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Home > Soccer America Daily > Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016
U.S. Soccer has announced the nominees for its 2016 U.S. Soccer Player of the Year awards in five categories. Players on the short lists for the awards include men's national team captain Michael Bradley and women's co-captains Carli Lloyd and Becky Sauerbrunn. Young players nominated include Christian Pulisic and Andi ... Read the whole story
Three teams each landed two players on the MLS Best XI. Supporters Shield winner FC Dallas is represented by defender Matt Hedges and midfielder Mauro Diaz; Eastern Conference regular-season champion New York Red Bulls contribute forward Bradley Wright-Phillips and midfielder Sacha Kljestan, and the L.A. Galaxy lists attacker Giovani Dos ... Read the whole story
Another vital piece has been added as Atlanta United prepares for its first season in MLS with the acquisition of 22-year-old midfielder Miguel Almiron. The Paraguayan international's MLS rights were acquired by Atlanta United paying $50,000 in General Allocation Money to Seattle. Almiron comes to MLS from Argentine club Lanus ... Read the whole story
Though it is well-stocked with attacking firepower, New York City FC has signed a goalscorer to start the rebuilding for 2017. USL MVP and Golden Boot winner Sean Okoli has signed an MLS contract to play for NYCFC. The former Seattle Sounders Homegrown signing scored 16 goals in 29 games ... Read the whole story
Players and staff of clubs in the six-year-old North American Soccer League should learn their fate on Tuesday. The triggering event? U.S. Soccer's board of directors will decide the divisional status of the NASL (which needs a waiver to keep it in Division 2 for 2017) and the USL (which ... Read the whole story
MSV Duisburg's Baris Ozbek took swings at half the players on Sportfreunde Lotte and stamped on one of his fallen foe's legs in a rampage after red-carded during Duisburg's 2-0 win in the German third division. Read the whole story
Major League Soccer announced that tickets for Saturday's MLS Cup between Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders sold out three minutes after going on sale to the general public. That followed a presale to Toronto FC's season-ticket holders and the issuance of an allotment of away tickets (roughly 1,500) to ... Read the whole story

What They're Saying: John Molinaro

"Going to games and trekking up to the team's training facility in north Toronto to cover practices felt like a prison sentence. Writing negative story after negative story became not only a legitimate challenge (how many ways are there, really, to write a team sucks?) but a personal hazard." -- John Molinaro, Toronto FC beat writer for SportsNet, on what it was like to cover the 2016 MLS Cup host in its dark early years at BMO Field. (SportsNet) ...More

What They're Saying: Bob Bradley

"I'm still confident. I think we have made progress, but it's up to us to prove that. We still have some confidence from the last few matches and we must take that into the Sunderland game which is the start of a lot of important matches for us." -- Bob Bradley, manager of struggling Swansea City, amid media reports his position will be under scrutiny as the holiday schedule approaches for the Swans, who have just five points in his seven games in charge. (Daily Telegraph) ...More

What frightens the European giants about Leicester City

In the context of English soccer, Leicester City is a great story, the little club that could, from the second level to the top of the English Premier League in two years. Now that the Foxes have made it to the second round of the UEFA Champions League with one game to spare, their success is looked upon warily by big clubs across Europe. ...More

Big U.S. U-17 wins a 'snapshot of good signs of progress'

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