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Home > Soccer America Daily > Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016
If 35-year-old Hope Solo, suspended for six months on Wednesday for her comments after the USA-Sweden match at the Rio Olympics, has played her last game for the U.S. women's national team, she will have exited as the greatest women's goalkeeper of all time. But that will be tarnished by ... Read the whole story
MLS Supporters' Shield leader FC Dallas escaped with a 2-1 win over Nicaragua's Real Esteli at home in their opening Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League match, but it could only draw, 1-1, in the return match in Esteli. Read the whole story
In five games, the Seattle Sounders have made up nine of the 10-point deficit they had with Portland in sixth place in the Western Conference. A big reason for that is newcomer Nicolas Lodeiro, who scored the stoppage-time equalizer in the 1-1 tie at Houston. But the Sounders could have ... Read the whole story
Toronto FC moved into the lead in MLS's Eastern Conference when it won, 2-1, at Orlando City. Sebastian Giovinco recorded his 12th and 13th assists of the season, setting up Tosaint Ricketts and Jozy Altidore, who has scored in five of the last six games. TFC opened up a two-point ... Read the whole story
With the Bundesliga's 2016-17 season kicking off this weekend, we throw it back to the 1987-88 Bundesliga season, when Jurgen Klinsmann scored the Goal of the Year in what the commentator calls his "crowning moment in the Bundesliga" in the match against Bayern Munich "that truly put Klinsmann on the ... Read the whole story
Akron is No. 1 in the Soccer America Men's Preseason Top 25 ahead of defending champion Stanford, which beat the Zips in the Men's College Cup semifinals in a shootout. UCLA, Maryland and North Carolina complete the top five. Read the whole story
Orange County Blues FC midfielder Richard Chaplow has been suspended and fined by the USL for directing abusive and offensive language toward another player in a league match last weekend. After the game against Galaxy II, defender Robbie Rogers stated that an opposing player had taunted him with anti-gay slurs. ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying: Bruce Arena

"It's not my job to tell you about the Chicago Fire, I'll let the Chicago Fire tell you about them. I haven't spent a lot of time analyzing the Chicago Fire. No disrespect, I'm not as familiar with them so I'd leave it to them to talk about their team." -- Los Angeles Galaxy coach Bruce Arena, not interested in commenting on the opponent in the post-game press conference after a 2-2 tie with the Chicago Fire. (LAGalaxy.com) ...More

Robbie Keane will retire as the best to wear Ireland's green jersey

Robbie Keane will play one more game for Ireland against Oman in Dublin next Wednesday and then retire from international soccer. In a career that has spanned 145 games over 18 years -- the last six bouncing back and forth between MLS with the LA Galaxy and his international commitments -- Keane has scored 67 goals for Ireland. ...More


What They're Saying: Jeff Plush

"If we could launch with another Orlando-type situation, we would do that. Now, I already have some gray hair but I think my staff got a little gray hair in the process of launching that late -- you have to be careful, you wouldn't want to push it further than that. We have some time still." -- NWSL commissioner Jeff Plush, saying the window for expansion in 2017 is shrinking and will likely close in October when the women's league a year ago added the Orlando Pride, affiliated with MLS's Orlando City, as its 10th team. (Fox Sports) ...More


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