Fuel Soccer Talk: Sporting KC’s young scorer strikes again; NWSL save of the week; Youth teams helping fight cancer

So what’s up in soccer nation – and beyond?

Gianluca Busio proving that scoring goals has no age requirements

Gianluca Busio became the youngest player in Major League Soccer history to score in back-to-back games. On Sunday, the 16-year-old old made it three in a row with his goal against the Red Bulls.

The 16-year-old came off the bench and scored a late equalizer for Sporting Kansas City, sealing a 2-2 draw with the New York Red Bulls. Busio continues to be a key figure for SKC this season after making his MLS debut last year. He scored a goal in 153 minutes across seven appearances last year and already has three goals in 238 this season.

Check out this awesome video on Busio’s rise to fame!  

What makes this young man so good?

Some plays during the NWSL’s first week are worth saving

We did the goals of the week in NWSL – it’s only fitting we do the saves of the week. And there were a few incredible plays by some very talented keepers who continue to raise their games. Check these four out and vote for your favorite. And in case you missed the goals of the week: NWSL GOALS

So, who gets your vote?

Two youth soccer states raise money to fight cancer

Connecticut Junior Soccer Association and Eastern PA Youth Soccer recently raised over $20,000 for the Red Card Cancer (RCC). We salute this effort and celebrate its success. These states set the highest gold standard, and show all of us what can be accomplished while serving as great role models for our country’s youth players.

It was just a discussion among colleagues — a conversation that motivated people to galvanize their organization to help fight cancer and give generously.

As we all know, Doing It Right starts with an idea and a vision. According to Josh Krusewski, Connecticut Junior Soccer Association (CJSA) Executive Director, “This began with Chris Branscome‘s vision of getting a number of us in a room at the United Soccer Coaches convention in Chicago last January simply brainstorming on how our platforms could do their part in helping find a cure.” Branscome is the CEO of Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer.

Two weeks after brainstorming, CJSA held its annual event and raised nearly $10,000, dispelling the belief that it takes months of planning to produce a successful fundraising effort.


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