Danone Cup 2017

Danone Cup 2017

Every time there is a tournament being played, you always want to see who will do well and get deep into the tournament. Well this one will be hosted by Danone which is the parent company to Dannon and will be played for those in the 10-12 age range for the right to lift the Danone Nations Cup. Thirty-two nations in the boys tournament and now six nations in the first girls tournament as both sides will have the right to try and compete for this prestigious award and at the same time Dannon is the sponser to promote health through food. Four pots for the boys to be placed in eight groups of four as the Seeded Teams in Pot 1 as Japan, Mexico, France, Brazil, Germany, Indonesia, Spain & Argentina would take the top spots in all eight groups. Pot 2 has eight sides from Europe, Pot 3 with the three sides remaining from Europe, along with the USA & Canada from the Americas and then the three Asian sides and then in Pot four the South American sides along with some from Africa. After all pots were drawn and placed in their respective groups the USA has been drawn into Group E along with France, Russia & Morocco. It looks to be a tough group, but to be honest all the groups are tough and we will see who will play in the final on Septmber 24th that will be held at Red Bull Arena. For the first time this season the Danone Cup will have a girls tournament as two groups of three will fight...
U-16 keeper Defreitas-Hansen signs with Everton

U-16 keeper Defreitas-Hansen signs with Everton

U.S. under-16 national team goalkeeper Nicolas Defreitas-Hansenhas joined the Everton academy program from Florida’s Weston FC, which is developing a reputation for producing youth international goalkeepers. Defreitas-Hansen was the youngest starter on the Everton U-18s, who won the Generali CEE Cup this summer in the Czech Republic. He is the latest youth national team player to leave Weston FC. After the end of Bradenton residency in Florida, starting U-17 keeper Justin Garces joined Atlanta United FC and U-17 midfielder George Acosta moved to North Carolina FC. Another Weston FC keeper, Henry Mashburn, represented Honduras at the Under-20 World Cup and will attend the University of Michigan as a freshman this...