December 13, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

Jerry Yeagley had been a top college coach at Indiana University for many deccades, now his son is in that position, the winner is gettting a massive accolade. I first met Coach Yeagley in the 80' and have come to know him more recently, the description of the award does not even scratch the surface of the man whose moniker it bears. The Jerry Yeagley Award for Exceptional Personal Service, presented annually to a former collegiate soccer student-athlete who has demonstrated extraordinary accomplishments beyond soccer itself.

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December 13, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

No locals were selected here but this is their list.

High School/Youth Boys:
Large school: Jim Konrad Naperville N HS, IL

Small school: Bradley Spell, Clinton HS, NC

Private/Parochial School:Scott Snell The Westminster Schools, GA

Youth Boys: Stuart Brown TN SC, TN

High School/Youth Girls:

Large school:Stephen Popp, Beavercreek HS, OH

Small school: Vic Johnson Union Academy, NC

Private/Parochial school: Stephen Fennah Jesuit HS, OR

Youth gilrs: Nadir Moumen, McClean Youth Soccer, VA

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December 13, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

Two internationals were selected in Cristian Martinez & Marco Urena, Matrinez was choice # 4 while Urena was # 26, both will be offered formal contracts. The 21 year old Cristian spent the last 3 seasons with the Crew, getting 27 games with his MLS high in games @14, 11 starts & 2 assists. For his country, Martinez now has 7 caps debuting in their 1-0 win over El Salvador. For his part, Urena spent last season with LAFC, with a goal and 5 assists over 18 games. 2017 saw him more active with the 'Quakes, 25 games, good for 5 goals and 3 assists.

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December 11, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

Yet again making news, Vancouver has inked  Andy Rose from Scottish Premiership Motherwell FC by getting his MLS rights from the Sounders for $50,000 in GAM and has a 2 year deal with a 1 year team option. 'Caps HC Marc do Santos stated on Rose, "Andy is a great guy who is going to show up every day." Following 3 years in the UK, the 26 year old returns to the MLS in Scotland, he had 2 goals over 53 games. In 1.5 years in the EFL, and Coventry City, he had 5 goals over 40 games and led them to the Trophy in 2017.

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December 11, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

With the same criteria as the other Scholar All-Americans we named earlier today there are a pair with local ties to be named in DI. From a line of soccer players in his family, Hofstra Senior Defender, Sean Nealis of Massapequa was selected with his almost perfect 3.7 in the demanding Accounting program out of Hofstra. Columbia also had one Lion maned or rather named, Dylan Castanheira possibly a student of former USSF prez., Sunil Gulati in being an Economics student  carrying a 3.43 GPA.

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