Friday, January 22, 2010

 KCW Juniors CAMP

Registration is now OPEN.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

 Wayne Rooney had Poster of Paul Rideout

An interesting read, Our U18's Juniors coach gets a shout out from Wayne Rooney

Saturday, 18th April 2009
Rooney relishes cup reunion with boyhood idols Everton

WAYNE Rooney is prepared for the special tingle in his spine on Sunday as he tries to deny
boyhood idols Everton a place in the FA Cup Final.
The acrimony surrounding Rooney's £27million move to Manchester United in 2004, followed by the abrupt downturn in his relationship with Toffees manager David Moyes, has rather soured the forward's relationship with the Goodison Park faithful.

But, as an individual, Rooney remains at heart the kid who learned his art in an Everton kit as he kicked a ball about in Croxteth, posters on his wall of heroes such as PAUL RIDEOUT, the man who scored the goal that beat United in the 1995 final.
Rooney was present at Wembley that famous day, cheering the men in blue onto victory. This weekend he is on Sir Alex Ferguson's side.

"It still means something that it is Everton," said the England striker. "It is the team I grew up supporting.

"It makes it a big day for me, although the most important thing is for United to reach the final."

 Blast From the Past

Not sure how well you all know how Juniors coaching I wanted to share a great YouTube video (in a foreign language, of course) of Paul Rideout in his prime. Rideout coaches our U18's and is a bit of a superstar...

In case you cant translate it or you dont understand what the heck in going on...Rideout scores the only goal in the 1995 FA Cup Final in which Everton beats Man United 1-0.

Monday, January 11, 2010

 U.S.Soccer Federation Speak with U16's Jonathan Kempin

The Academy Select Team gets ready for a match at the Winter Showcase

There is a great article on talking about how the Development Academy is helping to identify players for the the National Teams. Our boy Jonathan Kempin was interviewd and had a lot of great comments in regards to the quality of games being played and ways he can help his teammates through his U17 Resedency experiences.

To read the article in its entiriety, Click Here

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

 KC Star announces All Metro & All American Teams

Sean Latz was Named to both the All American & All Metro Team

The Juniors had quite a few players honored when the Kansas City Star announced it Boys All Metro and All American Teams. See who made the list from our teams below...

All Metro:

Forwards -
Ben Coyle 1st team (U18)
Tony Young 2nd team (U18)
Garret Pulliam Honorable Mention (U16)
Emilio Quezada Honorable Mention (U16)
Jordan Rideout Honorable Mention (U16)

Midfielders -
Alex Pilsl 2nd team (U18)
Rodney Mays Honorable Mention (U18)
Derek Shrick Honorable Mention (U16)

Defenders -

Sean Latz 1st team (U18)
Michael Oakley 1st team (U18)
Andrew Garcia Honorable Mention (U18)

Goalkeepers -
Colby Martin 1st team (U18)

All American:
Sean Latz (defender U18)
Also achieved the KC Star All-Metro boys Soccer Player of the Year, has been a KCWJ player since the start of the program

Colby Martin Honorable Mention (U18)

 Former KCW Junior is Honored

Alex Sweetin, who played for the Juniors for two years, has made a huge impact at St.Louis University his freshman year.

He was selected to the Atlantic 10 Conference's Rookie of the Year and was
selected to the A-10 All Rookie team.

He was selected to Mid Atlantic Third Team All Region. He was one of only
two freshman selected.

He was selected to Top Drawer Soccer's All Rookie Team
All Rookie 1st Team

GK Justin Luthy, Boston College
D Andrew Wenger, Duke
D Eric Schoenle, West Virginia
M Alex Sweetin, St. Louis
M Machael David, UC Santa Barbara
M Amobi Okugo, UCLA
M Will Bates, Virginia
F Carlos Alvarez, Connecticut
F Chris Hegngi, Ohio State
F Don Anding, Northeastern
F Adam Jahn, Stanford

Alex was third on the SLU Billikens in scoring with 12 points (3 goals and
6 assist) , and led the team with 6 assists. He started
all 22 games and was second on the team with 45 shots.

 U18 MNT Train at Home Depot Center

Our very own Jonathan Kempin got the call up for National Team Camp. He reported the day after Christmas for the week long training camp in Carson, Cali at Home Depot Center. Full Article below...

U.S. U-18 MNT head coach Mike Matkovich is currently leading 36 players born in 1993 at a week-long training camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Of the players in camp, 32 represent Development Academy clubs, including 20 who participated with Development Academy Select Teams at the 2009 Winter Showcase.

Matkovich and his staff will lead the players through two training sessions per day, with scrimmages against local men's teams spread throughout the week before players depart on Jan. 3. All 36 players are age-eligible for both the 2011 and 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cups.

Roster by Position:

GOALKEEPERS (3): Ryan Herman (Crossfire Academy; Fall City, Wash.), Jonathan Kempin (Kansas City Wizards Academy; Leawood, Kan.), Andrew Wolverton (Concorde Fire; Snellville, Ga.)

DEFENDERS (12): Michael Ambrose (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), David Caban (Chicago Fire Academy; Kenosha, Wis.), Sean Cunningham (Derby County Wolves; Troy, Mich.), Nathanael Eggleston (Potomac Academy; Chevy Chase, Md.), George Fradenburg (Birmingham United; Belden Miss.), Bryan Gallego (NY Red Bulls; Kinnelon, N.J.), Kristian Garciamendez (Andromeda; Fairview, Texas), Jordan McCrary (Concorde Fire; Marietta, Ga.), Jon-Paul Medina (California Odyssey; Fresno, Calif.), Pablo Ocegueda (Tigres, Riverside, Calif.), Boyd Okwuonu (Edmond, Okla.), Aaron Simmons (Dallas Texans; Mansfield, Texas)

MIDFIELDERS (12): Seth Casiple (California Development Academy; Sacramento, Calif.), Samuel Coleman (FC Dallas; Norman, Okla.), Amadou Dia (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Sean Davis (NY Red Bulls; Holmdel, N.J.), Daniel Garcia (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas), Luis Gil (Pateadores; Garden Grove, Calif.), Markhus Lacroix (NJSA; New Egypt, N.J.), Miguel Lopez (Lonestar SC; Alton, Texas), Daniel Metzger (PDA; Holmdel, N.J.), Scott Thomsen (PDA; Brick, N.J.), William Trapp (Columbus Crew Academy; Gahanna, Ohio), DeAndre Yedlin (Crossfire Premier, Lake Forest Park, Wash.)

FORWARDS (9): Samuel Adjei (NY Red Bulls; Newark, N.J.), Brandon Allen (PDA; Old Bridge, N.J.), Zachary Batteer (Beadling SC; Pittsburgh, Penn.), Villyan Bijev (Cal Odyssey; Fresno, Calif.), Christopher Davis (Columbus Crew Academy; Blacklick, Ohio), Sean Okoli (Washington Premier FC; Federal Way, Wash.), Jose Rivera (Pateadores; Torrance, Calif.), Jonathan Top (FC Dallas; Fort Worth, Texas), Ryan Zinkhan (Richmond Strikers Academy; Fredericksburg, Va.)