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February 13, 2016
A REAL TOUGH THREE POINTS
USA survives physical, defensive-minded Mexico

One by one, players from the U.S. women's national team walked somewhat wearily through the mixed zone at Toyota Stadium and trudged toward the team.


February 13, 2016
SURVIVING A TIGHT ONE
Carli Lloyd converts rebound of her saved PK to lift USA over Mexico into semis in Olympic qualifying

Captain Carli Lloyd put in a rebound of her saved penalty kick to lift the United States to a hard-fought 1-0 Group triumph over Mexico and into the semifinals of the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship Saturday.


February 13, 2016
STILL PRODUCING GOALS AND MAGIC
Mexico striker Maribel Dominguez shows that age doesn't matter at all, at least to her

Mexican Maribel Dominguez is bit of an anomaly in international soccer. Not only is she 37-years-old, considered ancient for an international striker, she has been to step away from the game for a while and returns like she never left.


February 13, 2016
NOT SO SECRET WEAPON ANYMORE
But USA women hint they could use that kickoff set piece again or a variation of it

Just because the United States has used that surprising set piece on one opening kickoff doesn't necessarily mean they have mothballed it away from the rest of the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship.


February 13, 2016
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS, QUALITY
Mexico coach Cuellar: USA can field two teams in the top 10 of the world

The United States women's national team doesn't rebuild, they reload. Perhaps no one knows this better than the leader of one of the Americans' biggest CONCACAF rivals, Mexico head coach Leonardo Cuellar.


February 13, 2016
GOING FOR GOALS GALORE
Klingenberg: USA won't let up against Mexico or anyone else

When the United States takes on rival Mexico in a vital CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship game Saturday, the Americans won't leave anything to chance.


February 12, 2016
SOME INTERESTING RECOMMENDATIONS
Gideon Baah finds a home on Red Bulls, thanks to Lloyd Sam, Mac Kandji

Spend a few minutes with Gideon Baah and he leaves little doubt that he will succeed in this new venture.


February 12, 2016
ORLANDO BOUND
Trialist Cheikh Mbaye will continue Red Bulls trial

See you in Orlando, Cheikh. Cheikh Mbaye will be heading down to Orlando for the next stage of preseason, the Red Bulls trialist doing enough over the past two weeks to garner at least a longer look from the Supporters Shield winners.


February 12, 2016
SOME COLD PLAY
Red Bulls finish up a chilly Jersey stint before returning to Orlando

Running shoes and running noses dominated Friday’s training session for the Red Bulls, who wrapped up a week of practice ahead of a return to Orlando next week for the close of preseason.


February 12, 2016
SEPARATE WAYS
Red Bulls part ways with McLaws

The Red Bulls have parted ways with second-year defender Shawn McLaws, the club announced Friday.


February 12, 2016
FATHER AND SON
DiMaggio and son to be honored at NYC Soccer Gala

Former Columbia University men's All-American Peter DiMaggio will be honored at the NYC Soccer Gala, along with his son Michael, on Thursday, March 3.


February 12, 2016
THE GREAT INDOORS
LISFL tournament kicks off on Monday

The 2016 Long Island Soccer Football League Joe Goldberg Memorial Indoor Soccer Tournament is being held at the Mitchel Field Indoor Sports Facility in Uniondale, N.Y. from Feb. 15-21.


February 11, 2016
SOME FORWARD THINKING
David Villa ready to put NYC FC's disastrous season behind him with a new coach, new attacking system

As it turns out, New York City FC captain David Villa is a forward thinker -- on and off the field. On the soccer pitch, he is one lethal striker and off of it, he prefers to be concerned with the present and future instead of languishing in the past.


February 11, 2016
GOING GONZO OVER GONZALO
Gonzalo Verson could wind up partnering with BWP on Red Bulls' front line

Bradley Wright-Phillips might not be on the island all that much this year. Gonzalo Veron, an Argentine and Designated Player, could wind up partnering with him.


February 11, 2016
MAKING IT CRYSTAL CLEAR
Dunn makes an impact as she is in the middle of the 1st three goals in the USWNT win

Just about the only thing that did not go right for Crystal Dunn Wednesday night was her goal celebration.


February 11, 2016
SIX YEARS LATER ...
... Tasha Kai returns to Sky Blue

Tasha Kai is returning to Sky Blue FC. The National Women’s Soccer League team announced Thursday that it had signed the former U.S. international forward.


February 11, 2016
TAKING AIM
Arsenal FC will be the opponent in MLS All-Star Game

Premier League giants Arsenal will be the opponents in the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Game, the league announced Thursday.


February 10, 2016
MIAMI BRACE
El Tri blank Senegal, 2-0 in tune-up for World Cup qualifying

MIAMI--Late goals by Jesus Duenas and Rodolfo Pizarro lifted Mexico over Senegal 2-0 in a Wednesday night friendly in front of 15,588 at Marlins Park.


February 10, 2016
THE GOAL
An in-depth look at Alex Morgan's score that set the tone of the USA win

Costa Rica kept it as close as it could against the United States. Then came the opening kickoff. And all hell broke loose.


February 10, 2016
LEAVING NO DOUBT
Morgan strikes twice, including 12 seconds into the match, to lift USWNT to 5-0 win over Costa Rica

New generation of players, same old national team. Alex Morgan scored twice, including the fastest goal in CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship (CWOQ) history, to spark the United States to a 5-0 victory over Costa Rica in the opening Group A match for both teams at Toyota Stadium Wednesday night.


February 9, 2016
ON THE (YOUTUBE)
Cohen, Lauletta to call Sky Blue matches

Sky Blue FC has announced that Corey Cohen and Dan Lauletta will call the play-by-play action for the team during its home matches this National Women's Soccer League season.


February 10, 2016
A NEW JERSEY
NYC FC unveils its secondary jersey

New York City FC Wednesday unveiled its 2016 secondary jersey, giving fans the first glimpse of the new uniform.


February 10, 2016
CALLED IN
Iceland recalls St. John's defender Baldursdottir

St. John's freshman defender Anna Maria Baldursdottir has been called up to the Icelandic women’s national team for a friendly against Poland on Sunday.


February 9, 2016
SAYING GOODBYE
Sky Blue's McCall retires

Sky Blue FC midfielder Hayley (Haagsma) McCall announced Tuesday that she has decided to retire from professional soccer.


February 9, 2016
GIDEON'S TRUMPET
Red Bulls acquire Gideon Baah from Finnish club

The Red Bulls Tuesday completed the transfer of Ghanaian central defender Gideon Baah from Finnish side Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi (HJK Helsinki), pending completion of his ITC and P1 Visa.


February 9, 2016
MEET THE NEW BOSS
Ex-Red Bull van den Bergh named U.S. U-15 boys coach

Former Red Bulls midfielder Dave van den Bergh has been named head coach of the U.S. Under-15 Boys tational team.


February 9, 2016
SO FAR, SO GOOD
Marsch has liked what he has seen in preseason

After what was one of the toughest practices of the entire preseason, Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch sounded approval of his team’s preparation to defend their Supporters Shield title this year. And maybe, perhaps, more.


February 9, 2016
A CHANGE OF PACE
Red Bulls go from the warmth to the cold

Baby it’s cold. Fresh off a week in sunny central Florida, where temperatures were routinely in the upper 70s and low 80s,


February 8, 2016
ROSTERS RELEASED
CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying

Soccer News Net College Boot winner Kadeisha Buchanan (Canada) was among players listed on rosters for the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship, scheduled Feb. 10-21 in Dallas and Houston.


February 8, 2016
CANADIAN ALLOCATIONS
National team players set for NWSL teams

CHICAGO -- A total of 11 Canadian Women's National Team players have been allocated to NWSL teams, the league announced Monday.


February 9, 2016
NO ORDINARY JOSEPH
Hofstra's Holland named BigAppleSoccer.com's men college player of the year

After enjoying a memorable season in which he led Hofstra University to the NCAA Division I men's tournament and earned All-America honors, junior midfielder Joseph Holland has been named BigAppleSoccer.com men's college soccer player of the year.


February 8, 2016
WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE YEAR
St. John's Daly earns BigAppleSoccer.com honor

St. John's striker Rachel Daly has been named Big AppleSoccer.com's women's college player of the year.


February 7, 2016
LIGA MX CLAUSURA
Match Day 5 roundup

Queretaro edged Veracruz 2-1 Friday at Estadio La Corregidora.





Feb. 6, 2016
ANOTHER PERFECT FINISH
Altidore rewarded at the finish as U.S. dominates Canada

Jozy Altidore hit the post twice -- with the same shot -- and came close another half-dozen times, but nothing was falling for the U.S. national team in a dominant display against Canada in Friday night's friendly at StubHub Center.


February 5, 2016
RIDING INTO SOME FAME
LI Soccer Player Hall to induct ex-Riders Savarese, Riley, Rooney, Cadet, Anderson, Mueller, plus Egan

The Long Island Soccer Player Hall of Fame will induct seven players, six from the 1995 Long Island Rough Riders championship team, into its Hall of Fame at the Huntington Hilton on Saturday, March 5 at 8 p.m.


February 5, 2016
NINE FOR THE BIG TIME
9 B.W. Gottschee players sign college letters of intent

Nine B.W. Gottschee Academy players signed college letters of intent this week.


February 5, 2016
ATTENTION RED BULLS FANS
Remaining tickets go on sale Monday, Tuesday

Tickets for all remaining Red Bulls home matches will go on sale Monday, beginning with an exclusive pre-sale window for 2016 Red Members and partners of Red Bulls Training Programs to buy additional tickets.


February 5, 2016
TWO ADDITIONS
For Stony Brook men's team

Stony Brook men's coach Ryan Anatol announced the addition of two players to the spring roster in St. John's transfer Dela Agbotse (Accra, Ghana) and Jarred Dass (Marabella, Trinidad).


February 5, 2016
AT FULL THROTTLE
Chris Duvall looks sharp recovering from broken tibia

There are no limitations on Chris Duvall now after a broken tibia last year cut short a very promising season.


February 5, 2016
TAKING A STEP BACK
Sky Blue's Katy Freels to sit out 2016 season

Sky Blue FC midfielder Katy Freels has decided to sit out this National Women’s Soccer League season. Freels said it was a personal decision so she and her husband could be together more often. They have been married three years.


February 5, 2016
U.S. OPEN CUP RECORD
92 teams set for 103rd edition of tournament

The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup’s 103rd edition will kick off May 11 with a record number of teams.


February 5, 2016
FOUR FOR THE FALL
Stony Brook women add four to their roster

The Stony Brook women's soccer team signed four student-athletes to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday's National Signing Day.


February 4, 2016
A NEW DEAL
Source: Lawrence closing in on one with Red Bulls

One promising defender is out the door with Matt Miazga transferred this week to English Premier League club Chelsea. But one might be close on locking up a new deal to remain a Red Bull.


February 4, 2016
OUT OF AFRICA
Defender Cheikh Mbaye on trial with Red Bulls

There is a new name in camp with the Red Bulls, Cheikh Mbaye, a central defender who the squad is hoping might just be another diamond in the rough from West Africa.


February 4, 2016
HAMSTRUNG AGAIN
Shaun Wright-Phillips suffers a familiar injury

Shaun Wright-Phillips watched Thursday’s 5-0 win by the Red Bulls over the Montreal Impact from the sidelines, the same injury that cut short his playoffs last year now hampering his preseason.


February 4, 2016
MORE HELPING HANDS
Greig, Loyden now Sky Blue assistants

Sky Blue FC Thursday announced that Paul Greig and former U.S. international and Sky Blue goalkeeper Jill Loyden have been named assistant coaches by head coach Christy Holly.


February 4, 2016
NEW AGREEMENT
MSG Networks to televise at least 17 Red Bulls games

MSG Networks and the Red Bulls have agreed to a new multi-year rights agreement extension, ensuring that former will continue as the exclusive regional telecast home of the Red Bulls.


February 4, 2016
KEEPING FIT
Croatian international Kranjcar trains with Cosmos

As Cosmos players reconvened for their first week of preseason training, unattached attacking midfielder Niko Kranjcar joined the team at practice Wednesday.


February 4, 2016
HAMMERING OUT AN AGREEMENT
NYC FC will work with Wilmington again

New York City FC Thursday announced it has extended its affiliation with Wilmington Hammerheads FC of the United Soccer League for 2016.


February 4, 2016
FLORIDA, 5-0
Red Bulls roll over the Impact, 5-0

The Red Bulls recorded a 5-0 victory over the Montreal Impact in three 45-minute periods Thursday afternoon. Striker Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice in the opening period.


February 4, 2016
TALENTED QUARTET
St. John's women add 4 freshmen for the fall

St. John’s women’s head coach Ian Stone Thursday announced the signing of four student athletes to National Letters of Intent for the upcoming season.


February 4, 2016
A NEW VENTURE
Sky Blue launches Kids Club

Sky Blue FC announced Thursday that it has partnered with the Eric Fasano Agency in Freehold, N.J., to launch an official team Kids Club.


February 4, 2016
A NEW HELPING HAND
Janezic named FDU men's assistant coach

Fairleigh Dickinson men’s soccer head coach Seth Roland has announced the addition of David Janezic as the program’s new assistant coach.


February 4, 2016
STREAM ON
Red Bulls vs. Montreal today

The Red Bulls meet the Montreal Impact in a preseason encounter in ChampionsGate, Fla. at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.


February 3, 2016
LABOR HEADACHES
U.S. Soccer sues women's players, says there is a CBA with women's national team players

U.S. Soccer Wednesday night said it had reluctantly filed a lawsuit in federal court in Chicago to confirm the existence of the current collective bargaining agreement with the Women's National Team Player Association.


February 3, 2016
NOT SURPRISED AT ALL
Chris Wingert had an inkling he could be cut by NYC FC after Jason Kreis was sacked

Chris Wingert admits that he wasn't surprised that he was released by New York City FC. With his long-time coach Jason Kreis being sacked and Patrick Vieira coming on, the Babylon, N.Y. native realized his stay in New York City could be an abbreviated one.


February 3, 2016
ONE HEAVY SCHEDULE
St. John's women unveil spring season schedule

Looking to carry over momentum from the team’s run to the NCAA Tournament last fall, the St. John’s Women’s will play a seven-game slate in the spring, including four matches on Belson Stadium.


February 3, 2016
NEW LEADER
NJIT coach Barboto to coach Cosmos B team

Fernando Barboto, a 16-year veteran head coach of NCAA Division I men’s soccer, was named head coach of Cosmos B for the National Premier Soccer League season.


February 2, 2016
FINDING THE REAL THING
Chris Wingert returns to RSL

It did not take Chris Wingert very long to find a new team. Only three days after he was placed on waivers by New York City FC, the veteran left fullback rejoined Real Salt Lake.


February 2, 2016
GOING WITH A GHANAIAN?
Reports link Red Bulls with center back Gideon Baah

And just like that, the Red Bulls might be closing in on their replacement for the recently departed Matt Miazga, gone to Chelsea of the English Premier League.


February 2, 2016
AHEAD OF SCHEDULE
Marsch hopes Perrinelle will be back in late April or early May

The early returns on Damien Perrinelle are good as the central defender could be back in the fold in about three months time as he continues his rehab from last year’s season-ending knee injury.


February 2, 2016
SO FAR, SO GOOD
Marsch likes what he has seen in preseason

The defending Supporters Shield Champions are doing just fine in preseason, says head coach Jesse Marsch as his squad pushes into their second week of preparations ahead of the 2016 season.


February 2, 2016
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Cardinal's Morris honored with College Boot

Stanford junior forward Jordan Morris is the winner of the 2015 Soccer News Net Men’s College Boot, recognizing the national player of the year.


February 2, 2016
OLYMPIC QUALIFYING DECIDER
USA to host Colombia in Frisco March 29

The U.S. Under-23 men’s national team will host Colombia on Tuesday, March 29, at Toyota Stadium for the second leg of its two-game home-and-away playoff for a spot in the 2016 Olympic Games, U.S. Soccer announced Tuesday.


February 2, 2016
GETTING MCCRACKEN
St. John's women add U.S. U-19 international

The St. John’s women’s have one of the NCAA’s most promising young talents for the 2016 season. Madeline McCracken, who played her freshman season at Boston College this past fall, has enrolled at St. John’s and will suit up for the Red Storm this spring.


February 2, 2016
RELEASED
Evans, Orozco return to clubs

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann has released defenders Brad Evans and Michael Orozco after both were in the starting lineup for a 3-2 win over Iceland Sunday.


February 2, 2016
READY TO MAKE THE BIG STEP
Hofstra's Leah Galton will continue her lifelong dream in the pros with Sky Blue

Only 40 players are selected. Forty players from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have their dreams to make the cut and become professional soccer players through the National Women`s Soccer League college draft.


February 1, 2016
REFEREEING COURSE
In Staten Island this month

The Staten Island Soccer Referee Association is offering a United States Soccer Federation Grade 8 Referee Course starting this month.



YOU CAN ATTEND THE DRAW
For Copa America Centenario IN NYC Feb. 21

Fans will have the opportunity to attend the 2016 Copa America Centenario draw in New York on Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET.


February 1, 2016
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Mountaineers' Buchanan honored with Women's College Boot

West Virginia junior defender Kadeisha Buchanan is the winner of the 2015 Soccer News Net Women’s College Boot, recognizing the national player of the year.


February 1, 2016
A HANDS-ON COACH
Red Bulls name Preston Burpo as goalkeeper coach

The Red Bulls announced Monday that Preston Burpo has joined the coaching staff as goalkeeper coach.


February 1, 2016
PRESEASON WIN
NYC FC blanks Florida Gulf Coast, 1-0

New York City FC defeated Florida Gulf Coast University, 1-0, in a preseason friendly on Sunday night.


Jannuary 31, 2016
BIRNBAUM PLAYS HERO
Defender nods U.S. past Iceland in 2016 opener

Steve Birnbaum was something of an afterthought for the U.S. national team to start 2016, but when he took the opportunity that was offered and turned it into something special.


January 31, 2016
YOU WIN SOME, YOU LOSE SOME
Red Bulls defeat Armada, 5-2, lose to Montverde Academy, 1-0, in split-squad scrimmages

The Red Bulls went 1-1 in two split-squad scrimmages, defeating the Jacksonville Armada, 5-2 and falling to Montverde Academy at the Omni Resort, 1-0, Sunday afternoon.


January 31, 2016
LIGA MX CLAUSURA
Match Day 4 roundup

Bryan Rabello scored two goals in two minutes to give Santos Laguna a 2-0 win over Queretaro Friday at Estadio TSM Corona.


January 31, 2016
SUPPORTER'S CHOICE
Monmouth's Acuña Camacho leads College Boot fan vote

Monmouth senior defender David Acuña Camacho has been selected as the winner of the College Boot Supporter's Choice award. He received the most votes from soccer fans in the annual Soccer News Net poll recognizing the national player of the year.


January 30, 2016
SUPPORTER'S CHOICE
Monmouth's Murphy leads College Boot fan vote

Monmouth junior forward Erica Murphy has been selected as the winner of the Women's College Boot Supporter's Choice award. Murphy received the most votes from soccer fans in the annual Soccer News Net poll recognizing the national player of the year.


January 30, 2016
AN OFFER HE COULD REFUSE
Curtis: Matt Miazga turned down a deal that would have made him a DP

The Red Bulls said they did everything they could to keep Matt Miazga with the team. They offered him a huge raise and a deal what would have made him a Designated Player, but the 20-year-old center back could not escape the lure of playing in Europe, specifically for Chelsea FC in the English Premier League.


January 30, 2016
A BOOST FOR THE YOUTH
Miazga deal will give Red Bulls options to improve training facility and their youth development

When the dust clears from the Matt Miazga to Chelsea deal, the Red Bulls won't get as much money as you might think for player acquisition for the present. But it is expected to help the Red Bulls over the long haul, especially with their youth development program.


January 30, 2016
WAIVING GOODBYE
NYC FC release defender Chris Wingert

New York City FC announced Saturday that it had placed veteran defender Chris Wingert on waivers.


January 30, 2016
COLUMN A, COLUMN B OR COLUMN C?
Red Bulls' center back options: promote Ouimette, make an MLS trade or go international

With Matt Miazga wearing the colors of Chelsea, the Red Bulls have to find a suitable replacement for the 20-year-old center back. They are considering three options: promote someone from within the team, such as Canadian international Karl Ouimette, make a trade with another MLS team or put up the periscope and go international.


January 30, 2016
OFFSIDE REMARKS
Matt Miazga should have stayed another year with Red Bulls in MLS

So, Matt Miazga will call Chelsea FC his new football home, at least for the next few years. Whether he can break into the Starting XI, stay there and not embarrass himself is another matter.


January 30, 2016
IT'S OFFICIAL
Red Bulls transfer Matt Miazga to Chelsea

The meteoric rise of center back Matt Miazga continued Saturday as the Red Bulls transferred him to Chelsea FC of the English Premier League, the team announced.


January 30, 2016
CORPORATE PARTNERS AGAIN
Sky Blue and Trinity Financial Sports & Entertainment

Sky Blue has announced that it will be expanding its corporate partnership with Trinity Financial Sports & Entertainment Management Company.


January 29, 2016
NO LOAN PLANNED
Chelsea plans for Miazga to stay with the club

The deal hasn't been finalized yet, but Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink still talked about plans for Red Bulls center back Matt Miazga Friday. The 20-year-old Miazga will remain on the team and won't be loaned out to another club, he said.


January 29, 2016
WERNER FRICKER AWARD WINNER
U.S. Soccer honors ex-USWNT, current UNC coach Dorrance

Former U.S. women's national team head coach and current University of North Carolina head women's soccer coach Anson Dorrance has been named the 2016 winner of the Werner Fricker Builder Award.


January 29, 2016
ON THE DOTTED LINE
Red Bulls re-sign Reynish, give Lade a multi-year deal

The Red Bulls have re-signed goalkeeper Kyle Reynish and signed Homegrown Player Connor Lade to a new multi-year deal, the club announced Friday.


January 29, 2016
FOUR YEARS AGO
Cooper's last Red Bulls tenure did not end well

Kenny Cooper's last game with the Red Bulls was not a happy one as he had a penalty kick saved in the 73rd minute in what turned into a 1-0 defeat by D.C. United that eliminated the Red Bulls from the 2012 MLS playoffs.



RARING TO GO
Kenny Cooper: 'I'm eager to learn and see how they do things and show that I can be a part of that'

Four years after starring for the team, striker Kenny Cooper is trying to earn a spot on the Red Bulls once again. A trialist during their preseason training camp, the 31-year-old Cooper said he is healthy and raring to go.


January 29, 2016
VENEZUELAN FLAVOR
Cosmos sign Yohandry Orozco a day after inking Arango

For the second time in as many days, the Cosmos have signed an attacking Venezuelan player. The Cosmos Friday announced the signing of midfielder Yohandry Orozco.


January 28, 2016
MICHAEL FOR MATT
Orozco replaces Miazga on USMNT roster for Iceland

With Red Bulls center back Matt Miazga having left U.S. national team camp to take a physical to join Chelsea, veteran defender Michael Orozco was added to the USA roster for its international friendly against Iceland Sunday.


January 29, 2016
FINDING MORE FAME
Cosmos coach Savarese inducted into NEC Hall of Fame

Former LIU Brooklyn standout striker and current Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese was inducted into the Northeast Conference Hall of Fame Thursday night.


January 28, 2016
GOING TO GRENADA
Sanchez leads U-17 qualifying roster

U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team coach B.J. Snow Thursday named a 20-player roster for the 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship in St. George's, Grenada, from March 3-13. The top three finishers will qualify for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Jordan Sept. 30-October 21. Southern California Blues SC's Ashley Sanchez leads the way, having scored 11 goals in six matches for the team, plus converting the deciding goal as the U.S. won the U-20 qualifying title last month.


January 28, 2015
NEW U20 LEAGUE PLANNED
EDP Super League targets national footprint

EAST BRUNSWICK NJ --A new Under 20 league that hopes to achieve a national footprint is being formed by EDP. Several clubs have already been invited to join the EDP Super Club U20 League, which will begin an open application process within the next week.


January 28, 2016
INTO A NEW REALM
Petke named NJ Youth Soccer ODP director of coaching

Mike Petke has a new coaching job, but it isn't what you might expect. NJ Youth Soccer announced Thursday that the former Red Bulls head coach was named the organization's director of coaching for its Olympic Development Program and player development.


January 28, 2016
OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT
Red Bulls down South Florida, 3-1, in preseason opener

The Red Bulls opened their preseason schedule with a 3-1 victory over the University of South Florida at the Omni Resort Thursday.


January 28, 2016
SOME VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Of new Cosmos signing Juan Arango's goals

Here are some video highlights of new Cosmos signing Juan Arango's goals.


January 28, 2016
A BRILLANT SIGNING
French center back Brillant joins NYC FC

New York City FC Thursday announced that French center back Frédéric Brillant has joined the Major League Soccer club on a transfer from K.V. Oostende.


January 28, 2016
HE'S THE JUAN
Cosmos sign Venezuelan international Juan Arango

He may not have the same stature as the retired Raul or Marcos Santos, but the Cosmos Thursday signed a veteran attacking player who is well respected in some parts of the Hispanic community.


January 27, 2016
FOX LANDS COPA
Multimedia rights will include all 32 matches

Fox Sports has acquired the multi media rights to the Copa America Centeario. All 32 matches of the tournament will be broadcast live from June 3-26, with matches appearing on FOX broadcast network, FS1 and FS2


January 27, 2016
ENGLAND BOUND?
Reports: Red Bulls to sell Miazga to EPL team

Red Bulls center back Matt Miazga is close to being sold to an English Premier League team, according to ESPN FC and the Daily Mail in England.


January 26, 2015
FOR OPENERS
Red Bulls II to host Toronto FC II March 27

The Red Bulls II will their 2016 USL season at home against Toronto FC II on Sunday, March 27 as the league schedule was announced Tuesday afternoon.


January 26, 2016
MAKING THE TEAM
O'Hara, Dunn on USWNT Olympic qualifying roster

Sky Blue FC defender Kelley O'Hara and Rockville Centre, N.Y. native and forward Crystal Dunn of the Washington Spirit Tuesday were named to the 20-player U.S. roster that will compete at the CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying Championship in Texas next month.


January 26, 2016
LET MIKEY DO IT
NYC FC obtains Mikey Lopez from Sporting KC

New York City FC Tuesday announced Tuesday it has acquired midfielder Miguel “Mikey” Lopez from Sporting Kansas City.


January 26, 2016
NOT SO TINY TIM
Red Bulls II sign Tim Schmoll

The Red Bulls II announced Tuesday that had signed Harvard midfielder and former Red Bulls Under-23 defender-midfielder Tim Schmoll to a USL contract.


January 26, 2016
SIDELINED
Jack Harrison (pelvic injury) out of preseason training

New York City FC midfielder Jack Harrison has a pelvic injury that will keep him out of preseason training.


January 25, 2016
WHO'S GOING
Red Bulls roster, invitees at preseason camp

The Red Bulls head to Orlando on Monday night to kick off the first of two preseason camps.


January 25, 2016
GOING FOR TWO IN A ROW
Marsch: 'I feel like I have the kind of group that wants more, that isn’t satisfied with the success'

Shield defense time. The Red Bulls convened Monday for the highly anticipated start of preseason. It is the start of what they hope will be a year where they will successfully defend last year’s Supporters Shield for the best record in the league.


January 25, 2016
CONFIDENT COACH
Marsch feels that Miazga will stay with Red Bulls this season

There is quiet optimism from Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch that young star defender Matt Miazga will be with this team for this season, this after reports in recent weeks indicated that he might be ready to bolt for Europe.


January 25, 2016
MAYBE
BWP says he'll think about it if Jamaica calls

If Jamaica ever calls, then Bradley Wright-Phillips is willing to at least listen.


January 25, 2016
SECURING MORE OF THE BASE
With 4 more signings, Red Bulls show a mark of roster consistency

year won the Eastern Conference and the Supporters Shield. On Monday, the club made sure to keep several other prominent pieces of last year’s team in place.


January 25, 2016
GROUNDS CREW 1, WEATHER 0
Red Bulls train outdoors thanks to diligent staff

Day 1 is in the books as the Red Bulls began their quest to add more hardware to their trophy case got underway at the team’s facility. And despite the recent blizzard that hit the tri-state area, the full club was out and training.


January 25, 2016
COPA TICKETS
Go on sale next week (Feb. 3)

The Copa America Centenario Local Organizing Committee announced Monday that tickets for the competition will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at noon local time in each of the 10 venues.


January 25, 2016
RELEASED
Red Bulls cut GK Santiago Castaño

Goalkeeper Santiago Castaño, who backstopped the Red Bulls II to the USL semifinals last season, has been released by the Red Bulls, it was announced Monday afternoon.


January 25, 2016
SOME NEW DEALS
Red Bulls ink Shaun Wright-Phillips, Zizzo, Robles and Grella

The Red Bulls Monday announced new deals for midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips, defender-midfielder Sal Zizzo, midfielder Mike Grella and goalkeeper Luis Robles.


January 25, 2016
THEY'RE ON TRIAL
Four hopefuls working out with Red Bulls

Preseason is here for the Red Bulls and with that, the first name of trialists have emerged for the club.


January 25, 2016
ONE CHANGE
GK coach Rafael Gonzalez not returning to Red Bulls

A Red Bulls team that retained much of its core from last year’s Supporters Shield winning side is going through a change on the technical side, BigAppleSoccer.com has learned.


January 24, 2016
LIGA MX CLAUSURA
Match Day 3 roundup

Queretaro (1-0-2, 3 pts) shut out Dorados de Sinaloa 3-0 Friday at Estadio La Corregidora.



OFFSIDE REMARKS
It's good to have good mentors, really good mentors

In his latest installment of celebrating his 41st year covering soccer, BigAppleSoccer.com editor Michael Lewis talks about the importance of having mentors and working on a sports desk, especially during the formative years of a young writer's career.


January 23, 2016
CARLI CONNECTS
First-half hat trick leads USWNT 5-0 over Ireland

Carli Lloyd scored a first half hat trick as the United States Women's National Team cruised to a 5-0 win over Ireland in front of 23,329 fans at Qualcomm Stadium Saturday.


January 23, 2016
CALLED IN
Canada brings Red Bulls' Karl Ouimette into camp

Red Bulls center back Karl Ouimette has been named to the Canadian national team's 23-man roster for a friendly against the United States on Feb. 5, Canada Soccer announced.


January 23, 2016
OFFSIDE REMARKS
The birth of a soccer-writing career 41 years ago

On Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 BigAppleSoccer.com Michael Lewis celebrated his 41st anniversary covering soccer. It was the night Lewis learned he was going to cover the Rochester Lancers of the old North American Soccer League.


January 23, 2016
ANOTHER DEFENDER
Report: NYC FC expected to sign Belgian defender Brillant

All signs are pointing to KV Oostende central defender Frédéric Brillant joining New York City FC. Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad reported Saturday that Brillant was left out of the team for its league encounter against Kortrijk because he is expected to sign with the Major League Soccer club this weekend.


January 22, 2016
TOP OF THE REGION
Carli Lloyd (women), Javier Hernandez (men) named CONCACAF players of the year

Carli Lloyd and Javier Hernandez were the 2015 CONCACAF female and male players of the year, respectively, it was announced Friday.



HE'LL BE LEFT BACK
NYC FC signs Argentine defender

New York City FC Friday announced the signing of Argentine defender Diego Martínez.


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