No. U.S. national team player has ever contributed more to his hometown than Banks quietly did in the city where he learned the game. Read the whole story
The always intense Dortmund-Schalke derby with Weston McKennie and Christian Pulisic will be one not to miss for U.S. fans. Read the whole story
"I try to give him a lot of advice when I talk to him. I've told him that in this profession, humility is fundamental. I think football is beautiful, and it gives you a lot, but you have to have
balance. When things are going well, you're calm. When things don't go your way, you have to be the same. I've tried to tell him that humility is fundamental. I always have tried to instill that
-- David Ferreira, the 2010 MLS MVP with FC Dallas still playing in his native Colombia with Union Magdalena, on his 18-year-old son Jesus, who has scored in each of the last three FC Dallas wins. (Dallas Morning-News)
From sideline abuse to VAR, here's a collection of Soccer America articles on referee-related issues. Read the whole story
1. Youth soccer participation declined 4 percent in 2018, according to the National Sporting Goods Association’s release on the 2019 edition of its sports participation in the U.S. report. It also reported that overall
youth team sports participation (ages 7-17) remained relatively flat (+0.3 percent) from 2017-2018 and tackle football increased by nearly 4 percent. Of the 57 sports and activities surveyed, 26
increased and 31 declined.
2. LA Galaxy midfielder Romain Alessandrini is expected to be out until September following surgery to repair a knee injury. The Frenchman needed meniscus root repair after suffering the injury in the LA Galaxy's game against Philadelphia on April 13. He has 24 goals and 22 assists in 61 appearances since joining the Galaxy from Marseille in 2017.
3. D.C. United promoted Stewart Mairs to the position of technical director. He served as the D.C. United’s director of soccer strategy and analysis since 2016 focusing on the recruitment of new talent and overseeing scouting and preparations for upcoming MLS matches. He will replace Dane Murphy, who left United after four months.