Dec. 22, 2014 2014: TOP 10 STORIES
No. 10: Marymount's sudden rise
Southern California has long been home to NAIA soccer powers -- Azusa Pacific, now an NCAA Division II school, and Santa Barbara's Westmont especially -- but we'd heard not a peep, not really, from Rancho Palos Verdes' Marymount California University.
Dec. 22, 2014 MEWIS LED BRUINS TO THE BRINK
LASN All-Area College Women's Team
Sam Mewis enjoyed a marvelous senior season, playing the most critical role as UCLA's women went 23 games without a defeat and marched into the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight this fall before their bid for a second straight NCAA championship ended in an upset loss to Virginia.
December 21, 2014 SOCCER BUSINESS
Banks banking on soccer sponsorships
Both CONCACAF and the Portland Timbers have announced new partnerships with banks, a growing category in soccer sponsorship.
December 21, 2014 WHEN 0-0 EQUALS A LOSS
Tie gives Brazil tournament title over USA
BRASILIA, Brazil – Playing in steady rain on a saturated pitch, the U.S. Women’s National Team tied Brazil 0-0 in the championship match of the 2014 International Tournament of Brasilia,
December 21, 2014 MLS INFORMER
KC's Dwyer has U.S. hopes
Sporting KC's English forward Dom Dwyer's contract extension with the club apparently has him thinking about club AND country. With a U.S. green card in hand for nearly three years, he's a little more than two years shy of getting American citizenship that would make him eligible for the U.S. national team.
December 19, 2014 DONOVAN GETS UNIVISION AWARD
Galaxy star gets lifetime achievement honor
NEW YORK – Major League Soccer legend Landon Donovan has won the first Premios Univision Deportes’ Lifetime Achievement Award.
December 18, 2014 SAM MEWIS GETS THE HONDA
UCLA star earns national accolade
LOS ANGELES - Senior midfielder Sam Mewis of UCLA has received the Honda Sports Award for Soccer.
December 18, 2014 U.S. WIN BELONGS TO LLOYD, PRESS
7 goals between them routs Argentina
BRASILIA, Brazil - The U.S. Women's National Team needed to win big to put itself in position to potentially advance to the final of the 2014 International Tournament of Brasilia, and its offense came through.
December 18, 2014 KILLION, MEWIS GET ACADEMIC RECOGNITION
UCLA seniors are Scholar All-Americans
Two members of UCLA's women's team, Sarah Killion and Sam Mewis, have received First Team NSCAA All-America acclaim.
December 16, 2014 TOUR DE AMERICA
USMNT to play in Frisco, Foxborough, Kansas City in group stage of Gold Cup next summer
MIAMI – Thirteen North American cities, including Los Angeles, will host games of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
December 15, 2014 THAT'S A WRAP
Beasley retires from international play
CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team defender DaMarcus Beasley has announced his retirement from international soccer,
Dec. 15, 2014 MEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
UCLA's Larry Ndjock
UCLA's Larry Ndjock is the LA Soccer News Men’s College Player of the Week after leading the Bruins into the NCAA Division I title game in North Carolina.
December 14, 2014 LIGA MX APERTURA
America take the title
Club America capped their wire-to-wire domination of the Liga Mx Apertura with a championship-clinching 3-0 win over Tigres Sunday at Estadio Azteca.
December 14, 2014 MARTA 3, USA 2
Brazilian star leads the way
BRASILIA, Brazil – Despite taking an early two-goal lead, the U.S. Women’s National Team lost 3-2 to Marta and Brazil
Dec. 14, 2014 DEATH AT THE SPOT
UCLA falls to Virginia on penalties in NCAA men's final
Virginia's defend-first approach paid off handsomely Sunday afternoon, holding off dominant UCLA over 110 minutes to force penalty kicks, then claiming the NCAA Division I men's soccer title when two Bruins fired off the crossbar.
Dec. 12, 2014 ONE STEP AWAY!
UCLA overcome Providence in OT, meet Virginia for NCAA men's title
UCLA is one step closer to its fifth national championship in men's soccer after rallying in the final 10 minutes to force overtime, then pulling out a 3-2 victory over Providence on a deflected shot Friday night in Cary, N.C.
December 12, 2014 UCLA'S MEWIS, STOLZ ARE HERMANN FINALISTS
Bruins stars make short list
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - UCLA's Leo Stolz and Sam Mewis are among the three male and three female NCAA Division I athletes who have been selected as finalists for the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy.
December 11, 2014 RE-ENTRY DRAFT SET
62 players with MLS experience available
NEW YORK – A total of 62 players are on Major League Soccer's Re-entry Draft eligible player list.
Dec. 11, 2014 SALCEDO SEEKS CORONATION
UCLA looks for fifth NCAA men's title, faces Providence in semifinals
Jorge Salcedo has long been soccer royalty at UCLA, playing a role in three of their four NCAA Division I men's soccer championships and serving as the true successor to his mentor Sigi Schmid.
December 11, 2014 FROM THE WINGS
Donovan deserved last title, and more respect
When Landon Donovan walked off the field Sunday afternoon with another big trophy in his hands, there were some of us – well at least one of us – who felt, “Good for him.”