Natalie Viggiano attends National Camp

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Natalie Viggiano, Michigan Hawks 00’ has been invited to compete in the 2014 U.S Youth Soccer ODP Girls National Training Camp, Phoenix, AZ. January 27-31, 2014.

More than 200 athletes from the 1998, 1999 and 2000 age groups have been invited. In addition to numerous college coaches, U.S. Soccer will have representation at the Girls National Camp to offer enhanced development and education opportunities for these top players and coaches.

>The Girls National Training Camp focuses on highlighting players’ individual talents as well as providing them with new tools and ideas through challenging daytime training and small-sided games. Players will have the opportunity to work alongside some of the nation’s top coaches to enhance their problem solving skills within the game, and better their technical and tactical abilities so they leave feeling confident in their performance.

Kevin Cope drafted by the Philadelphia Union

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The Philadelphia Union select Defender Kevin Cope from Michigan State University with their first pick of two second round picks and the 25th overall pick in the draft. At 6'2" 175 lbs. Cope was part of a defense that recorded 13 shutouts. Second team NSCAA All-Great lakes Region. 2013 stats include 18 starts, 2 goals and 2 assists. Kevin Cope played for the Wolves Academy team 2007-2009, was awarded Mr. Soccer in 2008 and was the Gatorade Player of the year in 2009.


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Adam Bedell selected in 2014 MLS SuperDraft by Columbus Crew

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COLUMBUS – The Columbus Crew selected two players in the Third Round of the 2014 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, held today via conference call. The Black & Gold used the 42nd overall pick to select midfielder Kingsley “Fifi” Baiden from University of California Santa Barbara while Adam Bedell – a midfielder/forward from the University of Detroit Mercy that participated in the Crew’s 2013 College Combine – was selected with the 45th overall pick.

Mallory Weber scores for US

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (Jan. 13, 2014) – The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team topped Group A at the CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship on Monday with a 10-0 victory against Guatemala – the USA’s largest win at this tournament since 2004. The USA will face either Mexico or Trinidad in the semifinals, which kick off Friday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. ET on FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2GO.

The winner of the two semifinal matches and the third-place match on Jan. 19 qualify for the 2014 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada.

Forward McKenzie Meehan scored three goals to lead the way for the U.S. – the second hat trick of the tournament for the Americans after Lindsey Horan notched three in the opening match against Costa Rica. She was followed on the score sheet by U-20 WNT debutant Mallory Weber, who scored two second-half goals after coming on as a sub for Savannah Jordan, who scored the USA’s final goal of the first half on a penalty kick.