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.

March 20:

U.S. Soccer to end youth residency program in Florida
http://www.espnfc.us/united-states/story/3084402/us-soccer-to-end-youth-residency-program-in-florida

U.S. Soccer Appoints Aloys Wijnker, Tony Lepore to New Sport Development Roles
http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/03/16/23/00/20170316-news-us-soccer-appoints-aloys-wijnker-tony-lepore-to-new-sport-development-roles

USMNT: Arena’s roster selections surprising yet telling
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/72672/usmnt-arenas-roster-selections-surprising-yet-te.html?edition=16955

Seeded USA gets favorable draw for U-20 World Cup
https://www.socceramerica.com/article/72655/seeded-usa-gets-favorable-draw-for-u-20-world-cup.html?edition=16955

U.S. Soccer Introduces Term Limits, Elects Val Ackerman, Adds Fan Vote to National Council
http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/03/05/01/27/20170304-news-agm-us-soccer-adds-term-limits-elects-val-ackerman-adds-fan-vote-to-national-council

France dominates Americans, 3-0, to win SheBelieves Cup; U.S. finishes last
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soccer-insider/wp/2017/03/07/france-dominates-americans-3-0-to-win-shebelieves-cup-u-s-finishes-last/?utm_term=.e7407e7377ea

National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Induction to be Held March 24 at Avaya Stadium
http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/03/03/22/33/20170303-news-hof-national-soccer-hall-of-fame-2016-class-induction-held-march-24-at-avaya-stadium

U.S. Soccer: New national anthem protocol approved
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/72542/us-soccer-new-national-anthem-protocol-approved.html?edition=16910

Study Examines Whether Headgear Can Reduce Concussions in Soccer Players
http://www.med.wisc.edu/news-events/study-examines-whether-headgear-can-reduce-concussions-in-soccer-players/47941

MNT to Face Panama, Martinique and Haiti or Nicaragua in 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/03/07/16/47/20170307-news-mnt-to-face-panama-martinique-and-haiti-or-nicaragua-in-2017-concacaf-gold-cup

NWSL: Plush steps down as commissioner after 26 months
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/72512/nwsl-plush-steps-down-as-commissioner-after-26-mo.html?edition=16900

NYCFC’s Girls Soccer Development Academy
http://goalnation.com/nycfc-launch-girls-soccer-academy/

U.S. Soccer: U-17 and U-20 women’s coaches to be replaced
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/72440/us-soccer-u-17-and-u-20-womens-coaches-to-be-r.html?edition=16871

Turner’s soccer shocker; Wins rights to UEFA Champions League
http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2017/02/20/Media/Turner-UEFA.aspx

Lots of time to get Trump focused on 2026 World Cup
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/72351/lots-of-time-to-get-trump-focused-on-2026-world-cu.html?edition=16833

Official: Carli Lloyd joins Man City Women on short-term deal
http://www.soccerwire.com/news/global/official-carli-lloyd-joins-man-city-women-on-short-term-deal/

Soccer history made as DC United stadium finally set to ‘go vertical’
http://www.soccerwire.com/news/pro/mls/soccer-history-made-as-dc-united-stadium-finally-set-to-go-vertical/

Feb. 16:

Girls DA Director Miriam Hickey: Federation is best suited to support clubs and coaches
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/72347/girls-da-director-miriam-hickey-federation-is-bes.html

After long wait, D.C. United gets final go-ahead to build new stadium
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soccer-insider/wp/2017/02/16/after-long-wait-d-c-united-gets-final-go-ahead-to-build-new-stadium/

U.S. Soccer Unveils New Red 2017 U.S. National Team Kit
http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/02/15/03/25/20170214-news-us-soccer-unveils-new-red-2017-us-national-team-jersey-kit

Anson Dorrance on Girls DA vs. ECNL — and why the focus should be on the youngest ages
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/72332/anson-dorrance-on-girls-da-vs-ecnl-and-why-the.html

U.S. Soccer Introduces James Bunce as High Performance Director
http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/02/13/15/34/20170213-news-us-soccer-introduces-james-bunce-as-high-performance-director

Houston area pro, youth clubs partner to create youth soccer behemoth
http://www.soccerwire.com/news/clubs/youth-boys/houston-area-pro-youth-clubs-partner-to-create-youth-soccer-behemoth/

Mary Harvey is first Werner Fricker Builder female winner
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/72254/mary-harvey-is-first-werner-fricker-builder-female.html?edition=16799

Promotion and relegation in the USA? Sunil Gulati on why it’s not in place
http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2017/02/07/sunil-gulati-us-soccer-promotion-relegation-mls-pro-rel-usa

U.S. Soccer announces massive DA expansion
https://www.topdrawersoccer.com/club-soccer-articles/us-soccer-announces-massive-da-expansion_aid41418

TV Report: NWSL-A+E deal is ‘transformational’
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/72194/tv-report-nwsl-ae-deal-is-transformational.html?edition=16774

Minnesota United announces academy launch
https://www.topdrawersoccer.com/club-soccer-articles/minnesota-united-announces-academy-launch_aid41424

MLS Expansion: Detroit group makes offer for jail site
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/72233/mls-expansion-detroit-group-makes-offer-for-jail.html?edition=16791

Loudoun Soccer, FC Virginia announce Development Academy partnership
http://www.soccerwire.com/news/clubs/youth-boys/loudoun-soccer-fc-virginia-announce-development-academy-partnership/

Datebook: Gold Cup final headed to Levi’s Stadium
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/72177/datebook-gold-cup-final-headed-to-levis-stadium.html?edition=16769

LAFC name former MLS executive Will Kuntz vice president, assistant GM
http://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/01/27/lafc-name-former-mls-executive-will-kuntz-vice-president-assistant-gm

MLS expansion: An in-depth look at the many bids for the league’s next four clubs
http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/mls-expansion-prospective-cities-bids-28-teams

U.S. Soccer Selects San Jose to Host USA-Honduras World Cup Qualifier on March 24
http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/01/29/18/41/20170129-news-mnt-us-soccer-selects-san-jose-to-host-usa-honduras-world-cup-qualifier-on-march-24

Christian Pulisic extends his Borussia Dortmund contract
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/72061/christian-pulisic-extends-his-borussia-dortmund-co.html?edition=16727

MLS Moves: ‘Boro confirms Guzan is Atlanta-bound
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/72099/mls-moves-boro-confirms-guzan-is-atlanta-bound.html?edition=16738

Soccer Business: Capelli gets Rochester stadium rights
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/72091/soccer-business-capelli-gets-rochester-stadium-ri.html?edition=16734

Obituary: Pioneer Earl Foreman did it all in soccer
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/72085/obituary-pioneer-earl-foreman-did-it-all-in-socce.html?edition=16734

McLean Youth Soccer hires D.C. United legend Jaime Moreno as Advisor
http://www.soccerwire.com/notes/mclean-youth-soccer-hires-d-c-united-legend-jaime-moreno-as-advisor/

Tim Howard: Lack of passion in U.S. team wasn’t just from dual nationals
http://www.espnfc.us/united-states/story/3041387/tim-howard-lack-of-passion-in-us-team-wasnt-just-from-dual-nationals

NASL: Bill Peterson steps down as commissioner
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/71899/nasl-bill-peterson-steps-down-as-commissioner.html?edition=16666

Tab Ramos on new rules, U.S. progress, MLS and youth clubs
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/71911/tab-ramos-on-new-rules-us-progress-mls-and-you.html?edition=16685

Boys Development Academy expands again — adds U-15 division
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/71918/boys-development-academy-expands-again-adds-u-1.html

U.S. Soccer to Host Second SheBelieves Cup Featuring USA, England, France and Germany
http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/01/11/14/52/20170111-news-wnt-us-soccer-host-second-shebelieves-cup-usa-england-france-germany

Lloyd repeats as the Best FIFA Women’s Player
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/71905/lloyd-repeats-as-the-best-fifa-womens-player.html?edition=16664

Q&A with U.S. Soccer’s top coach educator Nico Romeijn: On teaching the coaches
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/71898/qa-with-us-soccers-top-coach-educator-nico-rom.html

NASL is off life support — but major questions linger
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/71890/nasl-is-off-life-support-but-major-questions-li.html?edition=16662

U.S. Soccer grants provisional division two sanctioning to both NASL, USL
http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2017/01/06/us-soccer-division-two-sanctioning-usl-nasl

Where will U.S. men’s soccer team play this year? Venues are taking shape.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soccer-insider/wp/2017/01/19/where-will-u-s-mens-soccer-team-play-this-year-venues-are-taking-shape/

Ryan Martin named as new D.C. United Academy Director
http://www.soccerwire.com/notes/ryan-martin-named-as-new-d-c-united-academy-director/

Report: NWSL champion Flash relocating to Carolina
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/71875/report-nwsl-champion-flash-relocating-to-carolina.html?edition=16651

USL owners frustrated with USSF sanctioning delay
http://newsok.com/article/5533300

MLS Moves: Fioranelli hiring ends Quakes’ long GM search
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/71872/mls-moves-fioranelli-hiring-ends-quakes-long-gm.html?edition=16651

Jan. 5:

Bruce Arena Names U.S. MNT Coaching Staff
http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/01/04/15/38/20170104-mnt-feat-bruce-arena-names-coaching-staff

NASL owners cautiously optimistic of survival with ‘new vision’
http://www.soccerwire.com/news/pro/nasl/wilt-nasl-owners-cautiously-optimistic-of-survival-but-under-new-vision/

Crystal Dunn, rising star in U.S. women’s soccer, departs Washington Spirit for Chelsea
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soccer-insider/wp/2017/01/03/crystal-dunn-rising-star-in-u-s-womens-soccer-departs-washington-spirit-for-chelsea/

U.S. men add second friendly: Jamaica in Chattanooga
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soccer-insider/wp/2017/01/03/u-s-men-add-second-friendly-jamaica-in-chattanooga/

“Junior success is a poor indicator of long-term senior success” – Professor Dr. Arne Güllich
https://www.redsports.sg/2016/12/03/youth-athlete-development-conference/

Bob Bradley will have no regrets
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/71761/bob-bradley-will-have-no-regrets.html?edition=16614

U.S. women fire their union boss
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/71787/us-women-fire-their-union-boss.html?edition=16618

Tab Ramos among finalists to land San Jose Earthquakes GM job – sources
http://www.espnfc.us/san-jose-earthquakes/story/3025325/tab-ramos-among-finalists-to-land-san-jose-earthquakes-gm-job-sources

MLS expansion: An in-depth look at the many bids for the league’s next four clubs
http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/mls-expansion-prospective-cities-bids-28-teams

CONCACAF confirms 14 venues to host matches at the 2017 Gold Cup
http://www.espnfc.com/concacaf-gold-cup/story/3023239/concacaf-confirm-14-venues-to-host-matches-at-the-2017-gold-cup

Playoff overhaul isn’t coming, but MLS must do more to increase regular season value
http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2016/12/16/mls-playoffs-format-seattle-sounders-cup-jeff-agoos-regular-season

MLS sets timetable for expansion to 28 teams, $150M fee for teams No. 25, 26
http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2016/12/15/mls-expansion-don-garber-timeline-28-teams-fees-miami

San Jose to host U.S.’s World Cup qualifier vs. Honduras – sources
http://www.espnfc.com/united-states/story/3020020/san-jose-to-host-uss-world-cup-qualifier-vs-honduras-sources

Boston seeks unity to grapple with big-city youth soccer challenges
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/71595/boston-seeks-unity-to-grapple-with-big-city-youth.html

Heath, Sanchez Named 2016 U.S. Soccer Female and Young Female Player of the Year
http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2016/12/13/21/53/161213-wnt-female-player-of-the-year-heath-and-sanchez

USA Drawn into Group C for 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship in Panama
http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2016/12/14/03/01/161213-u17mnt-drawn-into-group-c-for-2017-concacaf-u17-championship-in-panama

MLS Moves: Galaxy stays in-house with Onalfo hire
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/71612/mls-moves-galaxy-stays-in-house-with-onalfo-hire.html?edition=16557

English soccer wracked by cases of child abuse on scale of Savile scandal
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/71545/english-soccer-wracked-by-cases-of-child-abuse-on.html?edition=16536

Seattle goalie’s moment of magic raises a taut MLS Cup
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soccer-insider/wp/2016/12/11/mls-cup-one-moment-of-magic-in-a-tedious-soccer-final/

Men’s College Cup: Stanford repeats as national champ
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/71572/mens-college-cup-stanford-repeats-as-national-ch.html?edition=16547

U.S. Soccer Awards: Altidore and Pulisic take men’s honors
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/71558/us-soccer-awards-altidore-and-pulisic-take-men.html?edition=16545

Sunil Gulati needs to set the stage for a successor at the helm of U.S. soccer
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soccer-insider/wp/2016/12/08/sunil-gulati-needs-to-set-the-stage-for-a-successor-at-the-helm-of-u-s-soccer/

Football: Why England is getting its youth development so wrong
https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/where-england-going-wrong-comes-110409663.html

Pulisic, amid $30 million transfer rumors, forges on with Dortmund
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/71520/pulisic-amid-30-million-transfer-rumors-forges.html?edition=16526