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Home >Soccer America Daily > Friday, Oct. 2, 2015
He was the driving force behind a group that landed an MLS team in Philadelphia and built PPL Park, but poor results on the field and a disgruntled fan base has prompted Union owner Jay Sugarman to cut loose CEO Nick Sakiewicz in the wake of a second straight loss ... Read the whole story
The Seattle Reign FC ran away with the NWSL Shield in 2014 (by 13 points) and 2015 (by 10), but when it came time for the NWSL champion to be decided, FC Kansas City stole the crown. It won, 2-1, in the 2014 final when Amy Rodriguez scored both goal. ... Read the whole story
In the opening game of its qualifying campaign for the 2016 Rio Olympics, the U.S. U-23 national team beat Canada, 3-1. The win put the Americans atop Group A as Panama and Cuba, tied, 1-1. Read the whole story
Panama rallied from a 1-0 deficit after seven minutes to tie Cuba, 1-1, in the opening game of the Concacaf Olympic men's qualifying tournament. The Canaleros featured two players -- Miguel Camargo and Abdiel Arroyo -- who beat the USA in the third-place game at the 2015 Gold Cup, and ... Read the whole story
U.S. U-23 keeper Ethan Horvath stayed behind with his Norwegian club, Molde, as his U.S. teammates opened their Concacaf Olympic qualifying campaign by beating Canada, 3-1. Horvath backstopped a 1-1 tie Thursday against legendary Dutch club Ajax that kept Molde atop the Europa League standings with one win and one ... Read the whole story
The Asian Champions League brings us this extraordinary penalty-kick call, in which Salmeen Khamis of UAE club Al Ahli picks up the ball a bit too soon during a 1-1 tie with Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal. Read the whole story
A strong start to his MLS career with the Galaxy has brought Giovani Dos Santos back to the Mexican national team. He is in the squad to face the USA at the Rose Bowl Oct. 10 in the Concacaf Cup playoff. His solid play in MLS has helped power the ... Read the whole story
Wednesday's U.S. Open Cup final between Sporting Kansas City and the Philadelphia Union drew an impressive audience of 333,000 viewers on ESPN2 and another 48,000 on UDN. The viewership on ESPN2 is higher than all but two of the 25 MLS games on the network so far this year. Read the whole story

What They're Saying: Cuba U-23 coach Raul Valentin

"For me, what's important is the players who are here. The players who have gone, they've taken another route. It's not something that we're interested in. It's not something that we're interested in talking about." -- Cuba under-23 national team coach Raul Valentin after four players in his squad of 20 players defected before the start of Olympic qualifying on Thursday. Cuba, which tied Panama, 1-1, in their opening game, plays the USA on Saturday. ( ...More

What They're Saying: FIFA statement

"On a joint decision it was agreed to postpone the UEFA-FIFA challenge 2015, which had been scheduled for Friday, 2 October, until further notice." -- FIFA statement to the Associated Press on the postponement of the annual staff game in the aftermath of recent developments that saw a Swiss criminal investigation opened against FIFA president Sepp Blatter for a "disloyal payment" of $2 million in 2011 to UEFA president Michel Platini. (Al Jazeera) ...More

Sporting KC isn't about to rest on its impressive laurels

There is a lot to like about Sporting Kansas City. Its ownership group has built one of MLS's strongest clubs in a market most gave little chance of working. ...More

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