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U.S. Soccer Coaching Symposium to Be Held June 3-4 in Conjunction with USA's Match against Spain in Foxborough, Mass.


“A” Licensed Coaches Earn Two CEUs for Participating;
Coaches will Attend a U.S. MNT Training Session and the Match on June 4 against Spain  

CHICAGO (April 19, 2011) – U.S. Soccer’s Coaching Education Department will host a Coaching Symposium on June 3-4 in conjunction with the U.S. Men’s National Team’s match against 2010 FIFA World Cup Champion Spain in Foxborough, Mass.

The U.S. Men’s National Team will face Spain on June 4 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Kickoff against the No. 1-ranked team in the world and defending European Champion is set for 4:30 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN and Univision. Fans can also follow the match live on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer.

Registration for the symposium includes two days of educational presentations and discussions, an opportunity to observe U.S. MNT training session, a match ticket, a pre-game reception and a U.S. Soccer CoachesNet scouting and training notebook. Cost for the symposium is $240 for active U.S. Soccer CoachesNet members and $250 for non-members. Registration is open to all coaches.

The high-profile friendly takes place three days before the U.S. begins group play in the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, where they join Group C of the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup along with Canada, Panama and Guadeloupe.

“This is an exciting time for U.S. Soccer as the No. 1 team in the world visits the Boston area,” said U.S. Soccer Director of Coaching Education Dave Chesler, who will oversee the symposium. “This symposium will give coaches a unique opportunity to examine the USA’s final preparations prior to a major international competition.”

U.S. Soccer “A” licensed coaches will earn two “Continuing Education Units” for attending this symposium and completing a written technical component related to this match.

U.S. MNT vs. Spain Coaching Symposium Tentative Schedule
Date         Time (ET)               Event
June 3      2-2:45 p.m.             Registration
June 3      3-4:45 p.m.             Presentation
June 3      5 p.m.                      Observe Training
June 3      7 p.m.                      Presentation

June 4      12-2:30 p.m.           Presentations
June 4      2:30 p.m.                 Pre-game Reception
June 4      3:30 p.m.                 Observe on-field warm-ups
June 4      4:30 p.m.                 U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Spain
June 4      7 p.m.                      Post-game Match Analysis

Schedule is subject to change. Times may be adjusted to accommodate changes in training schedule and coaching staff. More information will be available in due course.

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

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