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Home >Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, May 27, 2015
In a third-round Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup shocker, USL teams won all seven matches against NASL teams. That included road wins for the Austin Aztex, Charlotte Independence and Louisville City FC. Read the whole story
A week full of Open Cup matches is just part of what's happening in the USL. The Harrisburg City Islanders have applied for a grant to help pay for an upgrade of the Skyline Sports Complex, and a Pittsburgh goalie is hoping for a trip to Chile for the Copa ... Read the whole story
Everything was going just fine for Chongqing Lifen, a club battling to avoid the relegation zone in the Chinese Super League. It was up 1-0 against Liaoning Whowin with just minutes remaining. But its keeper, Sui Weijie, got thirsty right before a free kick. As he went to get his ... Read the whole story
The U.S. U-23 national team gave up three early goals in a 3-1 loss to host France in its opening game at the 43rd annual Festival International Espoirs de Toulon. The U.S. bright spot: another goal from Jordan Morris. Read the whole story
Ali Riley is about as American as you can get. Born in Los Angeles. Product of the Southern California girls soccer scene. Star at Stanford University. WPS Rookie of the Year with  FC Gold Pride. Best XI selection in her two seasons in WPS. She's considered one of the best ... Read the whole story
Zurich's Baur au Lac, the preferred hotel of FIFA executives, was raided in the early morning hours of Wednesday and seven FIFA officials were arrested in a joint U.S.-Swiss probe into corruption and bribery to the tune of more than $150 million in bribes and kickbacks. Those charged included the ... Read the whole story
Oguchi Onyewu, who is out of contract after being released by English club Charlton, trained with struggling New York City FC on Tuesday. With his second stint at Chelsea about to end, Didier Drogba has admitted the American league is among those on his radar screen. The Timbers' troubles continued ... Read the whole story
Formiga was picked to play in her sixth Women's World Cup for Brazil as she was included in Coach Vadao's squad for Canada 2015. She has played in 21 games for Brazil in the Women's World Cup and 24 games in the Olympics, participating in all five tournaments. Read the whole story

What They're Saying: Ghostwriter David Lagercrantz

"You can imagine the moment when I, the fake Zlatan Ibrahimovic, had to send the manuscript to the real Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The first thing [Ibrahimovic] said was: 'What the f*** is this? I never said this!' But after a while I think he understood what I was trying to do. Nowadays he thinks it's really his story." -- David Lagercrantz, the ghostwriter of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's 2013 autobiography "I Am Zlatan," upon revealing that he invented many of the quotes in the book. (The Guardian) ...More

What They're Saying: FIFA spokesperson Walter De Gregorio

"This for FIFA is good. It is not good in terms of image or reputation, but in terms of cleaning up, this is good. It is not a nice day, but it is also a good day. The process goes on and we are looking forward." -- FIFA spokesperson Walter De Gregorio, trying to put a positive spin on the low point in his organization's recent scandal-ridden history. ...More

What They're Saying: FIFA spokesperson Walter De Gregorio

"Well, he is not dancing in his office. He is very calm, he is fully cooperative with everything. That's what I meant. He's not a happy man, saying, 'Wow wow." -- FIFA spokesperson Walter De Gregorio, asked about the reaction of FIFA president Sepp Blatter to Wednesday's arrests of two current FIFA vice presidents, Jeffrey Webb and Eugenio Figueredo, and three other current or former executive committee members. ...More

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