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News of Interest

US Club Soccer has launched a feature to members called the News of Interest, a regular compilation of recent news articles encompassing all levels of our sport. As new editions are added, older news will be replaced. By being included in the News of Interest, US Club Soccer is not necessarily endorsing the views of the writer and/or publication.

Sept. 6:

With Panama victory, U.S. soccer slips to 4th in CONCACAF World Cup race
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soccer-insider/wp/2017/09/05/with-panama-victory-u-s-soccer-slips-to-4th-in-concacaf-world-cup-race/

Fifa to review rankings system after friendlies harm England’s World Cup seeding
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2017/09/04/fifa-review-rankings-system-friendlies-harm-englands-world-cup/

U.S. Soccer Not Extending NASL’s Division 2 Sanctioning Into 2018
https://www.si.com/soccer/2017/09/05/nasl-division-sanctioning-us-soccer-usl

U.S. soccer team boosts World Cup hopes by salvaging draw against Honduras
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soccer-insider/wp/2017/09/05/u-s-soccer-team-boosts-world-cup-hopes-by-salvaging-draw-against-honduras/

Arena: ‘They out-played us and out-coached us’
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74768/arena-they-out-played-us-and-out-coached-us.html?edition=17715

Nineteen candidates embark on U.S. Soccer Academy Directors Course
http://www.soccerwire.com/news/clubs/youth-boys/nineteen-candidates-embard-on-u-s-soccer-academy-directors-course/

U.S. Soccer Grants Fan Members Two Representatives on National Council
http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/08/30/19/50/20170830-news-us-soccer-grants-fan-members-two-representatives-on-national-council

Anson Dorrance: It should be ‘moral imperative to grow the game’ so an NWSL player isn’t making $16,000 (Part 2)
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74705/anson-dorrance-it-should-be-moral-imperative-to.html

Anson Dorrance on Mallory Pugh, foreign talent in college, how far it’s come, and what can be improved (Part 1)
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74702/anson-dorrance-on-mallory-pugh-foreign-talent-in.html

Recognize to Recover, Presented by Thorne, and Thinktaylor Partner for Concussion Awareness Week During Development Academy Opening Weekends
http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/08/30/17/05/20170830-news-recognize-to-recover-thinktaylor-partner-for-concussion-awareness-development-academy

U.S. Soccer Announces Next Dates for A-Youth and B Courses
http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/08/31/21/10/20170831-news-ce-us-soccer-announces-dates-for-a-youth-b-courses-and-fall-performance-center

New Division 3 league NISA places first eight markers
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74729/new-division-3-league-nisa-places-first-eight-mark.html?edition=17705

U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy to launch on September 2
http://www.ussoccerda.com/20170828-us-soccer-girls-development-academy-to-launch-on-september-2

Record-High 108 Teams Enter Local Qualifying for 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/08/29/20/36/20170829-news-usoc-record-high-108-teams-enter-local-qualifying-for-2018-lamar-hunt-us-open-cup

Lisa Carnoy unanimously elected to U.S. Soccer Board of Directors
http://www.soccerwire.com/news/global/lisa-carnoy-unanimously-elected-to-u-s-soccer-board-of-directors/

How Kids’ Sports Became a $15 Billion Industry
http://time.com/4913687/how-kids-sports-became-15-billion-industry/

Girls’ Development Academy Completes Technical Advisor Group
http://www.ussoccerda.com/20170825-da-girls-development-academy-completes-technical-advisor-group

MLS Cup playoffs push games to weeknights
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74639/mls-cup-playoffs-push-games-to-weeknights.html?edition=17672

WNT to End 2017 Schedule vs. Canada in San Jose, Calif., on Nov. 12
http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/08/18/22/11/20170821-news-wnt-usa-to-play-canada-in-san-jose-avaya-stadium-nov-12-2017

Aug. 20:

Mexico beats USA in Concacaf U-15 Championship final
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74592/mexico-beats-usa-in-concacaf-u-15-championship-fin.html

Backsliding Rapids replace Mastroeni as head coach
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74546/backsliding-rapids-replace-mastroeni-as-head-coach.html?edition=17633

Abundance of U.S. stadium options evident on World Cup 2026 initial list
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74543/abundance-of-us-stadium-options-evident-on-world.html?edition=17630

United Bid Committee Commences Outreach for Potential Host Cities in Bid for 2026 FIFA World Cup
http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/08/15/15/11/20170815-news-wc2026-united-bid-committee-commences-outreach-for-potential-host-cities

Surprise: Morocco submits last-minute 2026 World Cup bid
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74488/surprise-morocco-submits-last-minute-2026-world-c.html?edition=17618

Datebook: South Korea fills out USWNT’s fall schedule
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74530/datebook-south-korea-fills-out-uswnts-fall-sched.html?edition=17627

DeAndre Yedlin youth club solidarity payments case added to FIFA docket
http://www.espnfc.com/blog-fifa/story/3172265/deandre-yedlin-youth-club-solidarity-payments-case-added-to-fifa-docket

For Mexico’s Márquez, Treasury Sanctions Carry Broad Consequences
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/10/sports/soccer/mexico-rafael-marquez-sanctions.html

No punting allowed — a welcome change to American youth soccer
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74447/no-punting-allowed-a-welcome-change-to-american.html

Minnesota Vikings owners jump on Nashville bandwagon
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74462/minnesota-vikings-owners-jump-on-nashville-bandwag.html

Matt Dacey, Rob Elliott Appointed U.S. Soccer Development Academy Technical Advisors
http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/08/08/17/55/20170808-news-da-matt-dacey-rob-elliott-appointed-development-academy-technical-advisors

World Collegiate Soccer Championship returns in 2018
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74429/world-collegiate-soccer-championship-returns-in-20.html?edition=17593

Pro-Rel to CAS: The hurdles proponents face
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74410/pro-rel-to-cas-the-hurdles-proponents-face.html?edition=17581

ToN: Rapinoe and Smith lead USA past Japan
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74414/ton-rapinoe-and-smith-lead-usa-past-japan.html?edition=17581

Bocanegra, Foudy and Foster-Simeon Join Board of Directors for United Bid Committee
http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/08/04/15/55/20170804-news-bocanegra-foudy-foster-simeon-join-bod-for-2026-world-cup-united-bid-committee

Briana Scurry, Dr. Joe Machnik Elected to National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2017
http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/08/03/15/38/20170803-news-hof-briana-scurry-dr-joe-machnik-national-soccer-hall-of-fame-class-of-2017

Aug. 3:

U.S. Soccer Member Organizations Adopt PDIs in Support of Youth Development
http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/08/01/19/20/20170801-feat-coaching-ed-us-soccer-member-organizations-adopt-pdis-support-future-youth-development

Dr. Joe Machnik gets inducted to National Soccer Hall of Fame
http://www.foxsports.com/soccer/video/1015952963804

Beckham: Board gives green light to get Miami deal done
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74399/beckham-board-gives-green-light-to-get-miami-deal.html?edition=17577

Garber on expansion, spending and what keeps him up
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74375/garber-on-expansion-spending-and-what-keeps-him-u.html?edition=17571

United Soccer Coaches is new name for NSCAA
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74384/united-soccer-coaches-is-new-name-for-nscaa.html?edition=17577

U.S. Soccer Development Academy signs multi-year agreement to hold Summer Showcase and Playoffs in San Diego
http://www.ussoccerda.com/20170728-academy-signs-multi-year-agreement-summer-showcase-playoffs-san-diego

Bob Bradley returns home to take charge of LAFC
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74329/bob-bradley-returns-home-to-take-charge-of-lafc.html?edition=17555

Onalfo out, Sigi in: Why Galaxy moves happened now
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74322/onalfo-out-sigi-in-why-galaxy-moves-happened-no.html?edition=17555

Dwyer Trade: Sporting KC reaps benefits of record deal
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74292/dwyer-trade-sporting-kc-reaps-benefits-of-record.html?edition=17542

MLS rebuffs rich offer tied to relegation
http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2017/07/24/Leagues-and-Governing-Bodies/MLS.aspx

Pro/Rel: Why $4 billion offer to MLS was non-starter
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74273/prorel-why-4-billion-offer-to-mls-was-non-start.html?edition=17534

Podcast: Woitalla on the youth soccer industry
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74201/podcast-woitalla-on-the-youth-soccer-industry.html?edition=17499

Infantino again under the spotlight for committee moves
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74251/infantino-again-under-the-spotlight-for-committee.html?edition=17524

Shocker: Jamaica will play USA in Gold Cup final
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74265/shocker-jamaica-will-play-usa-in-gold-cup-final.html?edition=17530

Tab Ramos on 2017 Development Academy finals and Mexican-American tug of war
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74193/tab-ramos-on-2017-development-academy-finals-and-m.html?edition=17502

A five-point plan to simplify youth soccer’s confusing mess of competitions
https://www.fourfourtwo.com/us/features/a-five-point-plan-simplify-youth-soccers-confusing-mess-competitions

Expansion: MLS tours Charlotte ahead of key meeting
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74217/expansion-mls-tours-charlotte-ahead-of-key-meetin.html?edition=17507

NASL: Jacksonville Armada gets new owner
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74214/nasl-jacksonville-armada-gets-new-owner.html?edition=17507

Chuck Blazer, Central Figure in FIFA Scandal, Dies at 72
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/13/sports/soccer/chuck-blazer-central-figure-in-fifa-scandal-dies-at-72.html

MLS Expansion: Nashville punches above expectations
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74116/mls-expansion-nashville-punches-above-expectation.html?edition=17467

July 11:

Boys ECNL Announces Nick Kasper as Boys ECNL Director
http://www.boysecnl.com/2017/07/boys-ecnl-announces-nick-kasper-as-boys-ecnl-director/

Sporting KC principal owner Neal Patterson dies at 67
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74095/sporting-kc-principal-owner-neal-patterson-dies-at.html?edition=17459

Time is of essence for World Cup 2026 bid committee
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74066/time-is-of-essence-for-world-cup-2026-bid-committe.html?edition=17448

USA-Panama: No good excuses after disappointing result
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74092/usa-panama-no-good-excuses-after-disappointing-re.html?edition=17457

Datebook: USWNT will play New Zealand twice
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74087/datebook-uswnt-will-play-new-zealand-twice.html

U-17 World Cup: USA to face India, Colombia and Ghana
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/74078/u-17-world-cup-usa-to-face-india-colombia-and-gh.html

Red Bull Arena to Host USA-Costa Rica World Cup Qualifier, Presented by Volpi Foods, on Sept. 1
http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/07/06/17/32/20170706-news-mnt-red-bull-arena-to-host-usa-costa-rica-world-cup-qualifier-on-sept-1

MLS Expansion: Charlotte council will explore plan
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/73992/mls-expansion-charlotte-council-will-explore-plan.html?edition=17420

WNT to Play Canada in Vancouver and USA in November
http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/06/29/17/09/20170629-news-wnt-to-play-canada-in-vancouver-and-usa-in-november-home-and-home-series

FIFA admits it gave 2026 World Cup to Fox to avoid a lawsuit, knew it would lose money on deal
http://awfulannouncing.com/soccer/fifa-admits-gave-2026-world-cup-fox-avoid-lawsuit-knew-lose-money-deal.html

MLS: Quakes replace Kinnear with Leitch as head coach
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/73918/mls-quakes-replace-kinnear-with-leitch-as-head-co.html?edition=17400

USMNT: Four uncapped players named to Gold Cup roster
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/73917/usmnt-four-uncapped-players-named-to-gold-cup-ros.html?edition=17400

Soccer world is heartbroken over death of former USWNT coach Tony DiCicco
http://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/06/tony-dicicco-uswnt-mia-hamm-world-cup

Business: Providence Equity Partners sells SUM interest
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/73854/business-providence-equity-partners-sells-sum-int.html?edition=17372

MLS Expansion: San Diego bid ‘jeopardized’ by delay
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/73851/mls-expansion-san-diego-bid-jeopardized-by-dela.html?edition=17372

U.S. Soccer: Tracey Kevins named U-15 girls coach
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/73830/us-soccer-tracey-kevins-named-u-15-girls-coach.html?edition=17367

The Development Academies: The saga ends
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/73806/the-development-academies-the-saga-ends.html?edition=17354

MLS Expansion: Cincinnati eyes stadium of its own
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/73819/mls-expansion-cincinnati-eyes-stadium-of-its-own.html?edition=17359

TV: Mexico-USA draws 4.5 million on Univision networks
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/73760/tv-mexico-usa-draws-45-million-on-univision-netw.html?edition=17338

MLS Expansion: Setbacks for San Diego and Charlotte
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/73766/mls-expansion-setbacks-for-san-diego-and-charlott.html?edition=17340