Salvador “Junior” Villegas, born in 2001, is a rising star in the Butte United Soccer Club in Northern California and plays in the NorCal Premier Soccer League, part of US Club Soccer. Villegas has caught the eye of not only the state program but also nationally having been invited to participate in state and national elite player programs for his age group.Read More
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.Read More