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How Neymar Played in Childhood  
Neyrmar: "I used to pick up the ball, set up the furniture and go around dribbling anything that popped in ...
Three takeaways from AFC Asian Cup final 
The AFC Asian Cup treated fans to thrills throughout the three weeks of the Asian championship in Australia, and the ...
U.S. Abroad: Injury toll mounts 
Emerson Hyndman and Joe Gyau in Europe, Greg Garza at Tijuana, the news was not good as a spate of ...
Chelsea vs. Man City: Showdown At Stamford Bridge  
On Saturday, two of the most expensive teams money can buy will square off in a game that may decide ...
2015 MLS Preseason Action 
D.C. and Orlando City played to a 1-1 draw in preseason action on Friday. Two matches involving MLS clubs are ...
U.S. women head to Europe without three stars
by Mike Woitalla on Friday, Jan 30, 2015 2:56 PM EST
Four months ahead of the 2015 Women's World Cup, the USA heads to Europe for friendlies against fellow qualifiers France and England. Coach Jill Ellis' 24-player roster is missing three veterans -- Megan Rapinoe, Christie Rampone and Hope Solo. Alex Morgan, out injured since October, appears ready for a return to action, and one newcomer joins the squad.  
MLS Live and MLS Direct Kick will return 
Out-of-market packages MLS Live, MLS's subscription streaming service, and MLS Direct Kick, MLS's cable and satellite premium service, will return ...
Cal South TOPSoccer Program Turns 25 
"We're all soccer players, special needs or not," says Sandy Castillo, chair of the Cal South TOPSoccer program, which is ...
Chivas USA Youth Players Face Murky Future 
Chivas USA, which folded after the 2014 season, had one of the MLS's most ambitious youth programs. Its U.S. Soccer ...
Soccer on TV 
Premier League leader Chelsea hosts second-place Manchester City on Saturday. ... South Korea and Australia face off in the Asian ...
Soccer America Classifieds 
Soccer America Classifieds connect soccer companies and organizations to America's soccer community twice a week with listings of the latest ...
49ers and NBA Kings ante up on Sac MLS bid 
Sacramento Republic FC ownership continues to grow with the announcement that San Francisco 49ers owner and CEO Jed York and ...
MLS Trade Central: Agudelo returns to Revs 
The New England Revolution got a boost for its MLS title hopes when 22-year-old Juan Agudelo agreed to return to ...
What They're Saying: Paul Rogers 
"Did I want to pull out [of the U.S. team] this close to a World Cup? No. I by no ...
Americans take stock of 2015 opener 
The USA twice took the lead against Chile Wednesday but lost for the third straight time. We hear from the ...
Youth Soccer Reporter

U.S. U-17s open Nike Friendlies with 3-1 win over England
The U.S. under-17 national team got two goals from Christian Pulisic, his 15th and 16th of the season, and one ...
Soccer America Confidential:
Paul Kennedy

Three takeaways from AFC Asian Cup final
The AFC Asian Cup treated fans to thrills throughout the three weeks of the Asian championship in Australia, and the ...
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:
Mike Woitalla

Tab Ramos Q&A: Qualifying brings invaluable experience
The USA qualified for the U-20 World Cup for the second straight time during the tenure of Coach Tab Ramos, ...
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Tab Ramos and the Soccer Speed Trap
Comparing his very ordinary current under-20 team with the highly promising version he had two years ago, Coach Tab Ramos says that the new team is "more dynamic, and we have speed on this team."

"Did I want to pull out [of the U.S. team] this close to a World Cup? No. I by no means wanted to leave U.S. Soccer this close to a World Cup, but you don't get to choose these things."

-- Paul Rogers, the U.S. women's national team goalkeeper coach since 2009, on leaving the team to take a job as the goalkeeper coach with MLS's Houston Dynamo. Rogers says the move is unrelated to the 30-day suspension of Hope Solo. None of Solo's backups have world championship experience. (