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U.S. Abroad: O'Reilly seeks 'global experience' at Arsenal 
Heather O'Reilly, arguably the most-decorated player in U.S. women's soccer history, will continue her career at Arsenal Ladies for the ...
U.S. Abroad: Yedlin's Newcastle advances in FA Cup 
DeAndre Yedlin started for Newcastle United, which beat Birmingham City, 3-1, to advance to the fourth round of the English ...
What They're Saying: Tim Howard 
"I'm an old man and I've seen a lot of things, and what it seemed like to me was there ...
MLS Transactions: All the winter moves 
The Seattle Sounders signed forward Seyi Adekoya and midfielder Henry Wingo as Homegrown Players out of UCLA and University of ...
Video Pick: Bike beauty by Colombian defender 
Not bad for a central defender: Colombian international Jeison Murillo opened the scoring for Inter Milan in its 3-2 Coppa ...
Seattle Sounders: Lodeiro tips buddy Luis Suarez for move
by Paul Kennedy on Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 11:42 PM EST
Photo When Nicolas Lodeiro was negotiating with the Seattle Sounders about moving to MLS during the Copa Centenario, he turned to Uruguayan teammate and close friend Luis Suarez to help him translate. Now, Lodeiro is pumping up Suarez as a future Sounder.  
Seattle Sounders: Lodeiro tips buddy Luis Suarez for move 
When Nicolas Lodeiro was negotiating with the Seattle Sounders about moving to MLS during the Copa Centenario, he turned to ...
NASL Moves: Deltas reach 11 with three more signings 
A former MLS defender is among three players who have agreed to play for NASL expansion team San Francisco Deltas. ...
Soccer on TV 
On Thursday Atletico Madrid and Barcelona are in Copa del Rey action, though not against each other, and the African ...
What They're Saying: Ryan Hollingshead 
"Originally when I hit the concrete I was like, 'I'm going to be out for years if not forever.' So ...
MLS Moves: Jeffrey signs new deal with D.C. United 
After setting career highs for games played and starts in a season since leaving Germany for MLS in 2013, midfielder ...
Van Basten proposes 'Fussball-Revolution' 
Until now, new FIFA technical director Marco van Basten has kept a rather low profile, but he has come out ...
U.S. Abroad: Gyau moves to German 3. Liga 
Joe Gyau became the third American to join German 3. Liga club Sonnenhof Grossaspach when he signed from Borussia Dortmund, ...
Real Madrid drops second game in a row 
After going 40 games without a defeat, Real Madrid has now lost two in a row. Celta Vigo got goals ...
Memphis Depay headed to Lyon 
French club Lyon has signed Dutchman Memphis Depay from Manchester United for a fee that could top $26 million if ...
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.

"Originally when I hit the concrete I was like, 'I'm going to be out for years if not forever.' So the Lord is good. We definitely attribute my health to him and are so grateful that it's not worse than it is."

-- FC Dallas defender Ryan Hollingshead, who was hit by a passing car while helping a stranded motorist on a freeway in Irving and was thrown 30 feet in the air, fracturing three vertebrae in his neck. Remarkably, he didn't need surgery and only needs to stay in a neck brace for 6-10 weeks. (Fox4 News)

Memphis Depay headed to Lyon