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Home >Soccer America Daily > Friday, March 6, 2015
After beating a traditional power, Norway, 2-1, to start their Algarve Cup campaign, the U.S. women faced Switzerland, which is preparing for its first World Cup appearance. The Swiss, whose offensive contributions to this game you could have missed if you blinked, held off the Americans until the second half, ... Read the whole story
Audi has entered into a multi-year partnership with Major League Soccer, making it the league's official automotive partner, replacing Volkswagen. As part of the agreement, Audi becomes the presenting sponsor of the MLS playoffs. Read the whole story
Our first edition of the MLS Power Rankings is based somewhat on last season's performance, with notable departures and arrivals weighted appropriately. Also factored in are players currently injured and those expected to arrive in midseason. Read the whole story
The LA Galaxy has signed 33-year-old Finnish midfielder Mika Vayrynen, who is expected to get first crack at filling the spot in midfield vacated by Marcelo Sarvas , who was traded to Colorado. Read the whole story
MLS begins a new eight-year agreement with dedicated time slots on three networks. Friday's LA Galaxy-Chicago opener on UniMas and UDN marks the first time the MLS season begins exclusively on Hispanic television. MLS debuts on Fox Sports 1 with a special Sunday doubleheader while ESPN returns for the 20th ... Read the whole story
Chelsea defender Nemanja Matic was suspended for its English League Cup final win over Tottenham last weekend but still managed to injure himself. Video of the incident -- during the postage celebrations -- is now available. Read the whole story
The USA can clinch a spot at the 2015 Under-17 World Cup with a win Sunday against host Honduras after a 4-1 win over Guatemala on Thursday. Josh Perez, the nephew of U.S. Soccer Hall of Famer Hugo Perez, scored a first-half hat trick to give Coach Richie Williams' team ... Read the whole story
The Major League Soccer kicks off its new season this weekend. There's a lot to get excited about with a new stadium in San Jose, new teams in New York and Orlando and lots of new stars with the largest Designated Player class in league history featuring Kaka, David Villa ... Read the whole story

What They're Saying: Bill Peterson

"I don't think what's being called 'free agency' is very advantageous for the players. You look at our league where guys sign one or two-year deals and then are able to go back out and test the market with any team in the world. That's free agency, in my opinion, but they agreed to it. That's their business and we wish them well." -- NASL Commissioner Bill Peterson, whose league offers free agency for players out of contract, following an agreement by MLS to offer limited free agency to its players for the first time. (SBI Soccer) ...More

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MLS kicks off its 20th season Friday when the defending champion Galaxy hosts Chicago. ...More

MLS crackdown on cheaters, a start to making a better league

Before the start of the 2014 MLS season, refs got a rather odd instruction from their bosses at the Professional Referee Organization (PRO). ...More

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