The Austin city council agreed to a resolution to explore possible stadium sites for the owners of Columbus Crew SC. Read the whole story
"The tendency to just burn everything down, you know, exists. And on sort of a macro level, you look at what's going on with the U.S. Soccer Federation right now. Obviously, they had an unbelievable
hardship in not qualifying, and there's some good reasons to want change. But there's a sort of a just-burn-it-all-down mentality that exists. So much so that you've got candidates to run a
federation who aren't even emotionally and mentally stable, let alone have ever run an organization in their life. And you've got intelligent media not pointing that point."
-- Portland Timbers owner Merritt Poulson on what he termed an "extreme version" of change, in reference to what needs to change "on a much smaller level" for the Timbers after their exit from the MLS playoffs in the conference semifinals. (Timbers in 30)
The USA and Canada played to a 1-1 tie Thursday night in the first of two friendlies before a crowd of 28,017 fans. Read the whole story
"I think like most people, your initial reaction is, well, I can help. I can do the job. And I quickly walked back from that to considering the realities, which were 1) I'm not remotely qualified
for that job; 2) I would have no idea how to even begin that job; 3) I don't want to do that job; and 4) there are better ways for me to be involved and impactful."
-- Landon Donovan, saying he won't run for U.S. Soccer president but must do more to help the sport on the soccer side. (SI.com)
The ball is a throwback to the adidas Telstar ball, the first to be decorated with black panels, used at the 1970 World Cup. Read the whole story
Top seeds Green Bay, Fairfield and Denver moved into their respective conference tournament finals this weekend. Read the whole story
With its future in doubt since the split-season break, the Canadian has led the first-year team to Sunday's championship game. Read the whole story