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Home >Soccer America Daily > Monday, Aug. 31, 2015
Sports attorney Jeffrey Kessler, who represented MLS players in the 1996 lawsuit against MLS, its owners and U.S. Soccer, is sticking his legal thorn into U.S. Soccer again. The Financial Times and New York Daily News reported that Kessler is representing the NASL and demanding that U.S. Soccer reconsider proposed ... Read the whole story
The LA Galaxy, winner of four games in a row and eight out of its previous 10 games, stayed in the top spot in Soccer America's MLS Power Rankings despite their 1-0 loss at San Jose, which extended its own victory run to four games. Columbus cracked the top five ... Read the whole story
The deal by which Shane O'Neill left MLS for Cypriot club Apollon Limassol a month ago has indeed turned to be merely a stepping stone. On Sunday, O'Neil left the U.S. U-23 training camp in Manchester and took a plane to Belgium, where he has officially joined Belgian club Royal ... Read the whole story
Brazilian striker Stefano Pinho is the hottest player in the NASL. He followed up on two goals in the Fort Lauderdale Strikers' 2-0 win over FC Edmonton with a hat trick in the Strikers' 7-1 win over short-handed Indy Eleven to take the NASL scoring lead with 12 goals. Read the whole story
OKC Energy FC moved into first place and became the first Western Conference team to earn a berth in the playoffs with a 2-0 win over the Austin Aztex before a sellout crowd of more than 6,000 fans on at Taft Stadium. Striker Danni Koenig matched a USL record with ... Read the whole story
A diving header by Kevin Doyle (Colorado), sharp-shooting from Diego Fagundez (New England) and Andrew Jacobson (New York City FC), and volleys from Patrick Nyarko (Chicago) and Bradley Wright-Phillips (Red Bulls) are Week 26's AT&T MLS Goal of the Week nominees. Nyarko's shot on the turn is terrific but we ... Read the whole story
Miami is the home to retired Italian stars. It's been Paolo Maldini's second home for 15 minutes. Alessandro Nesta and his family moved there after retiring from the Montreal Impact at the end of the 2013 MLS season. So it is only natural that they will team up -- Maldini ... Read the whole story
U.S, national team defender Timothy Chandler has been lost for the friendlies against Peru and Brazil and the Oct 10 Confederations Cup playoff against Mexico after suffering a knee injury while playing with Eintracht Frankfurt, which announced the injury will require surgery. For a look at how the 31 Americans ... Read the whole story


Soccer on TV

A women's college game Tuesday and Brazilian game Wednesday leads up to a heavy slate of qualifiers later in the week. ...More

What They're Saying: Carolina RailHawks fan Howie Perl

"You'd think if corruption at all touched the RailHawks, that they'd be really good and buying their way to success. It's mind-blowing." -- Carolina RailHawks fan Howie Perl on the NASL club's ties to Traffic Sports USA. "Traffic Out" and for-sale signs appear at RailHawks games protesting the club's connection to the FIFA scandals. Traffic's involvement is central to the Federal indictments against 14 FIFA officials and sports executive. Traffic Sports USA and its Brazilian parent company pleaded guilty and are attempting to sell their holdings, including the RailHawks.  (New York Times) ...More


What They're Saying: Caleb Porter

"We're coaches, and we're all ambassadors for MLS and want the game to grow, and I thought the game was very poorly managed by the official. And he's an experienced guy, but he seemed to be sleepwalking through the game. It wasn't anything where he was biased toward one team or another, nothing unethical, I just thought he was very poor." -- Portland coach Caleb Porter on referee Alan Kelly after the Timbers' 2-1 loss to Seattle. (MLSSoccer.com) ...More


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