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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 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 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 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
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
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
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 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, 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 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.


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