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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, ...
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.

  
Soccer on TV 
MLS playoffs continue on Thursday when the New York Red Bulls host defending champ Sporting Kansas City.
Variety is the Spice of Refereeing  
People ask me how I can referee just about every weekend of the year.
You won't believe he missed from there 
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Napoli's Jose Callejon demonstrates how to miss an open net from two feet out by ...
What They're Saying: Jermain Defoe 
"It was hurtful. In England, at all the clubs I've played for, no one ever said that. I was at ...
An own goal worthy of dance celebration? 
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Less than two minutes after kickoff in this Kenyan Premier League game, Gor Mahia went ...
Teaming with Experts 2 
Marketing Sports 2014 More Information Register Teaming with Experts And Teeming with Major Sporting Brands With Soccer America and MediaPost ...
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 ...
Balotelli 'Finally!' Scores for Liverpool  
Mario Balotelli on Tuesday came off the bench to save Liverpool from a League Cup fourth-round exit at the hands ...
Mourinho Blasts Fringe Players Following Shrewsbury Win  
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho criticized his fringe players for not taking their chance to impress him following the Blues' narrow ...
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)