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Home > Soccer America Daily > Monday, Aug. 29, 2016
No captain Michael Bradley for Friday's game -- suspended for yellow-card accumulation -- we've known that for five months. But Jurgen Klinsmann's task of naming a roster for September's two World Cup 2018 qualifiers became complicated when it was revealed that Clint Dempsey was sidelined with an irregular heart beat ... Read the whole story
In Colorado high school ball, Columbine junior Dylan Prichett-Ettner won a one-on-one with ThunderRidge's goalkeeper thanks to a perfectly executed front-flip. He nailed the landing, stroked the ball into the net, and despite being called for offside, achieved YouTube fame. Read the whole story
The Portland Timbers definitely left a wakeup call for the rest of MLS that they will be contenders to repeat as league champions. Their playoff chances in danger after seeing their 10-point lead over Seattle drop to one in less than a month, the Timbers, sixth in the Western Conference ... Read the whole story
Montreal ended Toronto FC's seven-game unbeaten streak (six wins and a tie) when Ignacio Piatti's goal gave the shorthanded Impact a 1-0 win, its first ever at BMO Field. The weekend's results left just three points separating the top four teams in the Eastern Conference. FC Dallas has opened up ... Read the whole story
The Hope Solo saga took another turn on Saturday as her NWSL team, Seattle Reign FC, announced that the U.S. star was "was granted a personal leave." The development comes three days after her contract with U.S. Soccer was terminated and she was suspended from the national team for remarks ... Read the whole story
Michael Orozco started and Paul Arriola was a late sub as Tijuana beat UNAM, 1-0, to open up a three-point lead at the top of Mexico's Liga MX, ahead of Omar Gonzalez's Pachuca and Jose Torres' Tigres. Orozco, Arriola and Gonzalez were the three Liga MX call-ups to the U.S. ... Read the whole story
It took 23-year-old American Bobby Wood, who scored 17 second division goals for Union Berlin last season, just 30 minutes to score his first Bundesliga goal, for Hamburg SV. Wood latched on to a boot from HSV goalkeeper Rene Adler, fended off defender Marvin Matip, and shot home from 17 ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann

"They need to get the job done in St. Vincent, and then see how we can modify little things. It also gives us a chance during a couple of days to work with a couple extra guys -- younger guys -- that we've had an eye on since quite a while, like Caleb Stanko or Rubio Rubin. They are players that are knocking at the door and are doing well in their club environment, so that's nice to see them." -- Jurgen Klinsmann on picking a team of mostly veterans for the final two matches of the semifinal round of ...More

What They're Saying: Jason Kreis

"The importance of the win has nothing to do with the opponent,. It wasn't about me, it's about the performance of the team and what the guys are willing to do. So I'm really pleased for the players, they are the ones who deserve the credit." -- Jason Kreis, who won his first meeting against his former team, New York City FC, as Orlando City coach when the Lions defeated NYCFC, 2-1, to stay in striking distance of an MLS playoff berth. (MLSSoccer.com) ...More


The 21 U.S. girls aiming to make history

The USA has won three Women's World Cups, four Olympic titles, and three U-20 Women's World Cups. The only world championship on the female side the USA has never won is the U-17 Women's World Cup, a biennial competition that launched in 2008. ...More


Bayern, a dead certainty to lift the Meisterschale, again

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