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Rest for Real Madrid stars ahead of Club World Cup trip 
Real Madrid will break the club's all-time unbeaten streak (35 games) on Saturday night with a win or tie when ...
Chapecoense names Vagner Mancini as new head coach 
Vagner Mancini, who has extensive experience coaching in Brazil, will take over as the head coach at Chapecoense in the ...
U.S. Abroad: Mercy asked for Chandler after red card 
Timmy Chandler could be looking at an early Christmas as he was red carded in Eintracht Frankfurt's ill-tempered 0-0 tie ...
English soccer wracked by cases of child abuse on scale of Savile scandal 
Police officials in England say 83 suspects have been identified and 98 clubs through all levels of the English game ...
Twellman: Guzan could be headed to Atlanta United 
Brad Guzan could indeed be headed back to MLS. ESPN's Taylor Twellman tweeted that Atlanta United is making a move ...
STORY OF THE DAY!
MLS Cup Countdown: 'Amazing night' expected
by Paul Kennedy on Friday, Dec 9, 2016 3:22 AM EST
Photo Saturday's MLS Cup shapes up as one of the best in league history with arguably the league's two most exciting players (Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco and Seattle's Nicolas Lodeiro) and its biggest American stars (TFC's Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley and the Sounders' Jordan Morris). Both teams have huge fan bases and one will reward their long-suffering fans with a trophy.  
MLS Cup final worth is celebrating as it turns 21 
Seattle and Toronto personify the ambition shown by many big-market MLS teams, and after long years of frustration in both ...
Guatemala out of Copa Centroamericana (and Gold Cup) 
Guatemala, currently suspended by FIFA in late October from all international activities, won't play in the Copa Centroamericana, which serves ...
MLS Cup Countdown: 'Amazing night' expected 
Saturday's MLS Cup shapes up as one of the best in league history with arguably the league's two most exciting ...
What They're Saying: Leonardo Santiago 
"We have the MLS rights throughout central and north Florida, so any discussion of another franchise would have to include ...
Soccer in December in Toronto -- who'd have thought? 
It may surprise a lot of people to realize that Seattle is farther north than Toronto. Just. Seattle (according to ...
What They're Saying: Don Garber 
"If you could wave a magic wand and not have to address things like: What do you tell a municipality ...
Jordan Morris takes advice to heart in 'surreal' rookie season 
Jordan Morris has gotten a lot of good advice in his rookie year from teammates and coaches on the Seattle ...
Soccer on TV 
On Friday defending national champion Stanford takes on North Carolina in the College Cup semifinals. Winner plays either Wake Forest ...
Coaching: New NSCAA course on LGBT Inclusion  
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) has launched a free online course to help educate coaches about the ...
Youth Soccer Reporter:
Mike Woitalla


U.S. U-15 boys finish 2016 with wins in Florida
The U.S. U-15 boys national team wrapped up 2016 with a training camp in Bradenton, Florida, that included wins over ...
Soccer America Confidential:
Ridge Mahoney


MLS Cup final worth is celebrating as it turns 21
Seattle and Toronto personify the ambition shown by many big-market MLS teams, and after long years of frustration in both ...
College Soccer Reporter:
Paul Kennedy


Women's College Cup: USC stuns West Virginia
USC got two late goals from Mexican international Katie Johnson to beat top-ranked West Virginia, 3-1, and win its second ...
Youth Soccer Insider:
Mike Woitalla


A strong case for high school soccer from Laura Kerrigan: 'Let's not have turf wars'
In our continued coverage of the debate over clubs that don't want their players taking part in high school ball, ...
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Will fear of goalscoring affect MLS Cup 2016?
Back in the 1970s I recall watching a soccer panel on English TV. They were discussing an important upcoming game -- maybe it was the FA Cup final. Both of the teams who would feature in that game had just had big wins and had scored a lot of goals. The moderator asked the two panel members -- both of them coaches --- what that meant for the upcoming final.

"We have the MLS rights throughout central and north Florida, so any discussion of another franchise would have to include us and MLS."

-- Orlando City's then-vice president of communications Leonardo Santiago in March 2016, suggesting any move by the Tampa Bay Rowdies to seek an MLS expansion team might run into some opposition from Orlando City, 85 minutes to the northeast. Santiago is now vice president, marketing & communications, for USL. (Tampa Bay Times)