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Kljestan homecoming is going well

After five seasons in Europe, midfielder Sacha Kljestan is readjusting to life in America and competing in MLS.

World Cup of fraud and confederation of lies

There is only one word to describe the 164-page indictment filed by Federal prosecutors against 14 soccer officials and marketing executives on Wednesday in Federal court in Brooklyn.

Quakes rookie Alashe hones skills against MLS's best

The busy life of Quakes rookie midfielder Fatai Alashe includes a trip to France this month to play in the Toulon Tournament for the U.S. under-23 team.

Wondo's mark of 100 goals impresses everyone but him

San Jose forward Chris Wondolowski joined eight players in the exclusive club of 100-goal scorers by netting a penalty kick Sunday.


MLS in Yankee Stadium completes New York City soccer tapestry

Three days. Not much time to soak in a city's soccer culture. But this is New York City. And it helps that I'm at the apartment of Soccer America columnist Paul Gardner. He started covering Big Apple sports in 1961, when he wrote about the Roger Maris-Mickey Mantle pursuit of Babe Ruth's 60-home run record for The Observer.


Women's World Cup all primed to be prime-time hit

You heard it here first: With a little luck, Fox will break the record for the most-viewed soccer game on U.S. television during its coverage of the Women's World Cup.


Orlando City staff sends right messages but lacks wiggle room

Expansion team Orlando City SC finally won a game at home, and did so impressively by beating the defending champion LA Galaxy, 4-0.

College or pro? Soccer in America increasingly faces a choice of how to develop players

The rusting, gray Commodore Barry Bridge overlooked PPL Park, wind whirled on the pitch, and patches of ice bobbed along the recently melted Delaware River as members of the Sons of Ben -- the Philadelphia Union's riverfront supporters section -- banged their drums. And banged their drums.  And banged their drums.

Keith Tozer: 'USA is ready for pro futsal'

The Professional Futsal League (PFL) is slated to launch in November 2016. Keith Tozer, who has been the U.S. national futsal team coach since 1996, serves as PFL commissioner and explains how the venture is unfolding and why he believes the USA is ready for professional futsal.

USA grooms new goddess of the air

As sports teams go, the U.S. women's national team is tough to break into. But once you're in, you're in.

New York derby exceeds Marsch's expectations

If you ever questioned MLS's wisdom of putting two teams in New York, that was answered on Sunday night at Red Bull Arena.

The other Great Debate: how do you define a derby?

New York City FC and the Red Bulls kick off their rivalry Sunday that some believe shouldn't be called a derby.

MLS encouraged by growth in TV audiences

Through the first nine weeks of the 2015 MLS season, total viewership is up on the three television networks as compared to last season. But what is most encouraging to MLS is that the gains in the first year of the new eight-year agreement with its television partners are even greater in the key 18-49 adults demo -- the most ...

MLS teams San Jose and Houston in transition take on new identities

The Quakes and Dynamo are linked by a common history and the return of Dominic Kinnear provided intriguing points of comparison.

Defending MLS champs seldom look the part in post-Donovan days

Drab draw with the Rapids extended unbeaten run to four games, yet the Galaxy is still seeking momentum.