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U.S. Soccer Coaching Symposium To Be Held On August 9-10 In Conjunction With U.S. MNT Match Against Brazil In East Rutherford, N.J.

CHICAGO (July 9, 2010) – U.S. Soccer’s Coaching Education Department will conduct a Coaching Symposium on August 9-10, 2010 in conjunction with the U.S. Men’s National Team’s match against five-time World Cup Champion Brazil in East Rutherford. N.J.

The game, which will be played at the New Meadowlands Stadium, will be the first since the U.S. was eliminated by Ghana from the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

U.S. Soccer Technical Advisor Mike Dickey will present at the symposium. Dickey, who is currently the U.S. Under-15 Girls’ National Team head coach, has been a U.S. Soccer Technical Advisor since 2005 and has served as an Assistant Coach for many of the Women’s Youth National Teams. Additional presenters include U.S. Futsal National Team head coach Keith Tozer, former U.S. Men's National Team defender and current New York Red Bulls Director of Scouting and Player Recruitment Jeff Agoos, New Jersey Youth Soccer Director of Coaching Rick Meana, along with members of the U.S. MNT coaching staff.

The presenters will recap the 2010 World Cup from both the technical and tactical sides of the game and give early insight on planning for the 2014 World Cup. Additionally, the group will attend the U.S. MNT training on Monday, August 9.

Cost for the symposium is $110 for active U.S. Soccer CoachesNet members and $120 for non-members. Registration includes a ticket to the game, a personalized symposium packet and a U.S. Soccer CoachesNet notebook. Registration is open to all coaches. Space is limited and interested coaches are encouraged to register early.

U.S. Soccer “A” licensed coaches will earn two “Continuing Education Units” for attending this symposium.

Questions regarding the symposium schedule can be directed to Bryan Koch in the U.S. Soccer Coaching Department at or 312-528-1219.

Tentative Symposium Schedule

Monday, August 9
1–1:30 p.m. Symposium Registration
1:30–3 p.m. Lecture
3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Lecture
5–6 p.m. U.S. MNT Training
Tuesday, August 10
2–3 p.m. Lecture
3:15–4 p.m. Lecture
4–5:30 p.m. Lecture
7:15–7:45 p.m. Lecture
8 p.m. U.S. MNT vs. Brazil
Post-Game Match Analysis