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Home >Soccer America Daily > Friday, Aug. 31, 2012
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] The Seattle Sounders won at Trinidad & Tobago's Caledonia AIA, 3-1, on Thursday night, and the short-handed Houston Dynamo earned a point in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, with a 1-1 tie against Olimpia. After three days of play, the Sounders, Dynamo and Los Angeles are in good shape to ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Mikkel Diskerud scored on a volley with three minutes to play to lead his new club, Rosenborg, into the group stage of the Europa League thanks to its 2-1 win over Poland's Legia Warsaw (3-2 on aggregate). Terrence Boyd scored Rapid Vienna's second goal in its 3-0 win ... Read the whole story
[DRAW] One group stands out as the toughest -- by a wide margin -- following Thursday's draw for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League that begins Sept. 18-19. Group D consists of four league champions: Real Madrid (Spain), Manchester City (England), Ajax (Netherlands) and Borussia Dortmund (Germany). Read the whole story
[WEEK 26] Two key Eastern Conference games highlight the weekend action. The third-place Houston Dynamo travels to the Chicago Fire, tied for fourth place with D.C. United, while the Columbus Crew and Montreal Impact, who meet at Crew Stadium, are both knocking on the door outside the top five. The ... Read the whole story
[JAMAICA] Jamaica's roster for its upcoming World Cup 2014 qualifying series with the United States has a decidedly MLS flavor. Nine players from MLS clubs are in Coach Theodore Whitmore's 24-player squad for the games Sept. 7 and Sept. 11, though Donovan Ricketts, recently traded from the Montreal Impact to ... Read the whole story
[CANADA] Patrice Bernier, whose play has been instrumental in the Montreal Impact's five-game winning streak, has returned to the Canadian national team. The 32-year-old midfielder, who was left off the squad in June for the first two qualifiers, is one of nine MLS players in Coach Stephen Hart's 21-player squad ... Read the whole story
[MEXICO] Chepo De la Torre has given the Mexican national team a makeover, bringing in eight players from the Olympic gold-medal team but leaving the New York Red Bulls' Rafael Marquez out of the squad for the World Cup 2014 qualifiers against Costa Rica Sept. 7 and Sept. 11. Read the whole story
[USL PRO] Defending champion Orlando City went 17-1-6 in the regular season, but it must play the No. 5 seed Wilmington Hammerheads, the only team to beat it, in the USL PRO semifinals at the Florida Citrus Bowl. In Friday's other semifinals, the No. 2 seed Rochester Rhinos will play ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"No stadium is behind schedule. All the projects are proceeding well and we have reached cruise speed." -- FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke while touring 2014 World Cup host Brazil. In March, Valcke suggested World Cup organizers needed a "kick up the backside" to hasten lagging preparations. (AFP) ...More


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