Youth Soccer

DIRECTV is giving you a chance to win a $500 youth sports scholarship

Ingrained as they are in our social fabric, sports are crucial to bringing people and communities together. And this is especially true when we talk about youth sports. Unfortunately, it's not always a level playing field for those athletes trying to break through when the opportunities are not the same for everybody.

DIRECTV knows about these difficulties and hardships, so in partnership with LeagueSide, they decided to be an agent of change in society by offering a series of sports scholarships nationwide.

Clint Dempsey hints at comeback in 7-on-7, winner-takes-all tourney for $1 million

Given the success of TBT Enterprises' "The Basketball Tournament" — which has grown over 10 years to a 64-team tournament of global talent competing for $1 million on ESPN — it was only a matter of time before the event organizers turned their focus to accomplishing something similar with the world's game.

Sydney Leroux goes undercover to bully a girls’ youth soccer team in funny but powerful ad

Olympic gold medalist, World Cup winner and Angel City forward Sydney Leroux teamed up with DIRECTV for an entertaining social experiment video. 

It’s no secret that Leroux has had to deal with her fair share of haters in her career. Leroux is also no stranger to defending herself online and letting the internet trolls feel the heat. Now she’s sharing that trait with the younger generation of players in a new video with DIRECTV.

TIL: House of the Dragon star and Erling Haaland look-a-like could have been a soccer player

While I watched all Game of Thrones seasons, HBO's prequel House of the Dragon hasn't piqued my interest yet. It doesn't mean that I'm oblivious about the show. I know, for example, who Daemon Targaryen is. 

Yeah, the guy who Manchester City players think has a resemblance with Erling Haaland.  

The Guardian nombra a dos mexicanos en su lista de grandes promesas del fútbol mundial

Cada año, el periódico inglés The Guardian revela una lista de jóvenes promesas del fútbol. Este 2022 no es la excepción y sus expertos crearon un catálogo de 60 futuros cracks nacidos el año 2005 y en el cual incluyeron a dos futbolistas mexicanos. 

After a headbutt a la Zidane, a France U-18 game had to be abandoned because of too many red cards

An Under-18 international between France and Poland was abandoned with 13 minutes remaining when the French were reduced to seven players after they picked up four red cards at the Limoges tournament on Sunday.

France and Poland were drawing 2-2 – a result that would have guaranteed France victory in the tournament – after 27 minutes following a frantic start, before the hosts lost the plot after the break.

France four red cards vs Poland U-18

Ilyes Housni was the first to see red, in the 55th minute, before Jeanuel Belocian was also sent off six minutes later.

Mexico ruins USMNT U-20's unbeaten run with a phenomenal Joshua Mancha free kick

A nine-game unbeaten run dating from November of 2021 came to an end for the USMNT U-20 on Saturday night after a tough 2-1 loss against Mexico in the Revelations Cup. 

And although it is always difficult to lose against your biggest rival, it is also hard not to recognize the fact that one of the Mexican goals was an absolute beauty. 

Joshua Mancha free kick goal vs USMNT U-20

Mexico set the pace of the game at the beginning of the first half and built a 2-0 difference in less than 25 minutes, thanks to Christian Torres and Joshua Mancha.

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