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Home > Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas) and Jelle Van Damme (LA Galaxy) were added to the MLS All-Stars' roster for Thursday's 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Game against Arsenal at Avaya Stadium. Read the whole story
On the same day Sigi Schmid departed as the Seattle Sounders coach, 27-year-old Uruguayan Nicolas Lodeiro arrived in Seattle to sign with the Sounders as the playmaker they've lacked. Seattle president of soccer Garth Lagerwey said Lodeiro was going to make the Sounders "a footballing team." Read the whole story
Argentine striker Fabian Espindola was sold by the Vancouver Whitecaps to Mexican club Necaxa without ever playing a game for the 'Caps. Espindola, 31, was acquired a week ago from D.C. United in exchange for general allocation money. Read the whole story
Americans A.J. Soares and Caleb Stanko have moved to clubs in Denmark and Liechtenstein. Soares, a free agent, left Norwegian club Viking for AGF Aarhus in Denmark, while Stanko left German Bundesliga team Freiburg on loan for FC Vaduz, which is based in a Liechtenstein but plays in the Swiss ... Read the whole story
Leader FC Dallas played a 1-1 tie with No. 2 Colorado that kept those teams in the same spots in Soccer America's MLS Power Rankings. The Galaxy jumped past the Timbers into third place by winning 2-1 in Portland and a 5-1 pulverizing of Philly lifted Montreal into fourth. The ... Read the whole story
MLS is averaging 312,000 viewers on ESPN and ESPN2 in 2016, up 32 percent from the same period in 2015. The increase has been helped by a heavier concentration of games on the better viewed ESPN and lead-ins and promotion from its Euro 2016 coverage. Read the whole story
Sigi Schmid, the only coach the Seattle Sounders have ever had in their eight MLS seasons, is out. Schmid won MLS titles with the LA Galaxy (2002) and Columbus (2008) but could not lead the Sounders to one MLS Cup final. He leaves with a 6-12-2 record in 2016 and ... Read the whole story
Here's the GoPro video of Liverpool's Alcatraz tour filmed by Mamadou Sakho before Coach Jurgen Klopp sent him home early from the preseason U.S. tour. Klopp, who gets interrupted during an interview by Sakho, chides the 26-year-old for being later for the transatlantic flight, a reason cited by The Telegraph ... Read the whole story

What They're Saying: Brad Evans

"I owe a ton to Sigi, my 1st and only MLS coach. 10 yrs & over 250 total games. Make sure you take time to reflect on what he achieved here." -- Seattle Sounders captain Brad Evans on Sigi Schmid. Evans played for Schmid at Columbus and moved with him to Seattle in 2009. (Twitter @brad_evans3) ...More

What They're Saying: Herculez Gomez

"Sigi achieved more in 7 yrs than most MLS clubs have in their history... and he did it with an expansion team." -- Seattle Sounders forward Herculez Gomez on Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid, who was fired on Tuesday. Schmid signed him to his first MLS contract at the age of 19 and he re-signed him at age 34. (Twitter @herculezg) ...More

Julian Green's future hinges on Bayern's USA tour

Julian Green, who two years ago became the youngest player to score a World Cup goal for the USA, is one of 10 reserve and youth team players on tour in the USA with Bayern Munich, which faces AC Milan in Chicago on Wednesday, Inter Milan in Charlotte July 30 and Real Madrid in New Jersey Aug. 3. ...More

Refs: Use your head and wear a cap

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