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Bruce Arena shared his opinion, Sounders won't sign a DP anytime soon, and Goals of the Week.

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Seattle

Don’t expect any huge moves from the Seattle Sounders this winter. With Nelson Valdez now back in his native Paraguay, the MLS Cup champions have one Designated Player spot available and won't use it just yet.

Mark down February 18, 22, and 25 on your calendar. The MLS Champions Seattle Sounders will be playing in the Carolina Challenge Cup against Charleston, Atlanta United, and the Columbus Crew.

United States U-15 boys national team head coach Dave van den Bergh has called in three Seattle Sounders Academy players to his 24-player roster for the first domestic training camp of the yea

U.S. Soccer

Bruce Arena tells it like it is: Bob Bradley got a "raw deal" at Swansea City. Arena also feels there is a bias against American coaches in Europe. Arena also shared a few other tidbits about the USMNT on Tuesday.

The U.S. Men’s National Team’s annual January Camp has provided many players with a kickstart to their international careers – DaMarcus Beasley, Pablo Mastroeni, and DeAndre Yedlin to name a few. It’s also provided a host of memorable moments along the way.

UCLA has never had to worry about players coming and going (the California sunshine probably helps). This year has been different; UCLA is losing players like never before.

As part of an overall goal to improve the player development pathway for elite boys soccer players, the U.S. Soccer Development Academy is adding a U-15 single age group for the 2017-2018 season.

What does the expanded 48-team World Cup mean for the USMNT,  Mexico, and CONCACAF in general? Ryan Rosenblatt at Fox Sports has some thoughts.

He’s one of the USMNT’s brightest prospects, and has drawn comparisons to Cesc Fabregas since his move to Arsenal at the age of 16. Now, the playmaker could be on the move to another of Europe’s biggest clubs.

Who is old enough to remember "Soccer made in Germany" on Sundays, sticking a tape in the VCR because it was on so early that you would start recording and fall back to sleep? Nowadays life isn't so difficult if you want to watch soccer on TV.

World Soccer

Head injuries. Specifically, concussions. Not a minor matter. A deeply serious problem that keeps getting more serious as research exposes new dangers. Soccer is a game that calls for quick thinking, braveness, and heading. Couple all that together and you have a recipe for danger when it comes to head injuries. Can protocols really help?

The World Cup field has grown steadily since the tournament's inception in 1930 with 13 teams. Now in 2026 there will be 48 teams dreaming of holding the trophy aloft.

Probably where he should have gone all along to develop, and after spending two years muddling around in the Castilla at Real Madrid, one-time Norwegian wunderkind Martin Odegaard has today completed an 18-month loan move to Heerenveen.

Major League Soccer

"I want to walk on stage and shake the commissioner’s hand and see my parents int he audience. It will be the culmination of all of the hard work paying off." - SBI Soccer goes in-depth with draft prospect Jabari Hayes.

Yesterday we heard about Sigi Schmid's draft stories from his time as a coach. Today Sigi shares his opinion on the changes that college soccer needs to make to progress.

For Dax McCarty, getting married in the off season seemed like an easy decision; that is, until Jurgen Klinsmann was fired and Bruce Arena came a calling.

Javier Morales is being counted on to "re-invent himself" in Dallas. At 37, Morales is the replacement for injured Argentine playmaker Mauro Diaz.

Yo, Rocco! The New York Cosmos have been sold to a former soccer player and media mogul Rocco Commisso. The Cosmos will continue to play in the 8 team NASL in 2017.

Goals of the Week: Messi, Moralez, and Draxler