All-Star Games are supposed to be wide-open, entertaining affairs, and if so, are tough tests for all of those players burdened with defensive responsibilities. … Read the whole story
"There's a reason you see the passion in this area: Soccer's in their blood now. It takes generations. You don't start liking soccer five years ago and all of a sudden have a passionate fan base.
This has been developing for years."
-- Landon Donovan, who began his MLS career with the San Jose Earthquakes, on soccer support in San Jose. Levi's Stadium averaged almost 62,000 for four Copa Centenario games, while the area will host in the span of 48 hours the AT&T MLS All-Star Game and Liverpool-AC Milan International Champions Cup match. (San Jose Mercury-News)
Last February, Lionel Messi passed a penalty kick to Luis Suarez, who stroked home to complete a hat trick against Celta Vigo. Last Sunday … Read the whole story
"It's important to be an example, especially for the kids. I work every day with this mentality. I know I can be with someone just for 10 seconds, one minute, and I can make the difference in his
day or maybe in his life."
-- Paris St. Germain defender David Luiz on meeting young fans during the French club's U.S. summer tour. The touring European clubs promote their brands heavily, but players get a chance to meet young fans and impact their lives. (Los Angeles Times)
A guy like Sacha Kljestan, an 11-year pro and veteran of the UEFA Champions League with Anderlecht, isn't so jaded that a chance to … Read the whole story
Eighteen months after joining the Sounders as president of soccer and general manager, Garth Lagerwey is plotting a new path forward in the wake … Read the whole story
In an appetizer to the MLS all-stars' game against Arsenal, a squad of MLS U-23 Homegrown players faced Mexico's U-20 national team at San … Read the whole story
So Sigi Schmid has gone the way of all coaches who don't win games, or don't win enough games, or don't win the important … Read the whole story
FC Dallas star Fabian Castillo arrived in Turkey ahead of his anticipated transfer from MLS to Trabzonspor and was literally swept off his feet … Read the whole story
In recent years, the MLS All-Star Game has been a chance for foreign opponents to showcase their American players: Roma with Michael Bradley in … Read the whole story
Derrick Jones, the first player to sign with the Bethlehem Steel FC, became the first player to jump from the Philadelphia Union's academy to … Read the whole story
The U.S. women's national team was off to Brazil Wednesday night to prepare for its quest for a fourth straight Olympic gold-medal in women's … Read the whole story