• MLS Playoff 2007 Best XI
    Around the world, cup competitions are a volatile, unpredictable counterpart to the long grinding slog of league play. In the United States, the MLS season is condensed into a frantic burst of tense showdowns that determine the champion.
  • Ellinger: U.S. Youth Soccer 'renews focus'
    John Ellinger has coached some of the most brilliant young American players in the nation's history and brings vast experience to new USYS Technical Director role.
  • MLS Cup 2007: Dynamo Dynasty
    Houston matched D.C. United's back-to-back championships in the first two MLS seasons by rallying to beat New England, just as it did in last year's final. This time, it came back from a 1-0 deficit to win, 2-1, in overtime to win the fourth title in franchise history.
  • Youth Beat-Wilmer Cabrera: 'Coaching has to be natural.'
    World Cup vet and former pilot Wilmer Cabrera aims to take U.S. Soccer's U-17 program to new heights.
  • International Year in Review
    It was a year for triumph and tragedy. Champions were crowned on three continents, and a new generation of stars dominated the international club scene. But 2007 was also marked by tragedy as Italian soccer descended into violence.
  • The Best of MLS
    An influx of new players - DPs, youth and senior internationals and drafted rookies - produced the deepest player pool in league history. That depth and quality are reflected in the annual Soccer America positional rankings.