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Home > Soccer America Daily > Monday, Aug. 29, 2016
John Doyle, San Jose Earthquakes general manager since the club returned to MLS in 2008, has been fired with nine games to play in the MLS season. Technical director Chris Leitch was named interim general manager. The Quakes have made the playoffs in just two of their seven seasons and ... Read the whole story
Defending champion New York Cosmos returned to first place with a 6-1 win over the Carolina RailHawks. The six strikes were the most in a game for the Cosmos in the new NASL. The Tampa Bay Rowdies ended a three-game losing streak thanks to strikes by Englishman Joe Cole, who ... Read the whole story
Sacha Kljestan, who has not played for the USA since before the 2014 World Cup, was called into the U.S. national team camp in Jacksonville, Florida, where the team is preparing for the World Cup 2018 qualifiers against St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Trinidad & Tobago. Defender John Brooks ... Read the whole story
The eight nominees for Week 25 MLS Goal of the Week include one of D.C. United's goals in a 6-2 win over Chicago -- Luiciano Acosta finishing off swift combination play by Marcelo Sarvas and back-heeling Patrick Nyarko. Also noteworthy is FC Dallas' Michael Barrios first-touch strike that curled inside ... Read the whole story
The Portland Timbers definitely left a wakeup call for the rest of MLS that they will be contenders to repeat as league champions. Their playoff chances in danger after seeing their 10-point lead over Seattle drop to one in less than a month, the Timbers, sixth in the Western Conference ... Read the whole story
In Colorado high school ball, Columbine junior Dylan Prichett-Ettner won a one-on-one with ThunderRidge's goalkeeper thanks to a perfectly executed front-flip. He nailed the landing, stroked the ball into the net, and despite being called for offside, achieved YouTube fame. Read the whole story
No captain Michael Bradley for Friday's game -- suspended for yellow-card accumulation -- we've known that for five months. But Jurgen Klinsmann's task of naming a roster for September's two World Cup 2018 qualifiers became complicated when it was revealed that Clint Dempsey was sidelined with an irregular heart beat ... Read the whole story
Michael Orozco started and Paul Arriola was a late sub as Tijuana beat UNAM, 1-0, to open up a three-point lead at the top of Mexico's Liga MX, ahead of Omar Gonzalez's Pachuca and Jose Torres' Tigres. Orozco, Arriola and Gonzalez were the three Liga MX call-ups to the U.S. ... Read the whole story

What They're Saying: Jurgen Klopp

"I know nearly all the clubs, but I had no idea where they are. So if you would've told me Norwich was over there, I would've believed. Now I know. Nottingham I know because of Robin Hood." -- Liverpool's German coach Jurgen Klopp on why he has a map of England on the wall of his office. (BBC via ...More

What They're Saying: Mike Morris

"That isn't the way we look at it, anyway. If any of that happens, great. But we just want him to have a long, successful, healthy professional career. Would that be so bad?" -- Mike Morris, father of Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris, on whether his son can be the first great American goalscorer, or any of the other labels he has been tagged with in his rookie season. (New York Times) ...More

What They're Saying: Jason Kreis

"The importance of the win has nothing to do with the opponent,. It wasn't about me, it's about the performance of the team and what the guys are willing to do. So I'm really pleased for the players, they are the ones who deserve the credit." -- Jason Kreis, who won his first meeting against his former team, New York City FC, as Orlando City coach when the Lions defeated NYCFC, 2-1, to stay in striking distance of an MLS playoff berth. ( ...More

What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann
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