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Home >Soccer America Daily > Friday, July 3, 2015
Allocation money could become even more valuable under new policies adopted by MLS. One of the New York Red Bulls' most promising players, Chris Duvall, has been shelved after suffering a broken tibia, and one of Crew SC's most valuable midfield players, Wil Trapp, has returned to action. Read the whole story
Two years ago, the USA tuned up for the Gold Cup with a 6-0 win over Guatemala -- and then ran off six wins by a margin of 20-1 to capture its fifth Concacaf championship. On Friday, the USA hopes for the start of a similar run when it faces ... Read the whole story
The good news is that Freddy Adu scored an impressive free kick goal. The bad news is that it came playing for the reserve team of his Finnish club Kuopion Palloseura, in the fourth division. The 26-year-old reportedly can't make on the bench of KuPS' first team. Read the whole story
The New York Cosmos, as champions of the 10-game spring season, are ensured a spot in the 2015 NASL semifinals. The other three teams that will complete the final four will be determined by the 20-game fall season that kicks off this weekend when the league returns from its two-week ... Read the whole story
Hope Solo explains how she embraced the goalkeeper position after having enjoyed more the role of a high-scoring forward -- and her mom's mixed emotions while watching her play. Read the whole story
Defender Julie Johnston, who has marshaled the American defense that has conceded only one goal at the Women's World Cup, recalls how her backyard games with her older sister gave her a competitive edge and how family support helped her gain the confidence to break into the national team. Read the whole story
Americans Julie Johnston, Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe are on the short list for the adidas Golden Ball, which will go to the top player at the 2015 Women's World Cup. Hope Solo is one of three players on the short list for the adidas Golden Glove as the top ... Read the whole story
Not unexpectedly, U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has named Michael Bradley his captain for the Gold Cup in place of Clint Dempsey, who was recently suspended by MLS and U.S. Soccer for tearing up the notebook of referee Daniel Radford in the Seattle Sounders' U.S. Open Cup match against ... Read the whole story

Reader's Note: Watch for Special July 4th Edition

Soccer America will publish Soccer America Daily on Saturday as it previews Sunday's Women's World Cup final between the USA and Japan and reports on Friday's USA-Guatemala men's friendly in Nashville, Tennessee. ...More

Soccer on TV

The USA men play their final Gold Cup tune-up match against Guatemala on Friday ... Saturday is the Copa America final, and on Sunday the U.S. women take on Japan to decide the world championship. ...More

What They're Saying: Professor Cheryl Cooky

"Gender is probably a factor. We have in our culture a protectionist stance toward women." -- Cheryl Cooky, an associate professor of women's, gender and sexuality studies at Purdue, on the sympathetic reaction to Laura Bassett after her own goal that knocked England out of the Women's World Cup -- compared to the scorn directed at England's male players when it's gotten eliminated from World Cups. (New York Times) ...More

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