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Home >Soccer America Daily > Thursday, June 2, 2011
[FIFA IN CRISIS] The FIFA mess reminds me of aide Norman Wilson's reaction when Mayor Tommy Carcetti is told the truth of the "homeless killer" toward the end of Season 5 of the HBO classic series "The Wire." "I wish I was still at the newspaper," Wilson laughs, "so I ... Read the whole story
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The coaches may change in Vancouver, but the scourge of Eric Hassli apparently cannot be exorcised. The Designated Player was red-carded for the third time this year. Read the whole story
[DATEBOOK] The Eastern Conference leader Philadelphia Union must travel to the defending champion Colorado Rapids on Saturday. The Los Angeles Galaxy will look to add to its seven-point lead in the Western Conference when it hosts D.C. United. Frank Klopas debuts as the Chicago Fire head coach on Saturday at ... Read the whole story
[GOLD CUP COUNTDOWN] Canada, which will open against the USA at the Gold Cup on Tuesday in Detroit, got a stoppage-time goal from Tosaint Ricketts, his first international goal, to earn a 2-2 tie with Ecuador at BMO Field on Wednesday night. Read the whole story
[TELEVISION GUIDE] Fox Soccer will air all three U.S. games during the group stage of the Concacaf Gold Cup, beginning with Tuesday's game against Canada in Detroit at 7:30 p.m. ET. Read the whole story
[WEEKLY HONORS] Carolina RailHawks forward Etienne Barbara and defender Brad Rusin have been named the NASL Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week. It was Barbara's fourth award and the second for Rusin. FC New York forward Graciano Brito, who scored twice to rally FC New York twice in a ... Read the whole story
[DATEBOOK] The 2011 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup kicks off June 14 with 16 first-round matches. After the first and second rounds made up exclusively of lower division and amateur teams, the eight survivors advance to play eight MLS teams on June 28 in the third round. Read the whole story
[SCOREBOARD] The Puerto Rico Islanders, fresh off their Caribbean Football Union club title, returned to action in the NASL but had to settle for a 1-1 tie with the NSC Minnesota Stars. For all the action ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"We will put FIFA's ship back onto the right course in clear, transparent waters. We will need some time, but we shall do it."-- Sepp Blatter, upon being reelected to a fourth term (2011-2015) as FIFA president after months of explosive corruption allegations. Blatter, who has been president of soccer's world governing body since 1998, received 186 votes out of 203 from national soccer federations running unopposed after the withdrawal of Asian soccer chief Mohamed bin Hammam. (AFP) ...More


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