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Home >Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Courtney Dike, youngster sister of MLS and NASL veteran Bright Dike and a sophomore at Oklahoma State University, is among 23 players named to Nigeria's squad for the Women's World Cup, where it will face the USA in Group D. Read the whole story
No less a player than U.S. women's national team keeper Hope Solo says Christine Sinclair is the best player in the world. But all the pressure will be on Sinclair at home as Canada hosts the 2015 Women's World Cup. It is considered the weakest of the six seeds. Read the whole story
The Seattle Sounders moved into first place in the Western Conference and overall MLS standings with a 1-0 win over Colorado. All three of Wednesday's games finished 1-0 with the winning goals scored in the first 15 minutes. Read the whole story
In a third-round Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup shocker, USL teams won all seven matches against NASL teams. For a look at the seven upsets, plus another win for the USASA's PSA Elite. Read the whole story
A week full of Open Cup matches is just part of what's happening in the USL. The Harrisburg City Islanders have applied for a grant to help pay for an upgrade of the Skyline Sports Complex, and a Pittsburgh goalie is hoping for a trip to Chile for the Copa ... Read the whole story
Everything was going just fine for Chongqing Lifen, a club battling to avoid the relegation zone in the Chinese Super League. It was up 1-0 against Liaoning Whowin with just minutes remaining. But its keeper, Sui Weijie, got thirsty right before a free kick. As he went to get his ... Read the whole story
The U.S. U-23 national team gave up three early goals in a 3-1 loss to host France in its opening game at the 43rd annual Festival International Espoirs de Toulon. The U.S. bright spot: another goal from Jordan Morris. Read the whole story
Ali Riley is about as American as you can get. Born in Los Angeles. Product of the Southern California girls soccer scene. Star at Stanford University. WPS Rookie of the Year with  FC Gold Pride. Best XI selection in her two seasons in WPS. She's considered one of the best ... Read the whole story

Soccer on TV

The Mexico final between Santos and Queretaro, featuring Jonathan Bornstein, kicks off Thursday. ...More

What They're Saying: Ghostwriter David Lagercrantz

"You can imagine the moment when I, the fake Zlatan Ibrahimovic, had to send the manuscript to the real Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The first thing [Ibrahimovic] said was: 'What the f*** is this? I never said this!' But after a while I think he understood what I was trying to do. Nowadays he thinks it's really his story." -- David Lagercrantz, the ghostwriter of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's 2013 autobiography "I Am Zlatan," upon revealing that he invented many of the quotes in the book. (The Guardian) ...More

What They're Saying: FIFA spokesperson Walter De Gregorio

"This for FIFA is good. It is not good in terms of image or reputation, but in terms of cleaning up, this is good. It is not a nice day, but it is also a good day. The process goes on and we are looking forward." -- FIFA spokesperson Walter De Gregorio, trying to put a positive spin on the low point in his organization's recent scandal-ridden history. ...More

What They're Saying: FIFA spokesperson Walter De Gregorio
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Wondo's mark of 100 goals impresses everyone but him
USA forced to make late U-20 World Cup roster change

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