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Home >Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Needing a three-goal victory to advance in the Concacaf Champions League, D.C. United came up short against Alajuelense Wednesday night at RFK Stadium. A penalty kick by Fabian Espindola with a minute left gave United a 2-1 win but it was not enough to overcome a 5-2 deficit from the ... Read the whole story
An agreement in principle was reached between MLS and the MLS Players Union early Wednesday evening on a five-year collective bargaining agreement, ending the threat of the league's first work stoppage. The historic agreement includes restricted free agency for the first time, "more movement," MLS Commissioner Don Garber noted on ... Read the whole story
Lionel Messi and Neymar entertain even before the game. Here's a 30-second glimpse of them warming up before Barcelona beat Villarreal, 3-1, to secure a spot in the Copa del Rey final. Read the whole story
Carli Lloyd once again flashed her goalscoring prowess to rally the USA from a 1-0 deficit as it beat Norway, 2-1, in the team's Algarve Cup opener Wednesday. Here are three takeaways from the 49th meeting of those longtime rivals. Read the whole story
The USA survived a scare from Norway, but Germany and Japan weren't so lucky, falling on the opening day of play at the Algarve Cup. Sweden, which faces the USA at the Women's World Cup, came back from 2-0 down after four minutes to beat Germany, 4-2, while Denmark, which ... Read the whole story
Talks between representatives of MLS and the MLS Players Union continued Wednesday as they attempted to conclude a new collective bargaining agreement to allow the 2015 season to go ahead as scheduled on Friday night. That the sides continued after reports of a potential strike vote should be taken as ... Read the whole story
The Montreal Impact made history when it became the first Canadian team (and just third MLS club) to beat a non-MLS opponent and advance to the semifinals of the Concacaf Champions League. The improbable outcome came thanks to a miracle goal by the most unlikeliest of players, Cameron Porter, a ... Read the whole story
The USA opened its qualifying campaign for the 2015 U-17 World Cup with a 5-0 win over Cuba and a 2-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago. Two years ago, the U.S. U-17s also opened with a pair of victories in the U-17 Concacaf Championship, but failed to qualify for the ... Read the whole story

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The U.S. U-17s go for their third straight victory in the Concacaf qualifiers on Thursday. ...More

What They're Saying: NBA player Luol Deng

"We played with balls made of socks, or put a towel over a balloon and wrapped duct tape around it. We used a tennis ball a lot, too. Only in big games did we actually use a soccer ball." -- Miami Heat NBA player Luol Deng describes growing up playing soccer in South Sudan in the Huffington Post article "Is African Soccer the NBA's New Breeding Ground?" ...More

What They're Saying: MLS fan Jon Fish

"It's just a little nudge from the fans to the league and the players' union, 'Hey guys, do what you can to make this work.'" -- MLS fan Jon Fish, who had a flower arrangement sent to the mediation room, where MLS and MLS Player Union representatives were meeting in Washington to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement. Fish, who has been involved in supporters' groups on Louisville and Las Vegas, had the florist write on the card, "Please come to an agreement soon, signed the fans." The cost: $70. (Orlando Sentinel) ...More

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