Latest from Nick Eilerson

Verbal abuse from parents, coaches is causing a referee shortage in youth sports

Many officials are giving up calling games, often citing treatment from parents, coaches and players as the primary reason.
  • Jun 16, 2017

Boys’ soccer Top 10: Langley handles pressure en route to season-ending No. 1 ranking

Saxons dealt with championship expectations all year, and overcame them to win a second state title in three seasons.
  • Jun 14, 2017

This amateur soccer team, headquartered in a liquor store, never practices and rarely loses

Christos FC, a Baltimore-based club, is the last amateur squad left standing in a tournament dominated by pros. Their next opponent: D.C. United on Tuesday night.
  • Jun 12, 2017

Briar Woods goes the distance to capture 5A boys’ soccer title

Falcons turn back Mills Godwin in penalty kicks, completing an improbable rally from a .500 regular season.
  • Jun 10, 2017

Langley rolls to a Virginia 6A boys’ soccer state championship

Saxons get hat tricks from both of their stars en route to beating Battlefield, 6-2, in Saturday’s title game.
  • Jun 10, 2017

Briar Woods works overtime to advance to 5A state final

BOYS’ SOCCER | Brad Snively pokes home the game-winner to beat Nansemond River in sudden death. In 6A, Battlefield and Langley will play for state title.
  • Jun 9, 2017

Langley wins second boys’ soccer region championship in three seasons

No. 1 Saxons beat No. 2 Battlefield, 3-1, as both teams earn spots in next week’s state championship tournament.
  • Jun 2, 2017

Boys’ Soccer Top 10: Langley comes back from 3-1 deficit to reach region final

Updating ranking of the 10 best boys’ soccer teams in Northern Virginia.
  • Jun 1, 2017

Mallory Pugh’s auspicious debut not enough to spark Spirit

Teenage phenom produced several promising chances after entering in the 54th minute, but FC Kansas City was unbowed in 1-0 win.
  • May 20, 2017