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Weekly Roundup: May 5

Article Written by ESNN
Published: May 4, 2012

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

For the first time, the Boys Class of 2015 was surveyed, and we came away with our Top 150 Rankings for that age group, featuring a number of players who play for the U.S. U17 Men's National Team.

Speaking of the team, we spoke with Richie Williams, the U17 MNT head coach about the team's trip to France back in April. Williams was pleased with the trip, and he paid tribute to how well two of the youngest players on the team fared against international competition.

However, it was a much busier week for the U17 Women's squad, which began World Cup qualification this week down in Guatemala. The 20-player team, coached by Albertin Montoya went through a challenging preparation process, leaving them ready for the challenge.

That was certainly the case, as the team defeated Bahamas in its opening group game on Thursday, winning 10-0.

Elsewhere, the Region III ODP team traveled south of the border to Mexico. We caught up with the coach to see how the trip went and who managed to do well in a difficult environment.

College conferences are undergoing a comprehensive change

And before looking ahead to a new weekend of action in the ECNL and Development Academy, see who fared will in each respective league last week.

College Recruiting

As usual, TopDrawerSoccer.com is your best stop for the latest college recruiting and commitment news from across the country.

Our Recruiting Insider was hard at work once again, speaking with some of our top 150 ranked boys from the class of 2013 to see what schools they are considering, while top girls from Nevada, California and Ohio spoke on their possible destinations.

See what two-sport athlete decided to stay close to home with his verbal commitment, while another follows in the path of New England Revolution defender Kevin Alston.

From The 91st Minute

Be sure to catch the highlights of the U.S. U17 WNT and their commanding win over Bahamas. Summer Green scored five of the 10 goals - not a bad day for the North Carolina-bound star.

A crocodile tried to take a big bite out of a former U.S. Men's National Team coach and member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame while he was out on the links. Find out who right here.

Real Madrid wins the Spanish title (finally) but find out why the team's superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, is still throwing tempertantrums on the field.

Check out what soccer clubs have the highest payrolls in the world.

 
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