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Top 10 Long Beach Youth Sports Teams Of The Decade: 2014 Beach FC U16 Girls’ National Champions

This is the first of 10 stories about the best Long Beach youth sports teams we’ve seen over the last decade. We’ve taken nominations from the community and will release the top 10 in no particular order. Come back next week to read about other club squads that made this historic list. The Beach FC […]

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Nominate Your Long Beach Youth Sports Teams Of The Decade

The COVID-19 shutdowns have stolen so much joy from everyone. The sports community of Long Beach felt that the most this summer when fields and courts across the city were left unused. For the last decade, we have provided in-depth coverage of the incredible achievements of the elite Long Beach youth sports teams. We respect […]

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USA Soccer Developmental Academy Closure Changes Game

Long Beach youth soccer will be forever changed after the U.S. Soccer Federation terminated its nationwide developmental academy league this month because of the COVID-19 pandemic financial impact. “We know that suddenly discontinuing a program that has been with U.S. Soccer for many years is shocking, but these unprecedented times required taking action now,” the […]

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PODCAST: Interviews With Long Beach State’s Andy Fee & Mauricio Ingrassia

This week on the podcast Mike and JJ talk to Long Beach State Athletics Director Andy Fee and soccer coach Mauricio Ingrassia about how the Beach is adjusting to all of the recent NCAA proposals and changes. 03:30 Interview With Long Beach State Athletics Director Andy Fee 07:00 Interview With Long Beach Soccer Coach Mauricio […]

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Small Long Beach Soccer Shop Trying To Survive

Isaac Zambrano knew that unexpected bad news at his primary job last month would mean more problems for his small business in the near future. “As soon as the schools closed I knew we would suffer,” Zambrano said. “Everyone was very eager for the spring season at the parks. Now we need to change it […]

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Column: Coaches Can Provide Balance Amidst Uncertainty

Lately I’ve been thinking about Mr. Miyagi’s famous quotes from The Karate Kid. Pearls of wisdom like, “It’s okay to lose to an opponent, it’s never okay to lose to fear” or “If the root is strong, the tree will survive” seem more poignant nowadays. Of all the beautiful advice written by Robert Mark Kaman […]

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Top 10 For 2020: Moore League Boys’ Soccer In Top Division

Moore League boys’ soccer is the only sport in the city with three teams in CIF Southern Section Division 1 this year. Wilson, Cabrillo and Millikan are all in the top flight because of recent playoff success, which is something that eluded local teams for the majority of the last decade. The Rams are the […]

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COLUMN: Support Sets Tone For Long Beach Youth Sports

From the national championships for Beach FC and Shore Aquatics to the regional tournament victories for Uptown LB and Los Altos baseball leagues — it’s been another incredibly successful summer for Long Beach youth sports. It isn’t rare to find a group of young Long Beach athletes dominating their competition, and it isn’t a coincidence […]

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Beach FC 17U Boys’ Soccer Win National Championship

The Beach FC 17U boys’ team won the U.S. Club Soccer ENPL National Championship earlier this month by beating Gwinnett Soccer Academy 2-0 in the championship match. “The moment that stands out most to me was when we were all standing up there on the podium,” defender Ethan Szuchan said. “When the final whistle blows, […]

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PODCAST: Offseason Reset With LBSU Soccer Coach Mauricio Ingrassia

This week on the show JJ sits down with Long Beach State women’s soccer coach Mauricio Ingrassia to talk about his teams trip to the World Cup in France (2:00) and Mike breaks down Long Beach’s role in creating Title IX (17:30).