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Weekly Roundup: May 11

Published: May 11, 2012

Welcome to the Weekly Roundup. Take a look back with us at the week that was across TopDrawerSoccer.com:

The U.S. U17 WNT enjoyed a banner week, punching a ticket to the 2012 U17 Women's World Cup in Azerbaijan. Putting in another dominating performance, the U.S. defeated Panama 7-0 to win its fourth straight game of the tournament. They'll take on Canada on Saturday for a chance at the CONCACAF Championship.

While the U.S. U17 MNT didn't face the high stakes like their female counterparts, there's still a lot going on for the U17 MNT this summer as coach Richie Wiliams outlined. On Thursday, the U.S. defeated Houston Dynamo's U18 Academy 3-0 at the soft opener of the new BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.

Another round of rankings went live this week. Covering the Top 150 Girls Class of 2015, be sure to check out the latest and see who are some of the rising stars in the United States are.

The ever changing landscape of collegiate conferences is set to get a shakeup over the next two years. We chatted with a couple of coaches on the men's side of things who will be directly involved in the move.

On the women's side of the coin, the two coaches heading to the SEC shared their thoughts on a new set of conference digs in the fall of 2012.

Both elite youth soccer leagues are winding towards their end at this stage of the year. Both the Development Academy and ECNL had busy weekends -- be sure to catch up with those before taking a look ahead at this weekend's fixtures.

College Commitments

As usual, there was a lot of commitment news. We spoke with one girl whose trip to Africa drastically altered her outlook, while a top defender in the Chivas USA Academy gave his reasons for heading to play in the Midwest.

Our Recruiting Insider was busy once again, speaking to several of the top boys in the class of 2013 and girls in the class of 2014 to gather their thoughts on the recruiting process.

From the 91st minute

Ever wonder what New York Red Bulls striker Juan Agudelo's first word was? We've got that question answered right here.

The Olympics aren't too far away for the U.S. Women's National Team. Another roster was announced this week featuring a number of familiar faces.

Five authorities in U.S. Soccer handle five questions regarding the Men's National Team.

Fox is serving up a feast of football as the final day of the English Premier League looms large on Sunday.

 
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