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News Roundup: Union are losers; Fabi & C.J. injured?; MLS & USOC results; more

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Plus EPL scores, beIN can't catch hackers, new Chicago USL team, and more.

Carlos Cordeiro’s tenure will be judged by how he handles Soccer United Marketing (SUM)

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After Carlos Cordeiro’s election win this past weekend as US Soccer Federation (USSF) President, the general sense is that Cordeiro’s management style will be different than his predecessor Sunil Gulati and that he will attempt to find a more consensus-based approach to issues. But in terms of general policies and positions, he doesn’t differ from Gulati very much except in one notable place - the role of Soccer United Marketing (SUM) as the media partner of US Soccer.

Around the Forest: NWSL backs Kathy Carter for next USSF President

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The inaugural eMLS Cup is drawing near, Kljestan throws shade, Fire still looking to land a #10 and more!

Major League Soccer

Teams line up players for inaugural eMLS Cup
MLS announced last month that it will launch a competitive EA Sports "FIFA 18" league called eMLS, with the inaugural eMLS Cup taking place in April at Boston's gaming convention, PAX East.

News roundup: Curtin’s conference call, Edu leaves LAFC, Liga MX may 86 pro/rel

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Plus Union + Chicago scrimmage today, Union U19 player going to Penn State, TAM/GAM economy, Portugal VAR controversy, more.

World Soccer Talk endorses Eric Wynalda and Kyle Martino for USSF President

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Over the last several months, the team of writers at World Soccer Talk have been interviewing many of the candidates to learn more about their ideas and policies of how to right the US soccer ship, which has been taking on water for several years due to inefficient leadership, conflicts of interests and a lack of transparency.

World Soccer Talk endorses Eric Wynalda and Kyle Martino for USSF President

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Over the last several months, the team of writers at World Soccer Talk have been interviewing many of the candidates to learn more about their ideas and policies of how to right the US soccer ship, which has been taking on water for several years due to inefficient leadership, conflicts of interests and a lack of transparency.

News roundup: MLS roster moves are heating up, Re-entry draft today, USSF campaign heats up

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MLS Re-Entry draft this afternoon, Union U-17 performed well in Florida showcase, Premier League heats up, US Soccer presidential race picks up steam

Around The Forest: Sunil Gulati will not run for USSF President

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Also: Sporting KC ready to splash the cash, Kekutah Manneh trials with Union Berlin, Expansion finalists make their pitches to MLS and more!

Portland

T2 Announce 2018 Tryout Details | Portland Timbers
T2 will conduct player tryouts from February 3-4 at the adidas Timbers Training Facility as the team prepares for its fourth season in USL.

Around The Forest: Landon Donovan considering a run for USSF President

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More Columbus to Austin news, the importance of seeding in the playoffs, Neymar to take Mbappe under his wing and more!

Portland:

Quick Strikes | Timbers wrap up the regular season against Cascadia foe Vancouver | Portland Timbers
The Portland Timbers wrap up the 2017 MLS regular season by hosting Vancouver Whitecaps FC Sunday at Providence Park (1pm PT, ROOT SPORTS).

Antitrust lawsuit: NASL dug its own grave despite USSF-MLS collusion

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What do investors in soccer do when they’ve made one bad business decision after another? And to make matters worse, when they’ve shifted from one rhetorical strategy to another? Sue their governing body, of course!

This is the path the North American Soccer League (NASL) has chosen to justify the league’s complete failure to create a stable and successful second division that works within the confines of US Soccer.

Antitrust lawsuit: NASL dug its own grave despite USSF-MLS collusion

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What do investors in soccer do when they’ve made one bad business decision after another? And to make matters worse, when they’ve shifted from one rhetorical strategy to another? Sue their governing body, of course!

This is the path the North American Soccer League (NASL) has chosen to justify the league’s complete failure to create a stable and successful second division that works within the confines of US Soccer.

World Soccer Talk supports Miami FC and Kingston Stockade FC’s case for arbitration against USSF

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Last week, two US-based soccer clubs, Miami FC and the Kingston Stockade FC, filed a claim with the Court of Arbitration on Sport (CAS) to require the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) to to follow FIFA’s rules by adopting promotion and relegation within the US Soccer pyramid.

We at World Soccer Talk endorse this move by Miami FC and the Kingston Stockade.

World Soccer Talk supports Miami FC and Kingston Stockade FC’s case for arbitration against USSF

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Last week, two US-based soccer clubs, Miami FC and the Kingston Stockade FC, filed a claim with the Court of Arbitration on Sport (CAS) to require the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) to to follow FIFA’s rules by adopting promotion and relegation within the US Soccer pyramid.

We at World Soccer Talk endorse this move by Miami FC and the Kingston Stockade.

USL to create Division 3 all over again

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Having spent two years working hard to win promotion from division three status, less than three months after succeeding has the league announced its new D3 entity in a complex gambit to absorb the remnants of NASL?

What might stand in the way of Division 2 sanctioning for the USL?

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If the USL fails in its bid for Division 2 sanctioning, it is the stadium capacity of a significant number of MLS-owned teams that may have been the issue.

What About Promotion 'Without' Relegation for MLS? Part II

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Is this the perfect time for USSF to reorganize 'Division 2' and include a Promotion only tool?

There are new developments and transitions taking place in the minor leagues of pro soccer in the U.S. The NASL is in tumult and its complete demise may not be far away. Its rival, USL, appears ready to take over the mantle of 'Division 2', the highest level of pro soccer below MLS.

Report finds that U.S. is not 'immediately ready' for promotion/relegation

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Ahead of its release on Monday, Deloitte's Sports Business Group's analysis on promotion and relegation in the U.S. was hyped by supporters of the philosophy as groundbreaking. In reality, the release inspired much more mixed feelings.

While confirming the theory that promotion and relegation is economically viable in the U.

Without promotion/relegation, USSF is holding back growth of soccer argues report

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A new report from one of the most respected analyst firms in the world has sent a loud and clear message to the US Soccer Federation —by preventing promotion/relegation from happening in the United States, the USSF is holding back the growth of soccer in this country.

The Deloitte report suggests that as the MLS franchise model reaches maturity, a revised structure can advance the long-term health of the US soccer system.

Without promotion/relegation, USSF is holding back growth of soccer argues report

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A new report from one of the most respected analyst firms in the world has sent a loud and clear message to the US Soccer Federation —by preventing promotion/relegation from happening in the United States, the USSF is holding back the growth of soccer in this country.

The Deloitte report suggests that as the MLS franchise model reaches maturity, a revised structure can advance the long-term health of the US soccer system.

U.S. National Team

How US Soccer can keep its fans and gain some new ones

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With the US missing out on the World Cup, discontent with US Soccer among the fans has reached an all-time high. The recent US Soccer presidential election did little to change that. In fact, it really only served to fan the flames of the legions of angry fans. With the MNT not having another competitive game until June or July of 2019 at the Gold Cup, the immediate future looks very bleak.

How US Soccer can keep its fans and gain some new ones

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With the US missing out on the World Cup, discontent with US Soccer among the fans has reached an all-time high. The recent US Soccer presidential election did little to change that. In fact, it really only served to fan the flames of the legions of angry fans. With the MNT not having another competitive game until June or July of 2019 at the Gold Cup, the immediate future looks very bleak.

Sunil Gulati

US soccer elects vice-president Cordeiro as new chief

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Orlando (AFP) – United States Soccer Federation vice-president Carlos Cordeiro was elected chief of the governing body on Saturday, replacing outgoing president Sunil Gulati who stepped down after the country’s 2018 World Cup flop.

Cordeiro, a Harvard-educated former investment banker, came through a crowded field of eight contenders to win on a third ballot at the USSF’s annual meeting at the Seaworld resort in Orlando.

US soccer elects vice-president Cordeiro as new chief

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Orlando (AFP) – United States Soccer Federation vice-president Carlos Cordeiro was elected chief of the governing body on Saturday, replacing outgoing president Sunil Gulati who stepped down after the country’s 2018 World Cup flop.

Cordeiro, a Harvard-educated former investment banker, came through a crowded field of eight contenders to win on a third ballot at the USSF’s annual meeting at the Seaworld resort in Orlando.

News roundup: Maher on the move, Jersey girl to SKC, and Jürgen’s new job

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Also- Jermaine Jones in your ears, Pogba playing Uno, and American Outlaw optimism.

USA to face Portugal in soccer friendly

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Chicago (AFP) – The United States will face Portugal next month in the team’s first game since their shock failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the United States Soccer Federation announced Monday.

A statement said the USA, who were sensationally dumped out of World Cup contention last week following a loss to Trinidad & Tobago, will face Portugal on November 14 in Faro.

Chris Pontius

News roundup: Pontius to LAG, Steel sign CB, USSF fallout, more

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Chris Pontius returns to California, Bethlehem inks a talented Cameroonian defender, and Herc Gomez takes the USSF to task.

News roundup: Pontius breaks through, no Almiron, NYCFC stadium bid, USSF drama, more

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Chris Pontius finally scores, Miguel Almiron will be out for Atlanta versus the Union, and a whole bunch of hubbub from the U.S. Soccer Federation.

Kyle Martino

Kyle Martino interview about his USSF Presidential campaign: World Soccer Talk Podcast

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World Soccer Talk is the weekly soccer podcast on the topic of watching soccer on TV, online and apps.

In the NEW episode, number 56, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris cover a range of topics including:

• An exclusive interview with Kyle Martino where he shares his views on Jonathan Gonzalez electing to play for Mexico instead of the United States and what that means for US Soccer,

• Martino dives deeper into why the USSF chose Red Bull Arena for the lucrative US-Costa Rica World Cup qualifier,

• As well as his thoughts on the conflict of interest between USSF, SUM and MLS, and much more.

Kyle Martino interview about his USSF Presidential campaign: World Soccer Talk Podcast

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World Soccer Talk is the weekly soccer podcast on the topic of watching soccer on TV, online and apps.

In the NEW episode, number 56, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris cover a range of topics including:

• An exclusive interview with Kyle Martino where he shares his views on Jonathan Gonzalez electing to play for Mexico instead of the United States and what that means for US Soccer,

• Martino dives deeper into why the USSF chose Red Bull Arena for the lucrative US-Costa Rica World Cup qualifier,

• As well as his thoughts on the conflict of interest between USSF, SUM and MLS, and much more.

HBO special on Tom Byer’s plan to rescue American men’s soccer is a must-watch

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HBO’s special begins with footage of the United States Men’s National Team being defeated by Trinidad and Tobago in the final World Cup qualifier from the CONCACAF Hex. Seconds later, USSF presidential candidate Kyle Martino utters the words, “US Soccer thinks they have all the answers.

HBO special on Tom Byer’s plan to rescue American men’s soccer is a must-watch

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HBO’s special begins with footage of the United States Men’s National Team being defeated by Trinidad and Tobago in the final World Cup qualifier from the CONCACAF Hex. Seconds later, USSF presidential candidate Kyle Martino utters the words, “US Soccer thinks they have all the answers.

USL

Rocco Commisso speaks out about Steve Malik and USSF

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Rocco Commisso on buying the Cosmos, NASL’s sanctioning and North Carolina FC’s Steve Malik

New York Cosmos Owner and Chairman Rocco Commisso recently spoke exclusively to World Soccer Talk about the state of the North American Soccer League (NASL) that his club plays in, which has been sanctioned as a second division by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) since 2011.

Rocco Commisso speaks out about Steve Malik and USSF

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Rocco Commisso on buying the Cosmos, NASL’s sanctioning and North Carolina FC’s Steve Malik

New York Cosmos Owner and Chairman Rocco Commisso recently spoke exclusively to World Soccer Talk about the state of the North American Soccer League (NASL) that his club plays in, which has been sanctioned as a second division by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) since 2011.

World Cup

Sun Clasico Tomorrow

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4 years ago we had Costa Rica and the Snow Clasico. Tomorrow night we'll have Trinidad & Tobago and apparently the Sun Clasico with temps in the mid 80s at kickoff.

Kickoff is at 5:50pm on FOX Sports 1, with the pregame being broadcast live from inside the stadium. Both the official U.

DSG Park To Host USA-T&T World Cup Qualifier

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After being long-rumored the USSF made it official today. DSG Park will host the 5th round World Cup Qualifier between the U.S. and Trinidad & Tobago on Thursday June 8th. Kickoff will be at 5:50pm. This will be a long trip for Mekeil Williams who will have to walk to the visitor locker room instead of the Rapids locker room.

Slow ticket sales for Copa America could hurt USA’s World Cup 2026 chances

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Usually when major soccer tournaments come to new regions, one of the barometers of success is in the form of ticket sales. One of the pillars of a future US World Cup would be that major ticket sales would fill up gigantic stadiums across the country.

The Rest

Who better to talk Hope Solo than Solo herself?

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Hope Solo joins the We Came To Win podcast to share behind-the-scenes stories of some of her grandest soccer moments.

A lot has happened to Hope Solo in the last 18 months. Writing the timeline down of it seems to be the only real way to keep it all straight. Let's start with the basics.

  • 640 days since the U.

News Roundup: Union pre-season dates, Perry Kitchen back in MLS, Pulisic’s sob story

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Also: Medunjanin call-up, NJ Copa player press, Asbury Park crypto currency, UPSL adding team, LA Galaxy signings, Giles Barnes off to Mexico, Dwyer pulls hammy, JP Dellacamera is a master moderator, Liverpool controversy.

NWSL releases full schedule

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It's happening, it's finally happening.

NWSL has finally released its full schedule, weeks after its usual schedule release date, which in past seasons has been in early-to-mid February.

Please play this while you peruse the schedule and figure out if your team is going to have a hell season or not:

You can see the league is definitely breaking for two FIFA windows From June 5 - 13 and September 11 - 19, but not for the July 16 - August 6 Euro window.

NASL facing grim future as rumored club exits, financial woes loom

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Troubling times could lie ahead for the NASL, as reports of multiple teams possibly preparing for exits could leave the league contracting severely or ceasing to exist entirely.

The departure of Minnesota United to MLS has been locked in for some time. The NASL was set to replace the teamthis season by adding the San Francisco Deltas as the league's first west coast competitors, but it appears that might not be enough with several other departures rumored to be gaining traction.