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Eastern Conference clashes kick off busy week 
[MLS PREVIEW: Week 30] A Thursday-Friday double-dip is rare in MLS but just such a setup brings together four conference ...
Las Vegas developers handed another lifeline 
[MLS EXPANSION] The effort to secure an MLS expansion team in Las Vegas was handed another lifeline. Like that in ...
Wright scores hat trick in 5-2 win over Costa Rica 
[USA UNDER-17 MEN] Striker Haji Wright continued his hot form for the USA this year with a hat trick in ...
Stars take CSA and FIFA before tribunal 
[2015 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP'] A day after FIFA's Tatjana Haenni said there was no Plan B for replacing the artificial ...
Arsenal's U.S. boy gets first goal for Gunners 
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Gedion Zelalem, who was born in Germany to Ethiopian parents but raised in Maryland, where he played ...
STORY OF THE DAY!
Stars take CSA and FIFA before tribunal
by Paul Kennedy on Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 8:30 PM EDT
[2015 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP'] A day after FIFA's Tatjana Haenni said there was no Plan B for replacing the artificial turf at the six Canadian venues for the 2015 Women's World Cup, a coalition of women's internationals representing at least 11 countries, including Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan and Heather O'Reilly of the United States, filed in application in the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario seeking to have grass surfaces installed.  
What They're Saying: Toronto lawyer Ted Charney 
"[T]here's no downside since the loser at the tribunal does not have to cover legal costs for the other party. ...
U.S. under-20 women's national team roster 
[CHULA VISTA CAMP] U.S. under-20 women's national team coach Michelle French will begin a new cycle with a week-long training ...
U.S. women headed to Brasilia in December 
[DATEBOOK] The U.S. women's national team will travel to Brazil for the first time since 1977 when it plays Brazil, ...
UEFA Champions League Scoreboard 
[ROUNDUP: Wednesday] Just three teams -- defending champion Real Madrid and 2013 finalists Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund -- are ...
Defender tries to snatch red card from ref 
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] If a player tries to steal a red card, he should get one, no? During ...
This season's most amazing free kick so far 
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] You can hardly blame Hamburg SV goalkeeper Jaroslav Drobny for remaining rooted to his line as Lucas ...
What They're Saying: Peter Vermes 
"He was talking to me about the team and about winning [MLS Cup] as both a coach and a player ...
Impact ponders season of extreme regression 
As the first-team eliminated from playoff contention, Montreal is already looking to the future.
Ronaldinho strikes fine free kick for Queretaro 
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] 2002 World Cup champ Ronaldinho scored his second goal in three games since joining Mexican club Queretaro ...
Youth Soccer Reporter

Orlando City U-16s off to 4-0-0 start
[DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY] Orlando City's U-15/16s beat the previously unbeaten Capital Area RailHawks Academy-CASL, 2-0, on Saturday to improve to 4-0-0 ...
Soccer America Confidential:
Ridge Mahoney


Impact ponders season of extreme regression
As the first-team eliminated from playoff contention, Montreal is already looking to the future.
College Soccer Reporter

Notre Dame, UC Irvine and Davidson top RPI rankings
[MEN'S SOCCER] Defending champion Notre Dame is No. 1 in the initial NCAA Division I Men's RPI rankings ahead of ...
Youth Soccer Insider:
Randy Vogt


The Two-Ref System Revisited
Two years ago, I wrote about The Two-Ref System: Its Flaws and How to Cope. The two-ref system is still ...
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Tactical fouls and studs-up tackles dangerously overshadowed by diving hysteria
LONDON -- This fatuous business of turning simulation, or diving, into the worst crime that a player can commit continues -- and continues to have ridiculous side effects.

"He was talking to me about the team and about winning [MLS Cup] as both a coach and a player and how I got into coaching. And then I asked him about his daughters because they both had played [soccer]. He said how he thought [soccer] was such a good foundational sport for any sport. It was a lot more personable than I expected. I can't say I thought this would ever happen."

-- Sporting Kansas City coach Peter Vermes on meeting President Barack Obama at Wednesday's White House reception for the 2013 MLS champions. Vermes won MLS Cup as a player with the Wizards in 2000 but didn't go to the White House. (Washington Post)


Simeone: Juve a 'Final'