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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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Flathau thanks ‘The Academy’ and Coach Carl Reynolds

Houston, TX –  Heath Flathau of Hattiesburg, Mississippi recently moved to Houston, Texas to join the Houston Texans Developmental Academy. Heath is an outstanding talent and had been playing his soccer in Jackson for the Rush. Even so he has worked consistently with us here at Southern States Soccer as a training player and as…

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SSS players trial at MLS Development Academy

Atlanta, GA –  Christopher LaRussa (left) and ‘Juice’ Rowland were in Atlanta this week training with the MLS Atlanta United DA Academy. The boys made an impression playing against the Atlanta outfit when the Southern States Soccer ‘The Academy’ 2003 team beat United in tournament play by 4-3 recently. ‘Topher’ is an ’03 and ‘Juice’…

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Busy SuperWeekend

Oak Grove, MS –  It was a busy SuperWeekend for Southern States Soccer just ended.  We welcomed Lisa Lavelle of the Sports Source who educated and trained our ‘The Academy’ players and parents about college prep using their custom made software and web based services. Just another example of Southern States Soccer going the extra…

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