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Home > Soccer America Daily > Monday, May 2, 2016
Sacramento, San Antonio and Cincinnati have all been mentioned in recent weeks as MLS expansion candidates, and their representatives in the USL all drew big crowds to help the league set a single-day average attendance on Saturday of 5,856 per game. The biggest crowd of the weekend was 11,569 -- ... Read the whole story
Despite a change in coach, the Washington Spirit is off to the best start in the NWSL with three wins in three games after its 3-0 win at the Western New York Flash. Next up after two games on the road will be a game Saturday against second-place Portland, coached ... Read the whole story
NASL defending champion New York Cosmos ended a two-game losing streak with a 1-0 win over the previously undefeated first-place Carolina RailHawks but drew only 2,419 fans to Shuart Stadium. The Cosmos, who averaged 4,984 fans for home games in 2015, have averaged 3,733 for their first three home games ... Read the whole story
U.S. coach Keith Tozer has named a 14-man roster for the Concacaf Futsal Championship in San Jose, Costa Rica. The USA faces Canada in a two-game play-in series May 4-5, the winner of which will join Costa Rica, Curacao and Cuba in Group B of the eight-team tournament from which ... Read the whole story
In perhaps the most impressive collection of MLS Goal of the Week nominees this season, Week 9's eight golazos include Giovani dos Santos' chip on a breakaway, free kicks by Diego Valeri and Didier Droga, and volleys by Christian Bolanos and David Villa. Read the whole story
The most sought-after striker in the German second division is American Bobby Wood, who has scored 17 goals in his first season with Union Berlin. Of the clubs in England and Germany pursuing him, tabloid Bild reports the Bundesliga's Hamburg tops the list, but Union's asking price is 3 million ... Read the whole story
The U.S. U-19 men's national team, coached by Brad Friedel, beat Russia, 2-1, to win the Slovakia Cup after reaching the final thanks to group-stage wins over Georgia (5-1) and Ukraine (2-1). Read the whole story
A wonderful goal by Giovani dos Santos -- his fourth in three matches -- tied the game, 1-1, and the top-ranked Galaxy held on for 20 minutes with 10 men to get a tie at Sporting Kansas City and hold on to the top spot in the Soccer America MLS ... Read the whole story

What They're Saying: Lionel Messi dietitian Giuliano Poser

"The human mind is like a parachute. It only works when it's open." -- Lionel Messi dietitian Giuliano Poser on getting Argentine and Uruguayan players (who love meats) to change their diets. His five key food groups: water, good quality olive oil, whole grains and organic fresh fruits and vegetables. (AS) ...More

What They're Saying: Ukraine's Taras Stepanenko

"I'd like the whole country to know my friendship with Yarmolenko has ended." -- Shakhtar Donetsk's Taras Stepanenko after fellow Ukraine national team player Andriy Yarmolenko kicked him after Stepanenko kissed the Shakhtar badge on his jersey and celebrated in front of Dynamo Kiev fans during Shakhtar's 3-0 win. Stepanenko and Yarmolenko were among four players sent off in a brawl that threatens to split Ukraine's national team ahead of Euro 2016. (BBC Sport) ...More

What They're Saying: Louis van Gaal

"What is your reaction when I grab your hair? Your hair is shorter than [Marouane] Fellaini but, when I do that, what are you doing then? It's a reaction. Every human being who is grabbed by the hair, only with sex masochism, then it is allowed but not in other situations." -- Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal on Marouane Fellaini appearing to elbow Leicester City's Robert Huth after Huth pulled Fellaini's hair. (Reuters) ...More

What They're Saying: Claudio Ranieiri

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