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Soccer growing in US, but national team still has issues

July 3, 2014 American support for their U.S. World Cup soccer team was at a fever pitch as it entered the round of 16s against Belgium. Record numbers had ventured to Brazil to support their team. This U.. more »»

Schmitt: World Cup begins as Brazil’s violence increases

June 8, 2014 Thursday marks the start of the biggest event for the world’s most popular sport, the World Cup of Soccer. The kickoff game Thursday in Brazil will feature the host country taking on Croatia. The U.S. more »»

Before you know it, World Cup tournament will be upon us

May 8, 2014 The biggest event for the world’s most popular sport is rapidly approaching this summer with the 2014 Men’s World Cup Tournament. Team USA is gearing up to make their hardest run ever at the title. more »»

Travel soccer teams becoming the big thing in our area

March 31, 2014 It looks as though the lingering hard winter may finally subside enough to begin a very active season of regional spring soccer in our area. more »»

Schmitt: Area soccer level continues to rise

January 6, 2014 The 2013 soccer year on a local level was one of a number of changes in many ways. Travel soccer teams, at all levels, from our area increased tremendously. more »»

Schmitt: Hollidaysburg boys soccer team surprised many

December 3, 2013 As the curtain closed on the 2013 scholastic season, it proved to be one of the most interesting in years. more »»

Schmitt: McGhee has young Lady Marauders on the rise

October 16, 2013 It is very seldom that you see a team go from worst to first in a two-year span, but that is exactly what has happened with the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School girls soccer tea. more »»

Schmitt: Change common with high school soccer teams

September 12, 2013 With the scholastic soccer season now under way, change seems to be the word most applicable to the high school scene this fall. more »»

Schmitt: World’s soccer community has lost its perspective

August 8, 2013 A great deal of concern has risen in the United States over the growing violence seen in professional sports today. more »»

Schmitt: Soccer violence growing in America

May 18, 2013 Although soccer is not recognized as America’s game, it has grown immensely in popularity nationwide, particularly with larger numbers of youth involved with the sport than ever before. more »»

Numbers increase for spring leagues

April 2, 2013 Despite the very best attempts by winter to halt spring sports, the opening of spring soccer play for all leagues is set to rol. more »»

Area has plenty of indoor soccer leagues

February 13, 2013 As the frigid temperatures of winter set in, the indoor soccer action in the area has begun to heat up. more »»

Schmitt: Soccer teams search for open spaces for youth games

January 1, 2013 One of the biggest barriers to growth youth soccer has battled in our area has been availability of decent field space. That problem may even grow worse in the near future. more »»

Schmitt: Guilfoyle’s McGhee scoring at sizzling pace

October 3, 2012 Last season, girls soccer teams in the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference looked at Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School as a break in their schedul. more »»

Area soccer teams locked and loaded

September 3, 2012 As summer draws to a close and schools have have begun fall classes, the curtain has opened on the scholastic and collegiate soccer season. more »»

US women’s team eyeing gold medal

August 6, 2012 Game on! The U.S. women’s national soccer team officially has begun its quest for a three-peat of Olympic gold. more »»

U.S. women gearing up for Olympic Games

July 2, 2012 The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team is prepped, ready and completely focused on this month’s London Olympic Games. more »»

Area soccer coaches aim for advantage after Marsden leaves

June 7, 2012 Several local high school boys soccer coaches must be breathing a sigh of relief with the announcement that the State College High School boys soccer coach of the past 15 years is hanging it up. more »»

US women’s team gearing up for Olympics

May 2, 2012 Excitement and anticipation continue to grow as the 2012 USA Women’s World Cup team readies itself to defend its title and go for the three-peat as Olympic champions in London. But as U.S. more »»

Spring time means soccer to many

March 30, 2012 Spring fever is here, and nowhere is it more evident than on the Blair County soccer fields as youth spring travel play gets under way. Interest in play this year is at an all-time high. more »»

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