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Rubin likes FC Utrecht's ambitions 
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Rubio Rubin had to wait until he turned 18 in March to be eligible to sign with FC ...
Thai Refs Must Swear Oath to Buddha  
Thailand's soccer federation bosses have made more than 100 referees swear an oath of honesty at a famous Bangkok temple ...
Bayern Boss Not Allowed To Board Plane to USA 
Bayern Munich executive board chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, along with six youth players and three crew members of FCB-TV, were unable ...
Steven Gerrard: 'Every Person Slips' 
Steven Gerrard says the slip that arguably ended Liverpool's title hopes and England being knocked out the World Cup in ...
La Liga Champ Eying Chicharito 
Mexican striker Javier Hernandez, who started just six Premier League games for Manchester United last season as he remained behind ...
STORY OF THE DAY!
Lots in play on busy MLS Wednesday
by Ridge Mahoney on Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 11:15 PM EDT
[PREVIEW: Week 21] A Wednesday of four MLS matches makes up for the lightened schedule of four games last weekend, featuring five teams in the playoff tiers and two others that will crack the top five by winning. For the eighth team in action, its game has desperation written all over it.  
West Ham Acquires Ecuador World Cup Striker 
West Ham has finalized a $20 million transfer of Ecuador striker Enner Valencia from Mexican club Pachuca. Valencia, 24, scored ...
Soccer on TV 
MLS Week 21 kicks off on Wednesday. ... Also on Wednesday, last season's EPL champ Manchester City faces runner-up Liverpool ...
Corona scores in Tijuana's Copa MX win 
[AMERICANS ABROAD] U.S. international Joe Corona scored the winner for Tijuana in its 3-1 win over Torneo Ascenso (second division) ...
U.S. U-17s drop second straight game 
[OPEN NORDIC TOURNAMENT] The U.S. under-17 national team dropped its second game in two days at the Open Nordic Cup ...
Clubs busy making mid-season player moves 
[MLS: Tuesday] The Philadelphia Union announced a press conference for Wednesday at which time it is expected to confirm the ...
Zusi celebrates his first post-World Cup goal  
[VIDEO PICK: MLS Goals of the Week] Sporting Kansas City midfielder Graham Zusi scored his second MLS goal of the ...
Lots in play on busy MLS Wednesday 
[PREVIEW: Week 21] A Wednesday of four MLS matches makes up for the lightened schedule of four games last weekend, ...
Tim Howard returns in booth 
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] Tim Howard will again be spending many of his off-days as part of the NBC Sports ...
Manchester United wins third tour game in shootout 
[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] Manchester United won the third game of its U.S. tour with a 5-3 shootout win over Inter Milan ...
Youth Soccer Reporter

Super-20 League All-Tournament Team
[AWARDS] Carmine Colasurdo, who was named the Championship Game MVP in  leading Parsippany SC to the 2014 Super-20 League Championship ...
Soccer America Confidential:
Ridge Mahoney


'Caps still in search of that missing piece
A 2-2 tie with FC Dallas Sunday left Vancouver just out of the playoff tier and frustrated again at missed ...
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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KC's Aurelien Collin -- the great escape artist
Some seven months ago, writing on the day before the 2013 MLS Cup final between Real Salt Lake and Kansas City, I commented that KC defender Aurelien Collin "... is physical to the point of recklessness and seems to lead a charmed life right on the edge of red-card territory."

"It was very strange, with the way [Brazil] walked out on the field and just their emotional level, you could feel it and it was different from the other matches they played. When Germany started dominating the game the way they did and putting in the goals, the benches actually were very calm. The crowd was not an issue, and the players, to Brazil's credit, didn't lash out against Germany. They finished the game."

-- U.S. referee Mark Geiger, recalling his 2014 World Cup experience that included working in the middle for three games and serving as the fourth official for Brazil-Germany. (SI.com)