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Home > Soccer America Daily > Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016
FC Dallas, regarded as having MLS's best youth development program, lost out on Weston McKennie, the 2015-16 Player of the Year in the Development Academy's U-17/18 Central Conference. He became the latest U.S. youth star to head to Europe when he signed with Schalke 04 on Tuesday, two days after ... Read the whole story
After Barcelona U-13s' 1-0 win over Omiya at the World Challenge Cup in Tokyo left the Japanese boys in tears, the kids from Spain responded with this fine sportsmanship. Read the whole story
The LA Galaxy confirmed that U.S. national team forward Gyasi Zardes will miss the remainder of the 2016 MLS regular season after breaking his foot during Saturday's 0-0 draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps. Read the whole story
Clint Dempsey and Gyasi Zardes, the USA's top two contributors in 2016 with seven goals and six assists between them, are out, but U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann says his team has plenty of firepower for World Cup 2018 qualifiers against St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Trinidad & ... Read the whole story
Two more Eastern Conference teams nailed down postseason berths last weekend. A 1-0 defeat of Orlando City B nailed down a sixth consecutive playoff berth for Richmond Kickers. Expansion FC Cincinnati lost its game to Red Bulls II, 2-0, but is playoff-qualified nonetheless thanks to other results. Read the whole story
The FIFA break follows a crazy-busy week in MLS, with 16 league matches - including several rivalry games -- as well as a few Concacaf Champions League group matches. FC Dallas downed Texas rival Houston, 3-1, to stay on top of Soccer America's MLS Power Rankings. Despite a home loss ... Read the whole story
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

What They're Saying: Hope Solo

"Seventeen f****** years, and it's over!" -- Hope Solo, with her reaction to her husband, former NFL player Jerramy Stevens, after being told that her contract with U.S. Soccer had been terminated and she was suspended from the national team for six months. Solo was being filmed for an upcoming documentary "Keeping Score." (Fullscreen via YouTube) ...More

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

Frank McCourt is perfect owner for Marseille

Whether new owner Frank McCourt knows it or not, few soccer clubs have the history of French club Olympique de Marseille, or OM for short. OM's first great president, Marcel Leclerc, who made the club a French power in the early 1970s, quit in 1972 after being accused of embezzlement. Successors Bernard Tapie and Robert Louis-Dreyfus were both convicted of OM-related corruption. ...More

What They're Saying: Mike Morris
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