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Home >Soccer America Daily > Monday, Sept. 22, 2014
[MLS Week 28] There's a new team atop the Power Rankings as the streaking LA Galaxy took advantage of a rare Seattle blip. A big win for the Red Bulls over the Sounders moved them up, and Columbus also jumped another notch. Read the whole story
[MLS EXPANSION] Representatives from New York City FC and Orlando City, the two 2015 MLS expansion teams, will gather at studios in New York for Wednesday's MLS expansion draw to determine who picks first in MLS's various player signing mechanisms. Read the whole story
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Preview] MLS's four U.S. entrants are all in action in the Concacaf Champions League this week. They enter Week 5 with a combined 6-1-1 record though only D.C. United can clinch its group this week (with a win or tie against Panama's Tauro FC on Wednesday at ... Read the whole story
[MAKING A LIST] Almost four years after being named D.C. United head coach, Ben Olsen is still the youngest full-time head coach in MLS. The only coach younger than him is Philadelphia Union interim coach Jim Curtin. Read the whole story
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Head coach Ben Olsen, who survived D.C. United's horrific 2013 campaign, the worst in MLS history, has been rewarded for its turnaround in 2014 with a multi-year contract extension. On a club that has produced four MLS championships in 19 seasons, Olsen is already the longest-serving head coach. Read the whole story
[VIDEO PICK: MLS Goals of the Week] Portland's Diego Valeri looks set to garner his third Goal of the Week award with a wonderful left-footed volley against Vancouver, one of five AT&T MLS Goal of the Week candidates from Week 28 action. Read the whole story
[ROUNDUP: Sunday] No. 6 Washington rebounded from allowing an early goal to beat USF, 2-1, in Tampa and sweep its road series in Florida. No. 8 Penn State beat Ohio State, 1-0, to improve to 6-0-1, the Nittany Lions' third best seven-game start in the Big Ten era. Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Everton's defensive troubles in the English Premier League continued as it dropped a 3-2 decision at home to Crystal Palace. Just three days after tying a Europa League record for saves in a game, Tim Howard was to blame for the first two goals, upping his total to ... Read the whole story

What They're Saying: Felix Magath

"I merely suggested it could be worth trying the old wives' tale of applying quark cheese to the injured area. These false-stories from the player Hangeland are rubbish. I would never tell a doctor what to do. But sadly this story has now been taken on and distorted by the media." -- Fulham's recently fired German coach Felix Magath admits he suggested defender Brede Hangeland treat an injury with cheese. Hangeland, who moved to Crystal Palace in June, claimed Magath told him to use a block of cheese soaked in alcohol on his thigh. (BBC) ...More

What They're Saying: Nasser Al Khater

"The only question now is when, not if. Summer or winter, we will be ready." -- Qatar 2022 communications director Nasser Al Khater in a statement after German Theo Zwanziger, a member of the FIFA executive committee, said he thought the 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar. (Reuters) ...More

What They're Saying: Alessandro Florenzi

"It's not every day that an 82-year-old gets to the stadium. ... This goal is for her." -- Roma forward Alessandro Florenzi, who was yellow-carded after his goal in a 2-0 win over Cagliari for climbing over a barrier to celebrate in the stands with his grandmother. (Fox Sports) ...More

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