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Soccer on TV 
The Europa League and Concacaf Champions League dominate the action Thursday.
MLS Expansion: Jones gives thumbs-up to Martino hiring 
It didn't take long for Trinidad & Tobago striker Kenwyne Jones to tell the world he's looking forward to playing ...
MLS Week 30: Results & Standings 
Montreal and D.C. United put themselves in line to claim playoff berths in the Eastern Conference with wins over San ...
CCL: FC Dallas tie complicates path 
FC Dallas had to settle for a 0-0 tie with Guatemala's Suchitepequez at home in their Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League ...
Klinsmann puts stop to England talk, quickly 
Not for the first time, U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has been linked to a major coaching job, but ...
STORY OF THE DAY!
MLS Expansion: Atlanta United names Martino head coach
by Ridge Mahoney on Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 5:12 PM EDT
PhotoThe track record of high-profile international coaches in MLS isn't so good: Carlos Alberto Parreira, Carlos Queiroz, Bora Milutinovic and Eddie Firmani all failed with the MetroStars, Walter Zenga was a disaster in New England, Ruud Gullit led the Galaxy off a cliff, and the first Rapids head coach, Bob Houghton, left after one season. Yet the hiring of Gerardo "Tata" Martino brings to MLS a man who has helped develop players at the club level as well as managed superstars such as Lionel Messi.  
Video Pick (TBT): When Oscar Pareja dazzled on the field 
Of MLS's 20 head coaches, 16 are former MLS players -- so on this Thursday we're throwing it back to ...
What They're Saying: Hope Solo 
"Yesterday, I underwent shoulder replacement surgery to address an injury I've been dealing with for some time. An opportunity presented ...
Roster: U.S. U-15 girls head to final camp 
The U.S. U-15 girls national team, coached by Mark Carr, head to the final training camp of this cycle before ...
UCL: Guardiola's perfect start at Man City ends with 3-3 draw at Celtic 
The good news for Manchester City is that it came back from a goal down against Celtic in Glasgow three ...
What They're Saying: Carli Lloyd 
"People are only talking about the kneeling aspect of it. I think it becomes more of a distraction because it ...
Walcott and Sanchez team up for impressive Gunners 
Theo Walcott scored twice in the first half, combining superbly with Alexis Sanchez, as Arsenal put on an impressive display ...
MLS Expansion: Atlanta United names Martino head coach 
The track record of high-profile international coaches in MLS isn't so good: Carlos Alberto Parreira, Carlos Queiroz, Bora Milutinovic and ...
New NASL owner expects to see difference in how league operates 
The interlocking and overlapping elements of North American pro soccer are among the issues facing owners of the NASL, which ...
U.S. U-16 girls tie Netherlands, 3-3 
The U.S. U-16 girls national team, amid its 12-day camp in the Netherlands, tied the Dutch U-16s, 3-3. The Michigan ...
Youth Soccer Reporter:
Mike Woitalla


Ayo Akinola scores five in three U.S. U-17 wins
Ayomide Akinola scored five goals and had three assists in three U.S. U-17 boys national team wins. The USA beat ...
Soccer America Confidential:
Ridge Mahoney


New NASL owner expects to see difference in how league operates
The interlocking and overlapping elements of North American pro soccer are among the issues facing owners of the NASL, which ...
College Soccer Reporter

Soccer America Men's Top 25
Maryland took over the top spot in the Soccer America Men's Top 25 rankings. The Terrapins, who moved from the ...
Youth Soccer Insider:
Christian Lavers


Developing smarter players: What we should and shouldn't coach at the younger ages -- and why
The greatest area for improvement in American youth soccer is in the sophistication of thought and decision-making of players.
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De Jong's barren MLS stint helps debunk the holding-midfielder myth
Holding midfielder. Defensive midfielder. Are they the same animal? I'm not sure. And frankly, I don't care. Because I have a long-standing mistrust of English soccer terminology. As well as serious suspicions about the value of tactical talk.

"Yesterday, I underwent shoulder replacement surgery to address an injury I've been dealing with for some time. An opportunity presented itself after my contract was terminated and while difficult, it opened the door to take care of a long overdue surgery."

-- Hope Solo, looking at the positive side of being suspended from the U.S. women's national team. She had surgery to repair her injured shoulder. (Instagram @HopeSolo)