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Home >Soccer America Daily > Friday, May 22, 2015
Penn State's Rachel Rodriguez and Shirley Cruz of UEFA Women's Champions League runner-up Paris St. Germain are the stars of Costa Rica's squad for the Women's World Cup, but the big news is the inclusion of 15-year-old midfielder Gloriana Villalobos. Read the whole story
Mexico will take 14 players who were born or raised in the United States, including late additions Emily Alvarado, a 16-year-old keeper from El Paso, Texas, and Maria Sanchez, a Idaho State freshman, to the Women's World Cup. Read the whole story
Friday could be a decisive day as David Beckham seeks to get the ball rolling on the stalled efforts to secure a stadium site for his proposed MLS team. The Miami Herald reported that he will meet with outgoing University of Miami president Donna Shalala and MLS commissioner Don Garber ... Read the whole story
Seattle Reign FC has another bye week in the NWSL, but it will use it to host Women's World Cup finalist China Friday night at Memorial Stadium. It will also honor its two Canada-bound U.S stars, goalkeeper Hope Solo and forward Megan Rapinoe, in a pre-match ceremony. Read the whole story
NBCUniversal, which concludes its second year of English Premier League coverage with "Championship Sunday" at 9 a.m. ET, released the U.S. cities with the highest ratings for EPL matches. The top five were all MLS cities. But in the top 15 were also a few surprises. Among them: Knoxville, Tennessee, ... Read the whole story
A fast start to the 2015 season has Chris Wondolowski one goal away from reaching the 100-goal mark in MLS. He'll get his first chance against Orlando City Sunday at Levi's Stadium, home of the NFL 49ers. More than a month of away games looms for FC Dallas, while several ... Read the whole story
Both New England and Seattle blew chances to take over the leads in their respective conferences when they had to settle for ties at home on Saturday. Reduced to nine men after red cards to Chris Tierney and Lee Nguyen, New England could not hold on to its halftime lead ... Read the whole story
U.S. Soccer conducted the draw for the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, where the 17 MLS entrants will begin play. Most of the fourth-round pairings were based on what it termed "a logical geographic fit." Of note, New York City FC will make its Open Cup ... Read the whole story

Soccer on TV

The Premier League season wraps up with live coverage of all 10 games Sunday .... There's also an MLS doubleheader. ...More

What They're Saying: Robbie Keane

"The problem is I think with people in Europe -- and this won't be Stevie's case because I've already told him how difficult the league is here -- is that people think they're coming over here to finish their career and it's a holiday, but when you play for the Galaxy, that's not the case. You're coming over here to win things, because that's what is expected because we're one of the biggest teams in the MLS and we have standards here. The league is a tough, tough league." -- Robbie Keane on what friend and soon-to-be LA Galaxy teammate ...More

What They're Saying: Alex Morgan

"I have experienced sexism multiple times, and I'm sure I will a lot more. I feel like I'm fighting for female athletes. At the FIFA World Player of the Year event [in 2012], FIFA executives and FIFA president Sepp Blatter didn't know who I was. And I was being honored as top three in the world. That was pretty shocking." -- Alex Morgan on sexism and misogyny in soccer. (Time) ...More

What They're Saying: France U-17 coach Jean-Claude Giuntini
What They're Saying: Luis Figo
The remarkable Clive Toye -- who brought showmanship, excitement and color to American soccer
Randy Bernstein: 'LA's a special market'
Blatter's Peace-Making Mission Fails
The 'Relative Age Effect' -- a Response from U.S. Soccer

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