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Home > Soccer America Daily > Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Other than the USA with 19 players, all in MLS, no team has more players based on teams in U.S. leagues on its Copa Centenario preliminary roster than Jamaica. The Reggae Boys, who are drawn in Group C with Venezuela, Uruguay and Mexico, has 11 players on MLS teams and ... Read the whole story
Only two of the nine returning NASL teams -- its two Canadian teams, Ottawa and FC Edmonton -- had larger crowds for their home openers in 2016 than in 2015. The average for the home openers of the nine teams was 5,575, down from 8,882 in 2015, a decrease of ... Read the whole story
Jordan Morris is just one of three rookies who have been starting regularly since the start of the MLS season along with Jonathan Campbell, who scored his first goal for Chicago in its 1-1 tie with D.C. United, and Keegan Rosenberry, the only field player who has played every minute ... Read the whole story
It took six games before rookie Jordan Morris scored his first MLS goal, but he hasn't stopped scoring since then. And it's a good thing for the struggling Seattle Sounders. He has scored their last three goals that have been responsible for two wins and six of their 10 points. ... Read the whole story
Sunday's Manchester United-Leicester City game drew the highest overnight rating ever for an English Premier League game on NBCSN with a 0.83 Nielsen overnight rating. It registered 908,000 viewers. Read the whole story
Argentine TV station TyC Sports has used Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's "border wall" speech in a commercial promoting its coverage of this summer's USA-hosted Copa Centenario -- the 100th anniversary Copa America. Featuring the likes of Lionel Messi -- to Trump's "these are not the nice, sweet little people ... Read the whole story
You've seen how routinely Lionel Messi beats human goalkeepers. Now, thanks to a Japanese game show, see how he fares against a giant robot keeper. Read the whole story
Sacramento, San Antonio and Cincinnati have all been mentioned in recent weeks as MLS expansion candidates, and their representatives in the USL all drew big crowds to help the league set a single-day average attendance on Saturday of 5,856 per game. The biggest crowd of the weekend was 11,569 -- ... Read the whole story

What They're Saying: Afghani Mohammad Arif Ahmadi

"I sold all my belongings and brought my family out of Afghanistan to save my son's life as well as the lives of the rest of the family." -- Mohammad Arif Ahmadi, whose son became an international celebrity when he was photographed wearing a homemade Argentina shirt with Lionel Messi's No. 10 on the back, said his family was forced to leave Afghanistan to neighboring Pakistan amid Taliban threats. (AP) ...More

What They're Saying: Bangkok monk assistant Korpsin Uiamsa-ard

"They wear Leicester's white away-game jerseys and chant its name while watching the game." -- Korpsin Uiamsa-ard, the assistant to Bangkok's Golden Buddha temple monk Phra Prommangkalachan, who predicted Leicester City would win the EPL title, on his young followers who used to be Liverpool or Manchester United fans but now wear Leicester's dark blue jerseys during the day as do their chores on the temple grounds. (AP) ...More

Last laugh of Leicester City story falls to Claudio Ranieri

Leicester City's Cinderella story is now complete. It clinched its improbable English Premier League title on Monday night when Chelsea came back from two goals down to tie Tottenham, 2-2, and deprive Spurs of the three points it needed to stay in the title race. Who saw the Leicester City championship coming when it hired Italian Claudio Ranieri last summer? ...More

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