Youth Soccer

Youth Soccer

09. 21. 16

On a Thursday during, the final game of the group stages of the Girls U18 US Youth Soccer National Championships in Frisco, Texas, it appears that two teams, Carlsbad Elite (CA-S) and Ambassadors FC (OH-N), may have colluded to finish the match in the draw so that both teams can advance.  Top Drawer Soccer’s Will Parchman reported on the game and supplied video showing both teams making zero effort to score, or even play the game.  The video shows defenders simply passing the ball back and forth for several minutes with no opponents within 20 yards.  The defenders then played the ball to the other end of the field where their teammates openly move out of the ball’s path until the opposing defenders collect it and begin their passing game between them with no pressure from their opponent.  It was clear that neither team made an effort to attempt to win game, being as they needed only a draw to advance to Saturday’s semi-finals. 

Sad State of Affairs in Youth Soccer

On a Thursday during, the final game of the group stages of the Girls U18 US Youth Soccer National Championships in Frisco, Texas, it appears that two teams, Carlsbad Elite (CA-S) and Ambassadors FC (OH-N), may have colluded to finish the match in the draw so that both teams can advance.  Top Drawer Soccer’s Will Parchman reported on the game and supplied video showing both teams making zero effort to score, or even play the game.  The video shows defenders simply passing the ball back and forth for several minutes with no opponents within 20 yards.  The defenders then played the ball to the other end of the field where their teammates openly move out of the ball’s path until the opposing defenders collect it and begin their passing game between them with no pressure from their opponent.  It was clear that neither team made an effort to attempt to win game, being as they needed only a draw to advance to Saturday’s semi-finals. 

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