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What They're Saying: Sam Strong 
"I saw him in the airport. I'm a fan of the national team. I talked to him for about 10 ...
Expansion teams learn hard MLS lessons 
New York City FC and Orlando City are finding out just how hard it is to compete in MLS as ...
Univision Deportes to air weekly Bayern highlight show  
Univision Deportes (UDN) will begin airing FC Bayern Munich Magazine, the club's weekly highlight show. The show includes replays of ...
What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid 
"Nothing surprises me with those two guys. They're just like that. I see it at practice all the time. They're ...
Twenty for Canada 2015: Spain's Veronica Boquete 
Veronica Boquete may be the best player at the Women's World Cup you've never heard of. She doesn't play for ...
STORY OF THE DAY!
Expansion teams learn hard MLS lessons
by Paul Kennedy on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 2:24 PM EDT
New York City FC and Orlando City are finding out just how hard it is to compete in MLS as expansion teams even when they've shelled out big money for international stars. They've learned some hard MLS lessons that Designated Players must be healthy and must be producing.

  
Mourinho: 'No Chance' of Catching Fergie 
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho insists that he cannot equal former Sir Alex Ferguson's Premier League record of 13 Premier League ...
Bruce Hails "Fabulous" Arsenal 
Hull City coach Steve Bruce hailed Arsenal's performance against his team on Monday night, as the Gunners eased to a ...
Fabregas: Mourinho's Winning Mentality is Best 
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas says that Jose Mourinho's winning mentality is a step ahead of other coaches he has worked ...
Report: Carver to See Out Season with Newcastle 
Despite overseeing a run of eight straight defeats in the Premier League, the Guardian reports that interim manager John Carver ...
Real, Barca Must 'Work Harder' Following New TV Law 
Mario Bayarri, vice-president of Mediapro, the marketing company that works in partnership with La Liga's clubs, told delegates at the ...
What They're Saying: Tyler Deric 
"He would always tell me, 'You're going to play for the national team one day, you're going to be a ...
The College Process: Be Prepared, Proactive and Persistent 
No two children are alike and their dreams are as unique as their goals. As high school students across the ...
Defending MLS champs seldom look the part in post-Donovan days 
Drab draw with the Rapids extended unbeaten run to four games, yet the Galaxy is still seeking momentum.
Georgia boy leads high-scoring U.S. U-15s to Torneo Delle Nazioni crown 
The U.S. U-15 boys national team, coached by John Hackworth, won the Tourneo Delle Nazioni with a 3-2 win over ...
Youth Soccer Reporter:
Mike Woitalla


Roster: U.S. U-17s convene in New Jersey
Coach Richie Williams has called in a 20-player squad for a May 2-11 camp at the New York Red Bulls' ...
Soccer America Confidential:
Ridge Mahoney


Defending MLS champs seldom look the part in post-Donovan days
Drab draw with the Rapids extended unbeaten run to four games, yet the Galaxy is still seeking momentum.
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:
Lisa Lavelle


The College Process: Be Prepared, Proactive and Persistent
No two children are alike and their dreams are as unique as their goals. As high school students across the ...
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Concussion dangers still not fully accepted
If ever proof were needed that the English style of refereeing is a bad model for American referees, it was provided in abundance this past weekend. Of course, I am of the opinion that no such added proof was needed anyway, so skewed is the English view of officiating.

"I saw him in the airport. I'm a fan of the national team. I talked to him for about 10 minutes. I didn't want to waste too much of his time. He was very interested in my feedback in the American youth system and I told him about my experience with it. He was very interested."

-- UC Santa-Barbara-bound Sam Strong, whose courage to come up to Jurgen Klinsmann at Frankfurt Airport and talk with the U.S. national team coach set in motion a series of events that led to a call-up for the 18-year-old defender who had been training at Eintracht Frankfurt to the U.S. under-23 national team. (TopDrawerSoccer.com)