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U.S. Soccer To Host Coaches Symposium in Conjunction With U.S. MNT Game vs. England on May 27-28

 ‘A’ Licensed Coaches May Earn Up To Two CEUs;
Registration Includes Ticket to Match at Soldier Field

CHICAGO (April 21, 2005) – U.S. Soccer will host a Coaches Symposium for May 27-28 in Chicago in conjunction with the U.S. Men’s National Team match against England on May 28 at Soldier Field. Highlights of the symposium include the opportunity to observe a Men’s National Team training session prior to the match and attend a “Chalk Talk” with U.S. MNT assistant coach Glenn Myernick.

National Staff Coach Roberto Lopez will lead the symposium, which begins on May 27 with a Check-in and Orientation session at 3 p.m. CT at Soldier Field. After the orientation session, coaches will attend the Men’s National Team’s training session at Soldier Field. Saturday morning kicks off at 9 a.m. with an “Under-17 Transition Model Training Session” headed by Lopez. The session is a model of a U-17 Men's National Team Program training session when discussing transitioning between offense and defense. The morning session will be followed by a break and then a “Chalk Talk” with Men’s National Team assistant coach Glenn Myernick at Noon on the U.S. vs. England scouting report.

Registration cost is $50 for members of the U.S. Soccer Coaching Organization and $60 for non-members. “A” Licensed coaches will receive up to two Continuing Education Units for attending. Cost is $60 for other coaches wishing to attend the symposium. Registration includes a ticket to Saturday’s match between the U.S. and England and registration is open to all coaches.

The symposium concludes with the match between the U.S. and England, who meet for the first time in the U.S. since June 9, 1993, when they faced each other in Foxboro, Mass. Kickoff is slated for 2 p.m. CT and coaches will be dismissed from the symposium at the end of the game.

Questions regarding the symposium can be directed to the U.S. Soccer Coaching Department at or 312-808-1300.

*Download a registration form here

Tentative Symposium Schedule

Friday, May 27
1:45 p.m.           Check-in & Orientation at Soldier Field – Roberto Lopez, Men's National Staff Coach
                              Soldier Field -- Gate 14
2 - 3:30 p.m.     U.S. National Team Training at Soldier Field
                              Soldier Field Stands
3:30 p.m.           Post-Training Talk -- Bruce Arena, MNT Coach     
                               Soldier Field Stands       

Saturday, May 28
9 - 10:30 a.m.    “U-17 Qualifying”  - John Hackworth
                                   Soldier Field -- Temple Gate Room
12 p.m.               “Chalk Talk” with Glenn Myernick, MNT Assistant Coach
                                    Soldier Field -- Temple Gate Room
2 p.m.                 US MNT vs. England (Soldier Field)
                                     Soldier Field
2:45 p.m.           Half-time Report -- Roberto Lopez, Men's NSC
                                     Soldier Field Stands
3:45 p.m.           Post-Game Report -- Roberto Lopez, Men's NSC
                                      Soldier Field -- Temple Gate Room

* Schedule subject to change

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