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May 28, 2015
FROM THE WINGS
The more things change...

Waking up Wednesday morning I was greeted with a slew of emails from fellow soccer types. One, with the subject line “happy days”, had just one word in the text: oopa! The utter glee expressed by many over the arrests and indictments of the numerous FIFA officials and affiliated people was overwhelming.

May 28, 2015
DO YOU KNOW THE WAY TO SAN JOSE?
Avaya Stadium to host 2016 MLS All Star Game

SAN JOSE – Avaya Stadium, the brand new home of the San Jose Earthquakes in San Jose, California will host the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Game.

May 28, 2015
CONCACAF SHAKE-UP
Hawit named president, Webb is provisionally dismissed; Howard acting general secretary

ZURICH, Switzerland -- CONCACAF announced Thursday that in accordance with the confederation’s Statutes, the executive committee provisionally dismissed Jeffrey Webb and Eduardo Li, and -- named senior vice president Alfredo Hawit as CONCACAF president.

May 28, 2015
HISTORIC APPOINTMENT
Lynn Berling-Manuel named 1st women's CEO of NSCAA, succeeding Joe Cummings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Soccer Coaches Association of America Thursday announced Lynn Berling-Manuel as its new chief executive officer.

She will assume the role July 1.


May 28, 2015
LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP
Third round roundup

As Division II North American Soccer League sides entered the Third Round of the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, the league matched up in seven battles with Division III United Soccer League counter parts. But the already tested USL sides went 6-0-1 in those matches, with Third Division Saint Louis FC also dispatching Minnesota United FC on penalties.

May 28, 2015
A PERFECT FINISH
Juninho scores from the spot, defense does the rest to beat RSL

Juninho knew he wouldn't miss this time, not from the penalty spot, not against Nick Rimando. Not again.

May 27, 2015
MLS ROUNDUP
Seattle surges to top of the table

SEATTLE--Seattle Sounders FC took over first place in the MLS West with Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids at CenturyLink Field.

May 27, 2015
JUNINHO CONNECTS THIS TIME
Early penalty kick lifts Galaxy past Real Salt Lake

Juninho missed a chance to give the Galaxy three points three weeks ago in Sandy, Utah, when his stoppage-time penalty kick was saved by Nick Rimando in a scoreless draw with Real Salt Lake.

May 27, 2015
NO BETTER TIME
US WNT focused on snapping Women's World Cup drought

NEW YORK – Olympic titles aside, there's been a glaring emptiness for many on the U.S. national women's soccer team: the Women's World Cup title.

May 27, 2015
ON THE BALLOT
Eight from Galaxy nominated for All Star Game

Eight LA Galaxy players have been named to the fan ballot for the 2015 AT&T MLS All-Star Game July 29 against Tottenham Hotspur F.C. at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Fan voting is open at http://www.mlssoccer.com/all-star/2015/vote.

May 27, 2015
SPORT BIGGER THAN ORGANIZATIONS
U.S. Women on FIFA scandal

For their part, members of the U.S. Women's National Team, who have waged their own futile battle with FIFA over the playing surfaces at the upcoming Women's World Cup in Canada, had little to say about Wednesday's indictments of key figures in international soccer.

May 27, 2015
DOING THE PERP WALK
Indictments, arrests made in FIFA, CONCACAF corruption

Indictments were handed down and arrests made Wednesday in what might be the largest corruption scandal in sports history. Swiss authorities, acting in conjunction with United States law enforcement officials from the Justice Department, F.B.I. and I.R.S., either arrested or indicted 14 individuals at the highest levels of soccer. The arrests were made in Zurich as FIFA is about to open its general congress.

May 26, 2015
MLS WEDNESDAY
A look at the upcoming games

The Colorado Rapids extended their unbeaten streak to five with a rare home victory, 1-0 over Vancouver, last weekend.

May 26, 2015
USL REVIEW
Seattle returns to top, OKC, Tulsa take weather-affected wins

The USL’s Western Conference has seen numerous surprises already this season, and the 10th week of the season continued that trend as the weekend concluded with two points separating seven teams in the middle of the standings. Unpredictable weather also played a role, as three of the week’s 10 games saw delays, including a thrilling contest in the battle for the King’s Cup.

May 26, 2015
PROMOTED
USC names Jen Klein Associate Head Coach

Jen Klein has been promoted to Associate Head Coach of the USC women's team.

May 26, 2015
RISING GALAXY SEE MIRROR IMAGE
Real Salt Lake also gets healthier ahead of Western showdown

The stoppage-time victory last week over the Houston Dynamo was a huge positive for the Galaxy's psyche, especially with a healthier Robbie Keane playing so prominent a role. Now L.A. will look for successive wins for the second time this year, and against a foe whose situation isn't all that different.

May 26, 2015
MLS INFORMER
Between the lines

An original element of the MLS business plan was that teams needed to find, or more accurately build, their own stadiums and not share a facility with another team. The idea was to control the stadia and the revenue they generated.

May 21, 2015
LIGA MX CLAUSURA
Queretaro, Santos Laguna advance to finals

Eighth-seeded Santos Laguna blew #5 Chivas de Guadalajara out of the Liguilla semifinals with a 3-0 road win Sunday at Estadio Omnilife.

May 24, 2015
MLS ROUNDUP
Union stun Red Bulls; Wondo nets his 100th

HARRISON, NJ--Second-half goals by Vincent Nogueira and C.J. Sapong lifted the Philadelphia Union (3-7-3, 12 pts) to their first-ever win at Red Bull Arena, 2-0 over the New York Red Bulls on Sunday afternoon.

May 24, 2015
QUALIFYING PREP
U.S. U23 roster set for Toulon Tournament

CHICAGO - U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team head coach Andi Herzog has named 19 players to the roster for the 2015 Toulon Tournament, which runs from May 27-June 7 in the south of France.

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