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MLS Preseason: Results and schedules 
Two weeks before the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals begin, the LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders were in action against Mexican ...
New-look U.S. women seek Olympic ticket 
The USA hosts Concacaf Olympic women's qualifying for the first time in the eight-team tournament that begins Wednesday when it ...
U.S. Soccer wins procedural round in women's suit 
Lawyers for U.S. Soccer and the United States Women's National Soccer Team Players Association met in Federal court for the ...
USL: Charleston Battery sold to local company 
The Charleston Battery, one of the oldest clubs in the USL and the first U.S. pro club to build its ...
Klinsmann: 'We had a couple surprises' 
In contrast to 2015 when he criticized the fitness levels of some of his players and their lack of the ...
New-look U.S. women seek Olympic ticket
by Paul Kennedy on Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 11:17 PM EST
Photo The USA hosts Concacaf Olympic women's qualifying for the first time in the eight-team tournament that begins Wednesday when it hosts Costa Rica in Frisco, Texas (Streaming: 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC Live Extra). Olympic qualifying will be the first competitive test of the national team since the retirements of long-time leaders Abby Wambach and Lauren Holiday and the knee injury to its most creative player, Megan Rapinoe.  
What They're Saying: Hope Solo 
"I would never take the risk of having an unhealthy child. I don't know when that day will come for ...
MLS player tracker with complete rosters (Feb. 9) 
In a bid to replace Matt Miazga, who was sold to Chelsea, the New York Red Bulls acquired Ghanaian central ...
What They're Saying: Will Ferrell 
"I'm going to be cold and distant, and show up at very inopportune times, and shout, berate players in the ...
Messi likely out of Copa del Rey semifinal 
Lionel Messi will likely be rested from Wednesday's Copa del Rey semifinals at Valencia after undergoing a procedure to treat ...
FIFA democracy in action. Not. 
FIFA elections are democracy at their finest, or worst, depending on how you look at it. One federation, one vote. ...
West Ham downs Liverpool on last-minute stunner 
West Ham stunned Liverpool in their fourth-round replay in the English FA Cup when Angelo Ogbonna scored a last-minute winner ...
Jeffrey Webb hosts lavish party (under house arrest) 
Former Concacaf president Jeffrey Webb, who has pleaded guilty to racketeering in the FIFA corruption scandal, was seen in pictures ...
Borussia Dortmund fans express displeasure, toss tennis balls 
Borussia Dortmund fans boycotted the first 20 minutes of the 3-1 win at VfB Stuttgart in the German Cup quarterfinals ...
Video Pick: 'A Blooper of the Biggest Proportion' 
South Africa's Ajax Cape Town fell, 2-1, to the Orlando Pirates thanks to embracing own goal -- Finnish keeper Anssi ...
Youth Soccer Reporter:
Mike Woitalla

Development Academy adds 56 Clubs for U-12 Division
Fifty-six clubs will join the U.S. Soccer Development Academy at the U-12 level, which the DA will launch for the ...
Soccer America Confidential:
Ridge Mahoney

For once, USA starts off a year just as it's supposed to
Defensive miscues. Sloppy touches. Blown assignments. Confusion. These negative facets of play have been part and parcel of U.S. friendlies ...
College Soccer Reporter

NSCAA names NCAA Division I Men's All-America Teams
NCAA Division I runner-up Clemson led all teams with four players on the NCAA Division I Men's All-America Teams announced ...
Youth Soccer Insider:
Mike Woitalla

Dutchman completes U.S. Soccer's slate of coaches on boys side
U.S. Soccer has appointed Dave van den Bergh, who came to the USA from his native Netherlands in 2006 to ...
Winter 2016 Magazine Issue
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Arena and the Lawnmower: Why, Bruce, why ...?
Bruce Arena's signing of Nigel de Jong is a shameful episode. The most experienced American coach of the lot, with so much to admire about him ... what can have possessed him?

"I would never take the risk of having an unhealthy child. I don't know when that day will come for [husband] Jerramy [Stevens] and me, but I personally reserve my right to have a healthy baby. No athlete competing in Rio should be faced with this dilemma. Female professional athletes already face many different considerations and have to make choices that male professional athletes don't."

-- U.S. star Hope Solo, who said if she had to make the choice today, she would not go to the Olympics because of concerns about the Zika virus that has been linked to microcephaly in newborn babies in Brazil. (