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Soccer on TV 
On Friday England hosts Australia in a tune-up game for the European Championships and Sporting Kansas City hosts D.C. United.
Adding to the alphabet soup of American youth soccer 
If your children play soccer in the USA, they may be playing under the umbrella of AYSO, U.S. Youth Soccer, ...
USA-Bolivia: Spotlight on Pulisic's bid for starting job 
Christian Pulisic has already impressed his coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, enough that he's in contention to start at the Copa Centenario. ...
MLS Countdown: Kaka recalled by Brazil for Centenario 
The announcement came a day too late to benefit the Philadelphia Union, but Orlando City midfielder Kaka has been named ...
What They're Saying: Jozy Altidore 
"When Haiti qualified, I just thought it'd be a cool thing, because they haven't qualified for a major tournament since ...
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USA-Bolivia: Spotlight on Pulisic's bid for starting job
by Paul Kennedy on Friday, May 27, 2016 2:36 AM EDT
PhotoChristian Pulisic has already impressed his coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, enough that he's in contention to start at the Copa Centenario. Saturday's match against Bolivia in Kansas City should give the 17-year-old Pennsylvanian a chance to make his case to start against Colombia in next Friday's tournament opener.  
USL: Lou City's Goodwin off to Harvard Medical School 
Goalkeeper Scott Goodwin announced that he's leaving USL club Louisville City FC to attend Harvard Medical School in the fall ...
U.S. Abroad: Gonzalez's Pachuca has edge in Liga MX final 
Omar Gonzalez, who was passed over for a spot on the U.S. Copa Centenario team, started for Pachuca, which beat ...
BeIN Sports adds special Copa Centenario coverage 
One vital aspect of soccer's increased television exposure is how events are treated by non-rights holders that can't show the ...
TV Report: Fox network twinbill draws 1,613,000 viewers 
Last Saturday's FA Cup-MLS doubleheader on Fox reached a combined 1,613,000 viewers. Manchester United's 2-1 overtime victory over Crystal Palace ...
Ella Stevens named Girls Player of the Year 
Ella Stevens of Grayson, Georgia, was named 2015-16 Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year, becoming the second player ...
Brazil's Copa Centenario hopes take a hit 
Another day and another player scratched from the Copa Centenario. And this is a big one: Bayern Munich midfielder Douglas ...
Deal: Manchester United and Mourinho come to terms 
Manchester United and Jose Mourinho reached an agreement for the Portuguese to become United's new manager.
Transfers: Mourinho's targets include Kante and Willian 
Jose Mourinho's return to the managerial ranks at Manchester United is sure to set off more inflationary spending in England.
Lyon stars exit with third UEFA Women's Champions League title 
Lyon overcame the shock of conceding an 88th-minute equalizer to win its third UEFA Women's Champions League title on Thursday ...
Youth Soccer Reporter:
Mike Woitalla


U.S. Club Soccer announces new league: ENPL for boys
U.S. Club Soccer and the Elite Clubs National League have announced their collaboration to launch the Elite National Premier League ...
Soccer America Confidential:
Paul Kennedy


Il caso Giovinco: Italy's loss is MLS's gain
Sebastian Giovinco isn't going to the Euros. Italy's loss is MLS's gain. More particularly, Toronto FC gets to turn loose ...
College Soccer Reporter:
Paul Kennedy


USL: Brandt leaves Navy for struggling Riverhounds
Dave Brandt, the winningest active coach in Division I men's soccer, quit his job as Navy's men's coach to become ...
Youth Soccer Insider:
Mike Woitalla


Adding to the alphabet soup of American youth soccer
If your children play soccer in the USA, they may be playing under the umbrella of AYSO, U.S. Youth Soccer, ...
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Soccer's new-look rulebook (Part 2): Making room for the Spirit the Game
Alongside the changes in the organization and wording that David Elleray and his team have brought to the revamped rule book go what I think of as "mood" changes -- the business of modernizing the rules, of making them "more accessible," etc. Tucked away in that category is a time-bomb of a phrase that makes its first appearance in Rule 5, which tells us that referees, in making their decisions, will factor in not only the rules but also the spirit of the game.

"When Haiti qualified, I just thought it'd be a cool thing, because they haven't qualified for a major tournament since the [1974] World Cup. I thought this would be something cool knowing how much Haitian people love their national team ... to have thousands of people who otherwise wouldn't be able to see the matches broadcast the group games and see them perform."

-- U.S. forward Jozy Altidore, who will miss the Copa Centenario with a hamstring injury but has made sure soccer fans in Haiti, where parents grew up, will be able to watch the tournament. Altidore's foundation is teaming up with the St. Luke Foundation to underwrite coverage of Haiti's matches, the USA's matches and the Copa Centenario semifinals and final to the Caribbean island. (SI.com)