Written by Travis Clark

The end of every men’s college soccer season kick starts rampant speculation on who will leave early, whether for MLS or to head abroad.

Georgetown’s Josh Yaro was a name on everyone’s lips, touted by many (including this site) as the top player available if he elected to leave school.

Instead, the Ghanian decided to stay, something he explains in the local news segment recently released in the D.C. area.

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Written by Travis Clark

aguilarHistorically, San Francisco is one of the most successful men’s soccer programs in the NCAA annals, winners of six national titles.

But the last one came in 1980, and the program hasn’t won the WCC since 2008. However, things could be changing, and players like Miguel Aguilar could be one of the reasons why things are trending up.

The Sacramento native recently wrapped up his college career last fall and was invited to the MLS Combine, hopeful of boosting his draft stock. Reports suggest he has managed to do that, as he scored in Sunday’s action and is looking like a dynamic option who will be available in Thursday’ MLS draft.

TDS recently caught up with Aguilar while he was down in Florida for the combine.

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Written by Maxi Rodriguez

Take a bit of soccer and dab in a touch of ping pong, and you’ve got German sport, Headis, which is sure to become a standard bearer for college dorm parties as soon as the sport makes its way to the United States.

Using a variation of standard table tennis rules, the game is played to 11 points and up to 2 sets, with a rubber ball that gives headers a bit more oomph, while simultaneously lowering the risk of whiplash. Probably. Maybe.

What you won’t find in the rulebook, however, is the fact that you apparently need to come up with a ridiculous nickname to take part. Nosegrinder, Schmoffkopf, Headbrotchen, Sniper Schorsch, and Headi Potter are all leading figures in the sport, so if you want to take part, work on your German.

Check out the Top 10 highlights from a recent Headis event after the jump, and start loosening those neck muscles. We’ll have the table set up by the time you get here.

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Written by Travis Clark

12SocM Neil dribble 079-MPSteve Birnbaum and Christian Dean are definitely two of the most hyped players heading into this week’s MLS Draft. But there’s a third Cal player who just might end up sneaking up the draft boards: outside back Ryan Neil.

A converted midfielder with plenty of pace, and possessing an attacking mentality from his right back spot, Neil has two things going for him outside of his attacking ability: he’s part of a draft class with very little outside back options, and he also has a lot of speed, another characteristic that is hard to come by among the crop of seniors.

We caught up with the pro hopeful, talking a great deal about his college career:

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Written by The 91st

With his long flowing locks of hair, movie-star good lucks and his unique social media approach, U.S. midfielder Mix (just one ‘x’) Diskerud has become something of a cult hero for U.S. soccer fans. He recently did nothing to hurt his image with this recent video, showing how his soccer skills translate on the basketball court.

And wherever Mix is shooting this, it looks a lot warmer than Norway probably is, where he plays club soccer for Rosenborg. Wonder how many takes this took.

 

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Written by The 91st

The NCAA must be busy. They announced future sites of ALL national championships from 2014-2018 on Wednesday afternoon.

That includes the Division I-III men’s and women’s soccer titles. Check out the video and start making travel plans – or set a goal for where you want to be a year or two from now.

The music is the best part.

 

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Written by Marc Saake

I’m going to start by addressing the elephantLuis Suarez Muzzle in the room…he didn’t bite anybody!?!?!? I’m slightly confused that they forget to include some footage of Suarez reduced to his most barbaric strategy of  chomping on people. Although Suarez’ competitiveness and energy could be beneficial in the workplace, I would still be scared to work next to him.

I am most curious to know how much Ladiez Publicidad had to pay the Uruguayan to demonstrate his perfected flopping technique at 31 seconds. With this acting gig under his belt, let’s hope this reduces the amount of acting he does on the pitch and we can watch his undeniable skill without so many distractions.

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Written by Kim Leitch

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Soccer can be one of the most grueling sports and really pushes its players to their breaking points. The result of this extreme dedication and hard work is to come out an extremely well rounded person. A soccer player has to give up their time for practice, be able to play anywhere on the field and think well on their feet. All these aspects allow soccer players to not just strive on the field, but off the field. When searching for someone new to hire, employers look for athletes because they know athletes have a good work ethic and are great at time management. Bleacher Report was nice enough to compile a list of 50 people that played the sport and went on to do big things (for better or for worse).

50 Soccer Players Who Went on to Greater Fame and Notoriety

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