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Home > Soccer America Daily > Friday, Dec. 9, 2016
Saturday's MLS Cup shapes up as one of the best in league history with arguably the league's two most exciting players (Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco and Seattle's Nicolas Lodeiro) and its biggest American stars (TFC's Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley and the Sounders' Jordan Morris). Both teams have huge fan ... Read the whole story
As part of its annual advent calendar series, Bundesliga YouTube presents the Top 10 most "catastrophic" Bundesliga blunders of the last five years. They include bloopers from German internationals Roman Weidenfeller, Marc-Andre ter Stegen and world champion Manuel Neuer. Read the whole story
It may surprise a lot of people to realize that Seattle is farther north than Toronto. Just. Seattle (according to Wikipedia) sits on latitude 47-36 North. Toronto on 43-42 North. I live in London, Ontario, these days and we are on the same latitude as Rome, Italy. Until Thursday, we ... Read the whole story
For the first time since its launch in 1996, MLS will not air its final on a Disney-owned network. Fox will air the 2016 MLS Cup Saturday with coverage of the first prime-time major network final beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET (kickoff at 8 p.m. ET). Fox Sports, whose coverage ... Read the whole story
With just one win and five points in seven games as Swansea City's manager, Bob Bradley is feeling the heat from the British media, some of whom have questioned his appointment because of his accent. Read the whole story
Coach Tab Ramos' 20-player U.S. U-20 national team roster for friendlies at Costa Rica Dec. 17 and 19 includes seven collegians and 10 players with MLS clubs. Read the whole story
A day after announcing it had declined the option on midfielder Pedro Morales, Vancouver finalized its roster heading into the upcoming dates of league activity. There are 26 players under contract following the renewal of 11 options and the signing of striker Erik Hurtado to an extension. Read the whole story
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) has launched a free online course to help educate coaches about the inclusion and support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) athletes. The course, "LGBT: Diversity and Inclusion," is free and takes about 10 minutes. Read the whole story


What They're Saying: Don Garber

"If you could wave a magic wand and not have to address things like: What do you tell a municipality who invests in a public stadium and expects to have the revenue streams that come from being in the First Division? What broadcast agreements and other revenues that you have to abide by and manage through Collective Bargaining Agreements and a myriad of other elements?" -- MLS commissioner Don Garber, saying that any benefits from promotion/relegation would be heavily outweighed by the negative impacts of such a system. (ESPN FC) ...More

What They're Saying: Leonardo Santiago

"We have the MLS rights throughout central and north Florida, so any discussion of another franchise would have to include us and MLS." -- Orlando City vice president of communications Leonardo Santiago, suggesting any move by the Tampa Bay Rowdies to seek an MLS expansion team might run into some opposition from Orlando City, 85 minutes to the northeast. (Tampa Bay Times) ...More


Jordan Morris takes advice to heart in 'surreal' rookie season

Jordan Morris has gotten a lot of good advice in his rookie year from teammates and coaches on the Seattle Sounders, from national team players like Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore whom he'll face when the Sounders play Toronto FC in MLS Cup 2016 and from his family with which he still lives. But perhaps the simplest advice came from Nicolas Lodeiro when the Uruguayan joined the Sounders in late July. ...More


New T&T coach gets job by default -- and supposedly why Klinsmann said no
A strong case for high school soccer from Laura Kerrigan: 'Let's not have turf wars'

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