Stories You Can't Miss on Jan. 8th Edition

The best stories, videos, and photos on of the week!
  1. U-17 WNT Kick Off World Cup Year in Florida
    U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team, under head coach B.J. Snow, will kick off an important year with a training camp from Jan. 3-10 in Florida. Snow has called up 26 players for the second-to-last event before the squad enters CONCACAF qualifying in March that will qualify 3 teams for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup to be held in Jordan in September. US will also host a 4-team international tournament at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in CA. Read more-
  2. Klinsmann Talks January Camp Roster Selection
    As the annual January camp beckons for the U.S. Men’s National Team next week in Carson, Calif., the roster has a decidedly younger feel. With a chance to expose the next generation of players to the international level and the critical Olympic qualifying play-in games ahead in March, Klinsmann is ready to put youth on center stage. Q&A:
  3. Friedel and Namazi Added to U.S. Soccer Men’s Youth National Team Coaching Ranks
    U.S. Soccer has appointed three-time World Cup veteran Brad Friedel as Head Coach of the U-19 Men’s National Team and former Iran National Team assistant coach Omid Namazi to lead the U-18 MNT program. Learn more-
  4. 2016 U.S. Open Cup Third Qualifying Round Pairings Finalized
    The pairings for the Third Open Division Qualifying Round of the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup have been finalized by U.S. Soccer. The six fixtures will take place across the country from April 2-3 and qualify the match winners for the tournament proper. More-
  5. 2016 FIFA International Panel of Referees and Assistant Referees Announced
    U.S. Soccer is proud to announce 27 U.S. officials have been included on the 2016 FIFA International Panel of Referees and Assistant Referees. The officials are selected by the U.S. Soccer Referee Committee and approved by the U.S. Soccer Board of Directors. These referees represent the United States at the highest levels of play in both CONCACAF and FIFA competitions. Here's the list-