Youth Soccer

Remembering Marvin Lee, The Young Player Who Died After Colliding With Landon Donovan

It’s been nearly 15 years since Marvin Lee last took a breath on this planet. Once a captain of the Trinidad and Tobago youth national team, Lee died at the age of 21 at his home in Arima after suffering a career-ending neck injury from a collision with U.S. legend Landon Donovan two years earlier. 

In 2001, Trinidad and Tobago was at its footballing zenith, ranked No. 25 in the world, the highest it would ever get. Marvin Lee was a defender on the U-20 squad. Some of his teammates would go on to take the Soca Warriors to their first and only World Cup appearance in 2006.

If This Doesn’t Get You Excited For The U17 World Cup, Something Will

India will host the FIFA U17 World Cup in exactly one month. They’re excited. So is FIFA. So much so they put together this joyful music video for the official song of the tournament: “Kar Ke Dikhla De Goal.” 

The U17 World Cup is one of the best soccer events in the world. Although it doesn’t have the star power of the full World Cup or the Champions League, the tournament is one of the most egalitarian in the world. 

Amazing 12-Year-Old Scores Brace For Borussia Dortmund U17s

Move aside Christian Pulisic. There’s a new Borussia Dortmund youngster's potential to drool over — and he’s not even a teenager yet. Youssoufa Moukoko, 12, scored two goals in his debut for the Dortmund U17 squad on Sunday.

Moukoko, a U15 Germany international, showed off speed, dribbling and finishing with two second-half goals as Dortmund defeated SG Unterrath 3-0. Highlights for the tween begin at 2:20 in the video below.

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