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Home >Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] "Holding serve" is a tennis term, but for teams playing international soccer competitions, it can also refer to taking care of business at home, i.e., winning. Adam Cristman and Landon Donovan scored goals on either side of halftime and goalie Josh Saunders repelled the shots he had to stop ... Read the whole story
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] By beating Comunicaciones, 4-1, at CenturyLink Field Tuesday, Seattle matched its total of wins the last time it played in the Concacaf Champions League group phase. Read the whole story
[MY VIEW] Rather than give its teams greater incentive to keep players it has developed, MLS has instead expanded its Designated Player option to lure more younger players from overseas. Read the whole story
[MLS] After a failed attempt to find a new club overseas, former Kansas City and FC Dallas striker Eddie Johnson, who played for the USA at the 2006 World Cup, is coming back to MLS. Read the whole story
[WPS] Despite a big boost in attendance following the 2011 Women's World Cup, Women's Professional Soccer suffered another drop in average attendance. Read the whole story
[DATEBOOK] Brazil meets Mexico and France faces Portugal in Wednesday's semifinals at the Under-20 World Cup in Colombia. Brazil is seeking its fifth title and Portugal its first since winning back-to-back crowns in 1989 and 1991 with its famous "Golden Generation." Mexico hasn't reached the semifinals since the inaugural U-20 ... Read the whole story
[U.S. UNDER-17 GIRLS] Albertin Montoya will hold his first camp since taking over as head coach of the U.S. U-17 girls national team when he welcomes 26 players for a camp that begins Sunday at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Read the whole story
[U.S. UNDER-15 GIRLS] The U.S. under-15 girls national team will hold a nine-day training camp beginning Sunday at the Home Depot Center to coincide with the camp for players one year older seeking to make next year's U-17 national team that will attempt to qualify for the 2012 world championship ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"It's her professional attitude in training every day that people don't get to see. Everyone knows how talented she is, but she really works at the nuances of the game and we learn from that."-- Western New York Flash midfielder Yael Averbuch on teammate Marta, who has led WPS in scoring all three seasons and is aiming for her third straight MVP Award and second title. The Flash finished first in the WPS regular season, sending them directly to the Aug. 27 final. On Wednesday, third-place magicJack faces fourth-place Boston Breakers. The winner meets No. 2 Philadelphia Independence on Saturday. ...More


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