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Home > Soccer America Daily > Friday, June 24, 2016
"Our base-line [for average attendance] was 30,000; 35,000 would've been great, and 40,000 beyond our wildest expectation. These are World Cup numbers for an event organized in seven months with 16 teams." -- U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati on the impact of Copa Centenario, which will average more than 46,000 ... Read the whole story
The MLS All-Star Game will be played July 28 in San Jose and every few days the league releases lists of the top vote-getters. The league does not release the number of votes for each player, but the ranking gives an idea of which players are commanding the most support. Read the whole story
The MLS campaign has yet to reach its midpoint yet already teams are facing each other for the third and final team in the regular season. On tap this weekend is San Jose against the LA Galaxy in their annual meeting at Stanford Stadium. D.C. United and the Revs are ... Read the whole story
The USA must quickly get back in the saddle after its disastrous semifinal against Argentina when it faces Colombia Saturday in the Copa Centenario's third-place game at University of Phoenix Stadium. It will get a second chance against the Cafeteros, who won the opening game of the tournament three weeks ... Read the whole story
U.S. women's national team coach Jill Ellis has recalled injured stars Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe, who were among 24 players named to a training camp roster ahead of the match against South Africa July 9 at Soldier Field in Chicago, likely to be the last before she picks her ... Read the whole story
The folks at Fox Soccer created a 90-second montage of Lionel Messi's best touches in Argentina's 4-0 Copa Centenario win over the USA. Read the whole story
Croatian midfielder Niko Kranjcar, who played seven NASL spring season games after joining the New York Cosmos in March, has joined Scotland's Glasgow Rangers. Read the whole story
The Euro 2016 round of 16 kicks off on Saturday with a tripleheader: Switzerland-Poland, Wales-Northern Ireland and Croatia-Portugal. It follows with three games on Sunday and two -- including Spain-Italy -- on Monday. Read the whole story

What They're Saying: Investment banker Keith Harris

"It was a shock result. There are four players that we can reflect on and the impact they had on their clubs last year, who may not have been able to come in. [N'Golo] Kante, who had a huge impact at Leicester, [Anthony] Martial at Manchester United, [Romelu] Lukaku at Everton and [Dimitri] Payet at West Ham." -- Investment banker Keith Harris, on the impact of the Brexit vote to leave the European Union and on players who would not have played in the Premier League last season had the United Kingdom already left the European Union. (Sky Sports) ...More

What They're Saying: Megan Rapinoe

"Gay bars are so important for me and my community. That could have been me. That could have been any of my friends." -- U.S. women's star Megan Rapinoe, who will return to the national team for its camp before the July 9 game against South Africa, pleading for the pro-gun lobby to give a little ground in the aftermath of the shooting that killed 49 people at an Orlando gay bar. (San Francisco Chronicle) ...More

Mexico, in trust with Juan Carlos Osorio

The Mexican soccer federation (FMF) has a long history of dumping its national team coaches -- it employed four in the space of a month in 2013 -- but when El Tri suffered its worst defeat ever in an official match, what did it do? ...More

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