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FC Twente president quits amid Doyen Sports probe 
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 
Fabian Johnson scored in his second straight game for Borussia Moenchengladbach in the UEFA Champions League as it beat Sevilla, ...
Coach Michelle French names 20 for U-20 Women's World Cup qualifying 
Eight collegians and 12 youth club players comprise Coach Michelle French's roster for the U-20 Women's World Cup Concacaf qualifying ...
Ellis calls up Colaprico and Lavelle for first time 
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 
Ten MLS teams will take part in preseason training in Tucson, Arizona, where the 2016 Desert Friendlies and FC Tucson ...
Bob Bradley leads Normandy landing
by Paul Kennedy on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015 3:27 AM EST
Photo It isn't every day that a former World Cup coach arrives to coach a Ligue 2 team, so the French press treated Bob Bradley's signing at Le Havre as a big deal. "Normandy Landing" was the headline in France Football -- General Omar Bradley led the Normandy invasion in 1944 -- while L'Equipe referred to Monday's Le Havre-Brest match as "Bradley en prime time." A 0-0 draw in a match broadcast live on Eurosport did nothing to take away from new enthusiasm at HAC.  
What They're Saying: Chris Dangerfield 
'We used to go to movies, have cups of tea, strange things you do when you are trying not to ...
What They're Saying: Tim Leiweke 
"I think we have found a site. It's probably different than what people think we're doing, but we're going to ...
Soccer on TV 
On Wednesday Juventus-Manchester City heads the Champions League matches, and the Mexican League playoffs get underway.
USA to face Brazil, England and the Dutch at Nike Friendlies 
The 12th edition of the Nike International Friendlies, the annual year-end tournament for the age group that will ultimately aim ...
Will FIFA crater like Arthur Andersen? 
In an attempt to get ahead of the story, Michel Platini's lawyer, Thibaud d'Alès, said the investigatory arm of FIFA's ...
Video Pick: How Ronaldo gets treated by customs  
Cristiano Ronaldo doesn't seem to have a difficult time getting through customs, as demonstrated by this clip of Real Madrid ...
TV Report: El Clasico draws 1.87 million BeIN Sports viewers 
The Real Madrid-Barcelona game on beIN Sports and beIN Sports en Espanol drew a combined television audience of 1.87 million ...
NASL's Jacksonville banks on Tony Meola 
Hall of Fame goalkeeper Tony Meola, whose previous coaching experience since retiring as a player in 2008 was at the ...
Commanding Champions League win won't ease worries for Chelsea 
Chelsea's comfortable 4-0 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv puts the Blues on the top of Group G in the UEFA ...
Youth Soccer Reporter:
Mike Woitalla

USA to face Brazil, England and the Dutch at Nike Friendlies
The 12th edition of the Nike International Friendlies, the annual year-end tournament for the age group that will ultimately aim ...
Soccer America Confidential:
Ridge Mahoney

Fire go outside the box to hire Paunovic
One season with the Philadelphia Union is the full extend of Veljko Paunovic's MLS experience, yet he's been chosen by ...
College Soccer Reporter

Blackmore's 34th goal gives Louisburg NJCAA men's title
English freshman Max Blackmore scored his 34th goal of the season, redirecting a cross from classmate Jaric Spath, in overtime ...
Youth Soccer Insider:
Randy Vogt

Reffing Futsal (Part 1): Calling and counting fouls
Futsal has been growing rapidly in the USA as it's a wonderful player development tool. But refereeing it can be ...
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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.

'We used to go to movies, have cups of tea, strange things you do when you are trying not to drink and find ways to fill the days. Angela went out and bought him the most expensive set of golf clubs from the local golf club -- Pings -- God knows why. It quickly became apparent that Best's sporting talent did not extend to the fairways of the Bay Area."

-- Chris Dangerfield on his former Los Angeles Aztecs and San Jose Earthquakes teammate, the late George Best, who battled alcoholism and died 10 years ago. Dangerfield settled in San Jose and married Best's wife Angie's sister and is now the MLS Earthquakes' color commentator. (Daily Mail)