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MLS Moves: Hedges signs new deal with FC Dallas 
Keeping a successful team together can be a challenge in MLS, and rather let the contract status of a vital ...
USMNT: Arena meets Bundesliga quintet 
Less than two weeks after taking the job, new U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena has already met with all ...
NASL's fate hangs in the balance 
A decision on the 2017 sanctioning of the NASL and USL was put on hold by U.S. Soccer's board of ...
MLS Expansion: St. Pete and Carolina enter race 
One recent and a second likely refugee from the NASL threw their hats in the increasingly crowded MLS expansion ring ...
What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid 
"My son, Kurt, is still a Sounders employee [as an assistant coach and scout], so I know he gets a ...
STORY OF THE DAY!
NASL's fate hangs in the balance
by Paul Kennedy on Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 2:08 AM EST
Photo A decision on the 2017 sanctioning of the NASL and USL was put on hold by U.S. Soccer's board of directors on Tuesday. That leaves the fate of the struggling NASL hanging in the balance but it should give clubs interested in joining the USL more time to seek favorable terms for a move to its rival league.  
Soccer on TV 
On Wednesday the final day of group play in the Champions League includes group play includes Porto-Leicester City and Leverkusen-Monaco.
MLS Awards: Villa adds MVP award to trophy case 
He won a World Cup and European Championship with Spain and a Champions League title with Barcelona, and since coming ...
Video Pick: Reus assists Auba for best Bundesliga golazo  
Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the Bundesliga Goal of the Week, a golazo that was special for the way Marco ...
What They're Saying: Russian MP Valery Rashkin 
"It is crucial to verify that 'FIFA 17 is compliant [with the law] for the game's stated age group." -- ...
What They're Saying: Luke Mishu 
"I had to be realistic. I love soccer, but MLS isn't the NFL or NBA. I felt like I could ...
U.S. Soccer and governing in the 21st century 
As U.S. Soccer has grown into a $100 million business with a huge influence on the sport, both domestically and ...
UCL: PSG gifts Arsenal the group title 
Arsenal captured Group A in the UEFA Champions League, getting a hat trick from Lucas Perez in first Champions League ...
Real Madrid backs Cristiano Ronaldo over taxes 
Cristiano Ronaldo, under scrutiny for the manner in which he uses tax havens, has received the support of his employer, ...
CSKA Moscow's Slutskiy will step down as coach 
Leonid Slutskiy, who has been in charge of CSKA Moscow since October 2009, will step down after Wednesday's Champions League ...
Youth Soccer Reporter:
Mike Woitalla


U.S. U-15 boys finish 2016 with wins in Florida
The U.S. U-15 boys national team wrapped up 2016 with a training camp in Bradenton, Florida, that included wins over ...
Soccer America Confidential:
Mike Woitalla


Bruce Arena is a safe bet compared to the gamble U.S. Soccer took on Klinsmann
It was an exciting and hopeful time, when U.S. Soccer hired Jurgen Klinsmann in the summer of 2011. The press ...
College Soccer Reporter:
Paul Kennedy


Women's College Cup: USC stuns West Virginia
USC got two late goals from Mexican international Katie Johnson to beat top-ranked West Virginia, 3-1, and win its second ...
Youth Soccer Insider:
Mike Woitalla


Big U.S. U-17 wins a 'snapshot of good signs of progress'
During three games over five days last week at the Nike International Friendlies in Florida, Coach John Hackworth's team impressed ...
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Will fear of goalscoring affect MLS Cup 2016?
Back in the 1970s I recall watching a soccer panel on English TV. They were discussing an important upcoming game -- maybe it was the FA Cup final. Both of the teams who would feature in that game had just had big wins and had scored a lot of goals. The moderator asked the two panel members -- both of them coaches --- what that meant for the upcoming final.

"It is crucial to verify that 'FIFA 17 is compliant [with the law] for the game's stated age group."

-- Russian MP Valery Rashkin on whether "FIFA 17" is suitable for all ages and not in violation of a controversial Russian law that banned the promotion of "nontraditional sexual relations" to children. For a limited time, "FIFA 17" allowed players to download a rainbow-hued jersey to support the "Rainbow Laces" campaign that the Premier League promoted. (Washington Post)