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What They're Saying: Kaka 
"It has been a tough period for us, but I love this kind of crisis because it means you have ...
Maitre Carrard and the FIFA scandal involving not so few rogues 
Former IOC director general Francois Carrard's comments about American soccer -- "an ethnic sport for girls in schools" -- exposed ...
Soccer on TV 
Copa Sudamericana matches highlight the Thursday programming.
Lazio: Bayer was Better  
Lazio coach Stefano Pioli confessed that "Bayer Leverkusen was better," as his team "isn't ready for the Champions League yet" ...
LVG: "Wait and See" on Man United in UCL 
How far can Manchester United go in this season's UEFA Champions League? "We have to wait and see," coach Louis ...
STORY OF THE DAY!
Maitre Carrard and the FIFA scandal involving not so few rogues
by Paul Kennedy on Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 10:02 PM EDT
Former IOC director general Francois Carrard's comments about American soccer -- "an ethnic sport for girls in schools" -- exposed his ignorance and forced FIFA to distance itself from the remarks, suggesting via a spokeswoman on Thursday that they were his "personal views" and "do not reflect the views or position of FIFA."

  
Thiago Extends Bayern Contract to 2019 
Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcntara on Thursday extended his contract with the German champion by two years until 2019. The ...
Conmebol Chief Doubts U.S. Copa America  
CONMEBOL President Juan Angel Napout says he is unsure if the 2016 Copa America will be played in the United ...
UCL Draw: New Scheme, Similar Result 
Prior to Thursday's UEFA Champions League group stage draw, several of Europe's biggest clubs were sweating about the introduction of ...
Vancouver Whitecaps end curse with first Canadian title 
Runners-ups five out of the last six seasons, the Vancouver Whitecaps seemed to be cursed in their bid to win ...
Wednesday night: Sounders first MLS team to fall in CCL 
A week after the Seattle Sounders rallied from 1-0 in the 90th minute to beat Olimpia, they traveled to Honduras ...
Retiring Dunivant fine about not making headlines 
Galaxy defender Todd Dunivant, one of just four players to win five or more league titles, has announced he will ...
11 Tips for Coaching the Little Ones 
"I got recruited to coach my kid's soccer team. Any advice?"
Rapinoe leads Reign FC to second NWSL Shield 
Seattle Reign FC clinched its second straight NWSL regular-season championship when it defeated the last-place Boston Breakers, 3-1, Wednesday night ...
What They're Saying: Wayne Rooney 
"I wasn't worried -- if it was going on for three, four or five games more, then maybe so. But ...
Youth Soccer Reporter

Tab Ramos: 'We need more players who can make important plays'
In the wake of announcing new Player Development Initiatives -- standardizing small-sided play through U-12 and changing the birth-year registration ...
Soccer America Confidential:
Paul Kennedy


Maitre Carrard and the FIFA scandal involving not so few rogues
Former IOC director general Francois Carrard's comments about American soccer -- "an ethnic sport for girls in schools" -- exposed ...
College Soccer Reporter

Soccer America Women's Top 25
Defending champion Florida State remained No. 1 in the Soccer America Women's Top 25. There was no change in the ...
Youth Soccer Insider:
Mike Woitalla


11 Tips for Coaching the Little Ones
"I got recruited to coach my kid's soccer team. Any advice?"
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It's time for FIFA to move out of the Alps
It has occurred to me at regular intervals during the past decades that one of the problems that entangle FIFA is this: its location. Switzerland. Is that a good place to be for an organization in charge of a sport that can lay claim to being the most global activity that the world has ever known?

"It has been a tough period for us, but I love this kind of crisis because it means you have to find a solution. … We are a team, so if there are three players marking me, someone else in our team is going to be free, so we have to find this kind of solution."

-- Orlando City SC star Kaka after the team held a clear-the-air meeting in the wake of a 1-6-2 win-lose-tie run. (MLSSoccer.com)

Lazio: Bayer was Better