The MLS story has always been about momentum. Or at least that's been the sales pitch. That idea took a hit in 2020. Read the whole story
The last time the USA and France met was in the quarterfinals of the 2019 Women's World Cup. Since then, neither team has lost. Read the whole story
"I hope those who love soccer continue to follow us. Sure, if you saw the first leg of PSG series against Bayern, you'd imagine the second leg will be a very beautiful game. But France-USA is also
-- French women's national team coach Corinne Diacre on whether the French television audience for the France-USA friendly on Tuesday in Le Havre will suffer because it will kick off 10 minutes after the start of the second leg of Paris St. Germain vs. Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League, a rematch of the 2020 final. France-USA has an advantage: It will air on national network W9 while RMC Sport, a pay channel, holds the right to PSG-Bayern. Normally, fans could gather to watch the RMC Sport broadcast at bars or restaurants, but they are closed due to the French lockdown. (Ouest France in French)
The Dec.1 agreement covered working conditions, such as charter flights, hotel accommodations, support staff and venue selection. Read the whole story
Tab Ramos, the first player signed by MLS, took part in six world championships as a player and five as a coach. Read the whole story
1. Don Ebert (Cal United Strikers). Still Irvine Strikers FC technical director and director.
2. Peter Fuller (Chattanooga FC). Begins second season as head coach.
3. Alex Gontran (1904 FC). Frenchman was Demba Ba's youth coach and agent.
4. Trevor James (Detroit City FC). Handed three-year contract extension after fall title.
5. Maximilian Mansfield (New Amsterdam FC). Also carries the title of sporting director.
6. Sam Okpodu (Maryland Bobcats). Coached Va. Tech and Nigeria women.
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7. Thales Peterson (LA Force). Brazilian helped launch FC Golden State youth program.
8. Alex Strehmel (Michigan Stars). German-American won Bundesliga title in 1992.
9. Rod Underwood (Stumptown AC). Has lots of experience in U.S. and Caribbean.
Note: NISA Legends Cup, first part of 2021 spring season, kicks off on Tuesday in Chattanooga.
The 40-foot, behind-the-backboard shot by the Dallas Mavericks' 22-year-old Slovenian came with a soccer setup. Read the whole story
1. Liga MX president intends to grow MLS partnership: 'We have to move forward together' By Felipe Cardenas (The
2. Next chapter: RSL legend Kyle Beckerman named Utah Valley men's soccer head coach By Sean Walker (KSL.com)
3. Colombian first division team Aguilas Doradas fields only seven players due to Covid outbreak By Stefano Pozzebon (CNN)