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Home > Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016
Of the 12 playoff qualifiers, Philadelphia compiled the fewest points (42) and drew a daunting match in the Knockout Round at Toronto that could be the last MLS game for Union attacker Tranquillo Barnetta, who announced last month his return to Switzerland once the season is over. Read the whole story
As the USL and MLS grow, the NASL shrinks. From its membership of 12 teams for the current season at least three NASL teams won't be back next year, and the changes also increase the USL reach in Florida and Canada. Read the whole story
A rough season for Crew SC did yield some hope for the future, and as part of its rebuild the team announced Tuesday it has re-signed forward Adam Jahn. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. He earned $67,500 in 2016. Read the whole story
Between them, the LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake have made 11 MLS Cup appearances and won six league titles. In 15 combined seasons, Toronto FC and the Philadelphia Union have never won a playoff game. What the teams in Wednesday's opening MLS playoff games have in common is poor ... Read the whole story
Carlos Alberto, who died at age 72 on Tuesday, scored one of the greatest World Cup goals ever, finishing off a brilliant sequence and a Pele pass to cap Brazil's 4-1 win over Italy in the 1970 World Cup final. Read the whole story
Bobby Wood scored two goals for Hamburg, his first since the second week of the Bundesliga season, and Fabian Johnson and Andrew Wooten both scored in winning efforts in the Germany's DFB Pokal. Teenager Cameron Carter-Vickers started for Tottenham in its 2-1 loss to Liverpool before more than 50,000 fans ... Read the whole story
In the space of a week, the Portland Timbers, the 2015 MLS champions, failed to reach the 2016 playoffs and were eliminated from the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League. The nightmare week got worst Monday night when Timbers captain Liam Ridgewell and starting goalkeeper Jake Gleeson were both arrested on charges ... Read the whole story
A duck's crash landing interrupted a Bulgarian league game despite goalkeeper Nikolay Bankov's best efforts to urge the drake's exit during Ludogorets' 4-0 win over Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa. Read the whole story

What They're Saying: Franz Beckenbauer

"Carlos Alberto was like a brother to me, one of my best friends." -- Former German great Franz Beckenbauer on Brazilian Carlos Alberto, who died of a heart attack on Tuesday. Beckenbauer captained West Germany to the 1974 World Cup title four years after Alberto captained Brazil to its third world championship. In 1977, they joined the New York Cosmos, where they played four seasons together. (Twitter @beckenbauer) ...More

What They're Saying: Sacramento planning and design commissioner Cornelious Burke

"This project in my opinion is a game changer." -- Sacramento planning and design commissioner Cornelious Burke on recommending approval for the plan to redevelop Sacramento's historic downtown railyard with, among other things, a soccer stadium needed for approval for an MLS team. (Sacramento Bee) ...More

Why Man United failure would be just fine

Let's hope Manchester City defeats Manchester United on Wednesday, because it could hasten the departure of Jose Mourinho, a man whose behavior the sport of soccer could very much do without. ...More

U.S. U-17 boys Residency Program welcomes 11 newcomers
MLS Awards: Giovinco leads list of MVP candidates

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