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Home >Soccer America Daily > Saturday, July 4, 2015
The Seattle Sounders ended their three-game losing streak when they beat MLS Supporters' Shield leader D.C. United, 1-0, on Tyrone Mears' goal in the 88th minute. United played with 10 players for the last 63 mnutes after Fabian Espindola was red carded. Read the whole story
The USA tuned up for the Gold Cup with a 4-0 win over Guatemala Friday night before a Tennessee state record soccer crowd of 44,835 at Nissan Field in Nashville. The result never looked to be in doubt, but the USA gave the Chapines far too many chances to please ... Read the whole story
The first rematch of a final in Women's World Cup history is set for Sunday when the USA plays Japan in Vancouver. The Americans will be favored to reverse the result of four years ago. This Japanese team is not regarded to be as strong as the 2011 squad. But ... Read the whole story
Four years ago, the USA completed its Gold Cup preparations by beating Guatemala, 6-0, in San Diego and went on to win the regional title. This time around, Nashville staged the final prep game, and on Friday the Americans took care of business with a 4-0 victory despite Jozy Altidore ... Read the whole story
U.S. Soccer will host a viewing party for Sunday's Women's World Cup final between the USA and Japan in Chicago's Lincoln Park. Pro clubs and women's college programs will also be getting into the festivities. For a look at some of the events being held for USA-Japan across the country on ... Read the whole story
Olivia, a 10-year-old African gray parrot, is predicting Japan over the USA in the Women's World Cup. The successor to Paul the Octopus in the realm of sports clairvoyants, Olivia has a sporting allegiance as she resides at Japan's Nasu Animal Kingdom. But her backers note that she is six-for-six ... Read the whole story
Hope Solo explains how she embraced the goalkeeper position after having enjoyed more the role of a high-scoring forward -- and her mom's mixed emotions while watching her play. Read the whole story

Soccer on TV

On Saturday Chile hosts Argentina in the Copa America final, and on Sunday the U.S. women take on Japan to decide the world championship. ...More

What They're Saying: Laura Bassett

"I couldn't breathe, my heart was out of my chest, and I wanted the ground to open up and swallow me." -- Defender Laura Bassett on her reaction after her own goal in stoppage time sent Japan to the Women's World Cup final with a 2-1 win over England, which was playing in the semifinals for the first time. (BBC Sport) ...More

What They're Saying: Abby Wambach

"It's nerve-wracking. It's brutal. And I'm not saying this because I'm sitting on the bench and not playing, but it's taking years off my life. I now understand why parents say how stressful it is because you don't have any control about what is going on unless you are on the pitch." -- U.S. star Abby Wambach, who has not started the last two games at the Women's World Cup. (Toronto Sun) ...More

A Mouth-Watering Copa Final for Neutrals
Record TV audience will be great, but it's still all about building base

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