Monday, July 18, 2011

A regional soccer hub

The University of Rhode Island is fast becoming a regional hub for big-time soccer, and with all the attention on the Women's World Cup this week, many media outlets have picked up on the link. The Providence Journal ran a feature about the U.S. Olympic Development Team that practices here in the summer, and several news reports noted that the team watched the World Cup matches from the Ryan Center, including USA Today and Channel 10. In addition, an Associated Press story about the huge Seaside Classic youth soccer tournament that took place on campus last week was carried by the Boston Globe and dozens of other publications.