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Home > Soccer America Daily > Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010
[ANALYSIS] Any notion that a new collective bargaining agreement between Major League Soccer and the MLS Players Union was imminent was blown out of the water on Friday and Saturday. After weeks of silence, union reps bemoaned the lack of progress on major issues and questioned MLS's seriousness. On Saturday, ... Read the whole story
[USA-SALVADOR] U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley named the 20 players he will take to Tampa for Wednesday's friendly against El Salvador. Four players in the national team at the Home Depot Center were droppped: goalkeepers Kevin Hartman and Zach Thornton and defenders Omar Gonzalez and Michael Orozco. For the ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Last week it was Chelsea. On Saturday it was Manchester United. In successive English Premier League matches, Everton has beaten the top two teams, and Landon Donovan again had a hand in the victory. He was involved in sub Dan Gosling's late goal that broke the game open. ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] U.S. teammates Jonathan Spector, starting again at left back, and Jozy Altidore, a second-half sub, squared off Saturday in the English Premier League. Spector's West Ham romped with a 3-0 victory over Hull City, which is back in relegation danger. Eight Americans played in the top two levels ... Read the whole story
[MLS] U.S. U-17 midfielder Luis Gil has signed an MLS contract and will be allotted to a team in a weighted lottery Monday, a league official has confirmed. Read the whole story

What They're Saying

"Clearly, no one is in favor of a work stoppage, but we spent years establishing the structure of the league to make it work and we did so against a background of repeated failures to launch professional soccer leagues in the United States. What we would never do is compromise those things that we think are necessary for the continued growth and prosperity of the league simply to avert a work stoppage. We have to think about this in the long term and we have to make sure the right system is in place." -- MLS President Mark Abbott on ...More

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