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Home >Soccer America Daily > Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Barbados swept Aruba 2-0 and 1-0 in their 2018 World Cup qualifying series and moved into the 12-team third round of qualifying in Concacaf in September only to have FIFA declare the Bajan Tridents had forfeited for using an ineligible player, 18-year-old Hadan Holligan, in the second leg Read the whole story
Lucy Bronze, who helped the University of North Carolina win a national title in 2009, has emerged as the star of England's surprise march to the semifinals of the Women's World Cup with goals from her right-back position in 2-1 wins over Norway and host Canada. She sees another upset ... Read the whole story
The Charlotte Independence, the lone USL team still alive in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, will take on the Chicago Fire in one of four round-of-16 matches to be played on Tuesday. The game marks the return of Independence head coach Mike Jeffries to Chicago, where he served as ... Read the whole story
Eduardo Vargas scored two goals to lead host Chile to a 2-1 win over 10-man Peru that moved La Roja into the final of the 2015 Copa America against the winner of Tuesday's Argentina-Paraguay game. Read the whole story
Two more Cascadia Cup matches in August and September have been added to the 2015 calendar thanks to the Scotiabnak Concacaf Champions League schedule-makers. Read the whole story
Midfielder Steven Gerrard has arrived in Southern California to start the MLS phase of his illustrious career. Sporting Kansas City has its eye on a Chelsea signing, Marko Marin, who has played little since transferring from Werder Bremen three years ago. Read the whole story
The USA and Germany have not played in more than two years, but there will be no secrets when the world's No. 1 and No. 2 teams meet on Tuesday in the Women's World Cup semifinals. The USA has the edge on defense, while Germany has the better attack. But ... Read the whole story
Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Olmes Garcia (Real Salt Lake), Darlington Nagbe (Portland), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose) and Bradley Wright-Phillips (Red Bulls) provide the nominees for Week 17 AT&T MLS Goal of the Week. Altidore finished a fine pass from Michael Bradley. Gracia completed a brilliant free-kick play. Nagbe's shot was ... Read the whole story

Soccer on TV

Tuesday is a big viewing day with USA-Germany in the Women's World Cup semifinals, Argentina-Paraguay at the Copa America, plus the Open Cup round of 16. ...More

What They're Saying: Dave Checketts

"The Burn, the Rapids, the Chicago Fire - listening to that, you couldn't tell if it was a lacrosse team or an arena football team. Kind of [like] these wacky nicknames. The whole league lacked credibility." -- Former Real Salt Lake owner Dave Checketts, who started the move of MLS expansion teams to adopt traditional soccer names when he decided to name RSL after Real Madrid. The latest example: Atlanta United FC. (New York Times) ...More

What They're Saying: Letter from Crossfire to FIFA

"USSF and MLS appear to behave in a conspiratorial manner, acting side-by-side to deny U.S. youth soccer clubs any training compensation and solidarity fees because they are afraid that the dam will burst and MLS will have to pay training compensation. Although not specifically relevant to the relief that Crossfire and the U.S. youth soccer clubs are seeking here, the Executive Committee may wish to explore the seemingly improper relationship between USSF and MLS shown here. The facts are clear that the two are closely aligned in an anticompetitive manner in the U.S." -- Letter from Development Academy club Crossfire ...More

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