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Home >Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
[USL PRO] The LA Galaxy, which was the first MLS club to launch a second team playing in USL PRO, continues to break new ground, signing up young talent to contracts with Galaxy II. The USL PRO club announced Wednesday it has acquired 19-year-old forward Kainoa Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen ... Read the whole story
[USA-SWITZERLAND] The USA and Switzerland will meet for the first time ever when they face off Wednesday night in Cary, North Carolina, where the match at 10,000-seat WakeMed Soccer Park has been sold out for almost a month. The Swiss, loaded with foreign-based players, arrive as the first European team ... Read the whole story
[MLS Preview: Week 24] Teams on either side of the playoff line in the Western Conference tangle on Wednesday, with Seattle hosting San Jose and the LA Galaxy visiting Colorado. One of several blemishes on Seattle's recent record is a 1-0 loss to San Jose. The Rapids have won the ... Read the whole story
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] MLS champion Sporting Kansas City was on familiar ground when it opened Concacaf Champions League play in the Nicaraguan city of Esteli, but it could not repeat its win of last year in its CCL debut, settling for a 1-1 tie with Real Esteli in a match ... Read the whole story
[UNDER-20 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP] Montreal's Olympic Stadium (capacity: 66,000) and tiny Moncton Stadium (capacity: 8,500) are the odd pairing for Wednesday's semifinals at the Under-20 Women's World Cup. The France-Germany game in Montreal will be a rematch of the 2013 U-19 European semifinal, while the Nigeria-North Korea match will be ... Read the whole story
[BY THE NUMBERS] FC Dallas has continued its recovery from its May swoon, when it went winless in seven games, going unbeaten since MLS's World Cup break. It is unbeaten in seven games, pushing its unbeaten streak to nine games, and leading all MLS clubs in points per game since ... Read the whole story
[COLLEGE RANKINGS] UCLA, which is coming off its first national championship, is ranked No. 1 in the Soccer America Preseason Women's Top 25. Florida State, which fell to the Bruins in the 2013 College Cup finals, is No. 2. Three other ACC teams -- Virginia, North Carolina and Virginia Tech ... Read the whole story
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] The five games on the opening weekend of the 2014-15 English Premier League season on NBC and NBCSN averaged 545,000 viewers, up 23 percent from the five games on last season's opening weekend when NBC Sports Group took over as the EPL rights-holder in the United ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying: New Mexico Athletic Director Paul Krebs

"We are continuing to interview student-athletes and investigate what happened on night. I've consulted with Texas Tech, and in light of our continuing investigation, we have decided to cancel the game." -- A statement by University of New Mexico athletic director Paul Krebs on canceling UNM's women's soccer season opener as it investigates a possible hazing incident. KOB4 reported a victim's parent saying freshmen on the team were forced to strip naked, consume large amounts of alcohol and were sprayed with urine. ...More

As expected: permissive, English-style refereeing comes to MLS

Diego Costa, the man Chelsea hopes will solve its goalscoring problems, got off to a great start in his debut game on Monday, scoring after just 17 minutes. ...More


Rout of Quakes marks another step forward for FC Dallas

FC Dallas is steadily erasing memories of last year's collapse and eighth-place finish. ...More


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