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Why would Wenger want England job? 
The England media, it seems, are in love with the idea of Arsene Wenger taking over as England national team ...
MLS Talking Points: Dempsey's loss doesn't faze Sounders 
For the first time in 2016, the Seattle Sounders are in the top six in MLS's Western Conference. With an ...
CCL: FC Dallas tie complicates path to quarterfinals 
FC Dallas had to settle for a 0-0 tie with Guatemala's Suchitepequez at home in their Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League ...
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Of MLS's 20 head coaches, 16 are former MLS players -- so on this Thursday we're throwing it back to ...
TV Report: Fox Sports to air U-17 Women's World Cup 
Fox Sports will broadcast all 32 games from the 2016 U-17 Women's World Cup in Jordan (Sept. 30-Oct. 21) on ...
MLS Talking Points: Dempsey's loss doesn't faze Sounders
by Paul Kennedy on Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 5:48 AM EDT
PhotoFor the first time in 2016, the Seattle Sounders are in the top six in MLS's Western Conference. With an edge in the tiebreaker (total wins) and a game in hand, the Sounders overtook the defending champion Portland Timbers thanks to their 1-0 win over Chicago, making up 10 points and three places in the standings in two months since Brian Schmetzer replaced head coach Sigi Schmid and Nicolas Lodeiro arrived from Boca Juniors.  
Soccer on TV 
The Europa League and Concacaf Champions League dominate the action Thursday.
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It didn't take long for Trinidad & Tobago striker Kenwyne Jones to tell the world he's looking forward to playing ...
MLS Week 30: Results & Standings 
Montreal and D.C. United put themselves in line to claim playoff berths in the Eastern Conference with wins over San ...
Klinsmann puts stop to England talk, quickly 
Not for the first time, U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has been linked to a major coaching job, but ...
Ayo Akinola scores five in three U.S. U-17 wins 
Ayomide Akinola scored five goals and had three assists in three U.S. U-17 boys national team wins. The USA beat ...
What They're Saying: Hope Solo 
"Yesterday, I underwent shoulder replacement surgery to address an injury I've been dealing with for some time. An opportunity presented ...
Roster: U.S. U-15 girls head to final camp 
The U.S. U-15 girls national team, coached by Mark Carr, head to the final training camp of this cycle before ...
UCL: Guardiola's perfect start at Man City ends with 3-3 draw at Celtic 
The good news for Manchester City is that it came back from a goal down against Celtic in Glasgow three ...
What They're Saying: Carli Lloyd 
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Ayo Akinola scores five in three U.S. U-17 wins
Ayomide Akinola scored five goals and had three assists in three U.S. U-17 boys national team wins. The USA beat ...
Soccer America Confidential:
Ridge Mahoney

New NASL owner expects to see difference in how league operates
The interlocking and overlapping elements of North American pro soccer are among the issues facing owners of the NASL, which ...
College Soccer Reporter

Soccer America Men's Top 25
Maryland took over the top spot in the Soccer America Men's Top 25 rankings. The Terrapins, who moved from the ...
Youth Soccer Insider:
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The greatest area for improvement in American youth soccer is in the sophistication of thought and decision-making of players.
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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.

"Unfortunately, it was an error of judgement on my behalf. I've paid the consequences. Entrapment has won on this occasion and I have to accept that."

-- Former England national team coach Sam Allardyce after he lost his job after one game following newspaper revelations of how he advised undercover reporters posing as businessmen it was "not a problem" to "get around" player transfer rules. (BBC Sport)