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USA names 20 for U-20 Women's World Cup qualifying 
Eight collegians and 12 youth club players comprise Coach Michelle French's roster for the U-20 Women's World Cup Concacaf qualifying ...
MLS: Sporting KC continues talks with five free agents 
Sporting Kansas City re-signed 12 of the 13 players it had options on -- all but Jalil Anibaba -- and ...
MLS: Orlando City declines option on Hall 
Stemming from the roster moves announced Wednesday, Orlando City SC may not look radically different in 2016. The Lions declined ...
Klinsmann: Nagbe is a 'great fit' for national team 
One of the standouts in the MLS playoffs has been Darlington Nagbe, who has helped the Portland Timbers move to ...
Sacramento wants to show it's ready to roll 
While efforts by David Beckham's group to find land for a soccer stadium in Miami appear to have hit another ...
Sacramento wants to show it's ready to roll
by Paul Kennedy on Friday, Nov 27, 2015 1:25 AM EST
Photo While efforts by David Beckham's group to find land for a soccer stadium in Miami appear to have hit another hit roadblock, Sacramento's MLS bid got a boost as preliminary plans for a stadium in the California capital's downtown rail yards were released ahead of Tuesday's vote by city council on a term sheet outlining the timing and financing of the stadium project. The proposed MLS group will finance the $180 million cost of the stadium; the public's contribution (city, state and federal) to the work on the site was put at $46 million.  
What They're Saying: Didier Drogba 
"It's a different challenge [in MLS]. People think it's easy to play there. Believe me, it's more difficult than playing ...
What They're Saying: Stocksbridge Park Steels chairman Allen Bethel 
"I can't believe what I've been seeing on Saturday nights. He's always on his own. Why can't the Premier League, ...
MLS: Revs re-sign Kobayashi, send three to Portugal 
New England announced Wednesday it has renewed the options on 14 players, signed midfielder Daigo Kobayashi to a new contract, ...
FC Twente president quits amid Doyen Sports probe 
Aldo van der Laan has resigned as president of Dutch club FC Twente after the club was accused of breaching ...
Johnson scores again in Champions League 
Fabian Johnson scored in his second straight game for Borussia Moenchengladbach in the UEFA Champions League as it beat Sevilla, ...
What They're Saying: Chris Dangerfield 
'We used to go to movies, have cups of tea, strange things you do when you are trying not to ...
Soccer on TV 
On Thursday the Europa League takes center stage but there's also the Copa Sudamericana semifinals and Mexican League quarterfinals avaiiable.
Ellis calls up Colaprico and Lavelle for first time 
U.S. women's national team coach Jill Eilis called in 28 players -- 20 who went to the Women's World Cup ...
MLS preseason returns to Tucson in 2016 
Ten MLS teams will take part in preseason training in Tucson, Arizona, where the 2016 Desert Friendlies and FC Tucson ...
Youth Soccer Reporter:
Mike Woitalla

USA to face Brazil, England and the Dutch at Nike Friendlies
The 12th edition of the Nike International Friendlies, the annual year-end tournament for the age group that will ultimately aim ...
Soccer America Confidential:
Ridge Mahoney

Fire go outside the box to hire Paunovic
One season with the Philadelphia Union is the full extend of Veljko Paunovic's MLS experience, yet he's been chosen by ...
College Soccer Reporter

Blackmore's 34th goal gives Louisburg NJCAA men's title
English freshman Max Blackmore scored his 34th goal of the season, redirecting a cross from classmate Jaric Spath, in overtime ...
Youth Soccer Insider:
Randy Vogt

Reffing Futsal (Part 1): Calling and counting fouls
Futsal has been growing rapidly in the USA as it's a wonderful player development tool. But refereeing it can be ...
Fall 2015 Magazine Issue
Complete Guide to European Soccer 2015-16

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The growth of the academies (Part 2): Is there any evidence that they are giving us better soccer?
Evidence from a survey by the Switzerland-based Football Observatory (see Part 1) indicates that the number of acceptably skilled academy graduates is declining.

"Watching the MLS playoffs has been tremendously exciting. The games in the first round with the penalty shootout, to Portland and Kansas City, to games that were very close, very tight and hard fought. It's been very exciting. The stadiums are packed, the fans are fully engaged and the teams battle themselves through. Sometimes you have your favorite pick then you realize after a game or two, your favorite is not there anymore and out of the playoffs. It's at another level this year and I can't wait to see the MLS Cup final!"

-- U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann on the MLS playoffs. (