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Home >Soccer America Daily > Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016
In need of help in central midfield following the knee injury to Designated Player summer signing Xavier Kouassi, who was expected to take over for unsigned Jermaine Jones, the New England Revolution swung a deal with the Vancouver Whitecaps for 24-year-old Ghanaian Gershon Koffie, a fixture for the 'Caps in ... Read the whole story
The best promotional video ever gets underway with Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco and Herculez Gomez, features Arsenal stars including Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joel Campbell, and finishes off with Arsenal Wenger OKing the Gunners trip to San Jose for the 2016 MLS AT&T All-Star Game at Avaya Stadium. Read the whole story
Brazilian defender Adailton became the latest former MLS player to sign with an NASL team when he joined expansion Miami FC. Fifteen different players have joined or returned to NASL teams after finishing the 2015 season in MLS or on loan from MLS teams. Read the whole story
The Philadelphia Union signed forward C.J. Sapong to a three-year contract. He led the Union with nine goals in 2015 despite missing three games while taking part in the MLS Substance Abuse and Behavior Health program following a DUI arrest. Read the whole story
As the USA heads into 2016 with the Copa Centenario and World Cup 2018 qualifying on tap, it faces a new situation: an unsettled situation in goal. Longtime No. 1 Tim Howard has been injured and rumored to be headed to MLS from Everton, and No. 2 Brad Guzan has ... Read the whole story
David Accam scored two goals to lead the Chicago Fire to a 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Union in the first MLS preseason game for both teams in Clearwater, Florida. A first-minute goal by Lucas Melano was the difference as the Portland Timbers beat Real Salt Lake, 1-0, in a ... Read the whole story
The USA isn't going to mess around with Olympic women's qualifying. It wasn't the 14-0 rout of its opener against the Dominican Republic four years ago, but the 5-0 win over Costa Rica was impressive enough: the opening goal, by Alex Morgan, came after 12 seconds, and three goals were ... Read the whole story
In France, they call it "la magie de la Coupe" ("cup magic"). CF2 (fifth division) club Granville, which won in overtime on Tuesday to reach the French Cup quarterfinals, has it. And Alejandro Bedoya, who has scored overtime winners in back-to-back games, has it for Nantes. Read the whole story


What They're Saying: High schooler Marte Formico

"It's awesome having Brandi. Someone who has been that caliber of a player, that has been in a World Cup, it's just really cool to have her mentor you and give you her little insights and tips on things you can do -- small things that can propel your game to the never level." -- Marte Formico, a defender on Northern California's Bellarmine Prep's high school boys team on former U.S. women's national team star Brandi Chastain being the team's assistant coach. (San Jose Mercury News) ...More

What They're Saying: Fiorentina executive Sandro Mencucci

"In Italy, people love football, but everybody thinks that football is only for men -- they think it is a macho sport. Here, we know we are not typical. We think football is for everyone." -- Sandro Mencucci, the executive managing director of Fiorentina, the only Serie A team in Italy that has a women's pro team. (New York Times) ...More


Liverpool caves in to fan pressure

Fenway Sports Group announced on Wednesday that it was backing down from its plans to increase ticket prices at Liverpool next season. It apologized for its plans that prompted 10,000 fans to walked out on the Reds' EPL match against Sunderland in the 77th minute on Saturday. All we can say is our friends who are Boston Red Sox fans should be so lucky. ...More


Chicago Fire's Paunovic is counting on new youngsters

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