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Soccer on TV 
On Sunday Serie A rivals Juventus and Lazio tangle in Turin, La Liga showcases Athletic Bilbao against Atletico Madrid.
Soccer America Classifieds 
Soccer America Classifieds connect soccer companies and organizations to America's soccer community twice a week with listings of the latest ...
Asian confederation busts 'Little Samba Nation' 
East Timor, dubbed the "Little Samba Nation" for its use of naturalized Brazilians on its national team, has been expelled ...
Zola: Spector leaving Birmingham City for MLS 
Birmingham City manager Gianfranco Zola confirmed that 30-year-old defender Jonathan Spector will be heading to MLS after five and a ...
Video Pick: Lewy volleys twice for Bayern 
Bayern Munich is the Bundesliga "fall champion" thanks to a 2-1 comeback win over Freiburg on two goals by Robert ...
Orlando City: Kaka has no plans of leaving
by Paul Kennedy on Friday, Jan 20, 2017 3:41 AM EST
Photo Kaka says offseason reports out of Brazil that he'll leave Orlando City at the end of the 2017 MLS season were misconstrued, and he has made no decision about his future after his three-year contract ends."I'm very happy here," he says, "and my idea is to stay here."  
Jermaine Jones responds to teammate Howard's 'dangerous stuff' 
In response to Tim Howard's comments questioning the commitment of some teammates who are dual nationals, Jermaine Jones told ESPN ...
Gerrard comes full circle with move into Liverpool academy 
Liverpool icon Liverpool Steven Gerrard has returned to the club he represented 710 times to assist academy director in grooming ...
Guardiola doubts himself, deflects criticism of players 
Was Pep Guardiola the right man for Manchester City? Even the Spanish manager is doubting himself after City slipped to ...
MLS Rosters: Who's in and who's out for 2017 
Former U.S. U-17 Pierre Da Silva became the 12th player promoted from his MLS second team in the USL in ...
MLS Expansion: Tuesday is key day for stadium projects 
MLS expansion bidders are rushing to garner support for their stadium plans before the league's Jan. 31 deadline to submit ...
Datebook: MLS preseason schedules 
MLS players will begin returning to their clubs as soon as Saturday. For the day-by-day preseason schedules.
Canada: Ten MLS players named for Bermuda friendly 
Toronto FC teammates Jonathan Osorio and Tosiant Ricketts lead a Canada squad that includes younger players and several seeking their ...
What They're Saying: Arsene Wenger 
"Offside is what makes the team be together. It's a big quality of a team sport. It's an intelligent rule ...
MLS Moves: Galaxy uses TAM again on Joao Pedro 
In the space of just a few days, the Galaxy has completely revamped its midfield. After signing Sebastian Lletget to ...
Youth Soccer Reporter:
Mike Woitalla

Roster: U.S. U-16 girls hold first 2017 camp
Coach Jaime Frias has called up 24 players, all but one born in 2002, for the first U.S. U-16 girls ...
Soccer America Confidential:
Ridge Mahoney

MLS expansion teams address their needs directly
The first SuperDraft of the expansion teams United is in the books. Minnesota went for a striker, Atlanta picked a ...
College Soccer Reporter

NSCAA All-Americans: Junior College Division III
Richland sophomore Mikkel Rohde and Diablo Valley sophomore Katie McLaughlin were named the 2016 NSCAA Junior College Division III Men's ...
Youth Soccer Insider:
Paul Kennedy, Mike Woitalla

Meet 16-year-old Brianna Pinto, called into U.S. national team
In October, Brianna Pinto started all three games for the USA at the U-17 Women's World Cup. In January, she ...
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Clearance: an ugly play, a useless stat
For some time now I have been wondering about the soccer term "clearance." A term, admittedly, that I have been hearing, and using for decades without giving it much thought.

"Luckily, the higher ups in the Navy and the government made the decision to say we are going to let the guys make careers as professional athletes, while also serving as reservists. I'm grateful for that opportunity they afforded me."

-- Joe Greenspan, commissioned as a Surface Warfare Officer on the U.S. Naval destroyer USS Sampson in early 2016, on a change in Navy policy that had required Annapolis graduations to complete five years of active service upon graduation. The policy change for pro athletes will allow him to resume his MLS career at Minnesota United, where he was traded in the offseason. (St. Paul Pioneer-Press)

Memphis Depay headed to Lyon