Baltimore is the Center of the Soccer World

January 18, 2008 |


All in one place at one time: Steve McLaren (former England national Team Coach), Tony DiCicco (former North Carolina Women’s Head Coach), Heather Mitts (US Women’s National Team), Marcelo Balboa (former Men’s National Team), Fox Soccer Channel, Kevin Healey (GM and Guru of the Blast), MLS superstars, every major retailer and 26,000 of their closest friends are in Baltimore this weekend for the NSCAA convention at the Baltimore Convention Center. Soccer is alive and well. Clinicians from all over the world are here to instruct the 26,000 NSCAA member coaches on the fine aspects of the Beautiful Game. It’s amazing to see all these people in one place. I could use this entire page to write the names down of the soccer professionals who I have seen just on Day #1. The MLS Superdraft is Friday at 1pm and Patrick Healey could be a top pick. I’ll report back more during the weekend. If you have Fox Soccer Channel tune into the weekend’s events. Baltimore for four days is the center of the soccer world.