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Home > Soccer America Daily > Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016
The MLS playoffs move into the conference semifinals with the first leg on Sunday. The four games will air back to back on ESPN and FS1. The second legs will be played the following Sunday. Read the whole story
The New England Revolution have retained head coach Jay Heaps for a sixth season, despite its failure to make the MLS playoffs, the Boston Globe reported. The Revs, who were edged out by Philadelphia for the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference on goal difference, had made the playoffs in ... Read the whole story
Sporting Kansas City did everything possible but score against Seattle, which was saved time and again by the goalkeeping of Stefan Frei, and when it exited, 1-0, in MLS's Knockout Round on Nelson Valdez's controversial goal in the 88th minute, Sporting coach Peter Vermes was not a happy man. Read the whole story
One of the strongest, most rugged forwards ever produced by American soccer has decided to end his long career. Conor Casey, whose long career included a decade in MLS following six years in Germany, announced his retirement Thursday. A member of Colorado's 2010 championship team, Casey also played for Toronto ... Read the whole story
At least one Dynamo will be active during the MLS playoffs. Midfielder Oscar Boniek Garcia has been selected by Honduras for a training camp that will precede the start of Hexagonal play Nov. 11. The camp organized by Colombian coach Jorge Luis Pinto starts Sunday in San Pedro Sula and ... Read the whole story
Didier Drogba didn't travel with his teammates to Washington, but he did make it to RFK Stadium, despite traffic delays, and watched his replacement, Matteo Mancosu, and Ignacio Piatti tear D.C. United apart for a 4-2 Montreal Impact win in their Knockout Game. The win moves the Impact into the ... Read the whole story
Juventus' French star Patrice Evra dances and raps in a panda suit to send the "Say no to racism" message. The 35-year-old defender shows off his move to Desiigner's song 'Panda' before taking off the head of his costume to speak into the camera. His message: "Be like a panda. ... Read the whole story
U.S. women's national team coach Jill Ellis recalled five regulars who had sat out the Switzerland series for the final games of the year against Romania in November. From the team that went to the Rio Olympics, all but Carli Lloyd, who is getting married, Hope Solo, who is suspended, ... Read the whole story

What They're Saying: Nelson Valdez

"I've been feeling like there's been a big mountain on top of me all season. Finally, with the goal, that mountain went away and the pressure has been relieved." -- Teary Paraguayan DP Nelson Valdez, who went 24 games without a goal during the regular season but came off the bench to score the dramatic winner in the Seattle Sounders' 1-0 win over Sporting KC in MLS's Knockout Round. (Seattle Times) ...More

What They're Saying: Landon Donovan

"If [Lionel] Messi scored a goal like that, people would be talking about it for weeks. These guys have been telling me, since I've been back, that he has that in him. He was terrific and we need him to play like that." -- Landon Donovan on 21-year-old teammate Emmanuel Boateng's winning goal for the LA Galaxy in its 3-1 win over Real Salt Lake in the MLS Knockout Round. ( ...More

What They're Saying: Michael Bradley

"For tonight, every player, every person who is a part of this club, every fan, every person in Toronto, should enjoy it ... then starting tomorrow morning, we're going to get ourselves ready for two tough games against a good team." -- Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley after TFC won its first playoff game in 10 MLS seasons, in its first-ever home playoff game. The 3-1 win over Philadelphia set up an Eastern Conference semifinal series against New York City. ( ...More

What They're Saying: Harvard dean Rakesh Khurana
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