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June 15, 2017
THROWBACK THURSDAY
Pele lights the spark

There have been many seminal moments in the history of United States Soccer. Joe Gaetjens' goal to beat England at the 1950 World Cup, Paul Caligiuri's goal against T&T on November 19, 1989 to put the U.S. in the World Cup for the first time in 40 years, Brandi Chastain's penalty kick to give the U.S. WNT the 1999 Women's World Cup title, the start of MLS. All were part of bringing the game of soccer to where it is today.


June 1, 2017
THROWBACK THURSDAY
When Clint Dempsey scored his first goal

Two young players scored their first international goals on May 28, 2005 at Soldier Field in front of 47, 637 fans when England defeated the U.S. 2-1. Kieran Richardson, making his National Team debut scored both goals for England, while Clint Dempsey notched his first tally for the United States.


May 25, 2017
THROWBACK THURSDAY
Beckham makes his MLS debut

With David Beckham appearing on the National Soccer Hall of Fame Ballot released on Wednesday, we thought a story on his MLS debut 10 years ago would be an appropriate way to kick off our Throwback Thursday feature. This story originally appeared on LA Soccer News the day of the game--August 9, 2007


February 27, 2017
(ALMOST) EIGHTY-SIXED
U.S. defeats Mexico in CONCACAF U-20 qualifying tournament for first time in 31 years

TIBÁS, Costa Rica -- Erik Palmer-Brown’s 29th-minute goal gave the U.S. a 1-0 win over Mexico in a Group D match in the Classification Stage of the CONCACAF U-20 Championship at Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Monday.


February 27, 2017
OLYMPIAN CHALLENGE
USWNT opens SheBelieves Cup versus Germany

CHESTER, Pa. -- The U.S. Women’s National Team will look to extend its unbeaten streak at Talen Energy Stadium when it meets reigning Olympic champion Germany in the second SheBelieves Cup at 7 p.m. Wednesday (FS1-TV).


February 25, 2017
UNION RALLY
Onyewu, Epps score in second half of defeat against D.C. United

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Philadelphia Union rallied on second-half goals from Oguchi Onyewu and Marcus Epps in falling, 3-2, to D.C. United in the Suncoast Invitational at Al Lang Field Saturday.


February 25, 2017
THREE FOR HOUNDS
Hertzog scores twice as Pittsburgh extends streak

PITTSBURGH -- Corey Hertzog scored twice as the Pittsburgh Riverhounds remained unbeaten in the preseason with a 3-0 win over the University of Akron at Highmark Stadium Saturday.


February 25, 2017
DEFENDER RE-SIGNS
City Islanders announce Chris Hill return

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Harrisburg City Islanders have signed defender Chris Hill, the team announced Friday.


February 24, 2017
NEXT UP, MEXICO
U.S. U-20s advance in CONCACAF tournament

TIBAS, Costa Rica -- The U.S. advanced in the CONCACAF U-20 Championship with a 4-1 win over St. Kitts and Nevis Friday, setting up a Monday match with Mexico.


February 24, 2017
DRAFT CHOICE SIGNING
Union adds defender Jack Elliott

The Philadelphia Union have signed defender Jack Elliott, the team announced Friday.


February 23, 2017
DRAFTED IN
Union sign outside back Aaron Jones

CHESTER, Pa. – The Philadelphia Union have signed draft choice defender Aaron Jones, the team announced Thursday.


February 23, 2017
ON THE WAY TO NORWAY
USWNT set to play twice in Europe in June

The U.S. Women's National Team will conclude a two-game visit to Europe with a match against Norway at Komplett Arena in Sandefjord, U.S. Soccer announced Thursday.


February 22, 2017
SUNCOAST DRAW
Union squanders leads in playing to 2-2 tie with Montreal Impact

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Ilsinho and C.J. Sapong scored for the Philadelphia Union, which twice squandered the lead in playing to a 2-2 tie with the Montreal Impact in a Suncoast Invitational match at the Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex Wednesday night.


February 22, 2017
SHARP OPENER
Bethlehem Steel shuts out NPSL foe, 7-0

Spanish forward Santi Moar and Philadelphia Union Academy forward Justin McMaster scored twice as Bethlehem Steel FC took a 7-0 win over Junior Lone Star FC of the NPSL in its preseason opener at YSC Sports Wednesday.


February 21, 2017
HATS OFF TO HIM
Brooks Lennon leads way as U.S. halts Haiti in U-20 tournament

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Real Salt Lake midfielder Brooks Lennon scored a hat trick as the U.S. took a 4-1 victory over Haiti in the CONCACAF U-20 Championship Tuesday night.


February 21, 2017
HANGING THEM UP
City Islanders' forward Garret Pettis announces retirement

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Harrisburg City Islanders forward Garret Pettis has announced his retirement, the team announced Monday.


February 19, 2017
DOWNING THE DEVILS
Riverhounds blank Duke in preseason match

DURHAM, N.C. -- Kevin Kerr and Stephen Okai scored second-half goals as the Pittsburgh Riverhounds took a 2-0 win over Duke in a preseason match at the Blue Devils' Athletic Field Complex Sunday.


February 18, 2017
BREAKAWAY GOAL
Derrick Jones scores decider for Union in Suncoast Invitational

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Derrick Jones’ 73rd-minute goal gave the Philadelphia Union a 1-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the opener of the Suncoast Invitational at Al Lang Stadium Saturday.


February 18, 2017
HARKES FIRED
FC Cincinnati elevates assistant coach

CINCINNATI -- Former U.S. national team captain John Harkes has been fired as head coach by FC Cincinnati, the team announced Friday night.


February 16, 2017
CAMEROON CALLS
Union's Eric Ayuk set for U-20 team

CHESTER, Pa. -- Philadelphia Union midfielder Eric Ayuk has been called by Cameroon’s U-20 team for a game against Sudan, scheduled March 2.


February 15, 2017
SHE'S A CITIZEN
USWNT co-captain Carli Lloyd joining Manchester City

The exodus of U.S. Women's National Team stars continues. On Wednesday, Carli Lloyd officially became the latest player to leave the National Women's Soccer League and sign with a European club, joining Manchester City Women for the remainder of their 2017 season.


February 14, 2017
KNOCKOUT ROUNDS SET
CONCACAF Gold Cup finalizes venues for quarters, semis

Gold Cup knockout rounds will be staged in the Dallas, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Phoenix metropolitan areas, CONCACAF announced Tuesday.


February 13, 2017
HONORING CHRISTIE
USWNT sets pre-game ceremony for SheBelieves Cup match

Christie Rampone, the second-most capped women’s player in history, will be honored by U.S. Soccer before the USA faces England in the SheBelieves Cup at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., March 4.


February 9, 2017
ROSTER SET
Ramos tab's 20 for U-20 Championship

CHICAGO - U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team head coach Tab Ramos has named the 20-player roster for the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, which doubles as the team's 2017 World Cup qualifying tournament, running Feb. 17-March 5 in Costa Rica.


February 9, 2017
SHOULDER SURGERY
Union's Yaro goes under the knife

CHESTER, Pa. – Philadelphia Union defender Josh Yaro underwent successful shoulder surgery this week in Glen Mills, Pa. The surgery was conducted by the Union’s Orthopedic Surgery Team at Premier Orthopedics to repair a labral tear after suffering the injury during preseason in Clearwater, Florida.


February 8, 2017
FRICKER WINNER
Mary Harvey honored by U.S. Soccer

CHICAGO - Former U.S. Women's National Team goalkeeper Mary Harvey, a 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup champion, 1996 Olympic gold medalist and longtime advocate for the sport, has been named the 2017 winner of U.S. Soccer's prestigious Werner Fricker Builder Award.


February 8, 2017
SET FOR SHE BELIEVES
Ellis names 25 to camp roster

CHICAGO - U.S. Women's National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named 25 players to a training camp roster prior to the 2017 SheBelieves Cup that will feature the USA, Germany, France and England, playing in three doubleheader events at three different venues over a seven-day period. The match days on March 1, 4 and 7 will see four of the best teams in the world meet over six games.


February 6, 2017
NEW MIDFIELDER
Epps signs with Union

CHESTER, Pa. – The Philadelphia Union have signed midfielder Marcus Epps. Epps was the Union’s first selection in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft on Jan. 13 in Los Angeles, going 25th overall. Philadelphia traded up in the draft with Minnesota to acquire the 25th pick, which they would use to select Epps.


February 3, 2017
FIRST FOR SECOND
USMNT wins in Arena's return

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - The U.S. Men's National Team used Jordan Morris' 59th minute strike to defeat regional rivals Jamaica 1-0 on Friday night at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tenn. The win marked the first victory of Bruce Arena's second tenure in charge of the MNT.


February 3, 2017
PENN STATE RECRUIT
Nittany Lions add defensive midfielder

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Nittany Lions men’s team has announced the commitment of midfielder Nick Rieple, the school announced this week.


February 3, 2017
MLS INFORMER
“Bailing out” Detroit

MLS has been very vocal about wanting its teams to have stadia in downtown locales to appeal to its “hip," “urban” and “millennial” fans. The bid by a hopeful Detroit expansion group headed by Pistons’ owner Tom Gores and his Cleveland counterpart Dan Gilbert meets that criterion – with a different flavor to it.


February 2, 2017
QUAKER RECRUITS
Penn men's team signs six newcomers

The University of Pennsylvania announced six players have signed letters of intent, the school announced Thursday.


February 2, 2017
ON THE AIR
NWSL gets three-year deal with A+E; games to be televised by Lifetime

NEW YORK -- Lifetime will broadcast NWSL games this season as part of a three-year partnership with A+E Networks, the league announced Thursday.


February 1, 2017
GOLDEN LEVI'S
CONCACAF Gold Cup final set for Santa Clara

MIAMI -- The 14th Gold Cup final will be held at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Wednesday, July 26, CONCACAF announced Wednesday.


January 31, 2017
MOVING TOWARD 28
MLS receives expansion bids from 12 cities

NEW YORK -- Major League Soccer announced 12 ownership groups and markets have submitted applications for the league’s next round of expansion. MLS will add four teams, increasing to 28 teams.


January 31, 2017
LOOKING FOR A WIN
Bethlehem Steel gets three more shots at City Islanders this season

Bethlehem Steel FC will play three games against the Harrisburg City Islanders this season, beginning with an April 15 visit, the USL announced Tuesday.


January 31, 2017
BIG STAGE
MLS sets All-Star game at Chicago's Soldier Field

The MLS All-Star Game will be played at Soldier Field in Chicago on Wednesday, Aug. 2, the league announced as commissioner Don Garber was joined at the stadium Tuesday by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Fire owner and chairman Andrew Hauptman.


January 31, 2017
MIDFIELD REINFORCEMENT
Union sign Bosnian Medunjanin

CHESTER, Pa. -- The Philadelphia Union have signed midfielder Haris Medunjanin to a two-year deal with an option in the third year, the team announced Tuesday.



January 30, 2017
STEEL ADDITION
Union draft choice signs with Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Bethlehem Steel FC has signed Philadelphia Union draft pick Santi Moar, the team announced Monday.


January 30, 2017
TRANSFER DEAL
Bethlehem Steel sends Akinyode to North Carolina FC

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Bethlehem Steel FC has sold midfielder Boluwatife Akinyode to North Carolina FC for an undisclosed transfer fee, the team announced Monday.


January 30, 2017
PRESEASON SET
Riverhounds will play four times in Pittsburgh area

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Riverhounds will play four preseason games in the Pittsburgh area, the team announced Monday.


January 30, 2017
DISCOVERY ADDITION
Union sign former USMNT defender Oguchi Onyewu

CHESTER, Pa. -- The Philadelphia Union have signed former U.S. national team defender Oguchi Onyewu, the team announced Monday.


January 29, 2017
NO GOAL ZONE
USMNT, Serbia draw in Arena's first game back

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Jozy Altidore became the 17th U.S. Men’s National Team player to earn 100 caps as the U.S. struggled to a 0-0 tie with Serbia in a friendly match before a 20,079 crowd at Qualcomm Stadium Sunday.


January 29, 2017
KNOWING THE WAY TO SAN JOSE
Avaya Stadium to host USA-Honduras WCQ March 24

It's official. U.S. Soccer has selected Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif., to host the critical World Cup qualifier between the U.S. and Honduras March 24.


January 27, 2017
HOMING IN
Bethlehem Steel readying for visit from Rhinos

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Bethlehem Steel FC will host the Rochester Rhinos in the team's USL season-opener at Goodman Stadium Saturday, April 1, the league announced Friday.


January 27, 2017
STAYING IN STATE
City Islanders set for home-opener against rivals

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Harrisburg City Islanders’ home-opener for their 15th season is set against Bethlehem Steel FC at FNB Field Saturday, April 15, the USL announced Friday.


January 27, 2016
MLS INFORMER
Laying out a red carpet for the competition?

With the NFL’s Chargers move to Los Angeles and the LA Galaxy’s StubHub Center, the resulting vacancy at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium is apparently opening an opportunity for MLS, or prospective MLS club owners.


January 27, 2017
GOING FOR A CENTURY
Arena finalizes roster for Sunday's friendly against Serbia

Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore is set to earn his 100th cap when the U.S. national team meets Serbia at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego at 1 p.m. PT Sunday. Altidore was named to the 23-man roster by coach Bruce Arena Friday.


January 26, 2017
REGGAE BOYZ CALLING
Union's Blake, Bethlehem's Burke joining Jamaica for friendlies

Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake and Bethlehem Steel forward Cory Burke have been called up to the Jamaican national team for matches against the U.S. in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Feb. 3 and Honduras in Houston, Texas, on Feb 16.


January 25, 2017
CAMP DEBUT
Former Timber left back joins USMNT

Santos Laguna defender Jorge Villafaña has been called into his first U.S. national team training camp in preparation for Sunday’s game against Serbia.


January 25, 2017
CANADIAN CONTRIBUTION
D'Angelo, Sinclair on NWSL teams' list

The NWSL announced 10 Canadian Women's National Team players, including goalkeeper Sabrina D’Angelo, who helped the Western New York Flash capture last year’s title, will be subsidized this season.


January 24, 2016
PIONEER PASSES
Former MISL Commissioner Earl Foreman was 92

Earl Foreman, who was one of the original owners in what became the North American Soccer League, and who founded the Major Indoor Soccer League died on Tuesday at the age of 92.


January 20, 2017
MLS INFORMER
Major League Soccer's second generation

Should the Washington Post report come to pass that MAC Hermann Trophy winner Ian Harkes has agreed to terms with D.C. United and is expected to sign so he can start training camp next week, he would become the fifth son of a former MLS player to join the league and second in less than two years.



KICKING OFF
NASL sets dates for openers, Championship Final

NEW YORK -- The North American Soccer League will kick off the Spring Season on Saturday, March 25, the league announced Friday.


January 18, 2017
BEST OF CONCACAF
Alex Morgan, Costa Rica's Bryan Ruiz named players of year

U.S. national team star Alex Morgan has been named CONCACAF Female Player of the Year for the second time, the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football announced Wednesday.


January 18, 2017
A JERMAINE SIGNING
LA Galaxy gets U.S. national team midfielder Jones

CARSON, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy have signed U.S. national team midfielder Jermaine Jones, the team announced Wednesday.


January 17, 2017
ROWDIE OPENER
Union set to meet Tampa Bay in preseason tournament

CHESTER, Pa. -- The Philadelphia Union will meet the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the opener of the Rowdies Suncoast Invitational Feb. 18, the team announced Tuesday.


January 17, 2017
MLS SUPERDRAFT
Third and Fourth round selctions

The Colorado Rapids selected Pfeiffer University forward Jaime Siaj with the first pick of the third round of the MLS SuperDraft Tuesday.


January 13, 2017
PICKING A PAIR
Union select Marcus Epps, Aaron Jones in SuperDraft

LOS ANGELES – The Philadelphia Union selected University of South Florida midfielder Marcus Epps and Clemson University defender Aaron Jones in Friday's MLS SuperDraft.


January 13, 2017
MLS SUPERDRAFT
College-by-college selections



January 13, 2017
MLS SUPERDRAFT
Team-by-team selections



January 13, 2017
MLS SUPERDRAFT
First and Second round selections



January 13, 2017
RIGHT TO BE NO. 1
Minnesota United selects UCLA forward Abu Danladi

LOS ANGELES -- Minnesota United FC selected UCLA forward Abu Danladi with the No. 1 pick in the MLS SuperDraft Friday.


January 13, 2017
MLS INFORMER
Coming full circle

When MLS started in 1996, all 10 teams played in stadia where either NFL or college football teams were the primary tenant (if not the building owners). Oversized seating capacity, narrow fields, obtrusive line markings, uneven surfaces and schedule changes necessitated by NFL games – not to mention the exorbitant rents in some cases, restrictions on advertising and the loss of other revenue streams – were among the many reasons MLS teams strived to distance themselves from their American football brethren.


January 12, 2017
THREE FROM 'SC
Breakers, Sky Blue go for NCAA champs in first round

LOS ANGELES -- NCAA champion Southern Cal became the third school to have three players selected in the first round of the NWSL College Draft Thursday.



January 12, 2017
THE BIGGEST SEASON
MLS schedule includes two rivalry weeks, most games, new teams, new stadiums



NEW YORK -- Major League Soccer Thursday unveiled the regular season schedule for its 22 clubs, including broadcast coverage across the five national broadcast partners in the U.S. and Canada.


January 12, 2017
HOME SWEET REMATCH
Union set schedule for eighth MLS season

The Philadelphia Union’s only home match of the first month of their eighth MLS season will be a playoff rematch against Toronto FC at Talen Energy Stadium at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 11, the league announced Thursday.


January 12, 2017
AN OKAI SIGNING
Riverhounds re-sign Ghanaian midfielder

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Riverhounds have re-signed Ghanaian midfielder Stephen Okai to a one-year deal, the team announced Thursday.


January 11, 2017
DEFENDING THEIR BELIEF
USWNT to meet England, France, Germany

The defending champion U.S. Women’s National Team will meet England, France and Germany in the second SheBelieves Cup, with doubleheaders scheduled March 1-7, U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday.


January 9, 2017
SECOND STRAIGHT
Carli Lloyd captures FIFA player of the year award

U.S. Women’s National Team co-captain Carli Lloyd has been named Best FIFA Women's Player for the second consecutive year, becoming the fourth player to win the award in consecutive years.


January 9, 2017
RIVERHOUND SIGNING
Pittsburgh adds defender Tobi Adewole

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Riverhounds have signed defender Tobi Adewole to a one-year deal with a club option for the 2018 season, the team announced Monday.


January 9, 2017
AN AMICABLE DIVORCE
NASL, commissioner Peterson part ways

Only three days after announcing it will return in 2017, the North American Soccer League Monday announced that it has parted ways with commissioner Bill Peterson.


January 9, 2017
FORWARD DISCOVERY
Union sign English striker Jay Simpson

CHESTER, Pa. -- Philadelphia Union has signed forward Jay Simpson, the team announced Monday. Simpson, a Discovery Signing, played for Leyton Orient last season, totaling 25 goals in 45 league games.


January 8, 2017
CATCH THE DRAFT
NWSL draft on Facebook, YouTube Thursday

The National Women's Soccer League will live stream its college Draft via Facebook and YouTube Thursday at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America convention in Los Angeles.


January 6, 2017
PROVISIONAL STATUS TIMES TWO
U.S. Soccer grants both NASL, USL D-2 standing

Both the North American Soccer League and United Soccer League have a year to get their respective houses in order.


January 6, 2017
LIKE FATHER ...
Ian Harkes named MAC Hermann Trophy winner

ST. LOUIS -- Wake Forest midfielder Ian Harkes became the first son of a MAC Hermann Trophy winner to capture the award, it was announced during a ceremony during the Missouri Athletic Club banquet Friday night.


January 6, 2017
MLS INFORMER
Vegas wants back into MLS expansion race

Las Vegas’ hopes of getting an MLS team were put on hold nearly two years ago when Commissioner Don Garber said Sin City wouldn’t be considered “until after 2018." Two years until the start of 2019, Las Vegas is moving to re-enter the race.


January 5, 2017
BROTHERLY SIGNING
Union adds Dutch defender Wijnaldum

CHESTER, Pa. -- The Philadelphia Union have signed Dutch defender Giliano Wijnaldum, the team announced Thursday.


January 5, 2017
CAMP NEWCOMERS
Arena calls in Frei, Manneh for USMNT

U.S. Men's National Team coach Bruce Arena has called in 32 players, including the Vancouver Whitecaps’ Gambia-born forward Kekuta Manneh, for training camp starting Tuesday in Carson, Calif.


January 4, 2017
JANUARY CAMP
Amy Rodriguez returns to USWNT

U.S. Women's National Team coach Jill Ellis has selected six uncapped players, plus FC Kansas City forward Amy Rodriguez, for a training camp roster at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif., Jan. 13-23.


January 3, 2017
THEY'RE ON TRACK
USMNT will make first stop in Chattanooga in February

The U.S. will play its final preparation match before 2018 World Cup qualifying resumes against Jamaica at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3 (FS1 and UniMas, UDN) on an artificial turf field in Chattanooga, Tenn., U.S. Soccer announced Tuesday.


December 29, 2016
MIDFIELD SUPPORT
Riverhounds sign Fitzpatrick, Souto

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Riverhounds have signed midfielders Ben Fitzpatrick and Victor Souto to one-year deals, the team announced Thursday.


December 29, 2016
ONE-YEAR DEAL
Charlie Davies returning to Union

CHESTER, Pa. -- The Philadelphia Union have signed forward Charlie Davies to a one-year contract, the team announced Thursday.


December 28, 2016
HE'S TENURED
Riverhounds' Green returning for sixth season

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Riverhounds have re-signed midfielder Mike Green to a one-year deal with a club option for the 2018 season, the team announced Wednesday.


December 23, 2016
BELIEVE IT OR NOT?
French Federation says Philly, NJ, DC will host SheBelieves Cup

The French Football Federation just might have let the cat out of the bag before the official announcement as it released the dates and match-ups of the 2017 SheBelieves Cup tournament.


December 23, 2016
MLS INFORMER
Changing the whole guard

Curt Onalfo apparently won’t have to worry about hurting anybody’s feelings to make room for his own assistants at the LA Galaxy. According to one report (albeit on Twitter), Bruce Arena is taking his entire LA Galaxy staff (not counting Onalfo) with him to the U.S. national team.


December 21, 2016
VANCOUVER VISIT
Union 2017 season-opener announced

CHESTER, Pa. -- The Philadelphia Union will open its eighth MLS season with a visit to the Vancouver Whitecaps at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5, the league announced Wednesday.


December 21, 2016
NEW CHALLENGE, NEW TEAM
U.S. international Julian Green joins Stuttgart

U.S. international forward Julian Green has found a new team. Stuttgart of 2.Bundesliga Wednesday announced the signing of Green from Bayern Munich to a three-year deal.


December 20, 2016
FRENCH CONNECTION
Alex Morgan skipping start of NWSL season to join Lyon

ORLANDO, Fla. -- U.S. Women’s National Team forward Alex Morgan will play for Olympique Lyonnaise in France, then return to the Orlando Pride for the second half of the NWSL season.


December 19, 2016
GUNNING FOR A SIXTH CROWN
USMNT to play Gold Cup stage matches in Nashville, Tampa, Cleveland

he U.S. national team has been placed atop Group B for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup as it seeks its sixth confederation championship title.


December 16, 2016
COLLEGE BOOT SPOTLIGHT: JORGE GOMEZ SANCHEZ
Meet the Candidates, and Vote!

Temple senior midfielder Jorge Gomez Sanchez is one of three nominees for the Philly Soccer News men’s college player of the year and the Soccer News Net Men’s College Boot, recognizing the national player of the year.


December 16, 2016
MLS INFORMER
Two tracks

It was the most foreign of teams. It was the most American of teams.The patterns Atlanta and Minnesota have been going about stocking their rosters read like a Charles Dickens novel (OK, that’s a stretch for an analogy).


December 15, 2016
COLLEGE BOOT SPOTLIGHT: MIGUEL POLLEY
Meet the Candidates, and Vote!

Villanova junior midfielder Miguel Polley is one of three nominees for the Philly Soccer News men’s college player of the year and the Soccer News Net Men’s College Boot, recognizing the national player of the year.


December 15, 2016
RIVERHOUND ADDITIONS
Pittsburgh signs Arguez, Jamal Jack

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Riverhounds have signed midfielder Bryan Arguez and Trinidad & Tobago national team defender Jamal Jack to one-year contracts, including an option for the 2018 season, the team announced Thursday.


December 15, 2016
EXPANSION PLAN SET
MLS to grow to 28 teams; fee $150M for next 2 clubs

Major League Soccer seemingly has an insatiable appetite for growth. Following a board of governors meeting on Thursday, the league announced a timetable to grow to 28 teams, after announcing a year ago that was where the league was heading.


December 15, 2016
PLANNING AHEAD
Source: NASL hopes to have 8-10 teams in 2017

The North American Soccer League is making plans to go ahead with its 2017 season.

With talk and rumors that the league would merge with the United Soccer League, the NASL plans to have an 8-10 team league next year, according to a reliable soccer source.


December 14, 2016
COLLEGE BOOT SPOTLIGHT: CONNOR MALONEY
Meet the Candidates, and Vote!

Penn State senior forward Connor Maloney is one of three nominees for the Philly Soccer News men’s college player of the year and the Soccer News Net Men’s College Boot, recognizing the national player of the year.


December 14, 2016
ARENA ERA KICKOFF GAME
USMNT set for friendly with Serbia in San Diego

Bruce Arena’s first game in his second stint as U.S. Men's National Team coach will be against Serbia at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29 (ESPN2, Univision Networks).


December 13, 2016
COLLEGE BOOT SPOTLIGHT: DAKOTA MILLS
Meet the Candidates, and Vote!

Saint Joseph’s sophomore forward Dakota Mills is one of three nominees for the Philly Soccer News women’s college player of the year and the Soccer News Net Women’s College Boot, recognizing the national player of the year.


December 13, 2016
PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Tobin Heath, Ashley Sanchez earn U.S. Soccer awards

Tobin Heath has been named the U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year for the first time, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced Tuesday. Heath, known for her creativity and skillful style, gained 40 percent of the vote, ahead of Crystal Dunn (34 percent). UCLA-bound Ashley Sanchez (47 percent) finished ahead of Andi Sullivan (27 percent) to win Young Female Player of the Year.


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