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Home > Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Coinciding with Grant Wahl's Sports Illustrated cover story on Lionel Messi, SI Films has a produced an 11-minute mini-documentary that includes portions of the exclusive Messi interview, childhood highlights, and a glimpse into his daily routine in Barcelona. Read the whole story
One of the surprise omissions from the 23-man Copa America Centenario roster is Seattle rookie Jordan Morris, who on Tuesday spoke about the decision by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. The Montreal Impact will assess the health of Didier Drogba, who suffered a hip injury against Philadelphia May 14 and didn't ... Read the whole story
Colombia and Paraguay, which will both play the USA in Group A at the Copa Centenario, opened training in Florida. The Cafeteros had just nine players for their first session at FIU in Miami, while Paraguay came with 16 players to Orlando, where it opened training Monday at the ESPN ... Read the whole story
All 16 Copa Centenario teams will be in action this week in international friendlies. Besides the U.S. games against Ecuador in Frisco, Texas, on Wednesday and Bolivia in Kansas City, Kansas, on Saturday, six other pre-tournament matches will be played in the USA. Read the whole story
In a quest to set the record for the longest soccer game ever, 2,357 players took part for 120 hours in the Chilean capital of Santiago. The white team prevailed, over the blue team, 505-504. Read the whole story
The USA plays Ecuador in its first Copa Centenario warm-up since MLS players entered camp. The game should give fans an idea how the USA might open the tournament against Colombia even though it will be without Geoff Cameron, who is still rehabbing a hamstring injury suffered on the final ... Read the whole story
U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann says the Copa Centenario is on a par with the European Championship -- a case can be made that the top 10 teams are tougher -- but that hasn't stopped him from setting a lofty goal for the USA: the semifinals. Read the whole story
NASL expansion club Miami FC, the only winless team eight weeks into the spring season, has acquired midfielder Michael Lahoud from MLS's Philadelphia Union. Nahoud had started the season with the NASL Cosmos. ESPN's Taylor Twellman tweeted that Miami FC (backed by MP & Silva media agency) paid $300,000 for ... Read the whole story

What They're Saying: Detroit City FC co-owner David Dwaihy

"I was just thinking about five years ago and we weren't sure if we were going to get more than 100 people at Cass Tech. To come this far and see two full stands worth of people on opening night, I'm kind of at a loss for words." -- Detroit City FC co-owner David Dwaihy after it opened its fifth NPSL season with a record crowd of 7,410 spectators at Keyworth Stadium, the new field that Le Rouge renovated with the help of community funds. (Detroit Free Press | VIDEO) ...More

What They're Saying: Jamie Vardy

"There is no honeymoon. I'll have to take that next year some time. Obviously, I hope all the guests have a good time, but I will have a quiet one. Have I got a curfew? No, I've not got a curfew." -- England striker Jamie Vardy on being given time off from Euro 2016 preparations to marry fiancee Rebekah Nicholson on Wednesday. Vardy, who already has had to postpone the wedding three times, will miss Friday's warm-up game against Australia. (Daily Mail) ...More

Philadelphia Union embarks on its toughest stretch of games to date

The Philadelphia Union, the Eastern Conference leader, plays in Orlando Wednesday, flies halfway across the country to play the league's top team, Colorado, on Saturday, then comes home to host Columbus. Three games in eight days, starting off with Florida heat and then playing the league's top team at altitude. ...More

Why Mexico is a Copa Centenario favorite

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