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USMNT: Our 23 picks for the Gold Cup 
U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena will announce his 23-player roster for the Gold Cup on Sunday. Seven players who ...
Soccer on TV 
MLS Rivalry Week starts off Friday with the Texas tangle of Houston and FC Dallas. The Red Bulls host New ...
Saief's switch to represent USA is approved by FIFA 
Israeli-American Kenny Saief, who plays for Belgium's Gent, has been approved by FIFA for a change of association, making him ...
MLS Today: Hunt for points intensifies 
Big rivalry matches will be played each day over the weekend -- Houston-FC Dallas, NYCFC-Red Bulls and Portland-Seattle. More than ...
MLS Closeup: By dominating at home Dynamo defies critics 
So far in this MLS season, several teams are posting remarkable records that are mirror images: tremendous at home, terrible ...
USMNT: Our 23 picks for the Gold Cup
by Paul Kennedy on Friday, Jun 23, 2017 2:39 AM EDT
Photo U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena will announce his 23-player roster for the Gold Cup on Sunday. Seven players who started in the two recent World Cup qualifiers aren't on the 40-player preliminary roster. Of the 11 starters who are on this short list, few are expected to be picked, at least for the group stage. Here are our picks ...  
What They're Saying: Francisco Rios 
"The first thing I did this year when the schedule came out was to check to see when the Wednesday ...
U.S. Abroad: European season starts early 
The new European season starts early for three Americans who will be competing in the Europa League. Dion Acoff (Valur), ...
Mbappe and the allure of Real Madrid 
The biggest transfer saga of the summer will be that of 18-year-old Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe, and it's now apparent ...
What They're Saying: Dax McCarty 
"You can take the ginger out of NY, but NY will still be red. Good luck to my boys in ...
MLS: DP Qazaishvili gives Quakes new look up front 
Valeri "Vako" Qazaishvili scored 21 goals in 2014-15 and 2015-16 with Dutch club Vitesse and is a regular member of ...
Mexicans Pena and Herrera sign with Rangers 
Carlos Pena and Eduardo Herrera became the latest Mexican players to move to Europe when they signed three-year deals at ...
Brazilian Oscar gets eight-game ban in China for starting mass brawl 
Brazilian midfielder Oscar was given an eight-match ban and fined for instigating a mass brawl in Shanghai SIPG's match with ...
Liverpool pays almost $47 million for Salah 
Liverpool paid almost $47 million to sign 25-year-old Egyptian Mohamed Salah from Roma. The move comes three years after it ...
Chile will explore World Cup 2026 bid possibility 
Chilean soccer federation president Arturo Salah says that he wants to begin talks about presenting a South American bid for ...
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Southern Californian Kennedy Wesley is national girls player of the year
Kennedy Wesley, who played for the USA at the 2016 U-17 World Cup and is eligible for the 2018 U-17 ...
Soccer America Confidential:
Mike Woitalla

Thank you, Tony DiCicco
I've often been told that I am very fortunate to have the job of soccer journalist, and I agree, for ...
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

Hugo Arellano is latest player from 2015 U.S. U-17 squad to make first division debut
Hugo Arellano, the USA's captain at the 2015 U-17 World Cup who signed a Homegrown contract with the Los Angeles ...
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It was Pele who started the "soccer is beauty" theme. He titled his autobiography -- one of them, anyway -- "My Life and the Beautiful Game."

"The first thing I did this year when the schedule came out was to check to see when the Wednesday matches were. I was hoping there wouldn't be any, but I knew I wouldn't be that lucky."

-- Houston Dynamo fan Francisco Rios, who has made the round trip -- 200 miles each way -- from his home in Corpus Christi to Houston for every MLS home game since September 2015, extending a streak that will reach 100th consecutive home matches Friday when the Dynamo hosts FC Dallas. (

Ochoa wants to stay in La Liga