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MLS playoffs continue on Thursday when the New York Red Bulls host defending champ Sporting Kansas City.
Roma's Destro to Consider Future  
Mattia Destro on Wednesday cast doubt around his future after scoring the opening goal in AS Roma's 2-0 win against ...
Pellegrini 'Worried' as City Crashes Out of League Cup  
Manchester City relinquished its hold on the English League Cup on Wednesday with a poor display in a 2-0 loss ...
Allegri: 'Lack of Maturity' Costs Juve  
Despite hitting the woodwork several times and having much the better play throughout, Juventus lost 1-0 away to Genoa in ...
Real's Navas Seeks Legal Action for Costa Rican Spying 
The Associated Press is reporting Thursday that Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas will take legal action after 24 Costa Rican ...
STORY OF THE DAY!
Controversial call sends FC Dallas into next round
by Ridge Mahoney on Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 2:01 AM EDT
[MLS PLAYOFFS] One game into the 2014 MLS playoffs and already the postseason is roiled by controversy. Referee Mark Geiger whistled Whitecaps defender Kendall Waston for handling the ball in the final minutes and Michel shuffled up to the penalty spot to knock home the goal by which FC Dallas advanced past Vancouver, 2-1, in the Western Conference wild-card game.

  
Report: Former President Hoeness Warns Bayern  
German daily Bild reports that former Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness, who is currently in prison in Germany for tax ...
Herrera Questions Klinsmann Inclusion for FIFA Award 
Miguel Herrera, for one, isn't impressed with USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann's inclusion in FIFA's shortlist for World Coach of the ...
Red Bulls are rolling, Sporting KC is reeling 
[MLS PLAYOFF PREVIEW] Sporting Kansas City starts off defense of its 2013 MLS Cup title Thursday night in perilous circumstances. ...
Kljestan and Boyd get first goals 
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Sacha Kljestan, whose short-term move to MLS over the summer was thwarted, finally got his first start of ...
Complete MLS playoff schedule 
[DATEBOOK] The 2-1 win over Vancouver keeps FC Dallas at home for the first leg of the Western Conference semifinals ...
Zakuani makes 'most difficult decision' in his life 
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] At the age of 26, Steve Zakuani is retiring from soccer, his career never the same after suffering ...
Crew lines up young Swede for 2015 campaign 
[MLS TRANSACTIONS] The Columbus Crew is about to enter the playoffs for the first time under head coach Gregg Berhalter, ...
Controversial call sends FC Dallas into next round 
[MLS PLAYOFFS] One game into the 2014 MLS playoffs and already the postseason is roiled by controversy. Referee Mark Geiger ...
Variety is the Spice of Refereeing  
People ask me how I can referee just about every weekend of the year.
Youth Soccer Reporter

Orlando City U-16s off to 4-0-0 start
[DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY] Orlando City's U-15/16s beat the previously unbeaten Capital Area RailHawks Academy-CASL, 2-0, on Saturday to improve to 4-0-0 ...
Soccer America Confidential:
Ridge Mahoney


MLS Awards: Birnbaum heads rookie class
Defenders are usually the top candidates for Rookie of the Year and while only a few such players have broken ...
College Soccer Reporter

College soccer on the air
[2014 SCHEDULE] The Patriot League is in the spotlight on Wednesday when Colgate (11-1-2) faces Boston University in a battle ...
Youth Soccer Insider:
Randy Vogt


Variety is the Spice of Refereeing
People ask me how I can referee just about every weekend of the year.
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FIFA's Scandalous Snub of Costa Rica
Should there be any lingering doubts about the total domination that Europe now has over the global game they have surely been put to flight by the announcement of the short list of candidates for the most prestigious individual awards in men's soccer in 2014: the Ballon d'Or (best player), and the FIFA World Coach of the Year.

"It was hurtful. In England, at all the clubs I've played for, no one ever said that. I was at Tottenham 10 years and no manager or chairman ever said that. I've heard managers say I'm the most committed player they've ever had. I can say this because it's the truth. I don't drink. I take care of my body. That's why, at 32, I'm sharper than ever. My record here, even restricted by injury, is good."

-- Toronto FC's Jermain Defoe on last month's comments from club president Tim Leiweke questioning the English striker's commitment to the MLS club. Defoe added that he's unsure if he'll return to Toronto. (The Guardian)