Recent tears by Diego Valeri (goals in an MLS record eight straight games) and Josef Martinez (back-to-back hat tricks) have tightened what is shaping … Read the whole story
"I want to reiterate my regret for the comments I made after our loss to Sweden at the Rio Games. As I expressed in my apology to the Swedish captain immediately following the match, I have
tremendous respect for the Swedish team, and in describing the style of play, I used a choice of words that was both offensive and not at all what I had intended to convey."
-- Hope Solo, issuing a statement that she had "amicably" resolved her grievance with U.S. Soccer after it suspended her from the U.S. women's national team and terminated her contract after the 2016 Olympics for calling Sweden "a bunch of cowards" after the quarterfinal loss and for past incidents. (San Francisco Chronicle)
It's starts out a bit slow after Andres Iniesta nutmegs Gerard Pique, but the Barcelona pre-game rondo gets especially exciting when Toni Kroos, Gerard … Read the whole story
"Chinese players are not as naturally skilled like South American or European players. Like players who learned soccer when they were kids. They're not good. Even in 50 years, they still won't be
able to compete."
-- Argentine star Carlos Tevez, who's being paid an estimated $44 million by Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua but has scored only three goals in 13 games. He was responding after Shenhua's chairman said he was unfit to play. (SFR Sport via Guardian)
This is the final weekend before U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena will have to sit down with his staff and made a decision … Read the whole story
The USA did poorly at the last U-17 World Cup, failing to reach the second round in 2015, but that team included: Christian Pulisic, … Read the whole story
As the "other" expansion team for 2017, Minnesota United FC lacks the dazzle of its Atlanta counterpart but played spoiler last week by beating … Read the whole story
I taught a re-certification referee course this weekend. My students were mostly teenagers who had been refereeing for at least one year. We covered … Read the whole story
Some MLS clubs have waited years to get approval for their soccer stadiums to get off the ground. The Oregonian reported it's taken the … Read the whole story
Puerto Rico FC's NASL match at Indy Eleven on Saturday was postponed in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria that devastated Puerto Rico. The game … Read the whole story