|STORY OF THE DAY!|
Sacramento wants to show it's ready to roll
| While efforts by David Beckham's group to find land for a soccer stadium in Miami appear to have hit another hit roadblock, Sacramento's MLS bid got a boost as preliminary plans for a stadium in the
California capital's downtown rail yards were released ahead of Tuesday's vote by city council on a term sheet outlining the timing and financing of the stadium project. The proposed MLS group will
finance the $180 million cost of the stadium; the public's contribution (city, state and federal) to the work on the site was put at $46 million. |
MORE LATE NEWS
What They're Saying: Didier Drogba
Nov 27, 2:45 AM EST
"It's a different challenge [in MLS]. People think it's easy to play there. Believe me, it's more difficult than playing ...
What They're Saying: Stocksbridge Park Steels chairman Allen Bethel
Nov 27, 2:42 AM EST
"I can't believe what I've been seeing on Saturday nights. He's always on his own. Why can't the Premier League, ...
MLS: Revs re-sign Kobayashi, send three to Portugal
Nov 27, 1:56 AM EST
New England announced Wednesday it has renewed the options on 14 players, signed midfielder Daigo Kobayashi to a new contract, ...
FC Twente president quits amid Doyen Sports probe
Nov 27, 1:26 AM EST
Aldo van der Laan has resigned as president of Dutch club FC Twente after the club was accused of breaching ...
Johnson scores again in Champions League
Nov 26, 3:54 AM EST
Fabian Johnson scored in his second straight game for Borussia Moenchengladbach in the UEFA Champions League as it beat Sevilla, ...
What They're Saying: Chris Dangerfield
Nov 26, 3:40 AM EST
'We used to go to movies, have cups of tea, strange things you do when you are trying not to ...
Soccer on TV
Nov 25, 9:18 PM EST
On Thursday the Europa League takes center stage but there's also the Copa Sudamericana semifinals and Mexican League quarterfinals avaiiable.
Ellis calls up Colaprico and Lavelle for first time
Nov 25, 6:11 AM EST
U.S. women's national team coach Jill Eilis called in 28 players -- 20 who went to the Women's World Cup ...
MLS preseason returns to Tucson in 2016
Nov 25, 3:37 AM EST
Ten MLS teams will take part in preseason training in Tucson, Arizona, where the 2016 Desert Friendlies and FC Tucson ...
|The growth of the academies (Part 2): Is there any evidence that they are giving us better soccer?|
Evidence from a survey by the Switzerland-based Football Observatory (see Part 1) indicates that the number of acceptably skilled academy graduates is declining.
|WHAT THEY'RE SAYING|
|"Watching the MLS playoffs has been tremendously exciting. The games in the first round with the penalty shootout, to Portland and Kansas City, to games that were very close, very tight and hard
fought. It's been very exciting. The stadiums are packed, the fans are fully engaged and the teams battle themselves through. Sometimes you have your favorite pick then you realize after a game or
two, your favorite is not there anymore and out of the playoffs. It's at another level this year and I can't wait to see the MLS Cup final!"|
-- U.S. national team coach Jurgen
Klinsmann on the MLS playoffs. (USSoccer.com)