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Home >Soccer America Daily > Thursday, July 2, 2015
Defending champion Japan returned to the Women's World Cup final thanks to a 2-1 win over England. After exchanging penalty-kick goals in a first half dominated by the Nadeshiko, the English had the better of the second half but fell in stoppage time on an own goal by Laura Bassett. ... Read the whole story
If you want to know more about U.S. Women's World Cup captain Carli Lloyd, scorer of three goals so far in Canada, here's a two-minute clip that includes her hailing her home state of New Jersey and recalling her youth soccer days, which included pick-up games with Turkish immigrants "without ... Read the whole story
Tuesday's semifinal between the USA and Germany at the Women's World Cup drew 8.4 million viewers on Fox, a new soccer record for the network, breaking the short-lived mark set Friday for the USA-China match (5.7 million). Read the whole story
Mexican star Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, who has been linked to a move to MLS's Orlando City, will miss the Gold Cup after suffering a broken collarbone in Mexico's 0-0 tie against Honduras on Wednesday in Houston. The game drew 70,128 fans. Read the whole story
A year ago, the New York Red Bulls were crushed by the New York Cosmos, 3-0, in their first meeting in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. On Wednesday, the Red Bulls gained revenge with a 4-1 win in the round of 16. Sporting Kansas City's Dom Dwyer set a ... Read the whole story
The return of 2013 MLS MVP Mike Magee comes at a good time for the Chicago Fire, which also welcomed back Patrick Nyarko for its Open Cup victory over the USL's Charlotte Independence. The city of St. Paul has jumped into the Minnesota United expansion picture. Read the whole story
Rampant speculation over the short-term and long-term futures of Stanford University and U.S. forward Jordan Morris will go on hold for a while. He's injured. Read the whole story
American goalkeeper Cody Cropper has signed with MK Dons, which last season won promotion from the third tier to the English Championship League. The 22-year-old, who started for the USA at the 2013 U-20 World Cup, was released by Premier League club Southampton in May. Read the whole story

What They're Saying: Jill Ellis

"I have absolute faith and trust in our medical team to do the right thing. I would never question our doctors." -- U.S. coach Jill Ellis on the return-to-play decision after Morgan Brian needed treatment after Germany's Alexandra Popp head-butted her during an aerial duel at the Women's World Cup. The team medical staff's series of tests included asking Brian to quickly touch her finger to her nose, to follow a moving finger with her eyes, and to repeat the words "car," "apple," "house," "elbow" and "ball" three times. (New York Times) ...More

What They're Saying: Silvia Neid

"I think it will have a positive effect, you can't walk through life winning every match. It's always good if you have to overcome a defeat because you can develop further. And I'm confident the players will do that. I'm absolutely certain they will develop." -- Departing German head coach Silvia Neid on her team's 2-0 loss to the USA in the Women's World Cup semifinals. Before the tournament, she announced she'll step aside and be replaced by Steffi Jones as German head coach. (AFP) ...More

USA rides talent -- more than luck -- into final

You need luck to win a major tournament like the Women's World Cup -- and the USA certainly got it on Tuesday -- but you're not going to win without talent. ...More

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