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On tour in America 
[SOCIAL MEDIA ROUNDUP] Preseason isn't all work for the big clubs of Europe, no matter how much Louis van Gaal ...
Real Madrid and Atletico invade Bay Area 
[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] What are the chances of Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid playing in the San Francisco Bay Area in ...
World Cup coaches, who's staying, who's leaving 
[MAKING A LIST] Jorge Pinto became the 12th coach to definitively leave the team he coached to the World Cup ...
Soccer on TV 
There's MLS and Mexican league action on Friday.
A fantastic goalkeeper blunder 
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Polish goalkeeper Richard Zajac will be haunted by this one for a while -- and ...
STORY OF THE DAY!
Real Madrid and Atletico invade Bay Area
by Paul Kennedy on Friday, Jul 25, 2014 6:55 PM EDT
[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] What are the chances of Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid playing in the San Francisco Bay Area in the same weekend? And which team do you think fans want to see? A sellout crowd is expected Saturday in Berkeley for Real Madrid-Inter Milan while a much smaller crowd is anticipated Sunday for the San Jose Earthquakes-Atletico Madrid in the last match at San Francisco's Candlestick Park.  
What They're Saying: La Liga president Javier Tebas 
"Regardless of the crisis, Spain has been able to shine through football. As a brand, Spain is a destination where ...
Garrido signs with Houston, Bengtson loaned out 
[MLS TRANSACTIONS] Houston Dynamo acquired 23-year-old midfielder Luis Garrido, who started two games for Honduras at the World Cup, on ...
Mourinho: Drogba 'Belongs' to Chelsea 
Jose Mourinho on Friday admitted that he is considering re-signing Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, who is available on a free ...
Pinto Quits Costa Rica  
Jorge Luis Pinto, who guided Costa Rica to a surprise quarterfinal finish at the World Cup in Brazil, has decided ...
Ranieri Named Greece Coach  
Claudio Ranieri on Friday signed a two-year deal to manage Greece. The 62-year-old Italian replaces Fernando Santos, who quit after ...
Cech to Fight for Chelsea Place 
Petr Cech has vowed to stay and fight for his place as his decade-long reign as Chelsea's first-choice goalkeeper comes ...
West Ham's Carroll to Miss Four Months 
West Ham striker Andy Carroll is set to miss up to four months after suffering ankle ligament damage during the ...
NBC Brings EPL to Movie Theaters 
NBC Sports and Fathom Events are teaming up to show English Premier League games on Saturday mornings at selected movie ...
Maradona Blasts Argentina's Coaching Decisions 
Former Argentina captain Diego Maradona, who famously inspired the Albiceleste to World Cup glory at the 1986 tournament in Mexico, ...
Youth Soccer Reporter

New Jersey's PDA wins first national championship
[DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY] Brian White scored one goal and set up Ryan Peterson for the second goal to lead New Jersey's ...
Soccer America Confidential:
Ridge Mahoney


No beach time for Lampard just yet
One of the most-capped players in the history of England's national team, midfielder Frank Lampard says he's signed on with ...
College Soccer Reporter

Amherst makes statement against top French youth teams
[COLLEGE MEN] For the third time in the last quarter century, Amherst College men's team toured France, managing to tie ...
Youth Soccer Insider:
Mike Woitalla


The most important coaching tool ever...
I've said various things to the opposing coach during the postgame handshake:
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World Cup final ref gets big call wrong, punishes the victim, neglects concussion dangers
Of course there were concussion-incidents during the World Cup. Given that there are head-clashes in virtually every game of soccer that is ever played, that was to be expected.

"Regardless of the crisis, Spain has been able to shine through football. As a brand, Spain is a destination where people like to go to. The government wants to take Spain out to rest of the world."

-- La Liga president Javier Tebas on promoting Spain -- and Spanish soccer -- in the United States. Both Spanish champion Atletico Madrid and European champion Real Madrid are playing this weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area. (San Jose Mercury-News)