In the late 90s, Robert Ziegler, an avid soccer fan, coach and parent, began taking an academic interest in our broken pre-professional soccer system. What fueled the fire was the “news” surrounding the game; either official news releases from the organizations themselves or regional bulletin boards with anonymous bullies.
Looking for opportunities to positively influence the game, TopDrawerSoccer.com was created with the mission to provide authoritative, responsible coverage of college and high school aged soccer; promoting the game and the players who play it.
Since 2003, the pre-professional soccer system have undergone a renaissance. New leagues, new rules, and reform efforts have been implemented, and to accompany the positive growth in the system, TopDrawerSoccer.com has become more than just a website, it’s now a destination. The home of the pre-professional game.
TopDrawerSoccer.com is now the official provider of college and club scores for over 100,000 players and 5,000 teams, ranks over 3,000 players, hosts the nationwide TDS Combine Series, and produces the yearly College Soccer Recruiting Guide.