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February 8, 2016
ROSTERS RELEASED
CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying

MIAMI -- Soccer News Net College Boot winner Kadeisha Buchanan (Canada) was among players listed on rosters for the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship, scheduled Feb. 10-21 in Dallas and Houston.


February 8, 2016
CANADIAN ALLOCATIONS
National team players set for NWSL teams

CHICAGO -- A total of 11 Canadian Women's National Team players have been allocated to NWSL teams, the league announced Monday.


February 8, 2016
WILDCATS RECRUITS
Villanova women's team adds 10

VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Villanova Wildcats women’s coach Fran Kulas has announced the signing of 10 National Letters of Intent for the 2016 season.


February 7, 2016
LIGA MX CLAUSURA
Match Day 5 roundup

Queretaro edged Veracruz 2-1 Friday at Estadio La Corregidora.



February 6, 2016
LOTS IN RESERVE
Union falls to Armada in preseason opener

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Philadelphia Union opened preseason with a 1-0 loss to the Jacksonville Armada FC at Community First Park at The Baseball Grounds Saturday night. The Union used 31 players, each receiving at least a half hour of playing time.


Feb. 6, 2016
ANOTHER PERFECT FINISH
Altidore rewarded at the finish as U.S. dominates Canada

Jozy Altidore hit the post twice -- with the same shot -- and came close another half-dozen times, but nothing was falling for the U.S. national team in a dominant display against Canada in Friday night's friendly at StubHub Center.


February 5, 2016
U.S. OPEN CUP RECORD
92 teams set for 103rd edition of tournament

CHICAGO -- The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup’s 103rd edition will kick off May 11 with a record number of teams.


February 4, 2016
SLIGHT ALTERATIONS
Union unveil new primary kit

CHESTER, Pa. – The Philadelphia Union released their 2016 MLS primary jersey


February 4, 2016
MIDFIELD QUALITY
Union signs Dutchman Alberg

CHESTER, Pa. -- The Philadelphia Union announced Thursday the signing of 25-year-old Dutch midfielder Roland Alberg from ADO Den Haag.


February 3, 2016
LABOR HEADACHES
U.S. Soccer sues women's players, says there is a CBA with women's national team players

CHICAGO - U.S. Soccer Wednesday night said it had reluctantly filed a lawsuit in federal court in Chicago to confirm the existence of the current collective bargaining agreement with the Women's National Team Player Association.


February 3, 2016
MAVERICK MOVE
NBA owner Mark Cuban buys into Professional Futsal League

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has purchased a principal ownership stake in the Professional Futsal League.


February 3, 2016
ASSISTANTS NAMED
Bethlehem Steel FC fills out staff

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Bethlehem Steel FC has added Jeff Cook and Stephen Hogan as assistant coaches for its inaugural season, the team announced Wednesday.


February 3, 2016
ON SCHEDULE
Edu's rehab on track for 2016 season

Maurice Edu struggled in more ways than one down the stretch last season. In addition to all his team's losses – 17 of them, to be exact – the Philadelphia Union center back and captain was dealing with pain from a sports hernia. Edu had surgery in October and is still on the mend.


February 2, 2016
OLYMPIC QUALIFYING DECIDER
USA to host Colombia in Frisco March 29

FRISCO, Texas -- The U.S. will host Colombia on Tuesday, March 29, at Toyota Stadium for the second leg of its two-game home-and-away playoff for a spot in the 2016 Olympic Games, U.S. Soccer announced Tuesday.


February 2, 2016
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Cardinal's Morris honored with College Boot

Stanford junior forward Jordan Morris is the winner of the 2015 Soccer News Net Men’s College Boot, recognizing the national player of the year.


February 2, 2016
RELEASED
Evans, Orozco return to clubs

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann has released defenders Brad Evans and Michael Orozco after both were in the starting lineup for a 3-2 win over Iceland Sunday.


February 1, 2015
READY TO LISTEN
Union's McDermott wants to talk to fans

Tim McDermott has a plan. One that includes listening to the fan base.

McDermott, the Philadelphia Union’s new Chief Business Officer, will have responsibility for overseeing the club’s business operations and working closely with their USL team, Bethlehem Steel FC, and the Philadelphia Union Academy.


February 1, 2016
BACK TO LANCASTER
Islanders will play 5 games at Barnstormers park

LANCASTER, Penn.--The Harrisburg City Islanders will play their entire 2016 home season on baseball diamonds. The team announced on Monday they will play five games at Clipper Magazine Stadium, home of the Lancaster Barnstormers.


February 1, 2016
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Mountaineers' Buchanan honored with Women's College Boot

West Virginia junior defender Kadeisha Buchanan is the winner of the 2015 Soccer News Net Women’s College Boot, recognizing the national player of the year.


January 31, 2016
BIRNBAUM PLAYS HERO
Defender nods U.S. past Iceland in 2016 opener

CARSON, Calif. -- Steve Birnbaum was something of an afterthought for the U.S. national team to start 2016, but when he took the opportunity that was offered and turned it into something special.


January 31, 2016
LIGA MX CLAUSURA
Match Day 4 roundup

Bryan Rabello scored two goals in two minutes to give Santos Laguna a 2-0 win over Queretaro Friday at Estadio TSM Corona.



January 31, 2016
SUPPORTER'S CHOICE
Monmouth's Acuña Camacho leads College Boot fan vote

Monmouth senior defender David Acuña Camacho has been selected as the winner of the College Boot Supporter's Choice award. He received the most votes from soccer fans in the annual Soccer News Net poll recognizing the national player of the year.


January 30, 2016
SUPPORTER'S CHOICE
Monmouth's Murphy leads College Boot fan vote

Monmouth junior forward Erica Murphy has been selected as the winner of the Women's College Boot Supporter's Choice award. Murphy received the most votes from soccer fans in the annual Soccer News Net poll recognizing the national player of the year.


January 29, 2016
WERNER FRICKER AWARD WINNER
U.S. Soccer honors ex-USWNT, current UNC coach Dorrance

CHICAGO - Former U.S. women's national team head coach and current University of North Carolina head women's soccer coach Anson Dorrance has been named the 2016 winner of the Werner Fricker Builder Award.


January 29, 2016
PROMISING BLEND
Steelers sign seven for inaugural season

Nick Bibbs, Amoy Brown, James Chambers, Seku Conneh, Josh Heard, Raymond Lee and Ken Tribbett will join Bethlehem Steel FC for its inaugural season, the team announced Friday. Brown, Chambers and Conneh will join the club after receipt of their International Transfer Certificate and P-1 Visas.


January 29, 2016
SHAPING UP
Union begin rigorous preseason

After finishing 10-17-7 and missing the playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons, the Philadelphia Union clearly needed to make changes. That they’ve done.


January 29, 2016
DEFENDER ADDED
Michael Orozco joins U.S. for Iceland clash

Defender Michael Orozco has been added to the roster for the U.S. Men’s National Team match against Iceland Sunday afternoon. Orozco was set to be available for training Friday and return to Club Tijuana on Sunday evening.


January 28, 2016
GOING TO GRENADA
Sanchez leads U-17 qualifying roster

U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team coach B.J. Snow Thursday named a 20-player roster for the 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship in St. George's, Grenada, from March 3-13. The top three finishers will qualify for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Jordan Sept. 30-October 21. Southern California Blues SC's Ashley Sanchez leads the way, having scored 11 goals in six matches for the team, plus converting the deciding goal as the U.S. won the U-20 qualifying title last month.


January 28, 2015
NEW U20 LEAGUE PLANNED
EDP Super League targets national footprint

EAST BRUNSWICK NJ --A new Under 20 league that hopes to achieve a national footprint is being formed by EDP. Several clubs have already been invited to join the EDP Super Club U20 League, which will begin an open application process within the next week.


January 27, 2016
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Temple's Gomez Sanchez takes Philly Soccer News honor

Temple junior midfielder Jorge Gomez Sanchez is the Philly Soccer News men’s college player of the year.


January 27, 2016
ACCEPTED
Union will compete in Suncoast Invitational

The Philadelphia Union will participate in the Tampa Bay Rowdies Suncoast Invitational Feb. 17-27, the team announced Wednesday.


January 27, 2016
DOING BUSINESS
Union hires Tim McDermott

Philadelphia native Tim McDermott has been named chief business officer for the Philadelphia Union, the team announced Wednesday.


January 27, 2016
FOX LANDS COPA
Multimedia rights will include all 32 matches

Fox Sports has acquired the multi media rights to the Copa America Centenario. All 32 matches of the tournament will be broadcast live from June 3-26, with matches appearing on FOX broadcast network, FS1 and FS2


January 26, 2016
BEST OF PHILLY
PSU's Weber named Philly Soccer News Women's College Player of the Year

Penn State senior forward Mallory Weber is the Philly Soccer News women’s college player of the year for 2015.


January 26, 2016
NEW HOME
City Islanders will play at Metro Bank Park

HARRISBURG, Penn.---After playing at one of the worst facilities in the United Soccer League, the Harrisburg City Islanders will be moving to Metro Bank Park, home of the AA baseball Harrisburg Senators, at least while they try to get funding for a new stadium of their own.


January 26, 2016
OLYMPIAN TASK
Lloyd, Solo named to team for CONCACAF qualifying

Carli Lloyd and goalkeeper Hope Solo were among 20 players selected Tuesday by coach Jill Ellis Tuesday for the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship Feb. 10-21 in Frisco and Houston, Texas.


January 26, 2016
INAUGURAL SCHEDULE
Bethlehem Steel opens at Montreal

Bethlehem Steel FC will open its first season in the USL with a visit to FC Montreal March 25 and play its inaugural home match against FC Cincinnati at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 3, the team announced Tuesday.


January 24, 2016
LIGA MX CLAUSURA
Match Day 3 roundup

Queretaro (1-0-2, 3 pts) shut out Dorados de Sinaloa 3-0 Friday at Estadio La Corregidora.


January 23, 2016
CARLI CONNECTS
First half hat trick leads USWNT 5-0 over Ireland

SAN DIEGO---Carli Lloyd scored a first half hat trick as the United States Women's National Team cruised to a 5-0 win over Ireland in front of 23,329 fans at Qualcomm Stadium Saturday.


January 23, 2016
VALUABLE PLAYER
Union re-sign Warren Creavalle

Midfielder Warren Creavalle has re-signed with the Philadelphia Union, the team announced Saturday.


January 22, 2016
BEST OF THE REGION
Lloyd, Chicharito named CONCACAF Players of the Year

Carli Lloyd and Javier Hernandez were the 2015 CONCACAF female and male players of the year, respectively, it was announced Friday.


January 22, 2016
VETERAN DEPTH
Fabinho re-signs with Union

The Philadelphia Union have re-signed Brazilian defender Fabinho, the club announced Friday.


January 21, 2016
STARTING UP
Union announce preseason plans

The Philadelphia Union will begin preseason training at the University of Pennsylvania Sunday, the team announced Thursday. The Union will host its annual open training session for fans at YSC Sports in Wayne, Pa., from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday.


January 21, 2016
INVESTING
City Islanders add Susquehanna Capital

HARRISBURG -- The City Islanders announced Thursday Susquehanna Capital Corp. as franchise investors.


January 20, 2016
LINED UP
USL set with 29 teams

The USL Wednesday announced the alignment, plus regular season and playoff format for the 2016 USL season, with 29 teams set to compete in the league’s sixth season.


January 20, 2016
RETURNING
Union re-signs Brian Carroll

The Philadelphia Union has re-signed midfielder Brian Carroll, the team announced Wednesday. Carroll, 34, has been with the Union since 2011 and was a part of MLS’s inaugural free agency class this offseason before electing to re-sign with the Union.


January 19, 2016
TWO MORE PICKS
Union drafts defender Lurie, midfielder Missimo

The Philadelphia Union selected Mitchell Lurie and Cole Missimo in the final rounds of the MLS SuperDraft Tuesday. The Union selected Lurie with the third pick in the third round (No. 44 overall) and Missimo with the third pick in the fourth round (No. 64 overall).


January 19, 2016
DONE AND DUSTED
Rapids load up on final day of MLS SuperDraft

The Colorado Rapids selected four players and both New York teams – the Red Bulls and NYCFC – made no selections in the final two rounds of the MLS SuperDraft Tuesday.


January 19, 2016
SORTING IT OUT
Copa America Centenario draw in NYC Feb. 21

The Copa America Centenario draw will take place at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday, Feb. 21, the Copa America Centenario Local Organizing Committee announced Tuesday.


January 18, 2016
BACK IN CAMP
Sounders' Brad Evans called in to Carson

Seattle Sounders defender Brad Evans is back with the U.S. national team, U.S. Soccer announced Monday.


January 17, 2016
LIGA MX CLAUSURA
Match Day 2 roundup

Leon cruised past Veracruz 3-1 Friday at Estadio Luis Pirata Fuente.


January 15, 2016
CUTTONE’S CONCEPTS
Time to scuttle the draft

BALTIMORE—The Major League Soccer SuperDraft has become irrelevant. College soccer is no longer the path to MLS for most American players.


January 15, 2016
ONE YOUNG ROLE MODEL
Raquel Rodriguez has responsibilities to Sky Blue and to Costa Rican soccer

BALTIMORE -- Raquel Rodriguez finds herself with a dual responsibility.

After she was chosen by Sky Blue FC as the second overall selection in the National Women's Soccer League college draft Friday morning, the Costa Rican international will be an integral part of the team.


January 15, 2016
CONCACAF'S BEST
Union's Andre Blake in goalkeeping mix

Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake has been nominated for CONCACAF’s Male Goalkeeper of the Year award. Voting will be open until 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18.


January 15, 2016
GOING FOR DEPTH
Union bulk up the backline at MLS SuperDraft

Heading into the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, it was obvious that the Union needed help on the backline. They selected Georgetown defenders Joshua Yaro (No. 2) and Keegan Rosenberry (No. 3). Philadelphia then nabbed Creighton midfielder Fabian Herbers at No. 6 and George Mason left back Taylor Washington at No. 23.


January 15, 2016
NWSL DRAFT
Full results

BALTIMORE--The National Women's Soccer League conducted its 2016 College Draft Friday afternoon at the Baltimore Convention Center. Forty players were selected over four rounds. With the No. 1 overall pick, the Portland Thorns FC selected University of Virginia defender Emily Sonnett. Full results follow.


January 15, 2016
DONE DEAL
Union sends Zach Pfeffer to Colorado Rapids

The Philadelphia Union completed a deal with Colorado Friday by sending Zach Pfeffer to the Rapids, along with general allocation money, in exchange for the No. 2 overall pick in the MLS SuperDraft.


January 15, 2016
CAVALIER PICK
Portland Thorns select Emily Sonnett No. 1

As expected, the Portland Thorns made U.S. national team defender Emily Sonnett the first pick in the NWSL draft Friday.


January 14, 2016
SOLID SUPERDRAFT
Union nab four solid prospects

Until they prove their mettle in a Philadelphia Union uniform, no one will ever know if Thursday's four MLS SuperDraft selections will be considered successful. They sure look good on paper, though.


January 14, 2016
MLS SUPERDRAFT
Second round selections




INSTANT REPLAY
Garber: MLS evaluating about USL testing it this year

BALTIMORE -- Instant replay could be coming to an American Soccer city near you sooner than you think.

Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber Thursday afternoon said that the league is "evaluating, very closely," testing instant replay with the USL this year.



MLS SUPERDRAFT
First round selections

The first round selections in Thursday's MLS SuperDraft held at the Baltimore Convention Center as part of the National Soccer Coaches Association of American convention.


January 14, 2016
HOYAS RE-UNION
Union take Yaro with second pick

BALTIMORE---The Philadelphia Union are holding a Georgetown class reunion, selecting a pair of Hoyas with the second and third picks in the MLS SuperDraft.


January 14, 2016
FIRST PICK
Fire take Wake Forest midfielder Harrison to open MLS SuperDraft

BALTIMORE -- The Chicago Fire have selected midfielder Jack Harrison out of Wake Forest with the first overall pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.


January 13, 2016
LOAN DEAL
Union gets Brazilian defender Anderson Conceição

The Philadelphia Union has acquired 26-year-old Brazilian defender Anderson Conceição on loan for the 2016 season, the club announced Wednesday.


January 13, 2016
FOUR FOR MLS
Campbell, Fisher, Irving, Wharton sign

Major League Soccer announced the signing of four college seniors in advance of Thursday’s SuperDraft.


January 12, 2016
SUBBING IN
Sean Johnson replaces Hamid at U.S. camp

U.S. Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has made one change to the roster for the January training camp. Goalkeeper Sean Johnson will report to U.S. Soccer's National Training Center to replace D.C. United’s Bill Hamid.


January 12, 2016
PLENTY TO CHOOSE FROM
Curtin sees quality talent available in Thursday's MLS SuperDraft

Like every other club, the Philadelphia Union will have their detailed draft board. It’s a fluid process and can change at any time, but by Thursday’s MLS SuperDraft in Baltimore, they’ll know which players they covet more than others.


January 12, 2016
SPEEDY MOVE
Union acquires Walter Restrepo from Cosmos

The Philadelphia Union have acquired winger Walter Restrepo from the New York Cosmos for an undisclosed transfer fee, the club announced Tuesday. Michael Lahoud will join New York on loan for the duration of the 2016 season.


January 12, 2016
BELIEVE IT
U.S. Women's National Team to host four-team tournament

U.S. Soccer will host a four-team international tournament featuring four of the top five women's national teams as England, France and Germany join the U.S. for the SheBelieves Cup March 3-9.


January 11, 2016
LOOKING FOR STARTERS
Stewart encouraged by what he has seen at MLS Combine

The 2016 MLS SuperDraft is vital to every club. Especially the Philadelphia Union.


January 11, 2016
SILVERBACKS SUSPENDED
NASL pulls plug on Atlanta team

The North American Soccer League announced Monday that it has suspended operations of the Atlanta Silverbacks for the 2016 season.


January 11, 2016
ADDING A WOMEN'S TEAM
Nor'Easters join EDP U23 league

OCEAN CITY, NJ--- The Ocean City Nor’easters are adding a women's team that will compete in the Eastern Development Program U23 Women’s Premier League beginning in the summer of 2016.


January 11. 2016
THEY'RE ON TOP OF THE WORLD AGAIN
Carli Lloyd named FIFA women's world player of the year; Jill Ellis top coach

ZURICH, Switzerland -- After securing the United States' third FIFA Women's World Cup crown last summer, team captain and midfielder Carli Lloyd and head coach Jill Ellis were feted with the highest honors possible.


January 10, 2016
LIGA MX CLAUSURA
Match Day 1 roundup

Atlas kicked off the Clausura season with a 3-1 come-from-behind win over Queretaro Friday at Estadio La Corregidora.


January 9, 2016
NEW LEADERS
U.S. Women's National Team changes captains

Midfielder Carli Lloyd and defender Becky Sauerbrunn have been named by coach Jill Ellis as captains of the U.S. Women's National Team.


January 8, 2015
TAKING THE TROPHY
Stanford's Morris, Penn State's Rodriguez win Hermann

ST. LOUIS – A player from each of the 2015 NCAA championship title teams has been named the 2015 MAC Hermann Trophy winners: junior forward Jordan Morris of Stanford and senior midfielder Raquel Rodriguez of Penn State.


January 8, 2016
CHANGES
Klinsmann adds four for January camp

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann has made four additions to the roster for training camp in Carson, Calif.


January 8, 2016
SWITCHING
Bethlehem Steel adds GK Samir Badr

Bethlehem Steel FC acquired goalkeeper Samir Badr from Colorado Springs Switchbacks, the club announced Friday.


January 7, 2016
THIRD ROUND PAIRINGS
US Open Cup play resumes April 2

CHICAGO - The pairings for the Third Open Division Qualifying Round of the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup have been finalized. The six fixtures will take place across the country from April 2-3 and qualify the match winners for the tournament proper.


January 7, 2016
NO DOUBLE-DIPPING
MLS teams' USL affiliates no longer eligible for Open Cup

CHICAGO - U.S. Soccer has revised its Open Cup policies to allow professional clubs controlling teams at multiple levels to enter only their highest-level professional team.


January 7, 2016
HONORING TONY
Meola to get Hall induction at NJ youth dinner

EAST WINDSOR, NJ ¯ Tony Meola, currently the coach of the Jacksonville Armada of the North American Soccer League will be inducted into the NJ Youth Soccer Hall of Fame at NJ Youth Soccer’s 28th Annual Awards Dinner which will take place on January 8, 2016 at the Pines Manor in Edison, NJ.


January 7, 2015
SWITCHING SPORTS
Ex-Union CEO Sakiewicz to head lacrosse league

Former Philadelphia Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz has been named Commissioner of the National Lacrosse League.


January 7, 2016
SEVENTH SEASON
Union will open at Dallas, close against Red Bulls

The Philadelphia Union released its 34-match regular season schedule Thursday, following the official announcement from MLS. The Union will open its seventh season at FC Dallas March 6 and conclude the season at Talen Energy Stadium against the New York Red Bulls Oct. 23. The team’s home opener will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 20 against New England with the game aired live on 6abc.


January 6, 2016
MIXING IN
Youth served in U.S. January camp

U.S. Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called 23 players for the first training camp of the year, with the possibility of additions.


January 6, 2016
DRAFT ELIGIBLE
NCAA champion Nittany Lions feature on NWSL list

A total of 145 players are eligible for selection in the NWSL College Draft, the league announced Wednesday. The draft will take place at 10 a.m. ET Friday, Jan. 15 at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Convention in Baltimore.


January 4, 2016
LEADING THE YOUTH
Friedel, Namazi take over U19s, U18s

CHICAGO - U.S. Soccer has appointed three-time World Cup veteran Brad Friedel as Head Coach of the U-19 Men's National Team and former Iran National Team assistant coach Omid Namazi to lead the U-18 MNT program.


January 4, 2016
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT HONOR
Ex-NASL coach Timo Liekoski named Walter Chyzowych Fund award recipient

Former North American Soccer League coach Timo Liekoski Monday was named the recipient of the 2016 Walt Chyzowych Fund lifetime Achievement award.


January 1, 2016
THURSDAY'S THE DAY
Garber: MLS will unveil 2016 schedule then



In a New Year's email to the league's fans, Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber Friday said that the 2016 full schedule will be unveiled Thursday.


December 31, 2015
THE YEAR IN REVIEW
The top ten national soccer stories of 2015

Brilliant, simply brilliant. There was no other way to describe the United States' 5-2 victory over Japan in the Women's World Cup final on July 5.


December 31, 2015
THE YEAR IN REVIEW
Obituaries

Former U.S. Soccer Federation chairman and National Soccer Hall of Fame builder Milton Aimi passed away on January 27. He was 88.


December 31, 2015
CALLED IN
26 players to train with U.S. women in January camp

CHICAGO – U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis Friday named 26 players for the first training camp of 2016.


December 28, 2015
FIRST ROUNDERS FIND HOMES
Ex-Union picks Mwanga, Hoffman land new gigs

Former Philadelphia Union first round picks Danny Mwanga and Chandler Hoffman both found new homes this week, with Mwanga signing with the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the North American Soccer League and Hoffman joining Louisville City of the United Soccer League.


December 24, 2015
OKA RETURNS
Union hire Nikolov as assistant coach

CHESTER, Pa. – The Philadelphia Union has hired Oka Nikolov to join the technical staff as an assistant coach, with his primary focus on the goalkeepers.


December 23, 2015
TAKING OVER THE 17s
U.S. Soccer tabs John Hackworth

CHICAGO - U.S. Soccer has appointed former Philadelphia Union coach John Hackworth as the head coach of the U-17 Men’s National Team. He replaces Richie Williams, who has been named assistant coach of Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer.


December 22, 2015
MEN'S PLAYER OF THE YEAR
U.S. Soccer honors Michael Bradley

CHICAGO – U.S. captain Michael Bradley has been voted the U.S. Soccer male player of the year, with the announcement taking place earlier Tuesday on ESPN’s SportsCenter.


December 22, 2015
RICHTER RETURNS
Area native joins Bethlehem Steel FC

CHESTER, Pa. – Bethlehem Steel FC has acquired defender Ryan Richter from Ottawa Fury FC via a full transfer.


December 22, 2015
OPENING ON THE ROAD
Union will start 2016 season against FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium

CHESTER, Pa. – The Philadelphia Union will open the 2016 regular season at FC Dallas on March 6 and will open their home schedule March 20 against the New England Revolution at 5:00 pm.


December 22, 2015
SHIFT IN SAN ANTONIO
Scorpions drop out, Spurs to operate USL team

One of the most successful franchises in the North American Soccer League is dropping out of the league. The San Antonio Scorpions have announced that as a result of a sale of Toyota Field to the City of San Antonio and Bexar County, and a subsequent agreement with the San Antonio Spurs, the team will cease operating.


December 21, 2015
BANNED
Blatter, Platini suspended from soccer for 8 years

ZURICH, Swizterland -- FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been banned from all soccer activities for eight years as was UEFA president Michel Platini, the organziation's ethics committee announced Monday morning.


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