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Home > Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016
The Vancouver Whitecaps, losers of their last four MLS games, took command of Group C in the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League with a 3-0 win over MLS rival Sporting Kansas City. Cristian Techera and Erik Hurtado scored in the first 12 minutes to stake the 'Caps to a lead as ... Read the whole story
Nearly a year after suffering a torn ACL in just his fourth MLS appearance, Panamanian defender Roman Torres has been declared fit to play. He joins the Sounders during a busy stretch. Seattle beat Portland, 3-1, last weekend, plays at Houston Wednesday, then travels to play a rematch with the ... Read the whole story
DeAndre Yedlin arrived in Newcastle Tuesday night as Newcastle United looked to conclude a deal for the 23-year-old right back. Yedlin knows northeast England well, having played on loan to Newcastle rival Sunderland last season. One difference: Newcastle, not Sunderland, was relegated to the second-level League Championship. Read the whole story
The exodus of college or college-bound players to Europe continues as two U.S. under-20 national team players have signed with clubs in Europe. Forward Emmanuel Sabbi completed a move to Spain's Las Palmas after first indicating he would attend Akron. Goalkeeper Justin Vom Steeg, son of UC Santa Barbara coach ... Read the whole story
In Borussia Dortmund's final friendly before the 2016-17 Bundesliga season kickoff this weekend, 17-year-old American Christian Pulisic scored Dortmund's first goal in a 3-0 win over at third-tier Hallescher FC on Tuesday in front of 14,000 fans. Read the whole story
Los Angeles FC has signed a naming-rights deal with Banc of California for its new stadium. The deal was announced during a ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday morning at the site that formerly housed the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Read the whole story
As a result of U.S. Soccer's move to have players skip the 2016 women's college season to prepare for the Under-20 Women's World Cup Nov. 13-Dec. 3 in Papua New Guinea, no college-eligible player picked for the U-20s' July camp played on the opening weekend of the 2016 season. Also: ... Read the whole story
A solid lead for Red Bulls II, a record shutout streak by Rio Grande Valley FC, and a tie atop the Western Conference were among the major stories in Week 22. Read the whole story

What They're Saying: Banc of California chief executive Steven Sugarman

"We have a lot of relationships with the ownership group. We're probably zero or one degree of separation between myself and everyone in the ownership group." -- Steven Sugarman, chief executive of Banc of California, which signed a naming-rights deal for LAFC's new stadium. He is the son-in-law of LAFC's executive chairman, Hollywood producer Peter Guber. (Los Angeles Times) ...More

What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid

"Once a team gets confidence, medium-sized things become little things and little things disappear. When you're not playing well, when you're not getting results, the confidence goes and medium-sized things become huge and little things become large. So you've got to deal with that, but that's reality as well." -- Former Seattle Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid on the Sounders' turnaround since he was fired. They are 3-0-1 since he left and they acquired Nicolas Lodeiro, whom Schmid helped sign on the recommendation of Boca Juniors coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto, whom he coached at Columbus. (ESPN FC) ...More

Dortmund's depth a blessing or a predicament for Pulisic?

Christian Pulisic burst on the scene earlier this year as few American teenagers ever have, leaving hungry U.S. fans savoring what they hoped was his impending stardom, but Borussia Dortmund's newfound depth could make playing time hard to come by for the precocious Pennsylvanian this season. ...More

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