Civana Kuhlmann, a new 99er

Civana Kuhlmann, a new 99er

The United States last won the World Cup in 1999, July 10th to be exact, in a penalty shoot-out with China. Civana Kuhlmann, a member of the U.S. Under 17 Women’s National Team, was a few days less than 3 months old then so it’s hard to blame her for not being able to easily name the United States line-up that year in this video put together by U.S. Soccer.

As fellow “new 99er” Frankie Tagliaferri says of the original 99ers, “They’re the ones that set the path for us and they’re the reasons why we’re here today.”

That team along with all current and former players have set a very high benchmark for the current youth players. Kuhlmann from Littleton, Colorado is definitely one of those players.

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Player Profile: Andy Alvarez

Player Profile: Andy Alvarez

For 17 year old Andy Alvarez, soccer as well as life has never been about the recognition, high school awards, or state championships that he's been apart of.  It has only been about one thing, serving others. A true class act, Alvarez has focused more on making those around him successful and less on himself through his high school career. In that process however, he quietly wrote his own success story. 

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