Many of the themes from Soccer America's first issue published on April 8, 1971, remain true today. Read the whole story
"I have the assurance of the hotel managers that they, at their own expense, can observe house arrest there."
-- Judge Gustavo Amarilla, ordering the release of Brazilian great Ronaldinho and his brother into house arrest at a hotel in downtown Asuncion, the Paraguayan capital. They were jailed last month to await trial on charges of using false passports to enter Paraguay. They are out on bail of $1.6 million. (AFP)
Older American soccer fans may have a biased affection for the 1981 movie, so we asked a Gen Z to give it a look. Read the whole story
Toni Dovale, who spent the 2014 season in MLS, was preparing to head back to his club in Thailand when the situation became serious. Read the whole story
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