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Home >Soccer America Daily > Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] After Joel scored a fine goal for Brazilian club Coritiba he celebrated by jumping over the advertising signboards -- and vanished into a hole. Read the whole story
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Wednesday] Off to a relatively quiet start to its league season, German champion Bayern Munich needed all of 90 minutes to break down English champion Manchester City in their UEFA Champions League opener, but it was finally rescued when Jerome Boateng, one of five German World Cup ... Read the whole story
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Wednesday] In a Concacaf matchup of MLS teams, Montreal went with its stars, and they proved to be the difference. Marco Di Vaio scored from an Ignacio Piattiassist to give the Impact, mired at the bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference, a narrow 1-0 victory over rival ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Eric Lichaj, one of the few available European-based U.S. internationals not called into the friendly against the Czech Republic in Prague, helped first-place Nottingham Forest beat Fulham, 5-3, to remain unbeaten in the English League Championship. Read the whole story
[USA-MEXICO] With the threat of U.S. women's national team players to sue FIFA over the issue of the playing surfaces at the 2015 Women's World Cup still hanging in the air, they take to -- well -- the aging artificial surface of Sahlen's Stadium in Rochester, N.Y., for one final ... Read the whole story
[ROUNDUP: Midweek] In 2013, North Carolina came up against William & Mary as the No. 1 team in the country and lost. This year, the Heels were again No. 1 heading into their match against the Tribe in Williamsburg, but this time they came out with a win. No. 3 ... Read the whole story
[ROUNDUP: Midweek] No. 2 Virginia improved to 8-0-0 with a 5-0 victory over Old Dominion. The win completed an unbeaten and untied sweep through the Cavaliers' non-conference schedule for the second consecutive year. Read the whole story
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Choreographed free kicks usually don't work out better than a simple shot on goal or cross, but Melbourne Victory scored on Tuggeranong United with a crisp combo of passes from a set play 27 yards out. Read the whole story

What They're Saying: David Carter

"Chivas in the L.A. market is beyond an afterthought. I think even most soccer fans aren't aware that they are in this market. So I think there's going to have to be a substantial reboot, and you can't do that quickly. Certainly, they've atrophied over the last few years to the point where if they take a year off, it's going to be like 'if a tree falls in the forest.'" -- David Carter, executive director of the Sports Business Institute at USC's Marshall School of Business, weighing in on the side of Chivas USA going on hiatus before its ...More

What They're Saying: Clint Dempsey

"We talked about trying to win the U.S. Open Cup, Supporters' Shield and MLS Cup. This is one step, and we've got two things more that we're trying to accomplish, but it feels good. We're trying to do something special, and we have the quality here that we think can do it." -- The Seattle Sounders' Clint Dempsey, who scored their second goal in Tuesday's 3-1 U.S. Open Cup final win over Philadelphia. The Sounders now aim to win the MLS regular season title (Supporters' Shield ) and their first MLS Cup. (Sporting News) ...More

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THURSDAY ACTION INCLUDES: The U.S. women host Mexico in a friendly in Rochester ... Europa League and Copa Sudamericana ... Defending MLS champion Kansas City hosts Costa Rica's Saprissa in a Concacaf Champions League clash. ...More

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