FUEL Soccer Talk 11/29: Fontes’ Goal vs. Cameroon, Perfect Cross Highlights, and 2018 US Youth Soccer Coach of the Year

Today we can’t stop talking about this USA goal by Fontes vs Cameroon, a perfect cross highlight you can’t miss, and the US Youth Soccer Coach of the Year

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1. Fontes’ double, fishel goal lift USA to 3-0 opening win vs. Cameroon at 2018 U-17 Women’s world cup (U.S. Soccer

The USA opened its 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup campaign with a fantastic 3-0 win against Cameroon in the first Group C match for both teams.

The U.S. defense kept a clean sheet – back-to-back shots out of the goal mouth from defender McKenna Morris.

“While Cameroon created several dangerous chances in the second half, the U.S. defense continued to make nice stops and Anderson made stellar saves in the 69th and 73rd minutes, first tipping a long-range effort over the bar and then parrying away a well-struck shot at the right post.”
“Fontes clinched the match in the 81st minute with a spectacular 32-yard chip shot that caught substitute goalkeeper Olga Ngo Esse far off her line and billowed the back of the net in the air.”

The game overall contained very high stakes. Even though the game was a shut-out from USA’s solid defense, Cameroon still played as a very tough opponent for the match to be an exciting game to watch.

Did you watch the Fifa Women’s World Cup? If so, what was your favorite part of the game you watched?

2. WATCH** Absolutely perfect cross after the feint leads to a header by Jack Grealish for a goal scored!

Aston Villa [2]-1 Birmingham City – Jack Grealish 39′ from soccer

3. Maryland soccer coach Mohamed Ouchikh has been named the 2018 US Youth Soccer Boys Recreation Coach of the Year (MSYSA)

Mohamed Ouchikh is a soccer coach in Maryland and he has been named the 2018 US Youth Soccer Boys Recreation Coach of the Year. Ouchikh is a head coach for recreational select teams with the Soccer Association of Columbia (SAC).

“The Soccer Association of Columbia is very proud of Mo’s achievements in our recreation program,” SAC Executive Director Craig Blackburn said. “Mo is a coach that truly cares about the development of the recreational player.”

Ouchikh is praised for his avid promotion sportsmanship, positive parent involvement and teamwork with his players. His overall philosophy on coaching youth soccer is to “develop young players to become athletes and most importantly, good people”.

“We are so proud of Mohamed for his work with the recreation program at the Soccer Association of Columbia,” MSYSA Director of Operations Nathean Meadows said. “Many of us refer to soccer as ‘the beautiful game’ and not just because of what happens out on the pitch but equally because of coaches like Mohamed who dedicate countless hours to training and mentoring youth. They do it for the love of the game and for the opportunity to make an impact in the lives of young people. Mohamed is a shining example of a grassroots coach!”

Mohamed will be recognized at the 2019 US Youth Soccer Awards Gala on Jan. 12th that will be held in Chicago, Illinois.

Do you agree with Mohamed’s coaching philosophy?