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Soccer on TV 
On Sunday MLS stages the second legs of its conference finals, Tottenham hosts Chelsea in a London derby, and the ...
Schedule: NCAA Division I Men's Tournament 
Creighton opened the round of 16 in the NCAA Division I Men's Tournament with a 1-0 win over North Carolina ...
Soccer America Classifieds 
Soccer America Classifieds connect soccer companies and organizations to America's soccer community twice a week with listings of the latest ...
Breaking down Sunday's FC Dallas-Timbers MLS playoff game 
Of the two regular-season champions that are down by two goals heading into the second legs of the conference finals, ...
U.S. Abroad: Bedoya returns after seven-week absence 
Alejandro Bedoya played for the first time for French club Nantes since becoming sick while on national team duty in ...
U.S. Abroad: Fabian Johnson is on fire
by Paul Kennedy on Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 7:05 PM EST
American midfielder Fabian Johnson is suddenly one of the hottest scorers in Germany. He scored two more goals -- both golazos -- for Borussia Moenchengladbach in its 3-3 tie with Hoffenheim to go along with goals in each of his last two UEFA Champions League games for Gladbach. He also scored the winning goal for the USA in its 6-1 win over St. Vincent & the Grenadines in their World Cup 2018 qualifying opener.

Irwin steps down as Portland head coach 
Bill Irwin, who has been with the University of Portland staff for 29 years, the last 13 as men's head ...
Women: Rutgers reaches College Cup for first time 
Rutgers came back from missing its first two shots in the shootout to beat Virginia and advance to the Women's ...
Women: Florida State buries Texas A&M 
Defending champion Florida State is headed back to the Women's College Cup for the fifth season in a row with ...
Women: Duke stuns Stanford on penalty kicks 
After Virginia, Stanford became the second No. 1 seed to fall in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I Women's ...
Melia's perseverance earns MLS Comeback award 
After five years of serving as a backup and a league pool goalkeeper in MLS, Tim Melia took his best ...
Mourinho wants Arsenal to suffer Champions League elimination 
There is no love loss between Jose Mourinho and Arsenal, so it is no surprise that the Chelsea manager would ...
Real Madrid fans condemned for 'Clasico' chants  
The Liga de Futbol Profesional, the Spanish league's governing body, denounced Real Madrid fans for offensive chants coming from the ...
Just who is the idiot in the Valbuena-Benzema sextape affair? 
France will host the European Championship next summer. With a team largely intact from the one that reached the quarterfinals ...
Van Gaal: Leicester City can win EPL 
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says surprise Premier League leader Leicester City is a serious title contender. "It is ...
Youth Soccer Reporter:
Mike Woitalla

USA to face Brazil, England and the Dutch at Nike Friendlies
The 12th edition of the Nike International Friendlies, the annual year-end tournament for the age group that will ultimately aim ...
Soccer America Confidential:
Ridge Mahoney

Breaking down Sunday's FC Dallas-Timbers MLS playoff game
Of the two regular-season champions that are down by two goals heading into the second legs of the conference finals, ...
College Soccer Reporter

Schedule: NCAA Division I Men's Tournament
Creighton opened the round of 16 in the NCAA Division I Men's Tournament with a 1-0 win over North Carolina ...
Youth Soccer Insider:
Randy Vogt

Reffing Futsal (Part 1): Calling and counting fouls
Futsal has been growing rapidly in the USA as it's a wonderful player development tool. But refereeing it can be ...
Fall 2015 Magazine Issue
Complete Guide to European Soccer 2015-16

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The growth of the academies (Part 2): Is there any evidence that they are giving us better soccer?
Evidence from a survey by the Switzerland-based Football Observatory (see Part 1) indicates that the number of acceptably skilled academy graduates is declining.

"Watching the MLS playoffs has been tremendously exciting. The games in the first round with the penalty shootout, to Portland and Kansas City, to games that were very close, very tight and hard fought. It's been very exciting. The stadiums are packed, the fans are fully engaged and the teams battle themselves through. Sometimes you have your favorite pick then you realize after a game or two, your favorite is not there anymore and out of the playoffs. It's at another level this year and I can't wait to see the MLS Cup final!"

-- U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann on the MLS playoffs. (