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What They're Saying: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 
"Discrimination of any kind in sport and this society deserves the red card. Jerome Boateng is a wonderful human being ...
NWSL Week 7: Results & Standings 
The Portland Thorns extended their unbeaten streak to seven matches with a 0-0 tie against its archrival, the Seattle Reign. ...
MLS Week 13: Results & Standings 
Weekend MLS action featured a pair of hat tricks by Bradley Wright-Phillips (in a league record 27 minutes in a ...
USA-Bolivia: Klinsmann's men enter Copa on a roll 
By beating Bolivia, 4-0, in Kansas City on Saturday, the USA enters the Copa America Centenario on a four-game win ...
U.S. Abroad: Gonzalez completes MLS-Liga MX double 
Omar Gonzalez became the ninth American to win the Mexican league title when Pachuca tied Monterrey, 1-1, in the second ...
USA-Bolivia: Klinsmann's men enter Copa on a roll
by Mike Woitalla on Sunday, May 29, 2016 5:18 PM EDT
PhotoBy beating Bolivia, 4-0, in Kansas City on Saturday, the USA enters the Copa America Centenario on a four-game win streak. The competition hasn't been formidable during Coach Jurgen Klinsmann's fine-tuning for Friday's opener against Colombia at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, but refreshing are signs of a new generation working itself into the team.  
MLS Talking Points: Positives for Rapids and Union 
At Memorial Day, more than one-third into the 2016 MLS regular season, the Colorado Rapids and Philadelphia Union lead their ...
Crowd Count: Largest Memorial Day weekend crowds 
The Mexico-Paraguay friendly at Atlanta's Georgia Dome drew 63,049 fans, the largest soccer crowd on Memorial Day weekend. The top ...
Video Pick: David Villa's costly slip-up skies PK 
Spaniard David Villa, New York City FC's top player, with 27 goals and eight assists, since the club arrived in ...
Soccer on TV 
Cameroon plays France in a friendly on Monday ...
Eight Americans start in Mexico Sub-20 final 
Tijuana started seven Americans, including U.S. international Paul Arriola, and Queretaro started one, Josue Soto, formerly of Division II school ...
Video Pick: Keeper blooper dooms Galaxy 
If Los Angeles Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe hadn't lifted his hands to stop Didier Drogba's 30-yard free kick in stoppage ...
USA-Bolivia International Friendly Player Ratings 
A feeble display by Bolivia confirmed its placing among the Conmebol doormats, yet several Americans strengthened their cases for Copa ...
Copa Centenario: Castillo replaces Chandler on U.S. roster 
The USA called in Edgar Castillo to replace Timmy Chandler on its roster for the Copa Centenario. Chandler suffered a ...
What They're Saying: Sergio Ramos 
"He has brought happiness, hope, humility and hard work." -- Sergio Ramos on Frenchman Zinedine Zidane, hired in the middle ...
Youth Soccer Reporter:
Mike Woitalla

U.S. U-17 boys finish runner-up in India
A free-kick goal with six minutes left in overtime gave South Korea a 2-1 win in the U-17 AIFF Youth ...
Soccer America Confidential:
Ridge Mahoney

Dynamo can't afford to stumble again in wake of Coyle departure
Both former head coaches of the Houston Dynamo are natives of Scotland, and were born in July about a year ...
College Soccer Reporter:
Paul Kennedy

USL: Brandt leaves Navy for struggling Riverhounds
Dave Brandt, the winningest active coach in Division I men's soccer, quit his job as Navy's men's coach to become ...
Youth Soccer Insider:
Mike Woitalla

John Hackworth: India experience provides valuable lessons for U.S. U-17 boys
In its third international tournament of the year, the U.S. U-17 boys national team finished runner-up at the AIFF Youth ...
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Soccer's new-look rulebook (Part 2): Making room for the Spirit the Game
Alongside the changes in the organization and wording that David Elleray and his team have brought to the revamped rule book go what I think of as "mood" changes -- the business of modernizing the rules, of making them "more accessible," etc. Tucked away in that category is a time-bomb of a phrase that makes its first appearance in Rule 5, which tells us that referees, in making their decisions, will factor in not only the rules but also the spirit of the game.

"Discrimination of any kind in sport and this society deserves the red card. Jerome Boateng is a wonderful human being and an example to follow as a professional football player at this club. We are proud that he also plays for the German national team."

-- Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Bayern's Boateng, whose mother is German and whose father is from Ghana, after Alexander Gaulandof Germany's anti-immigration party was quoted as saying, "People find him good as a footballer, but they don't want to have a Boateng as their neighbor." (Washington Post)