September 30, 2015 10:56:35 AM ADT

Adam Grinwis of the Rochester Rhinos, one of the top young goalkeepers in the USL, has grown and developed as a player over the years.  Much of the credit for his success should go to the Michigan Bucks, a team he joined at the tender age of 18.

“We brought Adam into the team as an 18-year-old high school senior and did our best to help to develop him into a professional goalkeeper,” Michigan Bucks Director of Coaching Gary Parsons commented.  “He is one of the most athletic keepers we have ever coached and has all the tools to make it in the professional ranks.   We look forward to watching his continued development that will most likely have him playing goal in Major League Soccer in the very near future.”

September 30, 2015 10:17:08 AM ADT

The USL’s Austin Azex are a great organization on and off the field, one that is very committed to the community.  They proved this once again by auctioning off game-worn jerseys from two matches with proceeds benefitting local charities like Susan G. Komen® Austin and the Aztex Soccer Foundation. 

Susan G. Komen® Austin is an Austin-based nonprofit committed to saving lives locally and fighting breast cancer globally. Komen Austin is a local breast cancer organization attacking the disease on all fronts – education, screening, treatment, follow-up care, survivorship support, advocacy and research. The organization serves the women and men in the city’s five-county area battling breast cancer by removing barriers to care for the uninsured and underinsured.

September 29, 2015 11:27:08 AM ADT

Rhode Island Oceaneers standout Isaac “Nana” Addai is a special player, one that is certainly a hidden gem in the American Soccer League (ASL).  He is an unknown quantity in most soccer households, but that is sure to be temporary.  He is truly a star in the making, a gamechanger that can make a difference on the pitch.

Addai was a key player for the Liberia U-23 Men’s National Team in addition to playing professionally in Liberia and Ghana. He has been a star at every stop, but it hasn’t been easy.

September 28, 2015 1:05:34 PM ADT

The Arizona Impact are a club on the move, a team that is destined for greatness in both the indoor and outdoor game. 

The Impact have had great success indoors as part of the PASL-Premier, finishing with a 5-2-1 record in their inaugural season, just two points shy of a Southwest Division title.  They won the division in their second season thanks to an incredible 7-1-0 record.  They are looking at joining the National Indoor Soccer Association (NISA) this winter.  

September 21, 2015 3:54:27 PM ADT

Admiral Sports is pleased to announce that they have entered into a strategic partnership with the IR Academy of Soccer Development. 

“We are so excited to add another club from NorCal,” Admiral Sports CEO Paul Hamburger stated.  “IR Academy is a special organization with incredible potential, one of the up-and-coming programs in all of California.”

The IR Academy of Soccer Development is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and proud member of both US Club Soccer and the NorCal Premier Soccer League.

September 11, 2015 3:50:43 PM ADT

When you look at a top level midfielder you may notice that their head is swiveling all the time. A midfielder has to master the game from a 360 degree perspective – receiving ball from back players,  playing ball to wide players, changing the point of attack and relaying the ball from the backs to the forwards. They are only able to do their job well if they are constantly looking around and scanning the field to see who is open, where are the opponents and how can they make themselves available to receive the ball.

August 27, 2015 3:45:22 PM ADT

The Turlock Express are one of the top brands in the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) and for good reason.  The team exemplifies success and is always loaded with incredible talent. 

The 2015-16 MASL season is right around the corner and the Express are early favorites to win the league title.

August 26, 2015 3:39:58 PM ADT

You won’t find a bigger name in the indoor game than Bernie Lilavois.  He has been one of the top indoor players and coaches for the past 20+ years.  Currently he serves as head coach and president of the Ontario Fury of the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL).

Expectations are very high for the Fury and the upcoming MASL season.  

August 26, 2015 3:25:48 PM ADT

Super Mario was a popular video game character from the 1990s, but this summer he could also be on the football pitch with the Joplin Demize of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL).

“Super Mario” Pinto was a massive scoring threat for the Demize, scoring six goals and two assists in league play.  He was simply unstoppable on a number of occasions.  Against the Houston Dynamo’s U-23 squad, Pinto scored a hat trick in the exhibition, thriving against the higher level of competition.  In early June Pinto would score three goals in four games, earning him National Player of the Week honors in the NPSL.  Simply put, he was the perfect fit for the Demize.   

August 26, 2015 3:13:44 PM ADT

Not many American clubs have the year-round exposure and appeal of the Cincinnati Saints.  The Ohio side is a major player in several national leagues, including the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) and the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL).  The club has also been a force in the indoor game for years and they are looking to rejoin the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) this season, which will raise their profile even further.