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Paris Saint Germain

French clubs smash transfer spending records

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Paris (AFP) – Clubs in the top two divisions in France spent a record 697 million euros ($830mn) in the close season, the French league (LFP) announced on Monday.

The total expenditure was more than four times the amount spent by French professional teams 12 months ago, led by Neymar’s world-record breaking move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for 222 million euros.

French clubs smash transfer spending records

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Paris (AFP) – Clubs in the top two divisions in France spent a record 697 million euros ($830mn) in the close season, the French league (LFP) announced on Monday.

The total expenditure was more than four times the amount spent by French professional teams 12 months ago, led by Neymar’s world-record breaking move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for 222 million euros.

Major League Soccer

The field and schedule announced for the 102nd Lamar Hunt U.S Open Cup tournament

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U.S. Soccer announced today the field and schedule for the 102nd Lamar Hunt tournament. The big news is the size of the field 91 teams including all 47 professional teams from the top divisions of USSF. The other 44 come from various amateur leagues in the U.S. and include teams such as the Madison Fire, Ocala Stampede, the legendary Brooklyn Italians, and PSA Elites.

The field and schedule announced for the 102nd Lamar Hunt U.S Open Cup tournament

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U.S. Soccer announced today the field and schedule for the 102nd Lamar Hunt tournament. The big news is the size of the field 91 teams including all 47 professional teams from the top divisions of USSF. The other 44 come from various amateur leagues in the U.S. and include teams such as the Madison Fire, Ocala Stampede, the legendary Brooklyn Italians, and PSA Elites.

Houston Dynamo Take Fans on Roller Coaster Ride While Picking up 4 Points

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One can forgive Houston Dynamo fans if they're feeling rode hard and put away wet this morning, it's been a long, emotional week for them, and the week isn't even over yet.

This long week began on Saturday when the Dynamo hosted their rivals from North Texas, F.C. Dallas, at BBVA Compass Stadium.

U.S. Open Cup undergoes major changes

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup will much different than any of its predecessors.

U.S. Soccer announced a number of changes for the 99th edition of the tournament. Those changes include a 64-team field (the largest in the modern era), a random selection process for determining home teams from the opening round until the quarterfinals, and the inclusion of all professional teams from the top three divisions, meaning the MLS qualifying bracket is no more.

Interview with Tony Meola

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I had the incredible opportunity to interview international superstar Tony Meola this morning. Meola was one of the few American players to make it over to Europe in the 90s and had starting roles for both the USMNT and MetroStars, among others.

Meola is participating in some events in advance of the Argentina game tomorrow (see details below) and we had a chance to talk about the match.

Facilities That Every Soccer City Must Have

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Article republished on businessofsoccer.com

In January, MLS Commissioner, Don Garber, visited nearby club, Fort Lauderdale Strikers (formerly Miami F.C.) while exploring potential markets for the league's 20th club. Miami may have a second chance at success in the first division after the league removed the Miami Fusion in 2001.

D.C. United, Richmond Kickers to participate in 98th edition of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

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CHICAGO (Feb. 17, 2011) – The 98th edition of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup will get underway on June 14 with 16 first-round games. Five rounds of play precede the Oct. 4 final that will decide the U.S. Soccer national club championship.
The more than 155 teams that entered the competition beginning in the initial stages will be narrowed to 40 teams for the tournament proper by the May 30 qualifying deadline.

2011 US Open Cup Structure Released, No Major Changes

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The wait is over for those interested in what will happen to the 2011 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Today the USSF released details on the structure of the tournament and the schedule for each round.

The 98th edition of the USOC will get underway on June 14 with 16 first-round games. Five rounds of play precede the Oct.

Here is an excerpt of another great article on the positive influence of the co

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Here is an excerpt of another great article on the positive influence of the college game on Major League Soccer, courtesy of Zack Ssebatindira of The Triangle.

Having started out writing this piece three weeks ago, I was adamant that the college game was indeed an impediment to the development of the professional game in this country, and it has only been through the subsequent reading up on the state of the game and exposure to other opinions on the matter that I have had a change of heart.

Sounders active in draft; Whitecaps, Timbers sit back

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VANCOUVER, BC Sounders FC was active in stage two of the MLS re-entry draft, and after a day's worth of dealings gained a draft pick Wednesday. Seattle acquired goalkeeper Chris Seitz from Philadelphia with the ninth overall pick in the re-entry draft — the league's controlled form of free agency introduced this year by [.

MLS unveils details for 2011 Player Combine and SuperDraft

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NEW YORK, NY – Major League Soccer today announced that the 2011 MLS Player Combine will be held from January 8-11 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., concluding two days prior to the 2011 MLS SuperDraft. For the eighth consecutive year, the SuperDraft will be held in conjunction with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) [.

US Open Cup

US Open Cup Format Announced

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US Soccer today announced the format for the 2015 US Open Cup, the 102nd edition of the tournament. The field will see a record 91 teams compete for the trophy this year, including 47 professional teams. One change that will take place is that once the round of 16 is set, those 16 teams will be divided (regardless of league affiliation) into groups of four.

Cal FC Keeper Derby Carrillo - Unmet Goals

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Wikipedia calls Derby Carrillo's time with the Seattle Sounders a trial. Derby calls it something a bit more. In Friday's phone conversation with Sounder at Heart he said "It's almost exactly like what Bryan Meredith did." His 'trial' with the Sounders was more than a trip to Arizona. He was with the Kitsap Pumas in 2010, practiced with Seattle and even was the backup in some of the ad hoc reserve games on the backfields of Starfire that year.

New US Open Cup Format

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Today, US Soccer has announced changes to the US Open Cup that had been rumored for a few months. Plenty of changes have been made to the format and the design of the tournament. As a whole, all the moves that were made I would say were for the better.

First, all 32 professional teams in the United States will be competing in the tournament.

American soccer

Toting The Old Ball ‘N’ Chain: Player Development In America

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About The Author: John Parker is the American Outlaws Atlanta President and Marketing Manager for adidas International Training Program (adidas ITP), the Atlanta based soccer logistics and education company. Parker's views do not necessarily reflect those of adidas ITP or American Outlaws.

Toting The Old Ball ‘N’ Chain: Player Development In America

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Parker

About The Author: John Parker is the American Outlaws Atlanta President and Marketing Manager for adidas International Training Program (adidas ITP), the Atlanta based soccer logistics and education company. Parker's views do not necessarily reflect those of adidas ITP or American Outlaws.

San Antonio Scorpions Reveal Nike as Sponsor as City/County Pro Sports Study Due Next Week

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Gordon Hartman and his North American Soccer League team the Scorpions held a press conference in San Antonio on Wednesday. They announced what the organization called a major sponsorship with Nike. However, the Beaverton, OR based company did not send a representative to the press conference.

World Cup

Stewart, Tozer find success in Guatemala

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Milwaukee Wave midfielder Matt Stewart scored two goals as the U.S. Futsal national team went 3-1-0 in friendlies against four Guatemalan professional teams during a recent training camp.

The U.S. squad, led by Wave coach Keith Tozer, was preparing for next month's CONCACAF Futsal Championship in Guatemala City.

Canberra - are we ready?

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If Australia wins the World Cup bid I wonder if the Canberra football community, Capital Football lead this, are ready to take advantage.

Sure we'll see statements from Capital Football about how the World Cup will be great, (even I could write that) but will there be a press release to show how it will benefit our community, in terms of facilities for football, community football, attracting business to football.

Best soccer memories of 2010

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This year was a big year for soccer in Philadelphia. It was the first year of our professional teams. We hosted international friendlies here. And we saw a World Cup run like few others. That means a lot of cool, unique memories.

We polled PSP's contributors for their best soccer memories of the year.

Best soccer memories of 2010

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This year was a big year for soccer in Philadelphia. It was the first year of our professional teams. We hosted international friendlies here. And we saw a World Cup run like few others. That means a lot of cool, unique memories.

We polled PSP's contributors for their best soccer memories of the year.

Best soccer memories of 2010

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This year was a big year for soccer in Philadelphia. It was the first year of our professional teams. We hosted international friendlies here. And we saw a World Cup run like few others. That means a lot of cool, unique memories.

We polled PSP's contributors for their best soccer memories of the year.

NCAA Tournament

U.S. Open Cup Changes are Good: Now, about fully fixing the bidding process...

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This past week has been a whirlwind for Fire fans. We had the MLS SuperDraft hoopla last week with a couple of new player signings sprinkled in (Robayo and Puppo). On the heels of that we had a sponsor announcement and new jersey unveiling. Somewhat lost in the shuffle was the announcement of the changes to the U.

Porter signs contract through 2020 to stay on at Akron

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Caleb Porter, coach of the NCAA champion Akron Zips, has signed a 10-year contract extension with the school.

With success comes rewards. The University of Akron made that clear on Friday when it announced a contract extension through 2020 for Caleb Porter, coach of the NCAA champion men's soccer team.

La Liga

La Liga Postponed After Player’s Strike

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The Spanish La Liga season has been postponed this week-end after players took action, over players not being payed by the respective clubs.

Over 200 players are owed an estimated £40m from last season and although the LFP, who represent the 42 professional teams in Spain made £40m available as part of an emergency fund, it was turned down vehemently.

Leverage: What Is It and Who’s Got It?

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In soccer, a single goal has enormous value. In fact, we can put a number on that value. I've written about this before in posts on the most common scores in soccer or posts about the point value of goals. In a game where over 50% of matches involve fewer than 3 goals, and the most common score line is a goal difference of 1 (rather than 3 or 4), being ahead or behind is a big deal.

Leverage: What Is It And How Much Of It Do Teams Have?

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In soccer, a single goal has enormous value. In fact, we can put a number on that value. I've written about this before in posts on the most common scores in soccer or posts about the point value of goals. In a game where over 50% of matches involve fewer than 3 goals, and the most common score line is a goal difference of 1 (rather than 3 or 4), being ahead or behind is a big deal.

The Rest

2017 Stand Together Week

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In case you missed it; it's Stand Together Week.

The 2017 edition started yesterday, Sunday, June 4th and continues through Saturday, June 10th. And for those who don't know: Stand Together Week is a special week of volunteering each year where players and staff from all three professional teams work with volunteers from all over the metro area to make a difference in a bunch of different projects and programs.

Revolution, MLS Academies And The Pitfalls Of Losing Players To Foreign Clubs

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While most MLS fans and pundits have watched the advancement of the MLS development academy system with an eye toward grooming players for promotion to their respective professional teams, one important side-effect to a well-run academy system has often been overlooked: youth players who leave academies for opportunities overseas rather than staying local.

Mutiny Add 7 More to Roster

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Riley Houle (left) and Therese Smith are two players the Mutiny added to the roster on Monday. (Photo: New England Mutiny)

With the May 12 season opener less than three weeks away, the Mutiny added seven more players to its roster on Tuesday.

Forward/midfielder Caitlin Alves, midfielder/defender Sarah Brochu, defender Danielle Dakin, defender Allie Fitzsimmons, midfielder Riley Houle will join New England veterans Karyn Riviere and Therese Smith for the team's first season in WPSL Elite.

Ange Postecoglou: the greatest Oz inspiration to Aussie Grassroots Coaches ever?

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If you've ever watched the Brisbane Roar play - and most Aussie's don't have Fox Sports so will never have seen them - they play to instruction, tactic and a tempo rarely, some say never, seen in Australia.

There is many elements to their game but one is critical to Australian football development at all levels.

Houston Texans Fans Acting Like Houston Dynamo Fans

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For the first time in franchise history, the Houston Texans have made it to the NFL Playoffs. On Saturday January 7, 2012, the Texans hosted their first ever Playoff game at Reliant Stadium, and prior to that game there was an indication that the Texans' front office had paid attention to the tifo displays that have occurred down the road at Robertson Stadium, former home of the Houston Dynamo, because, as evidenced by the above picture, they managed to orchestrate a tifo display worthy of any major football club in Europe.

How Young is too Young? Balancing Health and Wealth in Young Players

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More and more sports teams continue to allow younger players into their professional ranks. That's good for individual sports franchises in a couple of ways. Everybody loves to see a young kid shine on the field and compete well against older, more experienced players. It makes us feel good because it appeals to the side of us that root for the underdog.

Selling Tickets in MLS

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Earlier this week we discussed the ongoing efforts at the MLS ticket sales center. Today we would take our semi-regular look at ticket promotions around the league. We'll start in Columbus, where the Crew are offering a contest promotion in conjunction with car rental giant Thrifty. Thrifty is the official airport parking partner of the team and they are offering a sweepstakes type promotion that provides fans the chance to win 12 tickets and a suite to a future Crew event.

Thais Less Than Rosy Future

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Indonesia has the SAD project. Under 16s spend the year in Uruguay competing against Uruguayan kids of the same age. This has been going for a couple of years now and Samsul Alam is set to move to Penarol on loan in the new year.
Malaysia has Harimau Muda. Dedicated teams, there is an A and B, where promising young players compete against the best teams Malaysia has to offer.