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Home >Soccer America Daily > Friday, May 29, 2015
The French Open crowd erupted in cheers when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Dudi Sela started using their feet instead of their rackets. After a faulty serve from Sela and a return by Tsonga, Sela hit it back with his foot and the quick game began. Not bad for two tennis stars. Read the whole story
Orlando City will increase capacity in the new stadium, initially expected to hold 19,000 fans, to accommodate between 25,000 and 28,000 fans in response to the club's huge crowds at its temporary home, the Orlando Citrus Bowl. In addition, the MLS club will buy the property in Parramore designated for ... Read the whole story
Embattled Sepp Blatter won election for a fifth four-year term as FIFA president, defeating his sole opponent, Prince Ali of Jordan. Blatter had a 133-73 edge in the first round, which required two-thirds of the 209 votes for a winner to be declared, but following the balloting, Prince Ali conceded.View ... Read the whole story
Cat Whitehill, who will be a color analyst on Fox Sports' coverage of the Women's World Cup, has retired after four seasons with the Boston Breakers for whom she played 61 games and served as player/coach in 2013. Read the whole story
All-Star voting is underway and fans have myriad voting options. Forward C.J. Sapong celebrated his return from substance rehab program by scoring for Philly. A rematch of the 2014 MLS Cup final and another major market showdown comprise the Sunday TV doubleheader. Read the whole story
Three years ago, Christen Press thought she was giving up on her lifelong dream of playing for the U.S. national team. Now she's poised to be a key part of the USA's attack at the World Cup. Read the whole story
English Premier League viewership on NBC and NBCSN averaged 479,000 viewers, up 9 percent from last season's record-setting figures. NBC and NBCSN combined average was also up 118 percent from the combined 2012-13 season average on ESPN, ESPN2 and FOX Soccer (220,000). Read the whole story
With Concacaf president Jeffrey Webb provisionally suspended by FIFA and Concacaf from all soccer activities for 90 days, Concacaf named Honduran Alfredo Hawit as acting president. U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati, Mexican federation president Justino Compean and CSA president Victor Montagliani have been named to a committee charged with "evaluating ... Read the whole story

What They're Saying: Kuwait's Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah

"While I am very happy to be in Congress, it is not as quiet as we all expected because of the FBI and the procedure. But it raises some questions. People are wondering why this happened here in Zurich, not in the Concacaf assembly six weeks ago." -- Kuwait's Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, a key backer of Sepp Blatter and new addition to FIFA's executive committee, expressing the sentiments of many in the international soccer community that this week's indictments of 14 FIFA officials and sports executives was a Concacaf problem, not FIFA problem, and another example of U.S. interests ...More

Soccer on TV

The U.S. plays its first game in the FIFA U-20 World Cup against Myanmar. ...More

The dumbest way to insult a referee

The ref calls a foul. The halfwit coach of the kid who committed it yells, "It's OK, Timmy! You didn't do anything wrong!" -- believing he's cleverly circumventing the dissent rule because he's not screaming directly at the ref. ...More

What They're Saying: Vladimir Putin

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