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Lauren Holiday has healthy baby girl 
Lauren Holiday, who retired last year at the age of 28 to start a family with her husband, NBA star ...
U.S. Abroad: Orozco and Arriola back on top with Xolos 
Michael Orozco started and Paul Arriola was a late sub as Tijuana won, 2-1, at Santos and retook first place ...
MLS Week 29: Results & Standings 
The New York Red Bulls, Toronto FC and New York City FC became the first three teams to clinch playoff ...
What They're Saying: FIFA anti-racism task force member Osasu Obayiuwana 
"We never had a single meeting under his chairmanship. I wrote him, more than once, asking for when a meeting ...
Soccer on TV 
On Sunday the Galaxy and Seattle tangle; Crew SC and New England stage the Copa Kei Kamara; and in Brazil ...
STORY OF THE DAY!
MLS Week 29: Results & Standings
by Soccer America on Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 2:18 PM EDT
PhotoThe New York Red Bulls, Toronto FC and New York City FC became the first three teams to clinch playoff berths in the Eastern Conference. It's just the second time in 10 years for Toronto FC, while NYCFC is headed to the postseason in just its second season.  
Money flows at United even if wins don't 
This just in: Earning big and spending big doesn't guarantee winning big. Just ask Manchester United, which for the third ...
Infantino: 'Marco van Basten is football' 
Friday president Gianni Infantino appointed Marco van Basten as FIFA's chief officer for technical development, tasking the Dutchman to help ...
Mexico: La Volpe flattered to accept Club America job 
Former Mexico national team coach Ricardo La Volpe is the new head coach of Club America, replacing Ignacio Ambriz, who ...
Busquets could play out career at Barcelona 
Spaniard Sergio Busquets signed a new five-year deal with Barcelona that could keep him at the club where he debuted ...
Teen keeper Lafont shuts out PSG 
Paris St. Germain lost for the second time in seven Ligue 1 matches -- equaling its total of losses for ...
U.S. Abroad: Another convincing win for Pulisic's Borussia Dortmund 
Borussia Dortmund completed its second perfect week in a row when it beat Freiburg, 3-1, to take its haul to ...
So far, Jordan Morris' decisions have been the right ones 
U.S. forward Jordan Morris turned down a move to German club Werder Bremen, which is rooted to the bottom of ...
What They're Saying: Jose Mourinho 
"I know that some football Einsteins -- football is full of Einsteins -- I know that they tried to delete ...
What They're Saying: Eddie Rodger 
"They didn't just burn bridges with the local soccer community, they nuked them. It's disgraceful. They tossed everyone who cared ...
Youth Soccer Reporter:
Mike Woitalla


U.S. U-16 girls head to Netherlands
Coach Jaime Frias has named a 20-player roster for the U.S. U-16 girls national team's Sept. 16-27 training camp in ...
Soccer America Confidential:
Ridge Mahoney


So far, Jordan Morris' decisions have been the right ones
U.S. forward Jordan Morris turned down a move to German club Werder Bremen, which is rooted to the bottom of ...
College Soccer Reporter

College Men: ETSU stuns North Carolina in Chapel Hill
ETSU recorded the biggest win in school history when the Buccaneers defeated the top-ranked North Carolina, 1-0, on Fletcher Ekern's ...
Youth Soccer Insider:
Mike Woitalla


How to coach heading -- NSCAA delivers excellent online course
Soccer's birth date is widely considered to be Dec. 8, 1863, when the English FA published its first set of ...
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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.

"We never had a single meeting under his chairmanship. I wrote him, more than once, asking for when a meeting would be held. But I never received a reply from him."

-- FIFA anti-racism task force member Osasu Obayiuwana after FIFA dissolved the committee and declared its work complete. The task force was headed by Jeffrey Webb until he was arrested on corruption charges in 2015. Webb's replacement, FIFA council member Constant Omari from Congo, never held a meeting. (AP)