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December 17, 2015
Reggae Girlz get boost from U.S. coaches and players, and Cedella Marley

By Mike Woitalla

In his day job, Lorne Donaldson is the director of
Real Colorado, the club in the news most recently for spawning teen
star Mallory Pugh, several other girls in the U.S.
youth national team program, and goalkeeper Ethan
Horvath
, the 20-year-old whose Europa League play with
Norwegian club Molde earned him the starting job with the U.S.
men’s U-23 team that’s aiming to qualify for the 2016
Olympics.

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December 10, 2015
Christian Pulisic 'on a really good path' at Borussia Dortmund

By Mike Woitalla

Last weekend, Christian Pulisic, the 17-year-old
Pennsylvania product, scored his third goal for Borussia Dortmund's
U-19 team.

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November 17, 2015
Brain expert explains the wisdom of USSF's heading policy for youngsters

By Mike Woitalla

@MikeWoitalla

Dr. Robert Cantu, one of the USA's leading experts
on concussions in sports, responded to some of the criticisms of the
U.S. Soccer Federation’s recommendations on heading in youth
soccer in an href="http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2015/11/13/us-soccer-youth-headers-concussions-player-safety-robert-cantu">interview
with SI.com’s Grant Wahl.

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November 14, 2015
The border tug of war: Mexico courting U.S. talent is a 'good sign'

By Mike Woitalla

In 1998, the Mexican government changed its laws to allow dual
citizenship, thus enabling U.S.-born Mexican-Americans to obtain
Mexican citizenship. The measure, combined with the rise of the U.S.
game, spurred aggressive scouting of U.S. youth with Mexican heritage
by the Mexican federation.

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November 11, 2015
Heading ban for 10-year-olds and younger makes sense, but important concussion questions remain

By Mike Woitalla

In recent years, new science has provided clearer information on
the dangers of concussions and studies have revealed their frequency
in youth soccer. It seemed that it would be only a matter of time
before the game’s governing bodies seriously addressed the
issue.

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