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We’ll start with a look at the iconic players who retired in 2017.
- Guess who tops the list of team with most minutes played by U21 players? (MLS)
- Sacha Kljestan suspended 2 games for incident in tunnel vs Toronto. (NYRB)
- Preki reportedly joining Seattle Sounders as asst. coach. (MLS)
- MLS HQ is sending the wrong message in delaying announcement of the 2nd expansion team. (USSP)
- Five teams that killed it on the 2017 international market - RSL is on the list! (MLS)
- Present roster status of all MLS teams. (MLS)
- Best MLS 2017 in social media. (MLS)
Other US Leagues
- Five things to know about USMNT’s newcomer Josh Sargent. (USSOC)
- How MLS exports (league and academy) players are faring around the globe. (MLS)
- Dates and locations for next US Soccer series A and B coaching courses announced. (USSOC)
- Epic failure of USMNT overshadows rest of 2017. (WaPo)
- Two South American soccer officials found guilty in FIFA corruption trial. (NYT)
- German FA investigating a dive - by a Bundesliga coach. (PST)
- Monterrey wins 2017 Apertura Copa MX. (USSP)
- Bournemouth’s Jermain Defoe out for 8-10 wks with fractured ankle. (Yahoo)
- Germany abandons U20 friendly games vs China due to protests. (FOX)
- Sevilla FC fires their coach Eduardo Berizzo. (SN)
- Southhampton forward Charlie Austin suspended 3 games for kicking GK. (Yahoo)
- Spain’s football president Angel Maria Villar fired by Spanish court. (FOX)
- FIFA president Giovanni Infantino must prove commitment to cleaning up. (Yahoo)
- Australian Soccer is in a dire situation. (Howler)
- Not this team, not this way.
- Best nutmegs of 2017.