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January 25, 2017
SUBSIDIZED BY CANADA
Sky Blue draft pick, goalkeeper Sheridan

Sky Blue FC announced Wednesday that goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan was allocated to the National Women's Soccer League team as a Canadian subsidized player for this season.


January 25, 2017
CANADIAN CONTRIBUTION
D'Angelo, Sinclair on NWSL teams' list

The NWSL announced 10 Canadian Women's National Team players, including goalkeeper Sabrina D’Angelo, who helped the Western New York Flash capture last year’s title, will be subsidized this season.


January 25, 2017
ON THE WEB
NYC FC-Emelec match televised on team website

New York City FC fans will be able to watch the match against Ecuadorian club C.S. Emelec live on NYCFC.com Wednesday, Feb. 8.


January 25, 2017
ON TRIAL
Ex-U.S. international Findley in Red Bulls' camp

Former U.S. international forward Robbie Findley is on trial with the Red Bulls at their preseason camp in Tucson, Ariz.


January 24, 2016
PIONEER PASSES
Former MISL Commissioner Earl Foreman was 92

Earl Foreman, who was one of the original owners in what became the North American Soccer League, and who founded the Major Indoor Soccer League died on Tuesday at the age of 92.


January 24, 2017
EARLY REGISTRATION
For LISFL's men's U-23, women's Open tournaments

The Long Island Soccer Football League has opened early registration for the Ryder-Vass Men's Under-23 and Women's Open Tournament.


January 24, 2017
SIGN UP
For LISFL's spring/summer division

Registration is open for the Long Island Soccer Football League for its spring/summer division.


January 24, 2017
SOME MORE HOMECOOKING
Red Bulls sign Basuljevic as Homegrown Player

The Red Bulls announced Tuesday they had signed academy product and Georgetown University standout Arun Basuljevic as a Homegrown Player.


January 24, 2017
HE'S NO ORDINARY JOSEPH
Hofstra's Joseph Holland is ready to show Houston he’s a real dynamo

Joseph Holland admits he isn't into anything like supernatural forces, but he might make an exception this time. He has realized that there is something about the number 10 that might have turned into the cornerstone of his soccer career.


January 24, 2017
BACK WITH THE COSMOS
Andres Flores rejoins NASL champions

Well, this has turned into a memorable three days for Andres Flores. On Sunday the captain of the El Salvadoran national team set up the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Nicaragua to clinch a spot in the CONCACAF Gold Cup this summer. On Tuesday, he re-signed with the Cosmos.


January 24, 2017
KEEPING A KEEPER
Red Bulls sign Red Bull II GK Rafael Diaz

The Red Bulls announced Tuesday they had signed former St. John's University goalkeeper Rafael Diaz to a Major League Soccer contract.


January 24, 2017
IN SEARCH OF ...
St. Francis seeking volunteer goalkeeper coach

St. Francis College is looking for a volunteer goalkeeper coach.


January 24, 2017
SAYING GOODBYE
Zubar says he won't return to Red Bulls

Ronald Zubar is a former Red Bull. The veteran center back announced his departure from the Eastern Conference champions on Instagram Monday after he could not come to terms with the club.


January 23, 2017
OFFSIDE REMARKS
It's good to have good mentors, really good mentors

In his latest installment of celebrating his 42st year covering soccer, BigAppleSoccer.com editor Michael Lewis talks about the importance of having mentors and working on a sports desk, especially during the formative years of a young writer's career.


January 23, 2017
UNDER THE MICROSCOPE
U.S. youth international James Sands in NYC FC preseason camp

U.S. Under-17 national team midfielder James Sands was among the 28 players who were included in New York FC's traveling team for preseason training camp in Jacksonville, Fla.


January 23, 2017
A HOMEGROWN KEEPER
Red Bulls sign goalkeeper Evan Louro

The Red Bulls Monday signed goalkeeper Evan Louro as a Homegrown Player.



NOT JOSHING, THEY'RE NOT IN THE MIX
Saunders, Diskerud not on NYC FC preseason training camp; club looking for 'solutions'

Two veterans of the New York City FC's first two seasons were not including on the team's traveling squad for pre-season camp -- goalkeeper Josh Saunders and midfielder Mix Diskerud.


January 23, 2017
VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT COACH
Lucey joins Hofstra women's soccer staff

Former University of Tampa head coach Gerry Lucey has joined the Hofstra Women's soccer staff as a volunteer assistant coach, the school announced Monday.


January 23, 2017
OPEN TRYOUTS
Sky Blue to hold them March 1-2

Sky Blue FC will hold open tryouts prior to the National Women's Soccer League season.


January 23, 2017
MOVING ON UP
Red Bulls II's Metzger signs with Red Bulls

The Red Bulls announced Monday they signed Red Bulls II midfielder Dan Metzger, a product of the Red Bulls Academy.


January 23, 2017
NEW FORMAT, NEW COMPETITIONS
CONCACAF Champions League to run from February-May beginning in 2018; new competition added

CONCACAF Monday announced plans of an expansion to its international club competition platform with the addition of a new tournament, accompanied by a new format for the CONCACAF Champions League.


January 23, 2017
LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON
Ian Harkes, son of John Harkes, signs with D.C.

D.C. United signed midfielder Ian Harkes, son of former United and U.S. national team star John Harkes, the team announced Monday.


January 23, 2017
A RED BULL WHITECAP
Vancouver signs Peruvian from Salzburg

Apparently, the Red Bulls aren't the only Major League Soccer team with dibs on Red Bull Salzburg players. Case in point: The Vancouver Whitecaps announced Monday they had obtained attacking midfielder-forward Yordy Reyna from the Austrian Bundesliga champions.


January 23, 2017
TWO MORE ON BOARD
Mulligan, Zobeck re-sign with the Cosmos

Slowly, but surely, the old band is getting back together. It may not be the same band of brothers or players on the Cosmos, but they are signing members from last year's championship North American Soccer League side.


January 16, 2017
GO MIDWEST, YOUNG MAN
Columbia's Tinari invited to Minnesota United camp

Columbia University Andrew Tinari has received a training camp invitation to play with MLS expansion team Minnesota United FC.


January 23, 2017
OFFSIDE REMARKS
The birth of a soccer-writing career 42 years ago

On Sunday, Jan. 22, 2016 BigAppleSoccer.com Michael Lewis celebrated his 42st anniversary covering soccer. It was the night in 1975 Lewis learned he was going to cover the Rochester Lancers of the old North American Soccer League.


January 23, 2017
GOODBYE AND THANK YOU
Video: Midfielder Joseph Holland has a few words for Hofstra

Hofstra University midfielder Joseph Holland, who joins the Houston Dynamo preseason training camp today, said goodbyue and thank you to the people who helped him on and off the field and in the classroom at the Hempstead, N.Y. school.


January 23, 2017
REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK
Bruce Arena steals the show at the Walt Chyzowych Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony

U.S. national coach Bruce Arena certainly enjoyed a memorable week last week from his very first practice in his second tenure of the team to stealing the show at Walt Chyzowych Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles.


January 22, 2017
GOODBYE, GENE
Hall of Famer Gene Olaff passes away

National Soccer Hall of Famer and former international goalkeeper Gene Olaff passed away Tuesday night.


January 22, 2017
MONDAY, MONDAY
Red Bulls head to Tucson to start preseason

The Red Bulls will head to Tucson, Ariz. Monday to begin their preseason. New York will play three friendlies during the first trip to Arizona.


January 22, 2017
'BLINDSIDED'
In his 1st public statement, Dax talks about the trade

In his first public statement since he was dealt to the Chicago Fire, former Red Bulls captain Dax McCarty admitted Sunday that he was "blind-sided" by the trade.


January 22, 2017
NEW RESPONSIBILITIES
John Sengealub named ENYYSA referee administrator

John Sengealub has been named State Youth Referee Administrator of Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association.


January 22, 2017
COMING UP BIG
Ex-Cosmos Andres Flores sets up game winner for El Salvador, which clinches spot in Gold Cup

It remains to be seen whether Andres Flores re-signs with the Cosmos for the upcoming North American Soccer League season. One thing is certain: he still can make the big plays.


January 21, 2017
HE'S A KEEPER (COACH)
Tim Mulqueen named Orlando GK coach

Former MetroStars and U.S. youth team goalkeeper coach Tim Mulqueen Saturday was named Orlando City SC goalkeeper coach.


January 20, 2017
MLS INFORMER
Major League Soccer's second generation

Should the Washington Post report come to pass that MAC Hermann Trophy winner Ian Harkes has agreed to terms with D.C. United and is expected to sign so he can start training camp next week, he would become the fifth son of a former MLS player to join the league and second in less than two years.



KICKING OFF
NASL sets dates for openers, Championship Final; Cosmos to open at home on April 1

The North American Soccer League will kick off the Spring Season on Saturday, March 25, the league announced Friday. The Cosmos' home opener will be on Saturday, April 1 at a venue and time to be announced.


January 20, 2017
THE LIGHTER SIDE
Wright-Phillips gives media some quips and laughs at MLS media day

Of the 24 players who met with reporters on Major League Soccer media day Tuesday, perhaps the one you would least expect to be among the funniest would be Bradley Wright-Phillips.


January 20, 2017
HE'S THE NEW JUAN
Cosmos sign Venezuelan midfielder Juan Guerra

The rebuilding of a champion continued Friday as the Cosmos announced the signing of Venezuelan international midfielder Juan Guerra.


January 19, 2017
FOR THE GOOD OF THE GAME
BWP: Hudson River Derby puts more pressure on Red Bulls, raises their game vs. NYC FC

Bradley Wright-Phillips has given the Hudson River Derby a thumb's up. Of course, Wright-Phillips is a bit biased about that. He has, after all, tallied eight goals in six derby matches against New York City FC.


January 19, 2017
'WE'RE TOO NAIVE'
Wright-Phillips on Red Bulls' playoff exit

For the past three years Bradley Wright-Phillips and the Red Bulls have enjoyed outstanding regular seasons and in those three years they have been eliminated in the playoffs.


January 19, 2017
TAKING THE FIFTH
5th NYC Soccer Gala set for March 1

The fifth annual New York City Soccer Gala will honor 1996 NCAA Division I champion Kevin Daly (St. John’s), Chris Donovan (Fordham), Mickey Kydes (LIU Brooklyn), Charles Balsamo (Columbia) and Mario Fava (St. Francis Brooklyn).


January 19, 2017
THE CAPTAIN RETURNS
Carlos Mendes signs with the Cosmos

The captain is back. Cosmos captain Carlos Mendes will return to the two-time defending North American Soccer League champions for the 2017 season, the club announced Thursday.


January 19, 2017
THEY DIDN'T LET HER GET AWAY
Sky Blue signs Jersey native Daphne Corboz

Sky Blue FC of the National Women’s Soccer League announced Thursday that it signed New Jersey native Daphne Corboz. Corboz spent the past two seasons with Manchester City of the FA Women’s Super League in England.


January 18, 2017
DELTA HOUSE
Ex-Red Bull Ouimette signs with San Francisco

Former Red Bulls center back Karl Ouimette has signed with the San Francisco Deltas of the North American Soccer League.


January 18, 2017
A JERMAINE SIGNING
LA Galaxy gets U.S. national team midfielder Jones

CARSON, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy have signed U.S. national team midfielder Jermaine Jones, the team announced Wednesday.


January 18, 2017
DAX'S REACTION
McCarty: 'It's been a pretty crazy 24 hours'

Just call it three days that shook Dax McCarty's world. On Saturday, he got married to his fiance, Jennifer. On Sunday, he flew from New Jersey to Carson, Calif. better late than never for U.S. national team camp. And on Monday, the Red Bulls captain was stunned when he learned he had been sold to the Chicago Fire


January 18, 2017
TOP OF THE HEAP
USWNT's Alex Morgan named top CONCACAF female player; Dunn finishes third, but is not on Best XI

U.S. striker Alex Morgan was named the 2016 CONCACAF female player of the year, the organization announced Wednesday. Rockville Centre's Crystal Dunn took third player in the player of the year balloting.


January 18, 2017
THE BEST OF CONCACAF
NYC FC defender Matarrita voted onto male Best XI team

New York City FC defender Ronald Matarrita, who plays for the Costa Rican national team, was named to the CONCACAF Male Best XI for 2016.


January 18, 2017
SIGNING ON
Ex-Cosmos Leo Fernandes joins Rowdies

Midfielder Leo Fernandes, who enjoyed a stellar 2015 season with the Cosmos that helped win a championship, won't be playing with the North American Soccer League team this year.



GOING FORWARD?
Report: Cosmos will sign Venezuelan int'l Guerra

The Cosmos, who lost two Venezuelan international players due to their financial difficulties late last year, will add another national team player from that South American country.


January 17, 2017
NOT JUST YET
At 35, David Villa has shown no signs of slowing down and retirement is far from his mind

He celebrated his goals 23 times, was the heart and soul of New York City FC's second season revival and drove opposing defenders crazy. For his efforts, David Villa earned the right to be called the Major League Soccer MVP last season.


January 17, 2017
SUPER SACHA
BWP hopes the best is yet to come from Kljestan

As good as Sacha Kljestan was last season, Bradley Wright-Phillips wouldn't be the least surprised if the U.S. international midfielder and MLS Best XI selection equals or even surpasses his performance last season in 2017.


January 17, 2017
A TOUGH LOSS IN SO MANY WAYS
BWP laments loss of McCarty after Red Bulls trade away born leader; touts Davis, Adams as his replacement

Bradley Wright-Phillips admitted he took the trade of Red Bulls captain Dax McCarty pretty hard. "For me it was tough on a selfish note," he said Tuesday.


January 17, 2017
PUTTING A KAPP ON THE DRAFT
Atlanta United taps Kapp in MLS SuperDraft

Amawalk, N.Y. resident Alex Kapp was selected by Atlanta United Tuesday in the fourth round of the Major League Soccer SuperDraft.


January 17, 2017
TWO IN THE THIRD
NYC FC takes Wingate, Degraffenriedt in draft

New York City FC selected University of New Hampshire midfielder Chris Wingate and University of Louisville defender Michael Degraffenriedt in the third round of the MLS SuperDraft Tuesday.


January 17, 2017
MLS SUPERDRAFT
Third and fourth round selctions

The Colorado Rapids selected Pfeiffer University forward Jaime Siaj with the first pick of the third round of the MLS SuperDraft Tuesday.


January 17, 2017
SCARLETT'S BIG RED LETTER DAY
Red Bulls grab Iona defender on 3rd round

The Red Bulls selected Iona College defender Jordan Scarlett in the third round of the MLS SuperDraft Tuesday. He was the 61st overall pick.


January 17, 2017
WHO'S THE BOSS?
Report: Curtis might have been let go by Red Bulls

Is Ali Curtis still running the show at the Red Bulls? Sportswriter Pablo Maurer sent out a tweet Tuesday afternoon that Red Bulls sporting director Ali Curtis might have been axed by the Major League Soccer club.


January 17, 2017
PART II
Rounds 3, 4 of MLS SuperDraft is via conference call today

Rounds three and four of the Major League Soccer SuperDraft will take place via conference call Tuesday.


January 16, 2017
OFFSIDE REMARKS
NSCAA convention had something for everyone and then some, especially for the media

And on the seventh day, I rested.


January 16, 2017
OFFSIDE REMARKS
Red Bulls situation: strange, stranger, perhaps strangest?

We may never ever get to the bottom of the Jesse Marsch out and Chris Armas in as Red Bulls coach. But as a wise old soul once reminded me, where there is smoke, there is usually fire.


January 16, 2017
OFFSIDE REMARKS
Yes, Red Bulls fans, it hurts

A message to Red Bulls' fans: I know it hurts. I felt similar pain when I was a sports fan.


January 16, 2017
OFFSIDE REMARKS
When Michael met Alan (1979, 2016)

I'll never forget the day because it was one of the most surreal days of my professional writing career and at that point I was barely five years into it.


January 16, 2017
LONG LIVE THE NEW KING OF SEATTLE
Sounders legend Alan Hinton gives Schmetzer his due after final as finally loses his guilt about coach

In low profile coronation last Saturday night, one king anointed another king at BMO Field.


January 16, 2017
BEST FEATURE
NSCAA honors BigAppleSoccer editor

BigAppleSoccer.com Editor Michael Lewis was named winner of the best feature in the 2016 National Soccer Coaches Association of America writing contest.


January 16, 2017
WINDY CITY BOUND
Red Bulls deal Dax McCarty to Chicago Fire for $400K in allocation money

He has a new wife and now he has a new team. The Red Bulls Monday dealt team captain abd midfielder Dax McCarty to the Chicago Fire, which paid $400,000 in general allocation money.


January 16, 2017
DAX IS A GONER
Report: Red Bulls deal McCarty to Fire

You can call him former Red Bulls captain Dax McCarty. The Red Bulls dealt the veteran midfielder to the Chicago Fire, which paid $400,000 in general allocation money, FourFourTwo.com reported Monday.


January 16, 2017
A BUNCH OF HUNGRY MEN
Robles expects Red Bulls to be more focused after enduing another disappointing playoff elimination

He won't be at the start of Red Bulls training camp when it kicks off in Tucson, Ariz. on Jan. 23, but Luis Robles expects the returning players to be a bit hungrier in wake of their most recent playoff disappointment.


January 16, 2017
REMEMBERING MLK
NYC FC helps NYC Service host annual speed mentoring event

NYC Service, in partnership with New York City FC, Monday hosted its Annual Speed Mentoring Event at the Major League Soccer club’s office in midtown Manhattan.


January 16, 2017
STUBHUB HONEYMOON
A day after his wedding, McCarty joins national team and will room with Red Bulls teammate Robles

On Saturday, Dax McCarty got married to Jennifer Zyski at Interlachen Country Club in Winter Park, Fla. On Sunday, the Red Bulls midfielder flew cross country to begin his "honeymoon" at U.S. national team camp in southern California.


January 16, 2017
HUDSON DERBY IN THE DESERT
Red Bulls meet. NYC FC in Tucson Feb. 15

Are you ready for a pre-season derby? Well, ready or not it's coming your way in another month as the Red Bulls take on New York City FC at Kino North Stadium Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 4 p.m. ET in the Desert Diamond Cup in Tucson, Ariz.


January 15, 2017
TWO MORE FOR THE TROPHY CASE
NYC FC front office is honored twice by MLS

New York City FC was named the Major League Soccer's Marisa Colaiano community relations department of the year and the supporter management team of the year Friday.


January 15, 2017
LEAGUE HONORS
Red Bulls' Fernando, Sean Ruiz MLS equipment manager of year

Red Bulls equipment manager Fernando Ruiz and assistant equipment manager Sean Ruiz received the MLS equipment manager of the year award, it was announced Friday.


January 15, 2017
LEWIS AND TYLER, TOO
NYC FC draftee, Red Bulls II midfielder in U-20 camp

Red Bulls II midfielder Tyler Adams and New York City FC midfielder Jonathan Lewis were named among the 24 players named to the U.S. Under-20 national team training camp roster Sunday.


January 15, 2017
HOPING TO GET COURAGE
Riley says negotiations going well to coach North Carolina

Paul Riley is keeping his fingers crossed, hopeful that a deal will be worked out to continue coaching the National Women's Soccer League defending champions.


January 14, 2017
GETTING CLOSE
Donovan says he will make a decision soon on whether he will play this season

After he received the Walter Chyzowych Lifetime Achievement Award Saturday night, a reporter asked Landon Donovan whether he would have to put the latest honor of his illustrious career into trust if he decided to return playing for the 2017 Major League Soccer season.


January 14, 2017
RUMOR CENTRAL
Report: NYC FC interested in Sami Khedira

Will Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira join Andrea Pirlo with New York City FC. Reports out of Europe say that City is interested in the German international, according to FootballItalia.net.


January 14, 2017
FOR THE REPUBLIC, FOR WHICH HE'LL PLAY
Ex-Cosmos Moffat signs with Sacramento Republic

Former Cosmos midfielder Adam Moffat has signed with Sacramento Republic FC of the United Soccer League. Moffat was a key part of the Cosmos' 2016 Soccer Bowl championship side.


January 13, 2017
MLS SUPERDRAFT
College-by-college selections



January 13, 2017
MLS SUPERDRAFT
Team-by-team selections



January 13, 2017
MLS SUPERDRAFT
First and Second round selections



January 13, 2017
ADDING TWO
Red Bulls grab Lewis, Kutler in MLS draft

The Red Bulls selected midfielder Zeiko Lewis (first round, 17th overall, Boston College) and forward Ethan Kutler (second Round, 39th, Colgate University) at the MLS SuperDraft at the LA Convention Center Friday.


January 13, 2017
SECOND ROUND
Monmouth's Klenofsky picked No. 34 by United

Monmouth University senior goalkeeper Eric Klenofsky was selected 34th overall by D.C. United in the MLS SuperDraft at the LA Convention Center Friday.


January 13, 2017
A LEWIS OF THEIR OWN
Red Bulls grab Bermuda international midfielder

On the third overall pick of the MLS SuperDraft Friday, New York City FC chose University of Akron forward Jonathan Lewis. On the 17th selection of the draft at the LA Convention Center, the Red Bulls took Boston College midfielder Zieko Lewis.


January 13, 2017
OFFSIDE REMARKS
Broadbent’s big honor brings back memories of a sportswriter’s very first soccer championship game

You always remember your first time. I certainly do -- my very first soccer championship game. No, it wasn't MLS Cup or North American Soccer League's Soccer Bowl. It was a high school sectional confrontation for all the marbles, a game that pit a pair of powerhouses against one another -- Spencerport vs. Penfield -- at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, N.Y.


January 13, 2017
HOLLAND TO HOUSTON
Hofstra midfielder 10th overall pick in draft

Hofstra University senior midfielder Joseph Holland Friday was chosen as the seventh overall pick of the MLS SuperDraft at the LA Convention Center.


January 13, 2017
RIGHT TO BE NO. 1
Minnesota United selects UCLA forward Abu Danladi

LOS ANGELES -- Minnesota United FC selected UCLA forward Abu Danladi with the No. 1 pick in the MLS SuperDraft Friday.


January 13, 2017
DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN
NYC FC trades up for Fire's top pick, grabs Jonathan Lewis as 3rd overall pick

It was deja vu all over again for New York City FC. For the second consecutive year, City moved up in the MLS SuperDraft by making a trade with the Chicago Fire. The Blues grabbed Akron forward Jonathan Lewis as the third overall pick.


January 13, 2017
'I'M THE NEW YORK RED BULLS COACH'
Jesse Marsch addresses those Salzburg rumors, reports

Jesse Marsch could not have said it more succinctly. "I'm the New York Red Bulls coach," he said late Friday morning. Marsch had to utter that statement in the wake of rumors and reports that he had been named the head coach of Red Bull Salzburg in Austria,


January 13, 2017
MLS INFORMER
Coming full circle

When MLS started in 1996, all 10 teams played in stadia where either NFL or college football teams were the primary tenant (if not the building owners). Oversized seating capacity, narrow fields, obtrusive line markings, uneven surfaces and schedule changes necessitated by NFL games – not to mention the exorbitant rents in some cases, restrictions on advertising and the loss of other revenue streams – were among the many reasons MLS teams strived to distance themselves from their American football brethren.


January 13, 2017
HOLLAND'S TUNNEL VISION
Hofstra's English midfielder hopes he has impressed enough at combine to show what he can do in MLS

Having grown up in South London in England, Joe Holland knows all about living in a soccer environment. In England, they eat, live and breathe the beautiful game.


January 13, 2017
ONE MEMORABLE MONTH
For Monmouth goalkeeper Klenofsky, caps off 3-week trial with Everton at MLS combine

Not many players can say they prepared for the Major League Soccer combine by participating in a three-week trial with an English Premier League team. But Monmouth University goalkeeper Eric Klenofsky can.


January 13, 2017
MLS DRAFT TRIVIA
Some unusual picks through the years

At the 2006 MLS SuperDraft, MetroStars' top pick Marvell Wynne signs the head of Joe Russo, the Metros' fan of year in 2004.


January 12, 2017
THREE FROM 'SC
Breakers, Sky Blue go for NCAA champs in first round

LOS ANGELES -- NCAA champion Southern Cal became the third school to have three players selected in the first round of the NWSL College Draft Thursday.



January 12, 2017
DAFTY DRAFTERS
Red Bulls/MetroStars haven't always been on target

Regardless what you call them, the Red Bulls and/or MetroStars have not always forged one of the best track records when it has come to MLS drafts, whether it be a general one, college or SuperDraft.


January 12, 2017
KEEPING HIS WORD
Commisso makes sure Cosmos staff, players get back pay

Rocco B. Commisso is a man of his word. On Tuesday, the new majority owner of the New York Cosmos said the team's staff and players would receive all of their back pay. And on Thursday, they did, according to a source within the North American Soccer League.


January 12, 2017
CHAMPIONSHIP CALIBER
Sky Blue selects 2 defenders from NCAA D-1 champs USC while adding depth with 6 draft selections

Sky Blue FC selected two defenders from the NCAA College Cup champion University of Southern California in the first round of the National Women’s Soccer League college draft Thursday.


January 12, 2017
FINDING SOME ENERGY
Ex-Cosmos Diosa signs with Energy FC (USL)

David Diosa became the eighth former member of the 2016 North American Soccer League team to find a new home Thursday as he signed with Energy FC of the United Soccer League.


January 12, 2017
CAUGHT IN THE DRAFT
Gems and busts in MLS SuperDraft

It's 22-years-old as the Major League Soccer SuperDraft -- college draft, player draft, just plain draft or whatever it has been called since 1996 -- already has an interesting history. Among some of the more interesting aspects of the draft:


January 12, 2017
IN THE RUNNING
Adelphi's Acquista vies for NSCAA secretary role

Adelphi University men's soccer coach Carlo Acquista is running for secretary of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.


January 12, 2017
LOOKING AT THE FIXTURES
Some interesting highlights of Red Bulls' schedule

Here are some interesting highlights from the Red Bulls' schedule, which was released Thursday afternoon:


January 12, 2017
THE BIGGEST SEASON
MLS schedule includes two rivalry weeks, most games, new teams, new stadiums

Major League Soccer Thursday unveiled the regular season schedule for its 22 clubs, including broadcast coverage across the five national broadcast partners in the U.S. and Canada.


January 12, 2017
SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS
NYC FC releases its regular season sked

New York City FC will kick off its third season at Orlando City SC on March 5 before hosting D.C. United in its home opener at Yankee Stadium Sunday, March 12.



HUDSON RIVER DERBY DAYS
Red Bulls to host NYC FC on June 24, Aug. 25 while City will welcome them Aug. 6

The Major League Soccer Thursday was released and the Red Bulls and New York City FC are playing three times this season in the Hudson River Derby.


January 12, 2017
HE'S STAYING
Red Bulls say Jesse Marsch will remain as coach

The Red Bulls announced Thursday morning that Jesse Marsch will remain as coach of the Major League Soccer team for the 2017 season.


January 12, 2017
AND NOW, THIS ...
Report: Marsch will stay with Red Bulls

Like a ball going back and forth in a tennis match, there is a new development in the Red Bulls head coaching situation. Metro New York Thursday reported that Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch will be staying with the Major League Soccer team and not taking over Red Bull Salzburg.


January 11, 2017
SOME INTERESTING DRAFT TRIVIA
Some tidbits about the original incarnation of the NASL and other league's drafts

With the MLS SuperDraft looming on Friday, here's a look back at the draft of the original incarnation of the North American Soccer League. There were some, ahem, interesting and memorable picks.


January 11, 2017
CHANGE IS IN THE AIR
After another disappointing finish, Kljestan expects there will be some player movement on the Red Bulls

After failing to reach MLS Cup after two superb regular season, Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan certainly won't be surprised if the Eastern Conference champions make a few changes between now and opening day in Atlanta on Sunday, March 5.


January 11, 2017
ON THE MOVE
Ex-Cosmos Ockford joins Reno team in USL

Yet another former Cosmos is on the move again. Seattle Sounders defender Jimmy Ockford, who played on loan with the North American Soccer League champions last season, has signed Reno 1868 FC for this United Soccer League season.


January 11, 2017
BACK FOR MORE
Chris Wingert re-ups with Real Salt Lake

Veteran defender Chris Wingert isn't ready to hang up his soccer boots just yet. The Babylon, N.Y. native Wednesday has re-signed with Real Salt Lake as he will play with the Major League Soccer club for his 10th season.


January 11, 2017
TWO CHANGES AT THE TOP?
Report: Marsch to become Red Bull Salzburg coach while Chris Armas named his Red Bulls successor

Jesse Marsch is out as Red Bulls head coach as he has taken a similar position with Red Bull Salzburg. His replacement is Chris Armas.


January 11, 2017
WITH AN OPTION TO BUY
NYC FC brings in Panama international Camargo on loan

New York City FC Wednesday announced the signing of Panamanian international midfielder Miguel Camargo on a one-year loan deal from Chorrillo Futbol Club in his native country with an option to buy.


January 11, 2017
WILL MARSCH TAKE A MARCH?
Report: Red Bulls coach in 'serious talks' to become coach of Red Bull Salzburg

Jesse Marsch could be a former New York Red Bulls head coach very soon. He also could be the new Red Bull Salzburg head coach.


January 11, 2017
TWICE IN THREE DAYS
Ex-Cosmos Van der Elst dies; second Cosmos to pass away in 3 days after Cabanas death

For the second time in three days, a former Cosmos great has passed away. Midfielder Francois Van der Elst, who performed for the North American Soccer League team from 1980-81 died Wednesday. He was 62.



DEFENDING THEIR BELIEF
USWNT to meet England, France, Germany

The defending champion U.S. Women’s National Team will meet England, France and Germany in the second SheBelieves Cup, with doubleheaders scheduled March 1-7, U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday.


January 10, 2017
GOING ON LOAN
NYC FC's Mena to play with Barcelona (Ecuador)

New York City FC Jefferson Mena has joined Barcelona S.C on loan for this season, it was announced Tuesday.


January 10, 2017
WHERE ARE THEY GOING TO PLAY?
Commisso: preliminary discussions have begun with Columbia; extensive talks had been going on with MCU Park

It's 81 days to the start of the North American Soccer League season and the Cosmos find themselves as a homeless team.


January 10, 2017
REBUILDING A CHAMPION
Saverese: 'We are not starting at zero. We are starting at minus five'

Perhaps head coach Giovanni Savarese said it best about how he needs to rebuild the two-time defending North American Soccer League champions.


January 10, 2017
MEET THE NEW BOSS
New Cosmos owner tackles a lot of subjects in conference call, has a lot on his plate

Cosmos' new majority owner Rocco B. Commisso combined his outgoing personality, passion for the game and business acumen as he introduced himself to the team's fans and media Tuesday.


January 9, 2017
SECOND STRAIGHT
Carli Lloyd captures FIFA player of the year award

U.S. Women’s National Team co-captain Carli Lloyd has been named Best FIFA Women's Player for the second consecutive year, becoming the fourth player to win the award in consecutive years.


January 9, 2017
AN AMICABLE DIVORCE
NASL, commissioner Peterson part ways

Only three days after announcing it will return in 2017, the North American Soccer League Monday announced that it has parted ways with commissioner Bill Peterson.


January 9, 2017
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING
Etienne, Jr. connects for 1st international goal

Red Bulls midfielder-forward Derrick Etienne Jr. scored his first international goal in Haiti's 4-3 extratime victory over Trinidad and Tobago Sunday.


January 9, 2017
GOODBYE, ROBERTO
Ex-Cosmos great Cabanas dies at 55

Former Cosmos and Paraguayan international Roberto Cabanas died Monday after suffering a heart attack. He was 55. Roberto's brother, Valerio Cabanas, confirmed his passing.


January 8, 2017
CASTING A PAUL
Caligiuri named head coach NPSL's Orange County FC

Paul Caligiuri, the man who scored arguably the most important goal in U.S. Soccer history, has been named head coach of Orange County FC.


January 8, 2017
CATCH THE DRAFT
NWSL draft on Facebook, YouTube Thursday

The National Women's Soccer League will live stream its college Draft via Facebook and YouTube Thursday at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America convention in Los Angeles.


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