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July 10-11 Symposium Set for Chicago

CHICAGO (Wednesday, June 23, 2004) – U.S. Soccer will be conducting a Coaching Symposium on July 10 and 11 in conjunction with the U.S. Men’s National Team’s friendly match vs. Poland at Soldier Field in Chicago. The U.S. match will be followed by the Chicago Fire hosting the New England Revolution.

In addition to field and classroom sessions, the July 10 schedule is slated to allow attendees to watch the U.S. team’s closed training session at Soldier Field and will include U.S. manager Bruce Arena addressing the group. On match day, one of the U.S. Men’s National Team assistant coaches are scheduled to provide a scouting report for the group prior to the match at Soldier Field.

The symposium will be led by Region II U.S. National Staff Coach Roberto Lopez. The cost for members of the U.S. Soccer Coaching Organization will be $50 and for all others $60. Registration is open to all coaches, and “A” licensed coaches will receive one Continuing Education Unit (CEU) for attendance at the symposium. 

The symposium will open on Saturday at 11 a.m. when the coaches will attend a Under-16 Boys game between the Chicago Magic and the Chicago Fire Juniors. After the match, a classroom session will be held to analyze the match with Lopez.

Tentative Symposium Schedule

Saturday, July 10, 2004
11 a.m.  U-16 Match Analysis – Chicago Fire Juniors vs. Chicago Match (Location TBD)
1:30 p.m.  U-16 Match Analysis – Classroom (Location TBD)
4 p.m.   U.S. National Team Training at Soldier Field
5:30 p.m.  Coaches dismissed

Sunday, July 11, 2004
3:30 p.m. U.S. MNT vs. Poland Scouting Report – Men’s National Team Assistant Coach
6 p.m.   U.S. MNT vs. Poland at Soldier Field
8:30 p.m.  Chicago Fire vs. New England Revolution at Soldier Field

* Schedule subject to change

Fee Schedule
Coaches Organization Members    $50
Non-members      $60

Download this form and fax to 312-808-9708 to register. A confirmation and detailed information will be sent out to all registered coaches one week prior to the symposium. Questions can be directed to the U.S. Soccer Coaching Department via email at or by calling 312-528-1219.