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Home >Soccer America Daily > Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015
International soccer was engulfed by a new crisis on Thursday as FIFA president Sepp Blatter and UEFA president Michel Platini, the two most powerful men in soccer, were suspended from all soccer activities for 90 days by FIFA's ethics committee, leaving the sport reeling from scandals across the globe with ... Read the whole story
U.S. international Kristie Mewis, signed by Bayern Munich from the NWSL's Boston Breakers, made her debut in the UEFA Women's Champions League in the German champion's 1-1 tie at FC Twente of the Netherlands on Tuesday. Jenista Clark, a veteran of five Frauen-Bundesliga seasons, was a last-minute sub for her ... Read the whole story
U.S. women's national team forward Christen Press will be the first active athlete to contribute to Fox Sports' @TheBuzzer, its digital series that appears on Fox Sports 1 programming and other social media and video outlets. She'll debut as an embedded correspondent with the American Outlaws leading up Saturday's USA-Mexico ... Read the whole story
The New York Red Bulls opened up a three-point lead in the Supporters' Shield race and six-point lead in the Eastern Conference with a 2-1 win over Montreal. Both FC Dallas and Vancouver could take something away from their 0-0 tie at B.C. Place. The win moved FC Dallas into ... Read the whole story
The USA will face Honduras, a 2-1 loser to Mexico on Wednesday night, in Saturday's semifinals at the Concacaf Olympic qualifying tournament at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. Mexico, which won on goals by Raul Lopez and the Houston Dynamo's Erick Torres, will face Canada in Saturday's second game. ... Read the whole story
We're happy to report that RB Leipzig's Austrian striker Marcel Sabitzer was unharmed after his own shot hit him in the face and knocked him over after rebounding off Nuremberg defender Miso Brecko. And Sabitzer's team won, 3-2. Read the whole story
Jose Juan Vazquez, expected to start in central midfield for Mexico on Saturday against the USA in the Concacaf Cup, had to pull out of the team after suffering a pair of injuries to his left thigh and right calf. Vazquez's Leon teammate, Elias Hernandez, was called in as an ... Read the whole story
For all the criticism of Jurgen Klinsmann, the U.S. national team coach does have quite a few marks of success he can tick off when it comes time to tally up his tenure. The USA's first wins at Italy, the Netherlands and Germany, to begin with. But nothing compares with ... Read the whole story

Soccer on TV

On Thursday World Cup qualifying kicks off in South America with all 10 nations in play, and starting up is a long list of European Championship qualifiers that runs into next week. ...More

What They're Saying: Jordan Morris

"I don’t want to gloat or anything. I mean, for one thing, we were playing like this was the game of our lives. They’d been going through three-a-days, and now they’re playing a college team. It wasn’t a normal game situation.” -- Jordan Morris on the goal he scored for Stanford in a pre-2014 World Cup scrimmage against the U.S. national team that jumpstarted his national team career. Stanford coach Jeremy Gunn said Jurgen Klinsmann cut the two center backs Morris beat on his goal from the U.S. World Cup team. “I think he helped Jurgen out with that one," Gunn ...More

Nothing compares to South America's World Cup qualifying marathon

You know the next World Cup cannot be too far off when the big boys begin qualifying. Russia 2018 qualifying gets underway Thursday in South America. Lionel Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez and James Rodriguez are among the missing for the first two of 18 dates in the most competitive -- and surely most grueling -- of all regional competitions. ...More

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