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Home >Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The USA survived a scare from Norway, but Germany and Japan weren't so lucky, falling on the opening day of play at the Algarve Cup. Sweden, which faces the USA at the Women's World Cup, came back from 2-0 down after four minutes to beat Germany, 4-2, while Denmark, which ... Read the whole story
Talks between representatives of MLS and the MLS Players Union continued Wednesday as they attempted to conclude a new collective bargaining agreement to allow the 2015 season to go ahead as scheduled on Friday night. That the sides continued after reports of a potential strike vote should be taken as ... Read the whole story
The Montreal Impact made history when it became the first Canadian team (and just third MLS club) to beat a non-MLS opponent and advance to the semifinals of the Concacaf Champions League. The improbable outcome came thanks to a miracle goal by the most unlikeliest of players, Cameron Porter, a ... Read the whole story
The USA opened its qualifying campaign for the 2015 U-17 World Cup with a 5-0 win over Cuba and a 2-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago. Two years ago, the U.S. U-17s also opened with a pair of victories in the U-17 Concacaf Championship, but failed to qualify for the ... Read the whole story
No one has scored more free-kick goals in European club play in the last two years than Hakan Calhanoglu, Bayer Leverkusen's 21-year-old midfielder who was born and raised in Germany but plays for Turkey's national team. He scored on yet another free kick, in Leverkusen's 2-0 overtime win over Kaiserslautern ... Read the whole story
A week after a deal for a stadium at the Utah State Fairgrounds fell apart, Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen has signed a letter of intent with West Valley City, a Salt Lake City suburb, on an exclusive 60-day negotiating window regarding an 8,000-seat stadium in the city ... Read the whole story
MLS's oldest soccer-specific stadium finally has a name of its own. Columbus Crew SC has partnered with Spanish insurance company Mapfre to see Crew Stadium, which opened in 1999, be named Mapfre Stadium. Read the whole story
The Philadelphia Union agreed to terms with Saint Louis University defender Raymond Lee and 18-year-old midfielder Eric Ayuk Mbu from Rainbow FC Bamenda in Cameroon. Both Lee and Ayuk have been training with the Union since the beginning of preseason. Read the whole story

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'Clubs are the building blocks' (Kevin Payne Q&A, Part 1)

Longtime MLS executive Kevin Payne served as D.C. United president during its golden years of the 1990s and has also held key positions with U.S. Soccer. Payne became U.S. Club Soccer's CEO in January. U.S. Club Soccer, which gained U.S. Soccer Federation membership in 2001, has member clubs and leagues in all 50 states, runs national and state cup competitions, a player identification program (id2) and sanctions the girls Elite Clubs National League (ECNL). ...More

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