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Major Link Soccer: Kaka officially retires

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The Brazilian legend calls Orlando City his last playing home; plus more stuff you missed over the weekend


Seventeen coaches across the United States professional leagues and national teams completed the second annual U.S. Soccer Pro Coaching Course, including Bryan Schmetzer.

The Kitsap Pumas have posted their 2018 open tryout dates.

Western Conference’s Best 11

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From left: Sally Cole, Brittney Macdonald, Iris Mora, Kay Hawke and Jenae Gibbons.Â
(photos by Tom Auclair, Zane Tanner, George Tanner/ColoradoSoccerNow.com)

I enjoyed the 2009 W-League season so much that I decided to put together an all-conference team based on the games we covered at ColoradoSoccerNow.

Rapids waive Richardson, Bouna speaks, Force unbeaten streak at six

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The Colorado Rapids have waived forward Gregory Richardson.

Richardson appeared in one game for the Rapids this season, playing 11 minutes in the season opener against Chivas USA on March 21. He also played 90 minutes in Colorado's U.S. Open Cup play-in match against Seattle on May 26.

Richardson's rights were acquired by the Rapids in a trade with Toronto FC on Feb.

No equalizer despite strong second half

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Sounders right back Kelli Smith clears a header off the goal line after a Colorado Force corner kick during the first half in Loveland. Seattle won 1-0 on Wednesday. The play was the closest the Force came to scoring. (photo by Zane Tanner/ColoradoSoccerNow.com)

Michelle French scored in the 32nd minute as the Seattle Sounders began a two-game road swing through the Centennial State with a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Force on Wednesday at the Loveland Sports Park.

Force opens season Wednesday

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Last season, the Colorado Force finished fourth in the W-League's Western Conference, with a record of 3-6-3. The team turned in strong performances against the top teams in the conference and was in contention for the playoffs until the final two games of the season.Â

Coach Craig Deacon said he hopes to draw confidence from that.

U.S. Women's National Team

U draw 1-1 with DC, Okai with Seattle, Ruiz signs with DC, more

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Hoffman scores in Union scrimmage against DC. Union SuperDraft pick Stephen Okai training with Seattle. Carlos Ruiz back in MLS and now with DC. More news.

Soccer and Sneakiness On Monday Morning

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First the soccer news, which includes Angela Hucles' 100th cap (in a career year for her) and another win (over South Korea) for the USWNT.  With two more games left in their post-Olympic Tour, it woulds like the team is pleasing Pia! The NESCAC  Soccer Tournament is over for another year.  (Oh yeah, that's the New [.

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Michelle French hired by University of Portland

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Former UP and USWNT player, and US U-20 national team coach Michelle French has been hired to take over the recently-troubled University of Portland women's soccer program, reports Nick Daschel of the Oregonian.

The Pilots' program has been without a head coach since Garrett Smith was released in November.

Post Turkey Day news bits

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Newsy news bits for your post Thanksgiving edification. They go great with gravy.

Eclipse Select's Zoe Redei called in for U.S. U-20 WNT trip to Spain

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Eclipse Select forward Zoe Redei
Eclipse Select Soccer Club forward Zoe Redei (Highland Park, Ill.) has been named to the U.S. U-20 Women's National Team for a three-game tournament in La Manga, Spain.

Redei is one of 22 players called in by USA head coach Michelle French for a 10-team competition that includes games against Norway (March 5), the Netherlands (March 7) and Sweden (March 9).

Seattle Women's Soccer Round-up

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We now know where Michelle French will be coaching this season, and it isn't for the Seattle Sounders Women. She has been tapped to become the first full-time US U-20 WNT coach. It will be her job to mold the future full team members, while also working with the U-17 and U-18 teams to recognize and develop the next Alex Morgan's and Sydney Leroux's.

UW recruit Lavelle on Under-20 team

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Midfielder Rose Lavelle, who will be a freshman at the University of Wisconsin the fall, was named to the U.S. Under-20 women's national team for next month's 12 Nations tournament in La Manga, Spain.

The U.S. will play Norway on March 7, Germany on March 9 and Sweden on March 11 at the tournament under the direction of former U.