Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Full text: U.S. Department of Justice statement on FIFA investigation

Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 8:49 AM
Here is the full text of the United States Department of Justice's statement on its investigation into corruption at FIFA, CONCACAF, Traffic Sports and other international soccer entities. In addition, here are links to the five indictments published by the government relating to the case: 1. Jeffrey... Read more

Full text: Swiss government statement on FIFA investigation

Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:58 AM
Here is the full text from the office of the Swiss government's attorney general's office on its investigation into corruption at FIFA: Bern, 27.05.2015 - The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has opened criminal proceedings against persons unknown on suspicion of criminal mismanagement... Read more

Can Telemundo grow women's soccer in America's Hispanic communities?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 2:19 PM
Updated June 1 with some new information on Telemundo's on-air talent. You don't have to speak a word of Spanish to know about the popularity of soccer within America's Hispanic population. But for as much cultural resonance as the sport has in that community, it has not always been spread around... Read more

MLS Wrap: Montréal upsets Dallas, RSL beats Jason Kreis

Sunday, May 24, 2015, 11:20 PM
If you were down the shore or tending to your grill on Saturday and Sunday, here's what you missed over the weekend in Major League Soccer. Columbus Crew 2, Chicago Fire 2 Columbus Crew: Kei Kamara 8', Kei Kamara 55' Chicago Fire: David Accam 58', Jason Johnson 90 +4' Los Angeles Galaxy 1, Houston... Read more

Morgan Brian happy moving to outside midfield with USWNT

Friday, May 22, 2015, 2:20 PM
U.S. women's national team rising stars Morgan Brian and Julie Johnston paid a visit to PPL Park on Thursday to host a clinic for local kids as part of the She Believes pre-World Cup tour. After the clinic ended, I had a few minutes to chat with both players. I was mainly there to talk to Johnston... Read more

2015 U.S. Open Cup fourth round draw: Union get home game

Friday, May 22, 2015, 12:14 PM
Updated on May 28: Rochester beat Harrisburg, which means the Unon won't have to play their USL affiliate. But my general point still stands. The U.S. Open Cup fourth round draw took place Thursday night. There was video coverage of the coin flips for the first time ever, which is great. There were... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS, English leagues climax, Europa League final

Friday, May 22, 2015, 9:02 AM
Chicago Fire at Columbus Crew 8:00 p.m. Friday (Univision Deportes) Harrison Shipp and the Fire took a gut punch last Friday when they gave up a stoppage time equalizer at New York City FC. Now Chicago faces another tough road test, against a quietly strong Crew squad that features playmaker Federico... Read more

MLS Wrap: Kansas City routs New England

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 8:36 AM
Wednesday night's soccer slate featured one game in MLS, one in the Voyageurs Cup, and a bucketful in the U.S. Open Cup. All of the Open Cup results are available here on U.S. Soccer's website. The resulting third round draw fixtures are here. The fourth round draw, which is when MLS teams enter the... Read more

Canada prepares to throw the summer’s biggest soccer party

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 8:52 PM
There’s a snarky way to write this piece, and there’s a not-so-snarky way to write this piece. So let me get the snark out of the way first. Yes, the organizing committees in the six Canadian cities that will be hosting Women’s World Cup games are well aware that they are about to... Read more

MLS Wrap: Orlando routs L.A., Toronto ties New England

Monday, May 18, 2015, 12:33 AM
In addition to the Union's next-to-last-gasp win over D.C. United, there were quite a few other notable scorelines this weekend in Major League Soccer. Here's a look back at all the action. (Before getting started, a quick note that Kansas City vs. Colorado was postponed because of a thunderstorm... Read more
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