The former U.S. national team goalkeeper and current Fox Sports analyst Brad Friedel replaces Jay Heaps, who was dismissed in September. Read the whole story
In 2013, a 14-year-old Christian Pulisic reacts to lunching with national team stars. Read the whole story
"For every MLS club like the Red Bulls and RSL who give tons of opportunities to the younger players, there are a lot of teams where that does not fit into their DNA or doesn't fit into their way to
win games. This is not just on U.S. Soccer. We've got a lot of work to do."
-- U.S. Soccer youth technical director and U-20 national team coach Tab Ramos on the need for MLS clubs to make a greater contribution to player development. (SiriusXMFC's The Coaching Academy via SBI Soccer)
The Sporting Kansas City defender finished with more than twice the support of the second-place finisher, Toronto FC's Justin Morrow. Read the whole story
Schmid, a Seattle Sounders scout and assistant coach since 2009, has been named director of player personnel and scouting. Read the whole story
Northern Ireland 0 Switzerland 1.
(Rodriguez pen. 58)
Greece 4 Croatia 1.
(Modric pen. 13, Kalinic 19, Perisic 33, Kramaric 49; Papastathopoulos 30)
Friday: Sweden-Italy, 2:30 pm ET (FS1, Fox Deportes)
-- Honduras-Australia, 5 pm ET (Telemundo, Universo)
-- New Zealand-Peru 10 pm ET (BeIN Sports, BeIN Sports en Espanol)
Saturday: Denmark-Ireland, 2:30 pm ET (FS2, Fox Deportes)
The only other team with more than one player on the Best XI is North Carolina FC with two. Read the whole story
"My life was a whirlwind from the beginning. I was always going 100 miles an hour. Growing up, I missed a lot of stuff. Now that I'm semi-retired, I've decided to do all of the things that I didn't
do, as a kid - and I feel a sense of inner peace."
-- Darryl Gee, who joined the New York Cosmos in 1980 as one of the first youth soccer stars to turn pro out of high school and only recently bought his first bicycle. He will be enshrined in the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday night. (Baltimore Sun)