"Fox Sports' WC '18 ad sales proj. $30-$40m lower w/o USMNT; may cut costs & move more games to big FOX for higher ad rates."
-- Ian Thomas of Sports Business Journal on impact of the USA's failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. (ByIanThomas via Twitter)
United Soccer Coaches (formerly the NSCAA) will host a summit at its annual coaches convention in Philadelphia to identify "cultural cornerstones." Read the whole story
"The soul is real. This building still has more character than any place in the country. There's a feeling here at night that's different. I don't know if it's the lights. There's just a different
aura -- the color, the glow, the feel is different than all of the new parks."
-- Ben Olsen, who played at RFK Stadium for 12 years with D.C. United and has coached it for another eight, on the Washington, D.C., stadium at which the United will play for the last time on Sunday. It will move into its new home, Audi Field, in 2019. (Washington Post)
Julie Ertz's fourth goal of the year gave the USA a lead it never relinquished in the friendly played at the Mercedes Benz Superdome ... Read the whole story
The U.S. Adult Soccer Association's annual mid-year conference in Incline Village will be the place to be for soccer politics this weekend. Read the whole story
The call is a tough one, but the Toronto FC coach has his team on course for an MLS record-breaking season. Read the whole story
While executives from Precourt Sports Ventures were in Austin, Crew season-ticket holders learned there would not be refunds on 2018 purchases. Read the whole story
A couple of weeks ago, I said that it will take a small miracle for the USA not to qualify for the 2018 World ... Read the whole story
Our Feel Good Friday video shows a brief postgame interaction between Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane and Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas. Read the whole story
Qualifying for the 2018 U.S. Open Cup continues with 12 games on Saturday and 14 on Sunday in the second round of Open Division. Read the whole story
When Hugo Perez led the U.S. U-14 and U-15 national teams, he coached what is starting to look like an exceptional generation. Read the whole story