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What They're Saying: Professor Cheryl Cooky 
"Gender is probably a factor. We have in our culture a protectionist stance toward women." -- Cheryl Cooky, an associate ...
Our MLS Best of June awards 
Who's leading the MVP race? Which goals stood out? Is there a favorite for Rookie of the Year? As MLS ...
No shortage of national championships for kids in USA 
If the USA unequivocally leads the soccer world in something, it's championships for kids.
Three Americans nominated for top WWC award 
Americans Julie Johnston, Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe are on the short list for the adidas Golden Ball, which will ...
ECNL National Finals field set  
The girls Elite Club National League (ECNL) National Finals for U-15, U-16 and U-17 divisions will be held in Richmond, ...
STORY OF THE DAY!
Gold Cup: Klinsmann gives Dempsey's captaincy to Bradley
by Paul Kennedy on Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 6:00 PM EDT
Not unexpectedly, U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has named Michael Bradley his captain for the Gold Cup in place of Clint Dempsey, who was recently suspended by MLS and U.S. Soccer for tearing up the notebook of referee Daniel Radford in the Seattle Sounders' U.S. Open Cup match against Portland.

  
Lalas Responds to Donovan's Twitter Jibe at Klinsmann 
Landon Donovan hailed the impact of veteran USA striker Abby Wambach during the U.S. women's 2-0 win against Germany in ...
Benfica Coach Poised to Join Sporting 
In a stunning move, Portuguese coach Jorge Jesus, who secured a second Portuguese league title in a row with Benfica ...
Herrera: No Problem with Dos Santos Joining Galaxy 
Mexico coach Miguel Herrera has said he would have no problem if star forward Giovani Dos Santos signed for the ...
AC Milan Signs Luiz Adriano  
AC Milan on Thursday announced the signing of Shakhtar Donetsk striker Luiz Adriano on a five-year deal. Shakhtar later confirmed ...
U.S. Submits Extradition Request for FIFA Officials Detained in Zurich 
The United States on Thursday submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite the seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich ...
Klinsmann's Clever Dempsey Demotion 
U.S. men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann executed a tricky piece of player diplomacy on Thursday by stripping forward Clint ...
Gold Cup: Klinsmann gives Dempsey's captaincy to Bradley 
Not unexpectedly, U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has named Michael Bradley his captain for the Gold Cup in place ...
Gold Cup: Chicharito out with broken collarbone 
Mexican star Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, who has been linked to a move to MLS's Orlando City, will miss the Gold ...
Open Cup: Red Bulls pound Cosmos, SKC's Dywer hits four 
A year ago, the New York Red Bulls were crushed by the New York Cosmos, 3-0, in their first meeting ...
Youth Soccer Reporter

ECNL National Finals field set
The girls Elite Club National League (ECNL) National Finals for U-15, U-16 and U-17 divisions will be held in Richmond, ...
Soccer America Confidential:
Ridge Mahoney


Our MLS Best of June awards
Who's leading the MVP race? Which goals stood out? Is there a favorite for Rookie of the Year? As MLS ...
College Soccer Reporter

UMBC, the ACC giant slayer, strikes again
UMBC won its third straight game on the road against current and former ACC giants, following up on wins over ...
Youth Soccer Insider:
Lisa Lavelle


Should my daughter play ECNL?
Aspirations to play college soccer and hopes of a scholarship are apt to influence many decisions young players and their ...
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Seattle's love affair with the Open Cup turns sour
The controversy surrounding Clint Dempsey and his trashing of referee Daniel Radford's notebook is quite ridiculous. Ridiculous because there should be no controversy. We know, we saw (and now we've seen it repeatedly) what Dempsey did. We know what U.S. Federation regulations say about that sort of thing -- it is clearly considered, as it should be, an assault on the referee, and the mandated punishment is a six-game suspension.

"Gender is probably a factor. We have in our culture a protectionist stance toward women."

-- Cheryl Cooky, an associate professor of women's, gender and sexuality studies at Purdue, on the sympathetic reaction to Laura Bassett after her own goal that knocked England out of the Women's World Cup -- compared to the scorn directed at England's male players when it's gotten eliminated from World Cups. (New York Times)