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Home >Soccer America Daily > Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
A good season ended badly for RSL, which has cut loose several veterans as it reboots for the second season under head coach Jeff Cassar. And the 2015 preseason began with an unfortunate setback as Joao Play is projected to be out of action for three to four months after ... Read the whole story
Victor Curto Ortiz, a 32-year-old Spaniard who 11 years ago played for Barcelona's reserves and has played for 10 lower division clubs since, scores our favorite goal of the week for Belgium second division club AS Eupen against Racing Mechelen. Read the whole story
The U.S. national team that faces Chile on Wednesday includes a mixture of World Cup veterans and Olympic hopefuls. The task of preparing for Olympic qualifying has begun with the identification of under-23 candidates, six of whom are in Rancagua. For a look at the building blocks on which the ... Read the whole story
By nailing down three veterans whose combined ages top the century mark, the Philadelphia Union is certainly not investing solely in youth. Conor Casey (33), Brian Carroll (33) and Fred (35) have all signed new (cheaper) contracts. The most significant offseason deals, however, are probably the conversion of Maurice Edu's ... Read the whole story
The Chicago Fire signed free agent Jon Busch, who finished the 2014 season with San Jose ranked fourth all-time among MLS keepers with 297 appearances. He returns to Chicago for his second stint with the Fire. Originally acquired in March 2007, Busch made 63 regular-season appearances for the Fire. In ... Read the whole story
The U.S. U-18 men's national team, which ended 2014 splitting a two-game series with Germany, will get its first action of 2015 at the Copa Chivas Tournament in Guadalajara (Jan. 30-Feb. 7). Coach Javier Perez has named a 20-player roster, which includes the return of goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann and 13 ... Read the whole story
Coach Richie Williams' spring semester roster of 28 players for the U.S. under-17 residency program in Bradenton, Fla., includes four newcomers. Williams is preparing the team for the 2015 U-17 World Cup qualifying tournament. Read the whole story
The id2 National Selection roster for the international tour to Argentina Feb. 28-March 10 features 18 boys -- 16 born in 2001 and two born in 2002 -- from nine states. Read the whole story

What They're Saying: Sunil Gulati

"We're going through the FIFA process and hope to have Gedion eligible by March or April. We don't expect any issues." -- U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati on Arsenal's Gedion Zelalem, who is currently ineligible to play for the USA because of a FIFA rule that would require the Arsenal midfielder to reside in the USA for five years from his 18th birthday, which was on Monday. (ESPN FC) ...More

What They're Saying: Pachuca's Marco Garces

"We keep scouting the U.S. and send scouts every so often and one of them came back with information that we should sign Alex. We contacted Tab, negotiated a contract and fortunately we were able to bring him in." -- Marco Garces, sporting director of Mexican club Pachuca, which has signed Alex Ramos, the 19-year-old son of U.S. U-20 national team coach Tab Ramos. Alex, who was born in Monterrey while Tab was playing for Tigres, has played two seasons of college ball at Iona. ( ...More

Tackling Key Challenges in Modern Day Youth Ball

I was part of a panel at the US Youth Soccer Workshop at the NSCAA Convention: "Youth Soccer in the Real World: Issues faced by a Modern Day Club Director of Coaching." ...More

What They're Saying: Phil Neville
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What They're Saying: Josh Williams
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