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FFAS president congratulates All Whites, New Zealand Football

New Zealand’s All Whites made history in their 1-1 draw against 36th ranked Slovakia by earning their first point in FIFA World Cup history.more

Vailoatai falls from No. 1, top 6 scramble for top 4 playoff positions

Vailoatai Youth toppled from its first place position, falling down two spots to No. 3 while being overtaken by Pago Youth at the No. 1 position after only one round of the FFAS 7-a-side league was played on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.more

Women’s top 4 for playoffs comes down to last round

The top 4 for the women’s FFAS 7-a-side League playoffs goes down to the wire with No. 3 Tafuna Jets, No. 4 Utulei Youth and No. 5 Ilaoa & To’omata jostling to lock up the last two positions for the postseason.more

Business League pool stage ends, pool playoffs to commence

The FFAS Business League 2010 Pool stage has come to an end with the top six, pool playoffs to kickoff on Monday, June 14, 2010.more

Newbie atop men’s 7-a-side league standings

Vailoatai Youth is the surprise leader of the men’s FFAS 7-A-Side League eight rounds into the competition.more

Black Roses’ ladies run away with the division

The Black Roses ladies are running away with the division after six rounds with five wins out of five played and are clearly the class of the competition.more

FFAS president, executive committee off to South Africa

FFAS President Iuli Alex Godinet, Vice-President Sandra Herrera and Executive Committee member Silasila Samuelu are in South Africa to attend the 60th FIFA Congress to be held June 9 & 10 (8 & 9 local time, respectively).more

LBJ kicks off defense of FFAS Business Tournament title successfully

LBJ Hospital successfully kicked off defense of its FFAS Business Tournament title with a 1-0 win against Nana’s Co. (Pool A) at Pago Park Soccer Stadium on Thursday, May 20, 2010.more

BUSINES HOUSE TOURNAMENT 2010 DAY 1 PHOTOS

A few photos of the first day of the Business House Tournament 2010 that kicked off on Thursday, May 21, 2010 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium. You can view the rest of the photos on the photo gallery section under the BUSINESS TOURNAMENT 2010, DAY 1 (MAY 20) heading.more

FFAS 7-a-side league to kick off May 22

An FFAS 7-a-side league will kickoff on Saturday, May 22, 2010 with 12 men and 11 women’s teams competing.more

14 teams to compete in FFAS Business House Tournament 2010

LBJ Hospital returns to defend its title against 13 other teams in the FFAS 7-a-side Business House Tournament 2010 that kicks off Thursday, May 20, 2010 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.more

FFAS holds FIFA Youth Football (soccer) Coaching Course

20 local residents are participating in a FIFA-OFC-FFAS Youth Football (soccer) Coaching Course that was officially opened by FFAS President Iuli Alex Godinet at Pago Park Soccer Stadium on Monday, May 3, 2010.more

Black Roses win men’s FFAS Futsal League 2010

Black Roses’ men completed a Futsal double championship by claiming the men’s title in a down-to-the-wire, 5-4 thriller against Lion Heart at Leone High School’s gymnasium on Friday, April 30, 2010.more

Black Roses crush Utulei Youth 8-1 to win women’s Futsal title

Black Roses’ ladies cruised to an 8-1 dominating championship win for the women’s FFAS Futsal League 2010 title over Utulei Youth at the Leone High School gymnasium on Friday, April 30, 2010.more

Upsets in men’s Futsal semifinals; Black Roses women to face Utulei

The No. 1 and 2 seeds of the FFAS Futsal League 2010 suffered upsets in the playoffs for the men’s division held on April 27 at the ASCC gymnasium.
No. 1 FC SKBC lost to No. 4 Black Roses 3-1 while No. 3 Lion Heart crushed No. 2 Tafuna Jets 4-1.more

Utulei advance to women’s final; other games blacked-out

Utulei Youth advanced to the Futsal championship match on penalties 2-0 after going 0-0 in regulation and overtime against the Tafuna Jets at the ASCC gymnasium on Thursday, April 22, 2010.more

Warriors win varsity championship in shootout against Lions

The Tafuna Warriors capped off a great 2-2 game against the Leone Lions with a 4-2 shootout win to claim the ASHSAA boys’ varsity soccer championship title on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.more

Futsal League 2010 season ends, playoffs set

The first ever FFAS Futsal League 2010’s season came to an end with the top 4 teams for both the men and women’s divisions now ready to play for the championship.more

FIFA Women’s Football (soccer) Coaching course ends

The five-day FIFA Women’s Football (soccer) Development Coaching Course was officially closed by FFAS executive committee member Silasila Samuelu on Wednesday, April 14, 2010.more

Men’s Top 4 hinges on Match Day 13 results

Black Roses needs two results from Pago Youth during Match Day 13 of the men’s Futsal League 2010, a loss and a win.more

Lions to challenge Warriors for boys’ varsity soccer title

Fa’asao-Marist has failed in its attempt at a varsity double in high school soccer while the Leone Lions are on track for a boys’ double championship.more

Leone Lions clinch J-V title

The Leone Lions’ junior varsity squad unofficially clinched the division’s title by beating the defending champs, Samoana Sharks, 4-1 on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at Kananafou.more

Boys’ high school soccer season winds down; varsity top 3 set

The boys’ high school soccer season ends tomorrow with the varsity top 3 determined already and the J-V title still up for grabs.more

FC SKBC secures No. 1 spot in men’s Futsal

FC SKBC has increased their lead for the No. 1 spot in the standings for the men’s Futsal 2010 League after dispatching Lion Heart 7-3 in Match Day 12 results.more

FIFA Women’s Football (soccer) Coaching Course kicks off at FFAS

FFAS is a recipient of a FIFA Women’s Football (soccer) Coaching Course underway at Pago Park Soccer Stadium that kicked off on Thursday, April 8, 2010.
The five-day course is being conducted by Vicki Linton of Australia and there are 25 participants of the course.more

FC SKBC four points clear for No. 1 seed

Pago Pago, American Samoa, Monday, March 29, 2010 — FC SKBC is four points clear as No. 1 in the men’s FFAS Futsal League 2010.more

Warriors emerge as varsity leaders; Lions J-V still undefeated

With about two weeks remaining in the boys’ high school soccer competition, the Tafuna Warriors have emerged as the top team with the Leone Lions and Fa’asao-Marist Crusaders rounding out the top 3 teams.more

Smooth sailing for FFAS AGM 2010, four new clubs approved

It was smooth sailing for the Football Federation American Samoa’s Annual General Meeting as the Congress passed all of the agenda matters and approved four new clubs in one hour.more

Defending varsity champs notch first win of season

Pago Pago, American Samoa – Saturday, March 20, 2010 — Defending boys’ varsity champions, Nu’uuli Voc-Tech Wildcats, got their first win of the season after edging the Leone Lions 2-1 on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.more

Lions in firm lead of J-V soccer

Pago Pago, American Samoa – Saturday, March 20, 2010 — The Leone Lions are leading the boys’ high school junior varsity soccer competition, winning their second game of the season 5-3 against the Wildcats on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.more

High School boys’ competition kicks off

The defending champions for the boys’ high school soccer had mixed results after the 2009-2010 competition kicked off on Saturday, March 6, 2010 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.more

Fa’asao-Marist wins girls’ varsity soccer championship

Nine years later there is a new champion for the girls’ varsity soccer division, the Fa’asao-Marist Crusaders.more

Girls’ varsity soccer championship a private affair

The championship game for the high school girls’ varsity is to be a private affair and not only that but one of religious connotations.more

Ilaoa & To’omata, Black Roses play to thrilling draw

Ilaoa & To’omata and Black Roses played to a thrilling 2-2 draw in Match Day 3 of the men’s Futsal League 2010 on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at ASCC’s gymnasium.more

2006 Futsal women champs take to the court

The 2006 Futsal women champs, Black Roses, took to the court for the first time in the FFAS Futsal 2010 League in winning fashion as they humbled the Tafuna Jets 2-1 on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at the ASCC gymnasium.more

Jets edge Utulei Youth in men’s thriller 3-2

The Tafuna Jets edged Utulei Youth in a thrilling Futsal match at ASCC on Thursday, February 25, 2010 in Match Day 2 of the FFAS Men’s Futsal 2010.more

Lion Heart leads women’s Futsal

Lion Heart is now the leader of the FFAS Women’s Futsal 2010 League after securing another win by way of forfeit on Thursday, February 25, 2010 during Match Day 2.more

Samoana girls: Do-or-die for playoff spot in girls’ varsity

Its do or die for Samoana on Saturday, February 27, 2010 as they take on the Faga’itua Vikings’ varsity in the season finale of the 2009-2010 ASHSAA Girls’ Soccer season.more

FFAS men and women’s Futsal competition kicks off!

A successful kick off to the first Futsal competition under the FFAS umbrella saw some exciting games on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at the ASCC gymnasium that saw the association’s President Iuli Alex Godinet and executive committee member Silasila Samuelu officially open the eight-week long league.more

Defending champs bumped out of playoff picture

The defending champions, Leone, of the girls’ high school varsity competition is no longer in contention for a three-peat after the latest shift in the standings.more

Tight race for top 3 spots in girls’ varsity soccer

The race for the top 3 spots in the girls’ high school varsity soccer division is tight at the moment with the top three teams separated by only one point each as the season enters its final week.more

FFAS in midst of follow-up Futsal visits to high schools

Pago Pago, American Samoa — Friday, February 19, 2010 — Futsal (indoor soccer) is being enjoyed in the local high schools at the moment through the tutelage of FFAS Men’s Development Officer Ruben Luvu as he has been holding practical and theoretical sessions with three public high schools through their PE & Health classes.more

Iakina back on top in girls’ varsity soccer Friday February 5, 2010

According to the latest standings released yesterday by the Football Federation of American Samoa (FFAS), in the Varsity competition, Iakina (2-0-2) is back in the number one slot while the Fa’asao Marist Cougars (2-2-1) have dropped to fourth place.more

American Samoa loses 8-0 to New Zealand

The following is a review of OFC U-20 Women's Championship New Zealand 2010's Match Day one courtesy OFC Media, breaking down the American Samoa vs. New Zealand and Cook Islands vs. Tonga games held at North Harbour Stadium.more

A.S. U-20 squad holds final training session on artificial turf

The American Samoa women’s U-20 squad was treated to a shocker on the eve before the OFC Women’s U-20 Championship New Zealand 2010 kicks off, running on artificial turf. Basically they were running on carpeted grass.more

A.S. U-20 Women’s team arrives in New Zealand

American Samoa’s contingent for the OFC Women’s U-20 Championship New Zealand 2010 arrived at Auckland International Airport on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 and were whisked off to St. Cuthbert’s College.more

Warriors atop HS girls’ varsity soccer

Pago Pago, American Samoa — January 15, 2010 — The Tafuna Warriors lead the girls’ high school varsity soccer competition one week into the season that kicked off on Monday, January 11, 2010.more

A.S. U-20 girls raring for OFC U-20 Women’s Championship

American Samoa’s squad is raring to compete at the OFC U-20 Women’s Championship New Zealand 2010 from January 21-25.more

FFAS 2009 — The Year in Review

The Football Federation American Samoa steamrolled through the year 2009 with competitions galore, courses and workshops for coaches and referees before all came to a screeching halt after the earthquake and tsunami of September 29 damaged the FFAS’ National Headquarters and field.more

FFAS President: FFAS shows determination in face of tsunami

FFAS President Iuli Alex Godinet expounds on the year 2009 with its up and downs and the many events that occurred.more

FFAS CEO: Ask what you can do for your association

FFAS CEO Tavita Taumua's year-ending message for 2009 as printed in FFAS December Newsletter issue. He issues a challenge to all clubs, club presidents, members and staff to ask not what the association can do for them but what they can do for their association.more

FFAS underground sprinklers back in action!

Jubilation! The FFAS underground sprinkler system is intact.
Grounds Maintenance Manager Paepae Soia Su and assistant Lemusa Alatasi working all morning on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 re-connecting two-inch PVC pipes from the main valve to the pipeline feeding the underground sprinklers, 35 in all, before turning on the main key.more

FFAS hands out National League Awards during Christmas party

FFAS MEDIA
The Black Roses were officially crowned FFAS 2009 National League champions for the men and women’s divisions during only the second ever FFAS Christmas party at Tradewinds Hotel’s Equator facility.
On hand to receive the championship trophies from FFAS president Iuli Alex Godinet and Vice-President Sandra Herrera was Black Roses’ Vice-President John Ott. The trophies also came with $500 cash prize each for the men and women’s titles.more

FFAS, DOE Athletics prep for upcoming high school competitions

The Leone Lions varsity squad and Tafuna Warriors junior varsity team are preparing to defend their DOE High School girls’ competition come January 2010.
FFAS staff and DOE Athletics met with several coaches at the Athletics Deptarment’s office in Tafuna on Tuesday, Decembe 8, 2009 to discuss details of the upcoming competition.more

Draw ignites FIFA World Cup fever

The 32 teams participating at next year's FIFA World Cup™ finals discovered their fate this evening when the Final Draw for South Africa 2010 took place in Cape Town.more

Women’s U-20 practice returns to FFAS field

Training sessions for the American Samoa women’s U-20 team returned to the FFAS field for the first time since Sept. 28, 2009, a day before the earthquake and tsunami struck the territory.more

Outcome of OFC Executive Meeting!

Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) is pleased to release the approved decisions from the final OFC Executive Committee meeting of 2009.more

OFC Exec Committee Meeting!

Lt. Gov. Faoa Sunia joined OFC President Reynald Temarii Thanksgiving Day at the Equator Restaurant to open the OFC Executive Committee Meeting — the first meeting of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) executive committee to be held in American Samoa— that brought together eight of the 11 countries that comprise the OFC.more

OFC Exec. Visits FFAS Compound

The OFC Executive Committee and FIFA officials shared a sombre moment yesterday with a visit to American Samoa’s ‘home of football’ which was devastated during a powerful tsunami two months ago.more

FFAS ironing out details for OFC Executive meeting in A.S.

Football Federation American Samoa is ironing out minor details in preparation for the first ever OFC Executive meeting to be held in the territory.
The meeting is to be held on November 26, 2009, Thanksgiving Day, at the Tradewinds Hotel’s Equator Conference Room and the participants are to include OFC President Reynald Temarii and OFC Secretary General Tai Nicholas.more

FFAS to send reps to seminar in NZ

Football Federation American Samoa President Iuli Alex Godinet, CEO Tavita Taumua and Men’s Development Officer Ruben Luvu will be attending a three-day FIFA-OFC Member Association’s Development Seminar in New Zealand from Nov. 23-25, 2009.more
Coleman player about to leap over opponent

Elementary boys' Central vs. East Playoff Photos!

Coleman beats Lutali! No, not the election for the governorship of American Samoa but in elementary boys' soccer semi-final between schools named after the late governors of the territory, Pita Tali Coleman and A.P. Lutali. Coleman elementary won 5-1.more
Iakina player holds back Lupelele opponent

Elementary boys' West vs. Midwest Playoff Photos!

Lupelele makes it a complete Midwest sweep of the West vs. Midwest semi-finals after their boys' team reached the championship game by downing SDA Iakina 6-1.more

Elementary girls' West vs. Midwest Playoff Photos!

The Midwest's Tafuna downs SDA Iakina 3-1 in girls' elementary playoff held on Monday, Nov. 2, 2009 at Kananafou.more

Elementary pool stage completed!

Elementary soccer’s East pool has finally wrapped up its pool games with A.P. Lutali (boys) and Alofau (girls) heading to the postseason set to kick off Nov. 2.
A.P. Lutali drew with Alofau 1-1 on Oct. 31 at Kananafou to win the East while Alofau’s girls conquered the Aunu’u-based team 2-1 to bypass Lauli’i for the No. 1 spot.more

Elementary 2009-2010 Update

Lauli’i, the defending champs for the boys, have now joined two-time defending champions for the girls, Le’atele of Fagasa, on the sidelines after losing a shocker to Alofau 2-0 on Oct. 26.
As for the girls, a win by Lauli’i against Alofau on Oct. 26 would have sealed the top spot for them but instead the match ended in a 0-0 tie.more

Black Roses' ladies win treble!

FFAS MEDIA
The ladies of the Black Roses club have completed a treble (FFAS Girls 15-17 champions; FFAS 5-a-side champions and National League winners) for the year 2009, notching the women's FFAS National League 2009 championship after the competition was ordered to a halt by the association's club presidents.more

Men's National League champions!

FFAS MEDIA
Black Roses allowed only six goals against in seven completed rounds of the FFAS National League 2009 and it is that statistic that helps them land the men's championship in their laps as the rest of the season, two rounds and playoffs, have been called off after a meeting of the association's club presidents.more

Club Presidents Meet

The status of the 2009 men and women's National League has now been determined with the Football (soccer) Federation of American Samoa's club presidents voting to end the season with only two rounds remaining and awarding the titles to the clubs in the lead at this point.more

FFAS' staff member suvives tsunami

Paepae Soia Su (50) barely escaped with his life on Sept. 29, 2009 from the tsunami that destroyed most of the bay area houses and business establishments in Pago Pago.
Fortunately, he came away with only scrapes and bruises on his arms and legs after being caught by the wave while attempting to flee to safety. The dead from the tsunami on that day is 32.more

FFAS office, field sustain damages from tsunami

The Football (soccer) Federation of American Samoa is up and running with electricity, water and internet services fueling the secretariat’s efforts at returning to normalcy due to the damages sustained from the tsunami that rocked several parts of the territory on Sept. 29, 2009.more

Two FFAS Women Referees off to NZ

Lagilagi Heilala (19) and Atene Tevaga (18) are to represent FFAS at an OFC Women’s Elite Referee Course in Auckland, New Zealand from Sept. 30 to Oct. 10, 2009.more

Men's FFAS National League 2009 Rd 7 Rdp

Black Roses regained its top spot in the men’s division of the FFAS National League 2009 after defeating Ilaoa & Toomata 2-1 in a No. 1 vs. No. 2 match up on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.more

Women's FFAS National League 2009 Rd 5 Rdp

PanSa was dominant in a No. 2 vs. No. 3 match up of Round 5 games of the ongoing women’s FFAS National League 2009 as they clobbered Green Bay 5-1 on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.more

Futsal coaching course underway at ASCC

An OFC Futsal Coaching Course is being held at ASCC under WIN in Oceania FUTSAL Project Manager and FIFA Futsal Coach Instructor Scott Gilligan of Sydney, Australia. There are 22 participants in the course that runs from Sept. 21-26, 2009.more

7 receive OFC/FFAS Youth Coaching Licenses

Pago Pago, American Samoa, September 14, 2009 – Seven coaches received OFC Youth coaching licenses from FFAS Youth Coach Instructor Ruben Luvu on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.more

Black Roses hold off Tafuna Jets 2-1

Pago Pago, American Samoa, September 16, 2009 – Black Roses held off the Tafuna Jets 2-1 to maintain their hold on the top spot in the women’s FFAS National League 2009 standings with 12 total points.more

PanSa stuns No. 1 Black Roses 2-1

Pago Pago, American Samoa, September 16, 2009 – PanSa stunned top ranked Black Roses in a Round 6 thriller of the men’s National League 2009 on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.more

FFAS finalizes OFC Women’s U-20 Championship squad

The Football (soccer) Federation of American Samoa has finalized its squad to represent the association and American Samoa at the OFC Women’s U-20 Championship from Oct. 5-9, 2009 in Auckland, New Zealand and officially presented them to FFAS club presidents and parents on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.more

FFAS scholarship awarded to Kananafou grad Gun Chul Kang

Kananafou High School graduate of 2009 Gun Chul Kang was officially awarded the FFAS’ $1,000 scholarship to attend the American Samoa Community College on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.more

AMERICAN SAMOA U-20 WOMEN’S PROFILE: ANGELA SA’O

The FFAS presents its second profile of its Women’s U-20 squad preparing for the Oceania Football Confederation U-20 Women’s Championship 2009 that is to be held in Auckland, New Zealand from October 5-9. On the spot: Angela Sa’o.more

Changes in bottom of men’s Top 4 – again

FFAS MEDIA
Pago Pago, American Samoa – September 9, 2009 – The FFAS men’s National League Top 4 has a new makeup, again, as two new teams occupy the 3rd and 4th places while the top two remain the same after Round 5 games played on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.more

FIFA/FFAS Referee Follow-up Course 2009 ends

The Football Federation of American Samoa received a new influx of referee and referee assistants after the completion of a FIFA/FFAS MA Referees Follow Up Course 2009 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium from August 25-29.more

Five teams jockey for 3rd and 4th in men’s division

FFAS National League Update
Five teams have their eye on the final two spots of the Top 4 in the men’s FFAS national league competition – PanSa, Tafuna Jets, FC SKBC, Pago Youth A and Fagasa Youth.more

AMERICAN SAMOA U-20 WOMEN’S PROFILE: BEULAH ONEY

Profile: Beulah Oney
Beulah Oney was introduced to the game of soccer at a young
age – 3 she says. But by the age of 6
she was competing in every soccer competition that her mom, Naomi, could enter
her in.more

FFAS referee follow-up course underway

FFAS MEDIA, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009

Football Federation of American Samoa’s FIFA FFAS MA Refereeing Course Follow-up is underway at the National Headquarters in Pago Park Soccer Stadium with 30 participants hoping to be certified by the end of the week as either Level 1 or 2 referees.more

Pago Youth starts defense of its title successfully

FFAS MEDIA

Pago Youth, the men’s defending champs of the FFAS men’s National League soccer competition, successfully opened its defense of their title with a 7-0 win over Green Bay on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.more

Utulei Youth rises from 4th to champions

FFAS MEDIA
A Mau movement was behind Utulei Youth’s rise from the No. 4 seed to winning the championship of the Football Federation of American Samoa 2009 men’s Outdoor 5-a-side competition.more

Black Roses win women's Outdoor competition

MVP Meleane Ioapo leads Black Roses to title with hat trick
FFAS MEDIA
Meleane Ioapo of Black Roses helped lead her team to the Promised Land with a hat trick against Utulei Youth in the championship game of the women’s Football Federation of American Samoa 2009 Outdoor 5-a-side soccer competition on Saturday, June 13, 2009 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.more

Governor Togiola on importance of soccer in American Samoa

FFAS MEDIA
Absolutely important," was Governor T. Tulafono's response
when asked about the importance of FIFA's support of the development of soccer in American Samoa.more

The A to Z of the UEFA Cup

(uefa.com) Wednesday 20 May 2009
uefa.com bids a fond farewell to the UEFA Cup with an alphabetical trawl from the Antwerp miracle to Zinédine Zidane, singling out the teams, players and moments that defined the competition's 38-year history.more

SAMOA - BACK ON THE FRONT FOOT

(oceaniafootball.com) Friday, 15 May 09
The Samoa Football Soccer Federation Normalisation Committee (SFSF-NC) has successfully gathered feedback and support from Samoa’s football community during a three-day workshop in Maluafou.more

Black Roses, FC SKBC dominant in FFAS outdoors 5-a-side kickoff

FFAS MEDIA
Black Roses and FC SKBC dominated the first two rounds of the men's side of competitions in the Football Federation of American Samoa's Futsal competition that kicked off on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.more

Wildcats thrash Sharks 4-0 in boys' ASHSAA varsity soccer final

FFAS MEDIA
A host of Nu'uuli Voc-Tech Wildcats played magnificently and collectively to lift the very first high school championship trophy in their schools history after thrashing the Samoana Sharks 4-0 in the boys' ASHSAA varsity soccer final on Saturday, April 30, 2009 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.more

Soccer Footies targets children ages 3, 4 & 5

FFAS MEDIA
Running, kicking, encouraging parents, high fives and more for children ages 3, 4 & 5 was the scene on Monday, May 3 and Tuesday May 4, 2009 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium in a joint initiative by the American Samoa Parental Information Resource Center (ASPIRC) and Football (soccer) Federation of American Samoa.more

Boys HS season ends, make up games today

FFAS MEDIA
At the moment the top seed is Tafuna with 16 points while Samoana is second with 15 and Kananafou third with 13. The Wildcats round out the top four with 12 points, however, only the top three qualify for the postseason.more

Steve Sumner, Kiwi talisman

(FIFA.com) Tuesday 28 April 2009
Boasting an impressive domestic and international career, there is much for Steve Sumner to be proud. However, the highlight is undoubtedly New Zealand's against-all-odds appearance in the 1982 FIFA World Cup™ in Spain.more

JANUARY 2009 NEWSLETTER

January 2009
The Football Federation of American Samoa January 2009 Newsletter Issue. FFAS President Iuli Alex Godinet is pictured here with FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter during the eve of the 2008 FIFA World Player Gala in January of 2009.more

November 2009 NEWSLETTER

November 2009 Newsletter
Newsletter 2009 'Talking Football' featuring the men and women's FFAS 2009 National League Champions Pago Youth and PanSa Women, respectively, as well as a special visit by FIFA's women's special consultant, Monika Staab.more

Goal.com's WPS Player of the Week: Kelly Smith

(goal.com) Apr 14, 2009

In week three of the Women’s Professional Soccer season, the Goal.com editors have selected Kelly Smith of the Boston Breakers as our player of the week.more

Sharks are unofficial junior varsity champs

FFAS MEDIA
All scenarios needed to win the boys' high school junior varsity championship title are out the window because of two results last week - Samoana beating Tafuna 1-0 and Leone losing to Faga'itua 6-3 on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium. What this means is Samoana is the unofficial champion of boys' high school soccer.more

Samoana bests Tafuna in No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup

FFAS MEDIA
The Samoana Sharks bested the Tafuna Warriors 5-2 in boys' high school varsity's marquee No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup over the weekend, dominating with a 4-0 showing in the first half.more

LBJ completes perfect season with soccer championship title

FFAS MEDIA
LBJ Hospital complemented its 2009 FFAS Business House Soccer Tournament's perfect season
with the championship title after defeating EMS 5-2 on Friday, March 27, 2009 at Pago Park
Soccer Stadium.more

Scenarios needed to win the boys’ HS soccer J-V title

FFAS MEDIA
Samoana is on the cusp of winning back-to-back high school boys’ junior varsity soccer titles, leading the division with a perfect 3-0 record for 9 points.more

Varsity’s top two teams go head-to-head on Saturday

FFAS MEDIA
High School boys’ top two teams in varsity soccer go head-to-head tomorrow at Pago Park Soccer Stadium. The match is scheduled to kick off at 9:45 a.m.more

Wildcats stun Stallions 3-1 in boys’ varsity soccer

FFAS Media
The Nu’uuli Voc-Tech Wildcats stunned the Kananafou Stallions 3-1 in round 2 of the ongoing boys’ high school varsity soccer on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.more

Boys High School Soccer Kicks Off!

Sharks off to a good start in defense of boys’ soccer titles
FFAS Media
The Samoana Sharks’ varsity and junior varsity are off to good starts in the defense of their boys’ high school soccer championship titles after 4-1 and 6-2 wins, respectively, against Nu’uuli Voc-Tech Wildcats in the first round of the competition that kicked off on Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.more

FFAS Business House Tournament 2009

LBJ Hospital wins battle of medical teams
FFAS Media
LBJ Hospital defeated EMS 3-0 in a tough match between the two top teams of the 2009 Football Federation of American Samoa Co-Ed Business House Soccer Tournament on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.more

HS GIRLS SOCCER CHAMPS!

Leone wins back-to-back girls varsity soccer championships
FFAS Media
Lions’ coach Rita Simi changed tactics after Malia Sefo scored the lone goal of the girls’ varsity soccer championship against the Samoana Sharks played on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009 at Pago Park Stadium.more

OFC REACHES DECISION ON PNGFA ELECTIONS

(oceaniafootball.com) Thursday, 19 February 09
AUCKLAND - The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Executive Committee has issued a stern warning to rogue members of the Papua New Guinea Football Association (PNGFA) who are in breach of PNGFA, OFC and FIFA Statutes.more

OFC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE - RAROTONGA '09

(oceaniafootball.com) Tuesday, 17 February 09
Proposals for a revised O-League and details of the US$8 million “Win in Oceania” project were among the hot topics discussed at the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Executive Committee meeting held in Rarotonga at the weekend.more

SAMOA - TUAA TO IGNITE SAMOAN FOOTBALL

(oceaniafootball.com) Tuesday, 17 February 09
AUCKLAND - Samoan football is set for a welcome boost with the appointment of experienced coach and administrator Colin Tuaa as CEO of the Samoan Football Soccer Federation (SFSF) Normalisation Committee.more

Stallions drop out of varsity top 3

FFAS Media
A 5-0 loss to Faga’itua (1-1) saw the Kananafou Stallions (1-1-1) drop out of first place and the top three in the varsity division after Round 3 on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.
They are now fourth while Leone (2-0-1), the defending champs, jumped two spots up, going from third last week to first place, after a 5-0 win against the Nu’uuli Voc-Tech Wildcats (0-3).more

2008-2009 Girls' High School Soccer League

Girls high school soccer league kicks off!
FFAS Media
The 2008-2009 girls’ high school soccer league kicked off on Saturday, January 17, 2008 at the Pago Park Soccer Stadium in Pago Pago with defending champs Leone Lions (varsity) and Faga’itua Vikings (J-V) walking away winless in the first round of the seven-round competition.more

Big shots facing a nervy last night

Courtesy uefa.com
Monday 15 December 2008
The UEFA Cup group stage concludes with the last round of fixtures on Wednesday and Thursday, and their could be anxious times ahead for European titans FC Schalke 04, Olympiacos CFP, Sevilla FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC, who have yet to confirm their passage to the Round of 32.more

FFAS rep attends FIFA Futuro III Referee Instructo

FFAS Media
The Football Federation of American Samoa’s president and executive committee has taken steps to run local referee courses using its own local instructors, or instructor, through the aid of a FIFA Futuro III Referee Instructors course that is being held in Auckland, New Zealand.more

OFC WELCOMES SAMOA DECISION

Thursday, 27 November 08
(Courtesy oceaniafootball.com)
Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) has welcomed the decision by the Samoa Sports Disputes Tribunal on Thursday 20 November 2008 to endorse the Normalisation Committee process at Samoa Football (Soccer) Federation (SFSF) to be effective immediately.more

Showdown In Tinseltown

USC won last year's match en route to a national championship
NCAA.com, Nov. 20, 2008
Top-Seeded UCLA to Host Fourth-Seeded USC in NCAA Round of 16
Courtesy of UCLA
In a rematch of last year's College Cup Semifinals, the top-seeded and undefeated UCLA women's soccer team (20-0-2) hosts fourth-seeded USC (16-4-2) in an NCAA Round of 16 clash this Saturday at Drake Stadium beginning at 6:30 p.m. The winner advances to the quarterfinals to face either second-seeded Duke or third-seeded Virginia next week. Tickets for Saturday's match are $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for youth/students.more

Socceroos prepare for short turnaround

AAP - November 21, 2008

Many Socceroos stars are preparing to play their third match in little more than a week after returning home to European club sides following the lucky escape over Bahrain.more

Five-a-side: What's hot around MLS

The skinny on five things that matter this week in MLS
By Steve Davis / Special to MLSnet.com
1. Talking stadiums, old and new: Both conference titles are being decided for the first time in stadiums built specifically for MLS soccer. Beyond that, the venues in use this weekend represent the present bookends along the MLS facilities timeline.more

Cristiano Ronaldo: Wanting to win

Cristiano Ronaldo: Wanting to win

(FIFA.com) Monday 3 November 2008

Cristiano Ronaldo has already achieved many things in his short career. With Manchester United he has won two league championships, the FA Cup, the League Cup, the Community Shield and the UEFA Champions League. He was a runner-up with Portugal at UEFA EURO 2004, featured prominently at the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™ as well as this year's European Championships.more

Pansa Women atop women's standings

Reshuffling of women’s standings has Pansa Women on top

FFAS Media

A second straight draw by Black Roses has caused a reshuffling of the top of the standings for the women’s competition with Pansa Women taking over first place by a point, 15-14.more

Lauli'i, boys elementary champions!

Lauli’i wins shootout 4-3 (1-1) to win boys soccer

FFAS Media, Friday, October 24, 2008

It was goalkeeper vs. goalkeeper, and Lauli’i’s Fouina Muliau squeezed a shot that Tafuna’s goalie managed to get his foot on by for the winning goal in a shootout to determine the champions of the boys’ elementary soccer division at the Football Federation of American Samoa’s soccer field at Pago Park on Thursday, October 23, 2008.more

Pago Youth stuns Black Roses 4-2

FFAS Media, 22/10/2008

Black Roses, a scoring juggernaut in men’s soccer, fell to Pago Youth in the ongoing Football (soccer) Federation American Samoa’s 2008 Senior League last Saturday at the field in Pago Pago.more

Le’atele to defend title; Matafao out

22/10/2008 FFAS Media, Pago Pago

Le’atele (Fagasa) dispatched A.P. Lutali (Aunu’u) 4-0 yesterday at Pago Pago to head to tomorrow’s championship game against Leone Midkiff for the girls’ elementary soccer competition.more

Paraguay shock Italy at Futsal World Cup

BRASILIA (SW) - Brazil, Russia, Paraguay and Italy have qualified for the second round at the 2008 Futsal World Cup, which is currently being held in Brazil.more

Spain stay top as Russia climb

(FIFA.com) Wednesday 8 October 2008

There are no changes to the top three in the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking: European champions Spain remain unchallenged at the top and have even managed to extend their lead over their nearest challengers Italy and Germany.more

FIFA FUTSAL WORD CUP 2008

First shock on second day
(FIFA.com) Wednesday 1 October 2008

The second day of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Brazil 2008 saw the tournament's first shock in the form of Iran's 3-3 draw with favourites Spain. Argentina pulled off an easy win over China, while Guatemala also emerged victorious over Egypt. Libya, producing an exciting fightback, roared back to earn a point in a 3-3 draw with Uruguay.more

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Away-day risks for big guns
(FIFA.com) Monday 29 September 2008

The various favourites will be on their travels for the second matchday of the UEFA Champions League this Tuesday and Wednesday, with no fewer than nine former European champions playing away and a mere three at home.more

European Leagues

Hull shock, Inter falter
(FIFA.com) Sunday 28 September 2008

It may still be early days in Europe's five leading leagues, but patterns are clearly emerging.more

RONALDO - I WILL STAY AT UNITED

I will stay at Man Utd - Ronaldo
BBC SPORT

Cristiano Ronaldo confirms he will remain at Manchester United and takes responsibility for fuelling speculation about a potential transfer to Real Madrid.more

SOLOMONS GO DOWN FIGHTING IN BEACH WORLD CUP

Friday, 18 July 08

Italy exhausted a courageous effort from Solomon Islands to win 7-4 in what proved a fitting curtain-raiser to Marseille 2008.more

In-fighting grips France ahead of Italy Euro clash

Paris (AFP) - The Dutch are past masters at self destructing at major finals despite always having squads loaded with talent, but this time round at Euro 2008 they appear to be the happiest they have been for a long time whilst it is the French who look the most ill at ease.more

Eternal rivals do battle again

(AFP) Monday 16 June 2008
On the page or on the pitch, any encounter between France and Italy generates sauna-like temperatures, even more so with the kind of stakes riding on this latest instalment of their rivalry.more

Cristiano Ronaldo reignites Manchester United exit

Cristiano Ronaldo reignites Manchester United exit fears
The Times
May 23, 2008

With the European Cup back under lock and key at Old Trafford, Manchester United are preparing for a battle to keep their trophy player from the clutches of Real Madrid. Even in his finest hour, Cristiano Ronaldo was alarmingly evasive about his future, strengthening the belief that he will push for a move to Spain unless United agree to make him the best-paid player in the world.more

O-LEAGUE FINAL ON LIVE TV IN AMERICAN SAMOA

O-LEAGUE FINAL ON LIVE TV IN AMERICAN SAMOA
Friday, 09 May 08, FFAS Media

The 2008 O-League Final [2nd Leg] will be broadcast live on radio and the internet and will be shown on live TV in American Samoa, New Zealand, Fiji and the Solomon Islands with delayed coverage in PNG.more

ASFA SNAPSHOT

ASFA SNAPSHOT
27th September 2007 Pago Pago
ASFA Media

The American Samoa Men's National Team in Apia Samoa, during the FIFA 2010 World Cup Qualifiers / South Pacific Games.more

South Pacific Games - one month to go

South Pacific Games - one month to go
by Brian Vitolio Samoa News

One month to go, or 30 days to be exact, before all the kicking and screaming begins as nations around the South Pacific travel to Samoa to compete in the XIII South Pacific Games from August 27 to September 8.more

Coaching and Development

Coaching and Development
18th April 2007 Pago Pago
ASFA Technical Department

See Coaching and Development in the association menu for the lastest issue of our coaching topics.

Courtesy of Grass Roots Soccer.more

Magnificent Seven

Majestic Manchester United thrash AS Roma 7-1
By Mitch Phillips
MANCHESTER, England April 10 (Reuters)

Manchester United scored seven goals to thrash AC Roma 7-1 and advance to the UEFA Champions League semifinals Tuesday.more

ASFA SNAPSHOT

ASFA SNAPSHOT
23rd March 2007 Pago Pago, AS.
ASFA Media

OFC General Secretary Tai Nicholas and Seamus Marten Head of Competitions, seen here at the impressive Pago Park, FIFA Goal Project during a brief visit to American Samoa on the 22nd March.more

FIFA Goal Project Update - Pago Park

FIFA Goal Project Update
23rd March 2007 Pago Pago, AS.
ASFA Media

The American Samoa Football Association (ASFA) is pleased to announce that following a visit from FIFA Development Officer Glenn Turner and Goal Project manager, Ray Vuksich of V&B NZ Ltd a completion date 31st May 2007 has been set for the Pago Park project completion and handing over to ASFA.more

FIFA GOAL PROJECTS

189 associations benefit from Goal 31 new projects approved
Zurich, 22 March 2007

A total of 189 associations are currently benefiting from FIFA's Goal development programme. At a meeting of the Goal Bureau in Zurich on 21 March under the chairmanship of FIFA Executive Committee member Mohamed bin Hammam (Qatar), it was announced that so far, 312 projects have already been completed or approved or are in the pipeline.more

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery
10th February 2007 Pago Pago
ASFA Media

Let there be water!!!

Soia Su the ASFA Goal Project Maintenance Officer shows his delight as the irrigation is switched on at Pago Park today. The testing of the system was successful which was followed by a seeding and fertisation of the field.

It is expected that grass shots will appear within 10 to 15 days.

See Photo Gallery for further photos of the FIFA Goal Project.more

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery
3rd February 2007 Pago Pago
ASFA Media

Honorable Pago Pago Faipule, Fiasili Haleck, seen here at the FIFA Goal Project during a tour of the complex on Monday 29th January 2007.

See Photo Gallery for all the latest pictorial update on developments at Pago Park.more

American Samoa Unites with the World in Fair Play

American Samoa Unites with the World in Fair Play
22nd September 2006 Pago Pago
ASFA Media

The American Samoa Football Association appealed to players, referees, fans and officials throughout the country to help praise and promote the spirit of fair play on FIFA Fair Play Day which was held at Kanana Fou on Wednesday 20th September as part of the International Day of Peace.more

ASFA SNAPSHOT

ASFA SNAPSHOT

FIFA Development Officer Glenn Turner and OFC Deputy General Secretary Frederic Guillemont seen here with ASFA members at a meeting in Pago Pago, during a brief visit to Tutuila earlier this month.

Photo courtesy of Samoa Tribune.more

SNAPSHOT

SNAPSHOT
31st March 2006 Pago Pago
ASFA Media

The beautiful islands of Ofu and Olosega. The American Samoa Football Association N/C Chairman David Brand has just returned from a promotional visit to this isolated tropical island paradise........more

SNAPSHOT

SNAPSHOT
ussocer.com

Clint Dempsey battles Japan's Allesandro Santos for a 50-50 ball in the USA's 3-2 win vs. Japan.more

ASFA SNAPSHOT

ASFA SNAPSHOT

Teachers Professional Day

Some of the teachers seen here with ASFA Football Consultant David Brand during a break in the teachers workshop at Samoana High School on Wednesday of last week.

See Photo Gallery for more snapshots.more
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