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Home >Soccer America Daily > Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
Europe in a nutshell: Paul Pogba, Lionel Messi and Neymarin moving pictures; Lyon sizzling hot in France; Cristiano Ronaldo's red card under the microscope, and we dip our toes into FA Cup waters, where some minnows bite back. Read the whole story
The Chicago Fire has added Scottish international Shaun Maloney to the growing list of British players crossing the pond to play in MLS. He is also one of three Designated Players the Fire signed in the offseason along with forwards David Accam (Ghana) and Kennedy Igboananike (Nigeria) from clubs in ... Read the whole story
The USA beat El Salvador, 2-0, on Saturday to qualify for the 2015 U-20 World Cup in New Zealand (May 30-June 20). The victory marked the USA's fourth straight win after opening with a 1-1 tie with Guatemala and a 1-0 loss to Panama. Coach Tab Ramos said he was ... Read the whole story
Shortly before D.C. United players and coaches headed to Bradenton, Florida, for the first phase of preseason training, the club announced it had signed forward Fabian Espindola to an extension of his option that also upgrades him to Designated Player status. The other big offseason moves were intended to add ... Read the whole story
On a scale of 1-10 in terms of free agency, the free-agency rights MLS players enjoy are about a .1. They want to change that. They are not seeking somewhere from 1-10 -- the restricted free agency bargained by American sports unions -- but 10 -- the unrestricted free agency ... Read the whole story
Taylor Leach, a two-time first-team All-SEC defender at the University of South Carolina, will continue her quest to become a pro soccer player at the Houston Dash. Leach, who helped the Gamecocks reach the quarterfinals of the 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Tournament, was not selected in the NWSL College ... Read the whole story
U.S. national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann named a 23-player roster for the friendlies against Chile and Panama. The callups include a surprise -- DeAndre Yedlin, brought back in just three weeks after officially joining Tottenham in England. The squad includes eight uncapped players, four them eligible for the U.S. ... Read the whole story
Real Salt Lake signed Jamaican defender Demar Phillips, who will be in line to take over at left back for departed Chris Wingert. Read the whole story


What They're Saying: Antonio Conte

"What else should he have done? In a few years' time players will be elbowing each other out of the way to go there. MLS will grow a great deal and not just in terms of chatter. I know Giovinco well and he's not going there just to earn money. It's a great opportunity, one as a player I would've grabbed. I missed out on an overseas job, as that would've been a formative experience." -- Italy national team coach Antonio Conte on 27-year-old Sebastian Giovinco, who has 21 caps for Italy, joining Toronto FC. (Tuttosport via Football Italia) ...More

What They're Saying: Josh Williams

"I'm pretty sure he thinks I work at the hotel..." -- New York City FC defender Josh Williams, in response to tweet from Michael Parkhurst, on the over/under of 3.5 his former former Columbus Crew teammates have on how many times Williams will have to introduce himself to David Villa before the Spanish star knows who he is. (@josh3williams) ...More


What They're Saying: Tally Hall

"The league is looking to invest in itself. That's why the DPs are coming in, and I think DPs are great for the league. But at the same time you need to invest in everybody, unless you want to play 3-on-3 soccer. It's important to have the entire [team with] quality." -- Orlando City player union rep Tally Hall on what the MLS Players Union wants from the league in their CBA talks. (Orlando Sentinel) ...More


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