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FUEL Soccer Talk for 11/20: Wayne Rooney’s MLS Turn, 5 Basic Soccer Skills, and US Youth Soccer Awards

Today we’re chatting about Wayne Rooney’s new turn for the MLS, a cool video of 5 basic soccer techniques to learn, and US Youth Soccer Awards announcement!

Happy Tuesday everyone! We hope you enjoy these stories we have prepared for you!

1. Wayne Rooney is headed to MLS (BBC)

England’s record goalscorer, Wayne Rooney, is headed to DC United. His storied career will be remembered throughout time, but he will be turning the page to the next chapter.

“Rooney, winning his 120th cap in a fundraiser for his charitable foundation, made a 33-minute appearance on a night England showed their appreciation.”

Rather than have the night be entirely about him, it was highlighted by the young talent. Southgate gave debuts to three players who all impressed. A night that combined the talent of the future as well as the prowess of Rooney made it one to remember.

“He almost delivered the dream finale in stoppage time when only the outstretched right arm of Guzan stopped him adding a 54th goal to his all-time England record.”

Wayne Rooney had a career to remember in England, but his career will now continue in the United States with DC United. We are excited to see what he will bring to the sport in this country.

What are your expectations for Wayne Rooney in MLS?

2. 5 Essential Skill Moves You Need To Learn (Unisport)

In this video, Unisport teaches you 5 skill moves that can help shake defenders during games.

The Cruyff turn, drag back, stepover, the roll, and stepover turn are all skills you can practice and add to your arsenal of moves!

What is your favorite skill move to pull on a defender?

3. US Youth Soccer announces national winners of annual awards (SoccerWire)

US Youth Soccer announced their winners for both their regional and national awards. We want to congratulate the winners and hope you all keep up the amazing work you do!

“The national winners [will be] recognized at the 2019 US Youth Soccer Awards Gala, held in Chicago.”

Make sure to visit the link above to see who won each award. All these people work very hard to make sure the children of US Youth Soccer are able to enjoy their time and improve in the game they love.

“The awards include: Boys and Girls Competitive Coaches of the Year, Boys and Girls Recreation Coaches of the Year, Young Referees of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Administrator of the Year, TOPSoccer Buddy and Coach of the Year and the Dr. Thomas Fleck Award.”

The US Youth Soccer Hall of Fame class will also be inducted at the event in Chicago.

Who, in your opinion, has done the most good for US Youth Soccer?