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Home > Soccer America Daily > Monday, Sept. 26, 2016
Jordan Morris scored two goals in the Seattle Sounders' 4-2 win over the LA Galaxy to give him 12 goals, the most by an American rookie in MLS history. He is one of only five rookies who have scored 10 or more goals in a season. Read the whole story
The Portland Thorns got two goals from Allie Long and a third from fellow U.S. Olympian Lindsey Horan to defeat Sky Blue FC, 3-1, on the road and clinch their first NWSL Shield, which is awarded to the team with the best regular-season record. The Thorns also earned their first ... Read the whole story
Their playoff hopes would not have been totally extinguished if they had lost to the LA Galaxy Sunday, but the Seattle Sounders' situation looks a lot better after a 4-2 win at StubHub Center, where they had not won since 2009, their first MLS season. The win moved the Sounders ... Read the whole story
The Los Angeles Galaxy did lead during a 4-2 loss to Seattle, but only for 15 minutes, because the Galaxy's Belgian defender Jelle Van Damme, while closely marking Cristian Roldan, headed the ball into his own net from an Andreas Ivanschitz corner kick. Read the whole story
Lauren Holiday, who retired last year at the age of 28 to start a family with her husband, NBA star Jrue Holiday, gave birth to a healthy baby girl, allowing the former U.S. women's star to have surgery in the future on a benign brain tumor with which she was ... Read the whole story
Michael Orozco started and Paul Arriola was a late sub as Tijuana won, 2-1, at Santos and retook first place in Mexico's Torneo Apertura after Tigres had to settle for a 0-0 tie against Cruz Azul ... Matt Miazga made his Eredivisie debut for Vitesse as a substitute in its ... Read the whole story
The New York Red Bulls, Toronto FC and New York City FC became the first three teams to clinch playoff berths in the Eastern Conference. It's just the second time in 10 years for Toronto FC, while NYCFC is headed to the postseason in just its second season. Read the whole story

What They're Saying: Jordan Morris

"I know you guys don't like it when I use the outside of my right [foot]." -- Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris, joking after he scored his well-taken winning goal in the 4-2 win over the LA Galaxy with the outside of his right foot. Critics are argued he has been too reliant on his right foot and missed chances he could have scored with his left foot. Morris' second goal 10 minutes later came with his left foot. (Seattle Times) ...More

What They're Saying: FIFA anti-racism task force member Osasu Obayiuwana

"We never had a single meeting under his chairmanship. I wrote him, more than once, asking for when a meeting would be held. But I never received a reply from him." -- FIFA anti-racism task force member Osasu Obayiuwana after FIFA dissolved the committee and declared its work complete. The task force was headed by Jeffrey Webb until he was arrested on corruption charges in 2015. Webb's replacement as chairman, FIFA council member Constant Omari from Congo, never held a meeting. (AP) ...More

How to coach heading -- NSCAA delivers excellent online course

Soccer's birth date is widely considered to be Dec. 8, 1863, when the English FA published its first set of rules -- after a heated debate on whether players should be allowed to kick each other as well as the ball. ...More

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