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Virginia aims to be more offensive-minded 
Virginia's conservative play won the Cavaliers their second national title under George Gelnovatch, but it did not win a lot ...
No Giovani dos Santos in Mexico squad 
Just weeks after joining the LA Galaxy, Giovani dos Santos is out of the team under interim coach Ricardo "Tuca" ...
Spirit and FCKC headed to NWSL playoffs after 0-0 tie 
With two weekends left in the NWSL's third season, the suspense is over. Seattle Reign FC retained the Shield after ...
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 ...
RSL promotes Waibel, moves Zarkos into soccer operations 
With the exit of general manager Garth Lagerwey to Seattle at the end of the 2014 season and more recently ...
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."

  
USA and Mexico will split Rose Bowl tickets 
When the USA played Mexico in the 2011 Gold Cup final at the Rose Bowl, the vast of majority of ...
What They're Saying: FIFA statement 
"The growth of football and the increased participation levels in the U.S. have been tremendous and demonstrate the nation's passion ...
Chicago Fire completes Maloney transfer 
Scottish midfielder Shaun Maloney is headed back to England, ending one of the shorter Designated Player stints in MLS. He ...
Canada calls up nine MLS players to face Belize  
Forward Cyle Larin heads a list of nine MLS players chosen by Canada head coach Benito Floro to face Belize ...
NASL Roundup: Rowdies hand the reins to Stuart Campbell 
After serving one game as Tampa Bay Rowdies interim coach in the wake of the firing of Thomas Rongen, Stuart ...
Jordan Morris is among a host of college stars 
Yes, MLS has stripped the college ranks of a lot of talent, but that doesn't mean the cupboard is bare. ...
Irving's decision to stay at Kentucky turns career around 
After a rough first season when he was a backup and thought of leaving, Kentucky goalkeeper Callum Irving has emerged ...
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 ...
Texas Rio Grande Valley revives Division I men's program 
After a gap of 18 years, the old Texas-Pan-American Division I men's program has been revived under the banner of ...
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?

"The growth of football and the increased participation levels in the U.S. have been tremendous and demonstrate the nation's passion for the game. FIFA continues to work tirelessly to support the global development of the game in partnership with all of our 209 member associations."

-- Statement issued by a FIFA spokeswoman, disowning comments by Francois Carrard, the recently appointed independent chairman of FIFA's 15-person reform committee, in the Swiss newspaper La Matin Dimanche. Carrard had questioned why American authorities were investigating corruption in soccer, which he described as "just an ethnic sport for girls in schools" in the United States. (Reuters)


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