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Employment Opportunity for Programs Manager and Coaches

The Oakes Training Center, Oak Grove, MS –  Southern States Soccer has an opening for a full-time or part-time Programs Manager for our non-Academy programs. We are also looking for enthusiastic and energetic full-time and part-time coaches for boys and girls. If you are interested please contact us by e-mail: office@southernstatessoccer.com and attach your current…

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Rain, pain and 2nd place in Atlanta

Atlanta, GA –  Last weekend ‘The Academy’ took two teams to Georgia for the Showcase Atlanta event. The weather was extremely cold and rainy at times and affected most games. The 2005 team led by coach Tony Marriel managed a second place finish with a 1-1-1 record. The boys played up in age group against…

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Futsal event kicks-off new year

Foley, Alabama –  Southern States Soccer took players ranging in ages from 2010 to 2007 birth years, in mixed age group teams for a fun and competitive Futsal event in Foley, Alabama, hosted by the local sports and tourism group. The new year kick-off saw teams from Covington Louisiana, Montgomery Alabama, Perdomo Bay Florida, as…

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‘Juice’ heads to MLS Atlanta United

The Oakes –  Southern States Soccer is pleased, if a little sad to announce that 2004 player Joshua ‘Juice’ Rowland will be moving on to pastures new in 2019. ‘Juice’ is headed to Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United FC. He will join up full-time with their Development Academy after impressing in recent training and games…

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Girls go close again

Houma, La –  The Southern States girls traveled to Houma, Louisiana this past weekend and took second place in the tournament. The girls topped the number one seed of the tournament in the semi-final. Following a 1-1 tie in regulation the game went into an intense penalty shootout. Abigail Capasso (pictured) who was playing two…

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‘The Academy’ in talks with Spanish group

Oak Grove, MS  –  Our good friend Inaki Erana visited with us in Jackson, Mississippi recently at the Crossroads of the South Tournament. Inaki has been instrumental in helping to set up both our trips to Spain in the past few years, the friendship growing from connections with Nigel Boulton and Carl Reynolds. Nigel recruited…

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Another Title, another runners-up spot

Jackson, MS –  October 14th ‘The Academy’ 2002 team came back from a two goal half-time deficit to defeat the Louisiana Fire by 4-2 in the final of the Crossroads of the South Tournament. The players showed great character reacting to the challenge in the second half and ran out deserved winners. The 2005 team…

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’03 Champs; ’08 Runners-Up in Florida tournaments

Florida – ‘Topher’ LaRussa scored the only goal of the game in the final minutes as the Alliance Cup, Championship game looked to be going to a PK shootout. Up gainst GPS Bayern Munich goals were hard to come by but with his lone strike, the ‘03 boys deservedly grabbed the Alliance Cup. The final…

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 ’05 Finalists at Bash

Birmingham, Ala – We rarely focus on individuals as soccer is such a team game but the performances of Dylan Dykes on our ‘05 team playing in the Birmingham Bash this past weekend were exceptional. The team took the runners-up spot and also performed well in all three games. The ‘07-08’s and the pure ‘08…

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Two more titles for ‘The Academy’ teams

Memphis, TN – The Academy’ sent three teams to the Rose Cup Tournament in Memphis, TN last weekend. The ‘02’s and ‘04’s both won their brackets with fine performances overall. The ‘02’s did particularly well against the older ‘00 and ‘01 teams as they were playing up in age group. The younger ‘06 team played well…

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