LAS VEGAS, NV. (August 28, 2015) – Matt Polster, a Nevada youth soccer standout player and MLS Chicago Fire rookie has been selected by United States Under-23 Men’s National Team head coach Andi Herzog for the final camp ahead of the 2015 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament in October.
Polster played his youth soccer with the Downtown Soccer Club and was named the 2010-11 Gatorade Nevada Boys Soccer Player of the Year.
Following a four-year collegiate career at SIU-Edwardsville, where he started all 79 matches in which he appeared, tallying six goals and 12 assists. Polster earned 2014 NSCAA All-West Region First Team, 2014 NSCAA Scholar All-American First Team, 2012 NSCAA All-Region First Team and 2011 Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Year honors while in college.
Polster was selected in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2015 MLS Super Draft. He made his professional debut in the season opener against the LA Galaxy on March 6 and has started 22 of the 24 matches he’s appeared in this season.
As a United States Under-23 Men’s National Team player, Polster and the United States team will train in Manchester, England from Aug. 30 to Sept. 8. The camp will feature friendlies against England on Sept. 3 at Deepdale Stadium in Preston, and Qatar on Sept. 8 at Gigg Lane in Bury.
NYSA Executive Director Angie Eliason said, “The Nevada soccer community is so very proud of Matt. He exemplifies what we strive for in our youth soccer programs and competitive team opportunities, and that is to have give our kids the ability to play collegiate soccer, and the have the ultimate sports opportunity and that is to play professional soccer and of course then to play soccer for your country.”
The Nevada Youth Soccer Association will be hosting a USSF E license course October 2-4, 2015. Please click on the following link to register. https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=41788
The Nevada Youth Soccer Association will be hosting a USSF D license course September 25-27, 2015. Please click on the following link to register. https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=40903
LAS VEGAS (June 15, 2015) – Nevada Youth Soccer Association is proud to announce the Players Elite AP Under 14 boys soccer team are the champions of the 2015 US Youth Soccer Region IV (West) Presidents Cup, crowned Sunday in Snohomish, Wash. Winning teams in the Under-13 through Under-17 Boys and Girls age groups advance to the 2015 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, July 9-12 in Overland Park, Kansas.
“Nevada Youth Soccer had seven teams make the quarter finals, four teams made semi-finals and two made the finals, said Pamela Calhoun, Nevada Youth Soccer Association State President. “ In the end we have one finalist and one champion, we are very proud of Elite AP, their coaches, players and parents deserve a lot of credit, it takes lots of work to win on the regional level. The competition is skilled”.
Players Elite AP (NV) edged out Gremio FC EM (UT) in the Under-14 Boys final in a back-and-forth match that went to down to the wire. Players grabbed an early two goal lead courtesy of Joel Gutierrez’s brace in the first 13 minutes. Thomas Dearden took advantage of an out-of-place keeper a minute into the second half to get Gremio on the board, but Sergie Delgado gave Players another two-goal in the 45th minute. Gremio responded with a Ruben Soto goal just four minutes later, but Gremio was unable to find an equalizer as Players held on to secure the championship.
The 5-day tournament featured 120 teams that had qualified by winning their respective State Presidents Cup events from 14 different US Youth Soccer State Associations - Alaska, Arizona, California-North, California-South, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup is designed for teams seeking additional challenges to play for a national title against teams of similar abilities. The cup provides a progressive, competitive experience to teams that might not otherwise get the opportunity to participate in a series of unique experiences highlighting competition, camaraderie and community from the state to regional to national levels of US Youth Soccer.
The cost for 2015-16 players cards will be $30 for competitive (U11-U19) and $10 for recreation players.
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