Tuesday's soccer news update starts with US Soccer clarifying the schedule for the U-23 playoff series against Colombia that will decide which team advances to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Colombia hosts the opening leg with the USMNT hosting the second-leg. There are no dates for these games other than the FIFA requirement that they take place in March. Also in the soccer news, FIFA will hold its presidential election as scheduled on February 26.
MLSsoccer.com's Greg Seltzer has USMNT player Rubio Rubin missing time with a foot injury. The San Diego Union Tribune's Mark Zeigler has a take on the coaching situation with the USMNT. NewYorkRedBulls.com's Frank Giase has the Red Bulls regrouping after an up and down week in MLS.
SI.com's Ben Lyttleton looks at two four-goal performances from the weekend in European club soccer. The Telegraph's Mark Ogden looks at the nationalities of players participating in this season's Champions League. Goal.com's Vittorio Campanile doesn't think Arsenal has a chance of advancing in the Champions League.
In an update to Monday's story on the labor issues with the Italian women's soccer league, FIFPro has the details on a deal between the Italian soccer union and the Italian federation. Bundesliga Fanatic's Niklas Widhagen on the legacy of the 2006 World Cup now that Germany's successful bid faces accusations of corruption.
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