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Home >Soccer America Daily > Thursday, July 24, 2014
[CROWD COUNT] Wednesday's match between the LA Galaxy and Manchester United drew 84,632 fans at the Rose Bowl for their international friendly dubbed the Chevrolet Cup. It's the largest crowd of the year to date for a match in the United States. The all-time record for a U.S. soccer crowd ... Read the whole story
[USL PRO] Jaime Villarreal, younger brother of Jose Villarreal, signed with LA Galaxy II, becoming the first Galaxy academy player to sign a pro contract the Galaxy's reserve team program. Read the whole story
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Colombian Radamel Falcao, recovering from an ACL injury, was perhaps most lamentable scratch from this summer's World Cup. The high-scoring forward is with his club, Monaco, on its U.S. tour but sat out Wednesday's 4-2 win over Atletico Nacional in Miami Marlins Park. But he ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] A decade after making his pro debut at the age of 14 with D.C. United, Freddy Adu is off to play in Serbia, where FK Jagodina announced on Thursday that Adu is headed there and will play after "all the formalities of signing the contract" are completed. It ... Read the whole story
[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] Manchester United showed it had no problem adapting to the system of new Dutch manager Louis van Gaal, pounding the LA Galaxy, 7-0, before 86,432 fans at the Rose Bowl. Both teams subbed liberally and most of the goals came late in the two halves, but the result ... Read the whole story
[U.S. SOCCER] Kansas City, Kan., is home to a state-of-the-art soccer stadium in Sporting Park. Now, it will be home to a state-of-the-art training center. Plans for a facility to house the U.S. Soccer National Training and Coaching Development Center were announced by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback. The soccer village ... Read the whole story
[MLS: Week 20] The San Jose Earthquakes snapped their five-game winless streak with a 5-1 win over the Chicago Fire. The five goals were more than the Quakes had scored in their previous six games. Portuguese international winger Yannick Djalo had a goal and three assists, while Chris Wondolowski and ... Read the whole story
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Summer soccer in the USA means big clubs from around the world visit for preseason training and exhibition games -- and celebrity visits to their practices. In this case, it's seven-time NBA all-star Carmelo Anthony kicking and heading the ball at Real Madrid's training on ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying: Arsene Wenger

"He is a player with a good eye and good technique and is very agile. He has the ambition to find the ball on the field. So he's the kind of player who could be of use to the United States. He's in some ways the type of player the U.S. was missing in the World Cup." -- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on 17-year-old Gideon Zelalem, who is potentially eligible to play for the USA, Germany and Ethiopia. Wenger said Zelalem, who grew up in Maryland and is with the Gunners for Saturday's match against the New York Red Bulls, ...More

What They're Saying: Robbie Keane

"Of course, it's embarrassing ... It's embarrassing because we're the LA Galaxy, and the scoreline doesn't reflect how good of a team we are. It certainly doesn't. The sooner, the quicker we move on from this game, the better." -- Los Angeles Galaxy striker Robbie Keane after the Galaxy's 7-0 loss to Manchester United on Wednesday. (MLSSoccer.net) ...More


What They're Saying: Bruce Arena

"I think [it's] a real lesson for a lot of players. You talk a lot [during training and team meetings] about some of the things that happened tonight, but they rarely see it, and tonight, being on the field and getting punished for mistakes and really getting a lesson on speed of play. It was all out there for them. I think we can actually use this as a positive. Obviously, there's a lot I wasn't pleased with, but I think it's a good lesson." -- Los Angeles Galaxy coach Bruce Arena after a 7-0 loss to Manchester United on ...More


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