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Nike Soccer Camps celebrates the success of the Cal Berkeley Men’s Soccer Program

January 21, 2014

San Rafael, CA. In the 2014 Major League Soccer Superdraft, Cal Berkeley had three players selected in the first round, including the second and third picks overall. The three first round selections were the most of any university in the country!

Last year, US Sports Camps, owners and operators of the Nike Sports Camps combined with the California Soccer Academy at UC Berkeley.  We are proud to be a part of a storied and celebrated program and congratulate the Cal Berkeley Men’s Coach Kevin Grimes on the success of his players in the 2014 MLS Draft.

Center backs, Steve Birnbaum and Christian Dean we selected No. 2 and 3 picks overall following years of guidance and instruction from Coach Grimes.   "This storybook season continues to grow," Cal coach Grimes said. "What an amazing year it was for Cal soccer -- a season for the ages."

The Cal Berkeley Men’s program was ranked Number One for six weeks in the 2013 season and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament lead by Grimes. Steve Birnbaum praises Coach Grimes and says, "He's one of the best coaches in the college game, so he's given me all the tools to be in this position," Birnbaum said. "I'm just excited to take the next step."

Learn more about the youth programs Coach Grimes runs at UC Berkeley.  He brings the same passion and precision to his camps that he has throughout his seasons.  Each summer we offer two day camp programs and two competitive overnight programs.

The Nike Soccer Camps create a focused atmosphere for any soccer enthusiast who is looking to improve his skills, work hard, make new friends and have fun. The goal of camp is to provide athletes with the tools to improve and to enjoy soccer for life! Every facet of the game is covered with an emphasis on fundamentals to help players become valuable team members.   

About Nike Soccer Camps

US Sports Camps (USSC), operator of the Nike Sports Camps, is headquartered in San Rafael, California.  USSC has been in the business of offering sports camps for 40 years and is America’s largest sports camp network.   Over those years, we have hosted over 500,000 happy campers.  Our mission is to provide athletes with the tools to improve and to enjoy a sport for life.

Players, parents, coaches and others interested in the 2014 Nike California Soccer Academy at UC Berkeley can visit us online at www.ussportscamps.com or call toll free 1-800-645-3226.

Contact: Nike Soccer Camps (soccer@ussportscamps.com)

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