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FUEL Soccer Talk: New look for US Youth Soccer; U-17 roster set; Glasgow turning green and white

Welcome to the “brand” new U.S. Youth Soccer

As the largest youth sports organization in the country, U.S. Youth Soccer continues to improve, change and take its game to the next level. The ever-growing organization introduced a new brand the exemplifies the evolution of the brand and commitment they are making to innovate and put the player at the center of everything they do.

“This rebrand is more than just a logo change,” said Chris Moore, CEO of U.S. Youth Soccer . “It highlights our mission to make soccer the preeminent youth sport in the country. U.S. Youth Soccer transforms the lives of America’s youth through the game of soccer.”

Moore said he couldn’t be more proud or excited about what the brand means to everyone involved in youth soccer in the United States.

“Through our comprehensive programming, we along with our 55 Member State Associations, are leading the future of soccer for three million players, 10,000 clubs and leagues and nearly one million administrators, coaches and volunteers.”

Check out more on the new U.S. Youth Soccer

What do you think of the new brand? 

New U-17 USMNT roster announced

New U-17 USMNT head coach Raphael Wicky has called 26 players for his first training camp in charge of the team. Here is the roster.

U.S. U-17 MNT Roster by Position

GOALKEEPERS (4): Aaron Cervantes (Orange County SC; Chino Hills, Calif.), Bryan Dowd (FC United; Willow Springs, Ill.), Damian Las (Chicago Fire; Norridge, Ill.), Chituru Odunze (Vancouver Whitecaps FC/CAN; Calgary, Alberta)

DEFENDERS (8): Axel Alejandre (FC United; Chicago, Ill.), Adam Armour (North Carolina FC; Cary, N.C.) Mauricio Cuevas (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Tayvon Gray (New York City FC; Bronx, N.Y.), Kobe Hernandez (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Antino Lopez (Shattuck – St. Mary’s; Las Vegas, Nev.), Joe Scally (New York City FC; Lake Grove, N.Y.), John Tolkin (New York Red Bulls; Chatham, N.J.)

MIDFIELDERS (5): Gilbert Fuentes (San Jose Earthquakes; Tracy, Calif.), Bryang Kayo (D.C. United; Poolesville, Md.), Daniel Leyva (Seattle Sounders FC; Las Vegas, Nev.), Adam Saldana (LA Galaxy; Panorama City, Calif.), Peter Stroud (West Ham United/ENG; Chester, N.J.)

FORWARDS (9): Sagir David Arce (Morelia/MEX; Chihuahua, Mexico), Jack de Vries (Philadelphia Union; Wayne, Pa.), Cameron Dunbar (LA Galaxy; Chula Vista, Calif.), Andres Jasson (New York City FC; Greenwich, Conn.), Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (Seattle Sounders FC; Kent, Wash.), Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas; McKinney, Texas), Joshua Pynadath (Ajax/NED; Los Altos Hills, Calif.), Giovanni Reyna (Unattached; Bedford, N.Y.), Griffin Yow (D.C. United; Clifton, Va.)

What are the strengths of this roster?

Celtic FC Festival: Turning Glasgow green and white

Celtic Football Club is showing itself to be a club like no other, leading the way with the creation of a world-class exhibition event that promises to raise the bar in fan engagement. The inaugural Celtic FC Festival, taking place from July 26-28, will see Paradise descend upon the SEC in Glasgow for an unprecedented celebration of the Club. The Celtic FC Festival will be massive, taking up all 20,000sq/m of exhibition space the SEC has to offer, and will be a great day out for all the family. From the moment fans enter the Celtic FC Festival, they will be entering into the wonderful world of Celtic.

What other ways can clubs engage the fans?

LET’S TALK: OK, now you’ve read what’s on my mind…what are your thoughts on the above or any other “football” happenings?

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