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Men: Former national champs meet in Bloomington 
Maryland and Notre Dame, both former national champions, square off Friday on the first day of the adidas/IU Credit Union ...
Soccer America Men's Preseason Top 25 
UCLA is No. 1 in the Soccer America Men's Preseason Top 25 ahead of Virginia, which defeated the Bruins in ...
Soccer on TV 
Friday begins with action in France, Germany and Spain. The big game takes place in the evening with San Jose-LA ...
What They're Saying: Klaus Allofs 
"We had to take it seriously. Finally we decided to start negotiations with City." -- VfL Wolfsburg's director Klaus Allofs ...
Video Pick: A James-to-Isco golazo in Real Madrid practice 
Real Madrid's Colombian playmaker James Rodriguez in how he delivers the ball and how flying Isco finishes -- a nice ...
STORY OF THE DAY!
Maitre Carrard and the FIFA scandal involving not so few rogues
by Paul Kennedy on Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 10:02 PM EDT
Former IOC director general Francois Carrard's comments about American soccer -- "an ethnic sport for girls in schools" -- exposed his ignorance and forced FIFA to distance itself from the remarks, suggesting via a spokeswoman on Thursday that they were his "personal views" and "do not reflect the views or position of FIFA."

  
What They're Saying: Kaka 
"It has been a tough period for us, but I love this kind of crisis because it means you have ...
Maitre Carrard and the FIFA scandal involving not so few rogues 
Former IOC director general Francois Carrard's comments about American soccer -- "an ethnic sport for girls in schools" -- exposed ...
Lazio: Bayer was Better  
Lazio coach Stefano Pioli confessed that "Bayer Leverkusen was better," as his team "isn't ready for the Champions League yet" ...
LVG: "Wait and See" on Man United in UCL 
How far can Manchester United go in this season's UEFA Champions League? "We have to wait and see," coach Louis ...
Martinez: Everton to Reject Stones' Transfer Request 
Everton coach Roberto Martnez on Thursday said the club would reject the transfer request handed in by center-back John Stones, ...
Thiago Extends Bayern Contract to 2019 
Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcntara on Thursday extended his contract with the German champion by two years until 2019. The ...
Conmebol Chief Doubts U.S. Copa America  
CONMEBOL President Juan Angel Napout says he is unsure if the 2016 Copa America will be played in the United ...
UCL Draw: New Scheme, Similar Result 
Prior to Thursday's UEFA Champions League group stage draw, several of Europe's biggest clubs were sweating about the introduction of ...
Vancouver Whitecaps end curse with first Canadian title 
Runners-ups five out of the last six seasons, the Vancouver Whitecaps seemed to be cursed in their bid to win ...
Youth Soccer Reporter

Tab Ramos: 'We need more players who can make important plays'
In the wake of announcing new Player Development Initiatives -- standardizing small-sided play through U-12 and changing the birth-year registration ...
Soccer America Confidential:
Paul Kennedy


Maitre Carrard and the FIFA scandal involving not so few rogues
Former IOC director general Francois Carrard's comments about American soccer -- "an ethnic sport for girls in schools" -- exposed ...
College Soccer Reporter

Women: No. 1 Florida State faces Florida in Gainesville
Defending champion Florida State puts its No. 1 ranking on the line this week when it hosts Southeastern Louisiana on ...
Youth Soccer Insider:
Mike Woitalla


11 Tips for Coaching the Little Ones
"I got recruited to coach my kid's soccer team. Any advice?"
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It's time for FIFA to move out of the Alps
It has occurred to me at regular intervals during the past decades that one of the problems that entangle FIFA is this: its location. Switzerland. Is that a good place to be for an organization in charge of a sport that can lay claim to being the most global activity that the world has ever known?

"We had to take it seriously. Finally we decided to start negotiations with City."

-- VfL Wolfsburg's director Klaus Allofs on Manchester City's pursuit of Wolfsburg's Belgian winger Kevin de Bruyne, for whom Man City is reportedly willing pay a transfer fee of $90 million. (BBC)

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