December 18, 2012
- Doug Miller remains in the lead in the MISL scoring race and Mauricio Salles sits in 4th place.
- Baltimore defeated the Missouri Comets 15-9 to move to 9-0 on the season.
- The Lancers will try and defeat the Syracuse Silver Knights for the first time this season when they host their rivals on Saturday night on Lancer Louie's Birthday.
- The Chicago Soul FC have replaced their head coach due to their slow start to the season.
- Beau Dure wonders if indoor soccer doesn't get enough credit.
- Abby Wambach finishes 2012 with 152 goals in her USWNT career and is six behind Mia Hamm.
- Alex Morgan joined Hamm in the 20 goal & 20 assist in one year club.
- Amy Rodriguez is the latest USWNTer to get to the 100 cap mark.
- Fox Soccer sat down for an interview with Alex Morgan.
- New USWNT head coach Tom Sermani meets up with the team.
- Tobin Heath talks about wanting to play after the Olympics.
- Pro Soccer Talk looks at why the USWNT keeps winning.
- US Soccer unveiled the name (NWSL) and logo for the new women's pro league.
- The name of the NWSL team in Portland is Thorns FC.
- The name of the DC team is the Washington Spirit.
- Could Ali Krieger be headed to the NWSL?
News & Notes:
- The Rochester Rhinos were named the USL Pro Organization of the Year at the USL AGM.
- Former Rhino Carlos Mendes has left MLS to sign with the NASL's NY Cosmos.
- Beau Dure wonders if fans should oppose MLS trying to build a stadium in Queens.
- Manchester City denies the rumor that they were in line to own the new NY City based MLS club.
- NE traded Benny Feilhaber to Sporting KC.
- Phoenix FC will call Arizona State home when they join the USL Pro League in 2013.
- Orlando is still working on moving to MLS.
- Clint Dempsey repeated as the US Player of the Year.
- USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann talks about Michael Bradley's rise.
- Seattle Sounders GM Adrian Hanauer retained his job with 96% support.
- 14 players were selected in Stage 2 of the MLS Re-Entry Draft.
- Nike has replaced Umbro as the main partner/sponsor of the USL.
- Corinthians captured the FIFA Club World Cup.
- The NY Red Bulls have signed 37 year old Brazilian MF Juninho.
- Daniel Hernandez is out as FC Dallas assistant coach after only three weeks.
- Barca has extended the contracts of Messi, Puyol, and Xavi.
- Portland picked up ex-US U-17 D Mobi Fehr via a weighted lottery.
- MLS has announced the 2013 home openers for all 19 clubs.
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