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LVG: "Wait and See" on Man United in UCL 
How far can Manchester United go in this season's UEFA Champions League? "We have to wait and see," coach Louis ...
Martinez: Everton to Reject Stones' Transfer Request 
Everton coach Roberto Martnez on Thursday said the club would reject the transfer request handed in by center-back John Stones, ...
Thiago Extends Bayern Contract to 2019 
Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcntara on Thursday extended his contract with the German champion by two years until 2019. The ...
Conmebol Chief Doubts U.S. Copa America  
CONMEBOL President Juan Angel Napout says he is unsure if the 2016 Copa America will be played in the United ...
UCL Draw: New Scheme, Similar Result 
Prior to Thursday's UEFA Champions League group stage draw, several of Europe's biggest clubs were sweating about the introduction of ...
STORY OF THE DAY!
UCL Draw: New Scheme, Similar Result
by Ross Fadner on Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 6:03 PM EDT
Prior to Thursday's UEFA Champions League group stage draw, several of Europe's biggest clubs were sweating about the introduction of new seeding rules this season. Instead of seeding teams based on their UEFA coefficient ranking or prior performance in the tournament, UEFA this season guaranteed the champions of Europe's top seven leagues and the winner of last season's UCL an automatic seed-to the chagrin of the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester City and Arsenal. However, in the end, the draw yielded eight groups that more or less look like a UCL group stage from any prior season, with two or three extremely tight-looking groups, and two or three easy seeming groups.

  
Wednesday night: Sounders first MLS team to fall in CCL 
A week after the Seattle Sounders rallied from 1-0 in the 90th minute to beat Olimpia, they traveled to Honduras ...
Retiring Dunivant fine about not making headlines 
Galaxy defender Todd Dunivant, one of just four players to win five or more league titles, has announced he will ...
11 Tips for Coaching the Little Ones 
"I got recruited to coach my kid's soccer team. Any advice?"
Rapinoe leads Reign FC to second NWSL Shield 
Seattle Reign FC clinched its second straight NWSL regular-season championship when it defeated the last-place Boston Breakers, 3-1, Wednesday night ...
What They're Saying: Wayne Rooney 
"I wasn't worried -- if it was going on for three, four or five games more, then maybe so. But ...
Soccer on TV 
The UEFA Champions League draw and Copa Sudamericana matches highlight the Thursday programming.
Mexico calls up Torres for Olympic qualifying camp 
Houston forward Erick "Cubo" Torres is among the players summoned by Mexico for a training camp that is part of ...
Wednesday night: Last-place MLS teams sweep 
Chicago and Colorado, last in the Eastern and Western Conferences, respectively, both won on Wednesday night to move within striking ...
USL Roundup: Heath praises Louisville City after friendly 
A Louisville City record crowd of 9,434 and a 3-1 victory by the USL expansion team prompted great praise from ...
Youth Soccer Reporter

Tab Ramos: 'We need more players who can make important plays'
In the wake of announcing new Player Development Initiatives -- standardizing small-sided play through U-12 and changing the birth-year registration ...
Soccer America Confidential:
Ridge Mahoney


Colorado Rapids search for relevance in tough conference
MLS Cup champion five years ago, Colorado hasn't been able to attain a spot among the league's elite teams and ...
College Soccer Reporter

Soccer America Women's Top 25
Defending champion Florida State remained No. 1 in the Soccer America Women's Top 25. There was no change in the ...
Youth Soccer Insider:
Mike Woitalla


11 Tips for Coaching the Little Ones
"I got recruited to coach my kid's soccer team. Any advice?"
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It has occurred to me at regular intervals during the past decades that one of the problems that entangle FIFA is this: its location. Switzerland. Is that a good place to be for an organization in charge of a sport that can lay claim to being the most global activity that the world has ever known?

"I wasn't worried -- if it was going on for three, four or five games more, then maybe so. But it's early days and I knew when the chances came I would take them."

-- Wayne Rooney, who broke a 10-game scoring drought with a hat trick in Manchester United's 4-0 UEFA Champions League win over Club Brugge. (Guardian)