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Sep 6, 2013

The time has come...


Since February 2010 I have enjoyed running Virginia Online Soccer News and sharing soccer related news, videos, and blog posts with those of you who have followed the website for the past 3 1/2 years. 

Now the time has come for me to close down VASoccerNews.com however, I still have a true passion for growing the game of soccer and am still interested in contributing/covering soccer in the D.C./Northern, VA area should the opportunity arise.

Thanks to those of you who have supported this website throughout it's short existence.

I will still be on Twitter @Chris_Wimmer_77 but will tweet about things I love = family, soccer, and beards.

Here are a few of my better pieces (in my opinion) from over the past few years:


GOLD CUP at RFK on SoccerNation

Joe-Max Moore Interview

Rise And Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story - Its About More Than Just ...

Tony DiCicco Correct to Blame youth Coaches and Programs

U.S. Soccer News: Soccer Player Sacha Kljestan Up Close

The Beautiful Game, not always so Beautiful at the Youth Travel Level!

Style over Structure: A comparison of Brazil and US Soccer Philosophy

Mia Hamm Celebrity Challenge in D.C. a Huge Success



Five goals by five different Americans helps USMNT cruise past El Salvador

Aug 23, 2013

Video :: Dave Johnson Hosts Monumental FC 8/23/13











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Conor Doyle talks challenges en route to D.C. United, Georgetown soccer after last year's College Cup final run and a special D.C. United announcement.

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Video :: Longwood University Men's Soccer 2013 Preview

Head Coach Jon Atkinson takes a look at the upcoming season, who to watch, and why he's excited about the team's second year in Big South Conference competition!


UVA's Morgan Brian named to USWNT roster for Mexico friendly at RFK

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia junior midfielder Morgan Brian (St. Simons Island, Ga.) was one of the 18 players named to the United States Women’s National Team roster for a Sept. 3 friendly against Mexico at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. The game will start at 8 p.m., and air live on Fox Sports 1.  
 


Brian is one of two collegiate players selected to the roster, along with North Carolina’s Crystal Dunn. Former Virginia standout Becky Sauerburnn (Class of 2007) is also on the 18-player roster for the match.


Brian made her U.S. Women’s National Team debut earlier this year on June 15 in the United States’ 4-1 victory over South Korea in a friendly in Foxboro, Mass. She became the seventh Cavalier to earn a cap when she entered that match as a substitute and just the second active Virginia player to make a senior international appearance.


Virginia opens the 2013 season on Friday as it hosts the Kl√∂ckner Classic. The seventh-ranked Cavaliers’ season opener against VCU at 7:30 p.m. is the second game of a doubleheader. The first game features reigning NCAA Champion and preseason No. 1 North Carolina against No. 9 Santa Clara at 5 p.m.

Aug 22, 2013

Best MLS/U.S. Soccer Fan Beard?

Yesterday MLS posted a video on their Instagram of some Portland Timbers supporters and I couldn't help but notice the guy leading the chant at the beginning of the video had this sweet beard:


This got me thinking -- which MLS/U.S. Soccer fan has the best beard? It also might help to mention that since I began growing out my own beard my wife has started to refer to it as "our fifth child" due to all of the comments it receives from friends, family members, and yes even complete strangers.



To encourage MLS/U.S. Soccer fans to share their beard pics with Virginia Online Soccer News we will be giving away this 'Death Before Shaving' shirt from the guys at Beardgang.com. You can tweet your beard pics to @VASoccerNews using the hashtag #bestmlsbeard or post them on our Facebook wall. You may also email them to: chris.wimmer@vasoccernews.com.

*Contest ends 9/30/2013 and the winner will be announced on 10/01/2013, good luck.

Buy the 'Death Before Shaving' shirt: click here