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Home >Soccer America Daily > Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016
Six newly allocated Canada national team players -- players subsidized by the Canadian Soccer Association -- were assigned to NWSL teams: Janine Beckie, Josee Belanger, Sabrina D'Angelo, Stephanie Labbe, Desiree Scott and Shelina Zadorsky. They joined Texas Tech draft pick Janine Beckie, who designated as a Canadian allocated player, as ... Read the whole story
Columbus Crew SC waived former U.S. U-20 Romain Gall and Jamaican center back Sergio Campbell. Gall led the USA in scoring in Under-20 World Cup finals but wasn't picked to the final roster. The French-bred winger played three games for the Crew in 2014 but didn't play in 2015. The ... Read the whole story
Ivorian midfielder Xavier Kouassi, acquired as a Designated Player to fill in the slot held by unsigned Jermaine Jones, was injured playing for his Swiss club Sion on Sunday, and the Swiss newspaper Le Nouvelliste reported he faces 6-9 months on the sidelines with a knee injury. Read the whole story
The Concacaf Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship begins Wednesday in Texas with two berths in the Rio Games up for grabs. There is a heavy U.S. influence to the opposing teams. A majority of Mexico's team is American-born, while Canada is loaded with NWSL allocations and U.S. collegians. The seven opposing ... Read the whole story
U.S. Soccer and the Women's National Soccer Team Players Association were back in Federal court on Monday. The Players Association slammed the federation's behavior in the labor suit as disingenuous, its position alarmist and its filings misleading. The federation responded that the tactics it was facing were akin to asking ... Read the whole story
Szabolcs Huszti (Eintracht Frankfurt), Havard Nordtveit (Bourssia M'Gladbach), Johannes Geis (Schalke 04), Nicolai Mueller (Hamburg SV) and Kostas Stafylidis (Augsburg) provide the Top 5 goals from Bundesliga Week 20 play. Read the whole story
Jesse Gonzalez, who won FC Dallas' starting goalkeeper spot last August, is in camp with Mexico's U-23 national team, which is preparing for the 2016 Olympics. The 20-year-old North Carolina-born, Texas-raised Gonzalez played for Mexico at the 2015 U-20 World Cup but was considering a switch to U.S. national team ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid

"I don't think we have that many ills to cure to begin with. There are no saviors out there. It's a sport that requires 11 players. It's not basketball where you only have five, where one or two guys can really turn things a lot more. [Rookie Jordan Morris] is part of the team concept, and he's a good team player." -- Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid on whether the arrival of Morris, who joined the Sounders in Arizona on Monday, would solve their ills. (Seattle Times) ...More

What They're Saying: Cristiano Ronaldo

"I want to stay here two more years. The two years I'm talking about take me to the end of my contract. And the future, we'll see." -- Cristiano Ronaldo says he will not leave the club before his contract expires in 2018. (AS via BBC.com) ...More


Rio Olympic Games under threat

As the U.S. women's national team prepares for Olympic qualifying, which begins on Wednesday, and U.S. Soccer and the Players Association wrangle in Federal court over whether when its collective bargaining agreement expires -- before or after the Olympics -- doubt has been cast on the organization of the Rio Games themselves. ...More


Youth soccer factions united in frustration with U.S. Soccer Federation

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