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Hope Solo is taking measures to be let out of U.S. Soccer’s cage and back into the goal cage.

The most decorated goalkeeper in U.S. women’s national team history has reached a settlement with the national soccer federation over a year after she was suspended from the team for unprofessional comments she made at the Rio Olympics.

Solo said in a statement released Thursday that she and U.S. Soccer “have amicably resolved the matter and are moving forward in a positive way,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

“I want to reiterate my regret for the comments I made after our loss to Sweden at the Rio Games,” Solo added, referring to her interview after the Americans’ quarterfinal loss last August, in which she called the Swedes “cowards” for their defensive style of play.

 

 

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Rhode Island high school senior Maddie Potts was making a penalty kick during a Sept. 23 soccer game when she collapsed on the field and died, according to WJAR.

The Westerly Sun reported that she was taken to Hasbro Children’s Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

According to a statement from school superintendent Barry Ricci, Potts died from a brain aneurysm.

“I cannot believe it,” he said. “We left the hospital at about 11:30, and I left thinking she was going to make it.”

 

 

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Jeffrey Kessler, a veteran litigator in the sports arena, has filed his long-awaited antitrust suitagainst the governing body for soccer in the U.S.

The move against the U.S. Soccer Federation by the high-powered Winston & Strawn partner’s client, the North American Soccer League, took the form of a 71-page complaint filed on Sept. 19 in a federal district court in Brooklyn, New York. It had been at least two years in the making.

In September 2015, shortly after securing a key court win for New England Patriots quarterback Tom BradyKessler spoke publicly about the NASL’s desire to compete with Major League Soccer, the top professional soccer league in North America, for sponsorship and marketing dollars. But the NASL’s aspirations had been repeatedly thwarted by the USSF, Kessler said at the time, due to arbitrary and anticompetitive standards the organization set that allegedly disadvantaged his client.

 

 

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The town could lose three soccer fields due to building developments.

BROOKFIELD, CT — With three of the town’s soccer fields at risk, local officials are searching for a new home for the fields, reports the News Times. Due to building projects, the town’s Facilities Ad Hoc Committee has been meeting to find new spots for the fields.

The potential expansion of the police station would expand onto a soccer field, the library’s proposal for a larger facility would be placed on the Municipal Center’s field, and the Schmidt Corn Field is also for sale.

 

 

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New York City FC will make a proposal to build a soccer stadium next to Belmont Park Race Track, according to a report by Newsday.

A source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to ESPN FC that the Belmont site is one of many under consideration by NYCFC. Major League Soccer declined to comment.

Empire State Development has put a deadline of Thursday for bids to develop entertainment options on the 43 acres of vacant land around the state’s race track. The site is just outside of Queens in Elmont on Long Island.

NYCFC, which has shared Yankee Stadium since beginning play in MLS in 2015, would prefer a different site in New York City proper but wanted to place a bid to retain the option, Newsday reported.

 

 

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This Trump wants to score goals — not political points.

Barron Trump, President Trump’s 11-year-old son, was quietly added to a youth team of pro soccer’s DC United and is set to take the pitch Saturday at RFK Stadium.

The roster addition to DC United’s U-12 academy team was first reported by youth soccer website Top Drawer Soccer’s Travis Clark and MLS blogger Pablo Maurer.

The young Trump is listed as a midfielder.

“Guys, @travismclark just txted me and this is not a joke: Barron Trump is playing at RFK tomorrow,” Maurer tweeted. “No, really. Seriously. Not kidding.”

 

 

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SAUGET • Wood River junior midfielder Jared Liley isn’t new to the game of soccer.

In just his second full season of competitive soccer, Liley has combined athleticism with a staunch work ethic and turned that combo into success for the Oilers.

“I’d played football my eighth-grade year and I started high school and my dad didn’t want me to play,” Liley said. “I ran cross country as a freshman and didn’t care for it – I only made it half a season because it wasn’t for me. I came out for soccer because I have to stay in shape for baseball, which was my favorite sport. As it’s ended up, this is my favorite sport.”

Liley, who also plays basketball in the winter, has turned soccer into more than an exercise plan – it has become his passion.

 

 

 

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Players from the United States women’s national team, which won the 2015 Women’s World Cup on artificial turf, have complained that U.S. Soccer has ignored their requests to avoid the surface whenever possible. Credit

Five months after U.S. Soccer and the women’s national team completed often contentious negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement, the players and the federation have fallen out again over an old grievance: artificial turf.

The dispute has an immediate cause: The women are angry that they will close their 2017 schedule with four of their final nine matches on artificial turf. But the disagreement also suggests a persistent disconnect between the team, which is the reigning Women’s World Cup champion, and the federation, which finances the squad’s budget, pays its players’ salaries and sets its schedule.

 

 

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1. New Rochelle (5-1-1) — Is there a stronger defensive team in Section 1? The Huguenots have only surrendered two goals so far. Last week: 2

2. Arlington (6-0-1) — Picking up 1-0 wins over Beacon and Mamaroneck amounts to an impressive week. Last week: 3

3. Somers (5-1) — Tuskers found some fire and followed up a loss to Lakeland with a pair of authoritative wins. Last week: 5

4. Horace Greeley (5-1-1) — Consecutive wins over Suffern, Mahopac, Ossining, Port Chester and Yorktown opened some eyes. Last week: 7

5. Mamaroneck (4-2-1) — The Tigers didn’t last long at the top, suffering a 1-0 loss to Scarsdale in a rivalry game and then a 1-0 loss to Arlington.

 

 

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Karabo Litabe, a Royal Eagles player has donated soccer balls and other training equipment to the team.

Winners of the Danone National Finals, Mophela Primary School will be competing in the world cup final in New York.

IN less than two weeks, Mophela Primary School’s under-12 soccer team will be jetting off to New York City to play in the Danone Nations Cup World finals.

The final paperwork is being competed, which are the visas for the USA and then the packing will start.

The South Africans are in a tough section for the preliminary rounds, grouped with the UAE, England and Indonesia and coach, Siyabonga Ndimande, has warned the boys that none of them can be taken lightly and that winning the preliminary stage games is essential to put the team through to the top half of the tournament for the second round.

The team has been training at the Mpumalanga Stadium in Hammarsdale to give the players experience of practicing on a good surface, similar to the ones they will be playing on in the USA.

Karabo Litabe, Royal Eagles player, a Durban-based National First Division Club, read about Mophela and has donated soccer balls and other training equipment to the team.

“He has also offered to assist the coaches and team at a few training sessions and has donated goalposts to the school. He can give the boys valuable insight into playing in such tournaments,” said Ndimande.

 

 

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