Latest US Youth Soccer Stories

2010-03-15 08:05:00

LANCASTER, Pa., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- US Youth Soccer today announced that Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association and the City of Lancaster have been awarded the 2011 and 2012 US Youth Soccer Region I Championships as part of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, the country's most prestigious national youth soccer tournament. The tournament will attract approximately 272 boys and girls' teams, ages 12-19, from 15 states throughout US Youth Soccer Region I, which is...

2009-09-01 08:00:00

BOSTON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- With resources tight in today's slow economy, school and community sports leagues are not immune from feeling the financial pinch. The American Association of School Administrators reports that 28 percent of districts are cutting extracurricular activities this school year, nearly three times the 10 percent who made similar cuts in 2008-09. Further, in a National Retail Federation study, 11.4 percent of Americans say they are cutting back on...

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Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'