Bruce Arena and his U.S. national team staff will have their fingers crossed as they follow the 24 players called in World Cup 2018 ... Read the whole story
"It was actually very special. It was cool to see a lot of people from different countries coming into the U.S. They really appreciate the opportunity, as do I."
-- Dom Dwyer, second on Sporting Kansas City's all-time goal scoring charts, on becoming a U.S. citizen on Thursday at naturalization ceremonies in Kansas City. The England-born Dwyer, whose wife Sydney LeRoux plays for the U.S. women's national team, is now eligible to petition FIFA to play for the men's national team. (Kansas City Star)
And the Own Goal of the Week goes to Danish midfielder Dennis Flinta. Had he'd scored on the other end, the close-range chip would ... Read the whole story
"We're in a slightly different market, a slightly different world than just as recently as the last 12-24 months. I think because of that we're going to have to make a larger investment in scouting
for us as well as across the league because you're in a different kind of tier of players you're trying to attract. We're trying to get higher-end guys."
-- New England Revolution general manager Mike Burns on the increased spending by MLS clubs on player salaries and transfer fees, which has required that they increase their scouting budgets. (ESPN FC)
Juan Carlos Osorio named 11-European-based players in his squad of 25 players for Mexico's World Cup 2018 qualifiers against Costa Rica and Trinidad & ... Read the whole story
Issa Hayatou, a symbol of the old FIFA, was finally deposed as the president of the Confederation of African Football after a reign of ... Read the whole story
Aloys Wijnker, the Dutchman who has served as U.S. Soccer Coach Educator since January 2016, is the now Director of the Boys U.S. Soccer ... Read the whole story
Youth sports programs often can only run with the help of parent volunteers. Whether your role on the team is crucial (team manager) or ... Read the whole story
Houston and San Jose, two of four teams to win both of their first two games, draw difficult opponents for their first road contests ... Read the whole story
MLS moves into Week 3 with 10 games on Saturday and one on Sunday. Already Atlanta United has announced its second home against the ... Read the whole story
Toronto FC has made two moves to bolster its corps of defenders. It has re-signed Nick Hagglund to a new contract and also signed ... Read the whole story