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Canada: Ten MLS players named for Bermuda friendly 
Toronto FC teammates Jonathan Osorio and Tosiant Ricketts lead a Canada squad that includes younger players and several seeking their ...
What They're Saying: Arsene Wenger 
"Offside is what makes the team be together. It's a big quality of a team sport. It's an intelligent rule ...
MLS Moves: Galaxy uses TAM again on Joao Pedro 
In the space of just a few days, the Galaxy has completely revamped its midfield. After signing Sebastian Lletget to ...
MLS Rosters: Who's in and who's out for 2017 
As MLS clubs head into preseason, roster sizes range from 28 players under contract by FC Dallas and Orlando City ...
MLS Expansion: Tuesday is key day for stadium projects 
MLS expansion bidders are rushing to garner support for their stadium plans before the league's Jan. 31 deadline to submit ...
STORY OF THE DAY!
Orlando City: Kaka has no plans of leaving
by Paul Kennedy on Friday, Jan 20, 2017 3:41 AM EST
Photo Kaka says offseason reports out of Brazil that he'll leave Orlando City at the end of the 2017 MLS season were misconstrued, and he has made no decision about his future after his three-year contract ends."I'm very happy here," he says, "and my idea is to stay here."  
What They're Saying: Joe Greenspan 
"Luckily, the higher ups in the Navy and the government made the decision to say we are going to let ...
MLS Business: MNUFC hits Target with jersey sponsor 
That famous bulls-eye known to shoppers around the country will be prominently displayed on an MLS jersey and in league ...
Orlando City: Kaka has no plans of leaving 
Kaka says offseason reports out of Brazil that he'll leave Orlando City at the end of the 2017 MLS season ...
Soccer on TV 
Bundesliga is back! Leader Bayern Munich plays at Freiberg to officially end the winter break. There's also another round of ...
Bundesliga break isn't what it used to be 
Of the major European leagues, Germany's Bundesliga has the longest winter break -- a little more than four weeks -- ...
Video Pick: Coaches make fools of themselves 
Honduras coach Jorge Luis Pinto and his Panama counterpart Bolillo Gomez fail the role-model test when they scuffle after Honduras' ...
Copa Centroamericana: Honduras is first to advance 
Honduras, which will face the USA March 24 in a critical Hexagonal match, became the first team to qualify for ...
Man City signing Gabriel Jesus gets green light 
Gabriel Jesus, the 19-year-old Brazilian winger, will be able to play for Manchester City against Tottenham on Saturday after his ...
Tottenham loses Vertonghen for six week with ankle injury 
Tottenham will be without Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen for six weeks with an ankle ligament injury, but Spurs manager Mauricio ...
Youth Soccer Reporter:
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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.

"Luckily, the higher ups in the Navy and the government made the decision to say we are going to let the guys make careers as professional athletes, while also serving as reservists. I'm grateful for that opportunity they afforded me."

-- Joe Greenspan, commissioned as a Surface Warfare Officer on the U.S. Naval destroyer USS Sampson in early 2016, on a change in Navy policy that had required Annapolis graduations to complete five years of active service upon graduation. The policy change for pro athletes will allow him to resume his MLS career at Minnesota United, where he was traded in the offseason. (St. Paul Pioneer-Press)


Memphis Depay headed to Lyon