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Soccer on TV 
One of the world's great rivalries, River Plate-Boca Juniors, highlights the Copa Libertadores round of 16 on Thursday.
Impact gets back on winning track 
A week after falling in the final of the Concacaf Champions League, the Montreal Impact got back on the winning ...
Twenty for Canada 2015: France's Wendie Renard 
Wendie Renard, who at 6-foot-2 is one of tallest players in women's soccer, has come a long way from her ...
What They're Saying: Jose Villarreal 
"I was already coming back from the first injury. It was kind of dumb of me to step in at ...
Video Pick: A double-bike golazo from South Carolina 
Here's one we have never seen before: An over-head kick golazo set up by a bicycle-kick assist. William Le scores ...
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Twenty for Canada 2015: France's Wendie Renard
by Paul Kennedy on Thursday, May 7, 2015 1:00 AM EDT
Wendie Renard, who at 6-foot-2 is one of tallest players in women's soccer, has come a long way from her days as a child in Martinique. Told in school her dream job -- pro soccer player -- was not available for women, Renard was not deterred and became at 22 the captain of the French national team.

  
Video Pick: Spectacular bike golazo from Hannover's Sane  
Hannover's Senegalese defender Salif Sane took to the air with his back to Wolfsburg's goal to score one of most ...
What They're Saying: Sunil Gulati 
"I used to think that I gave this talk because it would let me sleep better at night. Then I ...
Three networks win Sports Emmys for soccer work 
ESPN, NBC and Univision were singled out for their soccer coverage, winning awards at the 36th annual Sports Emmy awards ...
USL: Charlotte's Berner edges Volesky for top honor 
Charlotte Independence goalkeeper John Berner, on loan from MLS's Colorado Rapids, was voted the USL Player of the Week after ...
Twenty for Canada 2015: Switzerland's Lara Dickenmann 
Lara Dickenmann was already a star on the Swiss national team in 2004 when she left home to enroll at ...
By the Numbers: Dynamo digs hole with lost home points 
With 10 points in 10 games, the Houston Dynamo is bunched with two other teams just below the red zone ...
Messi, Others, Back La Liga Strike 
Barcelona star Lionel Messi, among others, has offered his backing to a possible strike being organized by the La Liga ...
Guardiola: Stopping Messi 'Impossible' 
Speaking ahead of Wednesday's UEFA Champions League semifinal first-leg game between Barcelona and Bayern Munich at the Camp Nou, Bayern ...
Oscar, Ramires Omitted from Brazil Copa America Squad 
Brazil coach Dunga on Wednesday announced his squad for the 2015 Copa America, which begins in Chile on June 11. ...
Youth Soccer Reporter:
Mike Woitalla


Roster: U.S. U-14 boys head to Croatia
Coach Brian Johnson has named a 20-player U.S. U-14 boys national team squad a May 7-17 camp in Croatia that ...
Soccer America Confidential:
Ridge Mahoney


MLS teams San Jose and Houston in transition take on new identities
The Quakes and Dynamo are linked by a common history and the return of Dominic Kinnear provided intriguing points of ...
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


John Hackworth: 'Learning how to win is part of development'
Coach John Hackworth, who rejoined the U.S. national team program after four years with MLS's Philadelphia Union, has gotten off ...
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Concussion dangers still not fully accepted
If ever proof were needed that the English style of refereeing is a bad model for American referees, it was provided in abundance this past weekend. Of course, I am of the opinion that no such added proof was needed anyway, so skewed is the English view of officiating.

"I was already coming back from the first injury. It was kind of dumb of me to step in at that time. But it was the Olympic coach; I wasn't going to say no to him. He said hop on, and I should have said, you know, 'Put someone else in; I should warm up properly.' But things happen."

-- The LA Galaxy's Jose Villarreal, taking the blame for the hamstring injury he suffered after entering the USA-Mexico U-23 game in the first half following an injury to Alejandro Guido. Galaxy coach Bruce Arena had earlier said U-23 coach Andreas Herzog's decision to send on Villarreal without having him warm up "probably wasn't the smartest thing to do." (MLSSoccer.com)