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Home >Soccer America Daily > Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
For the USA, the match against Chile Wednesday in Rancagua will the first match of the year as it prepares for its Gold Cup title defense in July. La Roja's big test of the year will come a month earlier when it hosts the Copa America, so Coach Jorge Sampaoli ... Read the whole story
Juan Riquelme announced the end of his fascinating career on Sunday, at age 36. The Argentine is sure to go down as one of the most entertaining players of his generation, with exasperated defenders chasing him down roads less traveled. Read the whole story
U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati hopes women's national team star Hope Solo makes progress during her 30-day suspension, but he admitted that it was possible she might not return to the team preparing for this summer's Women's World Cup in Canada. Read the whole story
Orlando City signed highly regarded young Colombian Carlos Rivas. The 20-year-old midfielder scored 12 goals in 29 games for Deportivo Cali in 2014. Orlando City also acquired Colombian U-20 midfielder Cristian Higuita from Cali and Northern Ireland international forward Martin Paterson. Read the whole story
U.S. Soccer will hold a send-off series of three matches against three different opponents over three weeks in May as the U.S. women's national team prepares for the Women's World Cup that begins June 6. They are part of a 10-game schedule ahead of the tournament in Canada. Read the whole story
Europe in a nutshell: Paul Pogba, Lionel Messi and Neymarin moving pictures; Lyon sizzling hot in France; Cristiano Ronaldo's red card under the microscope, and we dip our toes into FA Cup waters, where some minnows bite back. Read the whole story
The Chicago Fire has added Scottish international Shaun Maloney to the growing list of British players crossing the pond to play in MLS. He is also one of three Designated Players the Fire signed in the offseason along with forwards David Accam (Ghana) and Kennedy Igboananike (Nigeria) from clubs in ... Read the whole story
The USA beat El Salvador, 2-0, on Saturday to qualify for the 2015 U-20 World Cup in New Zealand (May 30-June 20). The victory marked the USA's fourth straight win after opening with a 1-1 tie with Guatemala and a 1-0 loss to Panama. Coach Tab Ramos said he was ... Read the whole story

What They're Saying: Phil Neville

"I'd be first over there and I'd probably look to two-foot him or take him out of the game." -- Phil Neville, former England and Manchester United player, commenting for the BBC on Tomas Rosicky's brilliant no-look pass that set up Arsenal's crucial goal in its 3-2 FA Cup win over Brighton. (Daily Mail) ...More

What They're Saying: Antonio Conte

"What else should he have done? In a few years' time players will be elbowing each other out of the way to go there. MLS will grow a great deal and not just in terms of chatter. I know Giovinco well and he's not going there just to earn money. It's a great opportunity, one as a player I would've grabbed. I missed out on an overseas job, as that would've been a formative experience." -- Italy national team coach Antonio Conte on 27-year-old Sebastian Giovinco, who has 21 caps for Italy, joining Toronto FC. (Tuttosport via Football Italia) ...More

'A flag on the play' -- something soccer could learn from football

From Saturday's FA Cup game in England: Leicester's Andrej Kramaric gets clean through the Tottenham defense, ball at his feet, only goalkeeper Michel Vorm to beat. As Kramaric tries to dribble around him, Vorm makes a slide tackle. Something goalkeepers are not very good at (if you doubt that, take a look at the video of Manuel Neuer's recent attempt -- this one from a keeper who is widely hailed as the best in the world). ...More

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