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Soccer on TV 
The second legs of the MLS conference finals are on Saturday and Sunday. ... Saturday EPL action includes first-place Chelsea ...
The German connection, college edition 
Just as the U.S. national team has taken on a German influence with a German, Jurgen Klinsmann, as head coach ...
What They're Saying: Bruce Arena 
"For years, MLS had a weekly injury report that was largely inaccurate. Until somebody comes up with a rule that ...
U.S. under-17 men's national team roster 
U.S. head coach under-17 men's national team Richie Williams has named a 20-player roster for the 2014 Nike International Friendlies.
Soccer America Classifieds 
Soccer America Classifieds connect soccer companies and organizations to America's soccer community twice a week with listings of the latest ...
STORY OF THE DAY!
Lee Nguyen: Sitting back is not in Revs' DNA
by Paul Kennedy on Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 10:33 PM EST
The New England Revolution tied an MLS record when it scored nine goals in its first three playoff games, but despite a 2-1 victory over the New York Red Bulls that puts it in good shape heading in Saturday's second leg of the Eastern Conference final, Revs coach Jay Heaps says his team can play better.  
Video Pick: Bend it like Uesato 
Our favorite free kick goal of the week comes from J-League 2, where Consadole Sapporo's Kazumasa Uesato fools Jubilo Iwata's ...
Champions League scenarios: 11 teams for five spots 
Eleven teams have qualified for the knockout stage of the Champions League, and 11 more teams, including Italian champion Juventus ...
Breaking down the NCAA Division I women's quarterfinals 
The NCAA Division I Women's Tournament moves into the quarterfinals with three games on Friday and one on Saturday. Form ...
Cahill in the crosshairs for crucial second leg 
Bradley Wright-Phillips out, Tim Cahill in starts just about every discussion of the Revs-Red Bulls showdown Saturday (live at 3:00 ...
Columbus switches USL PRO affiliations 
The Columbus Crew will team up with the Austin Aztex to send players from its first team to the new ...
Lee Nguyen: Sitting back is not in Revs' DNA 
The New England Revolution tied an MLS record when it scored nine goals in its first three playoff games, but ...
What They're Saying: Jerome Valcke 
"It is easy to destroy a reputation, it takes one second, it takes years to build one." -- FIFA general ...
New York passes goal-anchoring law 
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill late that requires the state to come up with official regulations ...
Robbie Rogers' Story of Soccer, Pain and Love  
Robbie Rogers, like all players who make it to the higher levels of the game, spent a lot of time ...
Youth Soccer Reporter

id2 all-stars headed to Argentina in 2015
[U.S. CLUB SOCCER] The annual National Selection International Tour is heading to South America for the first time in program ...
Soccer America Confidential:
Paul Kennedy


The German connection, college edition
Just as the U.S. national team has taken on a German influence with a German, Jurgen Klinsmann, as head coach ...
College Soccer Reporter

Gamecocks head to quarterfinals for first time
[NORTH CAROLINA-SOUTH CAROLINA: Women] For the first time, South Carolina is headed to the NCAA Division I women's quarterfinals. It ...
Youth Soccer Insider:
Mike Woitalla


Robbie Rogers' Story of Soccer, Pain and Love
Robbie Rogers, like all players who make it to the higher levels of the game, spent a lot of time ...
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TV ignores vital referee influence in playoff soccer
There ought to be an acceptable explanation of this ... though I cannot, at the moment, think of one. Why on earth should there be a failure to see that, when soccer comes down to the really big games -- I mean the knockout games, the stage which MLS has reached -- the referee takes on a new and considerably magnified importance?

"For years, MLS had a weekly injury report that was largely inaccurate. Until somebody comes up with a rule that says you're required to do it and it has to be accurate, I think it's pointless in giving injury reports or lineups during the week. That's just been our philosophy, so we're consistent with it. It may be a big deal among our media, I don't know. I don't ask, I don't tell them, and that's the way we go on. We'll have 11 players on the field at kickoff on Sunday."

-- LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena, responding to question about Sigi Schmid and the Seattle Sounders no longer providing injury information.