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Three takeaways from Everton-Stoke City 
Americans Tim Howard and Geoff Cameron faced each other on Boxing Day, and Howard hobbled off injured as Stoke City ...
Juarez named first Real Monarchs head coach 
Real Monarchs, the new Real Salt Lake farm team, named former RSL AZ academy coach Freddy Juarez as its head ...
Soccer America Classifieds 
Soccer America Classifieds connect soccer companies and organizations to America's soccer community twice a week with listings of the latest ...
Soccer on TV 
Sunday English Premier League action includes leader Chelsea at Southampton while second-place Manchester City hosts Burnley.
Video Pick: Best Bloopers of 2014  
A policeman getting slide-tackled, a ref downing two players, embarrassing coach and keeper tantrums and, of course, some mind-boggling misses ...
Cubo Torres has landed at Houston
by Paul Kennedy on Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 12:30 AM EST
Photo Christmas came early for Houston Dynamo fans as the MLS club announced late Tuesday night it had signed Erick "Cubo" Torres as a Designated Player. Dynamo president Chris Canetti termed the deal a "monumental signing," though the club will have to wait up to six months for the 21-year-old Mexico national team forward to arrive as he will in the interim play on loan to Chivas de Guadalajara.  
Report: Man United Makes World Record Bid for Bale  
Manchester United submitted a blockbuster transfer bid for Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale on Tuesday, offering a world-record 117 million ...
Zlatan Fury at Swedish Ranking Snub 
Earlier this week, Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacted angrily to finishing second on a list of top Swedish sports people of all ...
Rodgers: Balotelli's Style Not Suited for Liverpool  
Brendan Rodgers on Tuesday suggested that Mario Balotelli's style is not best-suited to Liverpool's game, saying that the former AC ...
AWOL Ronaldinho Receives Queretaro Warning 
Queretaro on Tuesday threatened to release Ronaldinho if the former two-time World Player of the Year doesn't return to the ...
Mourinho: No Chance of Signing Messi  
Jose Mourinho says that Chelsea has "no chance" of signing Lionel Messi from Barcelona, despite reports linking the Barcelona striker ...
First-ever U.S. youth national futsal teams formed 
The first-ever U.S. youth national futsal teams will compete against top Canadian clubs in a three-match series at the new ...
Burley rants against diving -- and gets it badly wrong 
Craig Burley, I must say, comes over rather well on TV. Down to earth, with an attractive (and understandable) Scots ...
Wambach, Howard and Geiger win Concacaf awards 
Abby Wambach and Costa Rica's Keylor Navas are the winners of the 2014 Concacaf Player of the Year awards. Tim ...
What They're Saying: Zlatan Ibrahimovic 
"Thank you but to finish second is like finishing last." -- Zlatan Ibrahimovic on being congratulated by Swedish daily Dagens ...
Youth Soccer Reporter

U.S. U-17s open Nike Friendlies with 3-1 win over England
The U.S. under-17 national team got two goals from Christian Pulisic, his 15th and 16th of the season, and one ...
Soccer America Confidential:
Paul Kennedy

Revs' locals ready to make history
The New England Revolution enters MLS Cup with the worst record in league history. It's lost all four finals it's ...
College Soccer Reporter

UMBC, the ACC giant slayer, strikes again
UMBC won its third straight game on the road against current and former ACC giants, following up on wins over ...
Youth Soccer Insider:
Randy Vogt

Red card? How to call DOGSO
Denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity (DOGSO) is a red-card offense.
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The EPL begins to embrace Latino talent
All 20 English Premier League teams were in action on Boxing Day (Dec. 27). Between them, they scored 27 goals, meaning 2.7 goals per game, which is about average for the modern game.

"At that time, when we began showing the games, nobody showed soccer. The rest of the bars around here, they would say it's a sissy sport. Football and basketball were sports."

-- Joe Javidara, owner of Summers Restaurant, the legendary Arlington, Va., soccer-viewing establishment that is shutting down on Dec. 31 after 30 years, in part because of declining patronage in face of the other viewing options available to soccer fans at home or at competing soccer bars. (Washington Post)