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Home >Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016
The USA hosts Concacaf Olympic women's qualifying for the first time in the eight-team tournament that begins Wednesday when it hosts Costa Rica in Frisco, Texas (Streaming: 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC Live Extra). Olympic qualifying will be the first competitive test of the national team since the retirements of ... Read the whole story
Lawyers for U.S. Soccer and the United States Women's National Soccer Team Players Association met in Federal court for the first on Tuesday in a procedural hearing, and the court granted U.S. Soccer's request for an expedited schedule on its motion for summary judgment and gave the Players Association 21 ... Read the whole story
South Africa's Ajax Cape Town fell, 2-1, to the Orlando Pirates thanks to embracing own goal -- Finnish keeper Anssi Jaakkola mis-playing a benign backpass from Rivaldo Coetzee. It was judged by the TV commentator as "a blooper of the biggest proportion." Read the whole story
In contrast to 2015 when he criticized the fitness levels of some of his players and their lack of the pressure to perform, Jurgen Klinsmann's evaluation of the U.S. national team's annual January camp was this time largely positive. Read the whole story
Two weeks before the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals begin, the LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders were in action against Mexican teams. The Galaxy tied Tijuana's second team, 0-0, before 14,543 fans. Seattle coach Sigi Schmid termed the first 20-25 minutes against second division Celaya "horrible" as the Sounders fell, 2-1. ... Read the whole story
In a bid to replace Matt Miazga, who was sold to Chelsea, the New York Red Bulls acquired Ghanaian central defender Gideon Baah from Finnish club HJK Helsinki. Read the whole story
The Charleston Battery, one of the oldest clubs in the USL and the first U.S. pro club to build its own privately financed stadium, has been sold to B Sports Entertainment, a locally owned and privately held company. The deal includes the MUSC Health Stadium, built in 1999. Since its ... Read the whole story

What They're Saying: Hope Solo

"I would never take the risk of having an unhealthy child. I don't know when that day will come for [husband] Jerramy [Stevens] and me, but I personally reserve my right to have a healthy baby. No athlete competing in Rio should be faced with this dilemma. Female professional athletes already face many different considerations and have to make choices that male professional athletes don't." -- U.S. star Hope Solo, who said if she had to make the choice today, she would not go to the Olympics because of concerns about the Zika virus that has been linked to microcephaly ...More

What They're Saying: Will Ferrell

"I'm going to be cold and distant, and show up at very inopportune times, and shout, berate players in the middle of games, that sort of thing." -- Comedian Will Ferrell on what his approach will be as part-owner of MLS expansion franchise Los Angeles FC. (Men in Blazers) ...More

For once, USA starts off a year just as it's supposed to

Defensive miscues. Sloppy touches. Blown assignments. Confusion. These negative facets of play have been part and parcel of U.S. friendlies played in January and early February, and they were present against Iceland a week ago Sunday and Canada last Friday. ...More

Dutchman completes U.S. Soccer's slate of coaches on boys side
FIFA democracy in action. Not.

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