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Home >Soccer America Daily > Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
Preseason play wrapped up Saturday with the Houston Dynamo (Carolina Challenge Cup), New York Red Bulls (IMG Suncoast Pro Classic) and Real Salt Lake (Desert Diamond Classic) taking tournament titles. The Vancouver Whitecaps had already clinched the Simple Invitational. The San Jose Earthquakes defeated the LA Galaxy in the Avaya ... Read the whole story
MLS is slated to start its 20th season on Friday when the defending champion LA Galaxy hosts Chicago. Here are our best-guess opening day lineups for all 20 teams. They take into recent rotations coaches have been using in preseason. A little more than a quarter of the starting positions ... Read the whole story
Joe Gallardo, who suffered a broken shinbone last August, scored a hat trick as the USA opened its campaign to qualify for the 2015 U-17 World Cup with a 5-0 win over Cuba in San Pedro Sula, Honduras on Friday. Read the whole story
Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston on Friday, MLS commissioner Don Garber says he is still hopeful the 2015 MLS season -- the league's 20th -- will start next weekend, but he admitted the league was prepared for a work stoppage if negotiations on a new ... Read the whole story
The MLS preseason wraps up on Saturday with 18 of 20 teams in action, all but D.C. United and Montreal, which are playing in the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals. Read the whole story
One MLS owner, Real Salt Salt's Dell Loy Hansen, has not been shy about expressing his feelings about MLS's position in the ongoing talks for a new collective bargaining agreement, and he's now paying for his outspokenness. He has been fined what has been reported to be a record $150,000 ... Read the whole story
The id2 National Selection will kick off its tour of Argentina with the first of four games in Buenos Aires on Monday. It will play U-14 Infantiles teams from four of the great names of Argentine soccer, Velez Sarsfield, Boca Juniors, Argentinos Juniors and San Lorenzo. Read the whole story
The USA kicks off play in the Concacaf Under-17 Championship Friday against Cuba in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. All five group games will be available on English- and Spanish-language television. Read the whole story


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