “We are looking forward to working with Davie United, one of the premier programs in the entire state.  Like Admiral, they are leaders in the beautiful game.”