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Go Soccer Pro: New Articles

When I was collecting information on how to become a professional soccer player for my son, I realized that there are many players and parents who are seeking this information. I also recognized that there was no central location where it could be found. So I decided to create this site.

This blog has morphed from a personal journal and mother's account into a series of articles and updates to provide you with information on how to play professional soccer.

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Feb 23, 2021

Let Your Child Fail

Young athletes need to fail in order to learn resilience. We can't baby them and expect them to succeed, in life or in soccer.

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Jan 30, 2021

French Football Leagues

France,like most European countries, relies on the system of relegation and promotion between its football teams to determine movement.

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Jan 30, 2021

German Football League Structure

German football structure allows for relegation and promotion between their different leagues.

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Jan 30, 2021

Italian Football Leagues

Italian football, or calcio, boasts a rich heritage of creating exceptional players. Their league system is comprised primarily of Serie A, Serie B and Serie C

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Jan 30, 2021

Spanish Football League Structure

Spanish football league structure is comprised of several levels of play which have the ability for relegation and promotion.

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Jan 29, 2021

UK Football League Structure

UK football is a hybrid of a number of domestic leagues. Learn how they relate to each other.

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Jan 28, 2021

United States soccer

The structure of United States soccer differs from that of most other countries. Some feel our lack of promotion and relegation may our structure weaker.

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Apr 16, 2020

No More US Soccer DA

US Soccer has decided to stop their Developmental Academy programs. What does this mean for our elite players? Where will they train now?

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Nov 25, 2019

Mindset - Part II

An athlete's mindset can be just as important as their technical skills, stamina and ability to read the field. Second in a series on athletes' mindsets.

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Nov 19, 2019

Performance Issues Can Affect Anyone

Athletes Performance - Dr. Jack Singer addresses athletes and how self-defeating thoughts can interfere with their game.

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Nov 19, 2019

Is Competitive Soccer Actually Elite?

If everyone is playing competitive soccer, then is anyone really elite? What distinguishes one from the other?

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Nov 16, 2019

How an Athlete's Mindset affects their Soccer Game

Elite athletes all have a sports mindset. This article introduces the concept of a soccer mindset. What it means, and how you strengthen yours.

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Nov 10, 2019

Soccer Academy Contract vs. Professional Contract with a Club

There are differences between playing on USDA Soccer Academy team versus signing a professional contract

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Oct 31, 2019

Should you Make a Promo Video?

Promo Video for players who want to play professional soccer in Europe, are they worth it to create and send out?

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Oct 24, 2019

Does Christian Pulisic have a Sports Psychologist?

Christian Pulisic's recent performance during the CONCACEF Nations League game suggests that he might benefit from working with a sport psychologist.

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Sep 07, 2019

Lawrie Dudfield

Lawrie Dudfield is a former professional footballer who played with a number of clubs including Leicester City, Hull City, Kettering Town and Notts County

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Aug 05, 2019

FC Malaga City Academy

Follow Jared Sullivan's soccer training journey as he moves to Spain to join FC Malaga City Academy.

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Nov 17, 2018

LA Galaxy II Open Trials

LA Galaxy II is holding open trials allowing players the opportunity to try out for their team

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Sep 27, 2018

Brianna Pinto the Golden Girl of US Soccer

Brianna Pinto is the Golden Girl of US Soccer. This amazing young player holds the center midfield position for both the US U20 women's National team and for University of North Carolina where she is a student.

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Sep 17, 2018

Soccer Genome Gives Back in Raleigh NC

The Genome Foundation gives back to the Raleigh community and helps kids improve their game regardless of their ability to pay.

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Aug 11, 2018

Dominic Oduro of the Tampa Bay Rowdies

Dominic Oduro of the Tampa Bay Rowdies started playing in Ghana and has been with clubs throughout the world.

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May 20, 2018

AC Milan's Academy Coach Mauro Bertoni

Ac Milan Academy Coach Maura Bertoni answers questions for GoSoccerPro.

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May 13, 2018

Benefits of Playing Multiple Positions

Youth soccer should encourage playing multiple positions

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May 10, 2018

Only Attractive Women Need Apply

Only Attractive Women Need Apply - GoSoccerPro was shocked to learn that even in 2018, there are professional sports agents who determine the value of a female soccer player by their looks and not their playing ability.

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Apr 30, 2018

Eric Stevens an Up and Coming US Soccer Striker to watch!

Q and A with US Soccer Striker Eric Stevens an Up and Coming playerr who is working hard to make his dream of playing professionally a reality.

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Apr 06, 2018

Q and A with Christian Ibeagha

Christian Ibeagha, Professional football with Oklahoma City Energy FC shares his thoughts on what you can do in order to be discovered.

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Mar 20, 2018

Q and A with Ryan Johnson

MLS player Ryan Johnson has represented such clubs as Chicago Fire, Toronto FC and the San Jose Earthquakes.

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Mar 17, 2018

Gustavo Mulet Goldberg Attorney and FIFA Agent

FIFA Agent and Attorney at Law Gustavo Mulet Goldberg represents coaches and futbal players around the world, but especially in Argentina and Brazil

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Mar 14, 2018

Andrea Safina Agent with Football Agents Academy

Soccer agent Andrea Safina answers questions regarding what he looks for in a client and how he perceives the representative relationship.

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Mar 14, 2018

What is a soccer scout?

Learn about the two types of soccer scouts. Talent scouts seek out new talent. Tactical scouts analyze players, teams and styles of play.

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Mar 13, 2018

Miha Kline Barca Academy Director of Recruiting

Miha Kline is the Director of Recruiting and Soccer Operations at the Barca Academy in Casa Grande, Arizona. This is the only residential US Soccer Development Academy that is affiliated with an internationally recognized professional club.

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Mar 12, 2018

Matt Watson, Indy Eleven

Matt Watson is a box to box midfielder who has recently joined the "Boys in Blue" - Indy Eleven, an American professional soccer team located in Indiana.

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Mar 10, 2018

Q and A with Stefan Oakes

Stefan Oakes is a retired English professional footballer who played for Premier League Clubs including Leicester City his career spanned from 1998 to 2013.

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Mar 08, 2018

What is a Sports Agent?

A sports agent is an individual who represents athletes in negotiating employment and endorsement contracts. They may also assist their clients with financial decision making and in handling public relations.

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Mar 07, 2018

Agent? Do You Need One?

Sports agents assist in negotiating employment and endorsement contracts on behalf of the athletes they represent. There are many considerations that should be taken into account when selecting a sports agent.

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Mar 06, 2018

Q and A with Cristiano Scapolo

Cristiano Scapolo is an Academy Coach for the Los Angeles Football Club. He is a retired professional footballer with over fifteen years playing for powerhouse teams such as Inter Milan, Roma, Napoli, and Bologna.

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Mar 03, 2018

Q and A, Antonio Saviano

Antonio Saviano, Owner of Soccerkix program. Experienced Coach, Scout and Director of Coaching. Lives in Florida - answers questions for GoSoccerPro

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Feb 26, 2018

Q and A

We are reaching out to coaches, scouts and professional players to get their input on how you can best position yourself to be found, followed and ultimately to GoSoccerPro!

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Feb 26, 2018

Teamwork

Teamwork is one of the most basic tenets of Italian soccer. Unlike the US where individuality often seems rewarded, in Italy the player must embrace being a part of the team.

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Feb 19, 2018

US Soccer

The United States Soccer Federation aka US Soccer is the governing body for soccer in the US.

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Feb 19, 2018

Show Your Skills

Do you have insane soccer skills?

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Feb 13, 2018

Minor Player Application Guide

FIFA has created strict regulations regarding the minor player. These were developed to protect the minor child athlete from potential exploitation.

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Feb 12, 2018

FIFA

FIFA, more formerly known as The Federation Internationale de Football Association, is the International administrative group in charge of Association Football, Beach soccer and Futsal.

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Feb 11, 2018

Soccer Fun

Soccer fun page is going to have links to inspiring soccer quotes and more.

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Feb 11, 2018

Soccer Quotes

Whether you are looking for inspirational, funny, motivational or team soccer quotes, you will find a great selection here!

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Feb 10, 2018

Meals at the Convitto

Meals at the Convitto - What does an American boy eat for dinner when attending boarding school in Italy?

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Feb 08, 2018

Attending Soccer School Abroad

Explore your options for attending a soccer school abroad. Some involve attending formal boarding schools and training, while others may place students in the homes of local residents.

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Feb 08, 2018

Jared's Year to play soccer in Italy

Follow Jared Sullivan as he spends a year abroad attending school and training to improve his soccer in Italy. Learn how you can have a similar experience.

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Feb 08, 2018

Italian Soccer School or the Academia Insegnare Calcio

Learn why we chose the Italian Soccer School when looking abroad at soccer training programs that also contained an educational component.

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Recent Articles

  1. Let Your Child Fail

    Feb 23, 21 07:21 PM

    Young athletes need to fail in order to learn resilience. We can't baby them and expect them to succeed, in life or in soccer.

    Read More

  2. French Football Leagues

    Jan 30, 21 10:35 PM

    France,like most European countries, relies on the system of relegation and promotion between its football teams to determine movement.

    Read More

  3. German Football League Structure

    Jan 30, 21 10:03 PM

    German football structure allows for relegation and promotion between their different leagues.

    Read More

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