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Monday July 2, 2018 02:45 PM Having a baby is even more important than playing in the World Cup for some Written by By GRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports Writer MOSCOW (AP) — Having a baby is even more important than playing in the World Cup for some. Three dads-to-be have made trips home from Russia to welcome a child, with the blessing of coaches and teammates. On Tuesday, Fabian Delph will likely miss England's match against Colombia in the round of 16 while awaiting the birth of his third child. "Some things in life are more important than football," England coach Gareth Southgate said Monday. "His focus needs to be with his family at this time." Southgate echoed a view of parenting that runs through the World Cup. Switzerland forward Breel Embolo is preparing to face Sweden on Tuesday after dashing home within hours of a 2-2 draw with Costa Rica last week. The 21-year-old Embolo saw his daughter born and described it as "the most beautiful 24 hours" of his life. The … [Read more...] about World Cup players juggle national team and fatherhood
Oakland Pro Soccer’ Kickoff event last October featured former Oakland A’s executive Andy Dolich (2nd from left), Ex-USMNT player John O’Brien (3rd from left) and Aaron Dolores (speaking) of Black Arrow. Why Oakland for pro soccer? For Benno Nagel the answer is clear. “I think Oakland for soccer makes a lot of sense on a lot of levels,” said Nagel. “If you announced that tomorrow at 3 pm Club America and Chivas were going to play at the Oakland Coliseum and tickets were on sale for 24 hours, you would sell it out. That’s how big soccer is here.” His organization, known as Oakland Pro Soccer, has been trying to bring a professional soccer team to the city for over a year. Nagel believes that for any pro soccer team to ultimately be successful in Oakland, they need to focus on social good to improve the community while weaving themselves into the fabric of ‘The Town.’ “If you look at Sacramento Republic and FC Cincinnati, … [Read more...] about Oakland Pro Soccer committed to bringing pro soccer to Oakland
Major League Soccer players’ salaries for 2018 were released Thursday by the MLS Players Union. Former league MVP Sebastian Giovinco tops the list as the highest paid player, earning more than $7.1 million in annual compensation. The Colorado Rapids had one player among the top ten highest paid: Goalkeeper Tim Howard ($2.48 million) came in at No. 9 overall in MLS. Here’s a look at the top ten highest-paid players in MLS this season. Top 10 highest-paid players in MLS in 2018 Player Team Pos. Base Salary Compensation Sebastian Giovinco Toronto FC F $5,600,000.00 $7,115,555.67 Michael Bradley Toronto FC M $6,000,000.00 $6,500,000.00 Carlos Vela LAFC F $4,500,000.00 $6,292,500.00 Bastian Schweinsteiger Chicago Fire M $6,100,000.08 $6,100,000.08 Giovani dos Santos LA Galaxy F $4,250,000.00 $6,000,000.00 David Villa New York City FC F $5,610,000.00 $5,610,000.00 Jozy Altidore Toronto FC F $5,000,000.00 $5,000,000.00 Ignacio Piatti Montreal Impact M … [Read more...] about MLS player salaries 2018: Highest paid players
The Major League Soccer Players Association released the year’s first set of salary figures on Wednesday, and as ever, those figures made a lot of news. For the first time ever, the Union’s payroll exceeds $8 million — and nearly hits $9 million. The team has $8,915,987.84 in guaranteed compensation on its books. That is a major jump from the $7,178,431.71 spent on salaries last year. Much of the increase in spending went toward the Union’s two big winter signings. Midfield playmaker Borek Dockal is earning $1,714,285.68, while winger David Accam is earning $1,250,000.04. Dockal’s salary is the 19th-highest across MLS this year. Accam’s ranks 35th. Accam brought that salary with him when the Union acquired the Ghanaian from Chicago in January. Though his salary is well above the Designated Player threshold of $504,375, his salary cap hit was bought down with a large sum of of MLS’ … [Read more...] about MLS player salaries 2018: How do the Union compare to the rest of the league?