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Mourinho: Drogba 'Belongs' to Chelsea 
Jose Mourinho on Friday admitted that he is considering re-signing Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, who is available on a free ...
Pinto Quits Costa Rica  
Jorge Luis Pinto, who guided Costa Rica to a surprise quarterfinal finish at the World Cup in Brazil, has decided ...
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STORY OF THE DAY!
Top 20 U.S. soccer crowds
by Paul Kennedy on Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 8:58 PM EDT
[CROWD COUNT] Wednesday's game between the LA Galaxy and Manchester United drew 84,632 fans at the Rose Bowl for their international friendly dubbed the Chevrolet Cup. It's the largest crowd of the year to date for a match in the United States. The all-time record for a U.S. soccer crowd should be set next week when Manchester United plays Real Madrid in Ann Arbor, Mich.

  
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Former Argentina captain Diego Maradona, who famously inspired the Albiceleste to World Cup glory at the 1986 tournament in Mexico, ...
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FIFA on Friday said it remains committed to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, despite the Kremlin's conflict with Ukraine, ...
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Top 20 U.S. soccer crowds 
[CROWD COUNT] Wednesday's game between the LA Galaxy and Manchester United drew 84,632 fans at the Rose Bowl for their ...
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[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] Emerson Hyndman, the 18-year-old grandson of former FC Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman, is in the Fulham squad for ...
Freddy Adu's latest stop: Serbia 
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Teen star Saucedo becomes first Utahn to sign with RSL 
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Youth Soccer Reporter

New Jersey's PDA wins first national championship
[DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY] Brian White scored one goal and set up Ryan Peterson for the second goal to lead New Jersey's ...
Soccer America Confidential:
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Proposing a radical rule addition to protect players
The best World Cup ever? Not if you are concerned about player safety.
College Soccer Reporter

Amherst makes statement against top French youth teams
[COLLEGE MEN] For the third time in the last quarter century, Amherst College men's team toured France, managing to tie ...
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The most important coaching tool ever...
I've said various things to the opposing coach during the postgame handshake:
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World Cup final ref gets big call wrong, punishes the victim, neglects concussion dangers
Of course there were concussion-incidents during the World Cup. Given that there are head-clashes in virtually every game of soccer that is ever played, that was to be expected.

"He is a player with a good eye and good technique and is very agile. He has the ambition to find the ball on the field. So he's the kind of player who could be of use to the United States. He's in some ways the type of player the U.S. was missing in the World Cup."

-- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on 17-year-old Gideon Zelalem, who is potentially eligible to play for the USA, Germany and Ethiopia. Wenger said Zelalem, who grew up in Maryland and is with the Gunners for Saturday's game against the New York Red Bulls, has to grow and develop mentally to reach his potential in the next two or three years. (SI.com)