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Home >Soccer America Daily > Thursday, July 2, 2015
Not unexpectedly, U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has named Michael Bradley his captain for the Gold Cup in place of Clint Dempsey, who was recently suspended by MLS and U.S. Soccer for tearing up the notebook of referee Daniel Radford in the Seattle Sounders' U.S. Open Cup match against ... Read the whole story
Mexican star Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, who has been linked to a move to MLS's Orlando City, will miss the Gold Cup after suffering a broken collarbone in Mexico's 0-0 tie against Honduras on Wednesday in Houston. The game drew 70,128 fans. Read the whole story
If you want to know more about U.S. Women's World Cup captain Carli Lloyd, scorer of three goals so far in Canada, here's a two-minute clip that includes her hailing her home state of New Jersey and recalling her youth soccer days, which included pick-up games with Turkish immigrants "without ... Read the whole story
Defending champion Japan returned to the Women's World Cup final thanks to a 2-1 win over England. After exchanging penalty-kick goals in a first half dominated by the Nadeshiko, the English had the better of the second half but fell in stoppage time on an own goal by Laura Bassett. ... Read the whole story
The return of 2013 MLS MVP Mike Magee comes at a good time for the Chicago Fire, which also welcomed back Patrick Nyarko for its Open Cup victory over the USL's Charlotte Independence. The city of St. Paul has jumped into the Minnesota United expansion picture. Read the whole story
Rampant speculation over the short-term and long-term futures of Stanford University and U.S. forward Jordan Morris will go on hold for a while. He's injured. Read the whole story
A year ago, the New York Red Bulls were crushed by the New York Cosmos, 3-0, in their first meeting in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. On Wednesday, the Red Bulls gained revenge with a 4-1 win in the round of 16. Sporting Kansas City's Dom Dwyer set a ... Read the whole story
Defender Chris Schuler, an important player for Real Salt Lake, marked his comeback by playing for Real Monarchs. Orlando City SC will field its own USL team next season and end its affiliation with Louisville City FC, though the MLS club will retain a minority interest in the club. Read the whole story

Soccer on TV

The USA men play their final Gold Cup tune-up match against Guatemala on Friday ... Saturday is the Copa America final, and on Sunday the U.S. women take on Japan to decide the world championship. ...More

What They're Saying: Jill Ellis

"I have absolute faith and trust in our medical team to do the right thing. I would never question our doctors." -- U.S. coach Jill Ellis on the return-to-play decision after Morgan Brian needed treatment after Germany's Alexandra Popp head-butted her during an aerial duel at the Women's World Cup. The team medical staff's series of tests included asking Brian to quickly touch her finger to her nose, to follow a moving finger with her eyes, and to repeat the words "car," "apple," "house," "elbow" and "ball" three times. (New York Times) ...More

American Pride in Montreal

Notwithstanding the long lines at the Canada-USA border, it's a great feeling to be re-entering the country with the knowledge that the U.S. women just convincingly beat FIFA's No. 1-ranked team in the World Cup semifinal. The fact that it was the Germans, who as we know hold the world title on the men's side, makes it all the sweeter. If Jill Ellis' women play like that against either Japan or England, a record third world title should be coming home. Perhaps FIFA will let the U.S. women keep the trophy this time, just like it did the Brazil men ...More

USA rides talent -- more than luck -- into final
What They're Saying: Silvia Neid

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