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Home >Soccer America Daily > Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013
[DEMPSEY WATCH] It all began innocently enough Thursday night with a tweet from a Seattle Sounders fan who happened to have attended the Everton-Juventus match in San Francisco on Wednesday and was heading back home: "Damn, guess who's on my flight to Seattle? So random." He was at San Francisco ... Read the whole story
[MLS DISCIPLINE] The MLS Disciplinary Committee came down hard on players for violent conduct or reckless challenges early in three matches last Saturday that did not result in red cards. In the most serious incident,  Real Salt Lake midfielder Yordany Alvarez was suspended three games for a reckless challenge that ... Read the whole story
[POLITICS] John Koskinen, whose soccer background dates back to the ASL in the late 1980s, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to be the new IRS commissioner. Koskinen, whose most recent soccer position was as chairman of the U.S. Soccer Foundation (2004-08), has often been tasked with turning around ... Read the whole story
[NWSL] The Boston Breakers, who sit in fifth place in the NWSL, became the second team to replace their head coach this season when they fired Lisa Cole and assistant Maren Rojas and replaced Cole with defender Cat Whitehill, who will be the interim player/coach. Read the whole story
[USL PRO REWIND: Week 20] The first-place Richmond Kickers got a second-half goal from Joseph Ngwenya to defeat the Charlotte Eagles, 1-0, and remain unbeaten at 13-0-9 with four games to play in the regular season. The visiting Pittsburgh Riverhounds pulled even with VSI Tampa Bay FC in the race ... Read the whole story
[PDL: Playoffs] Sito Seoane's goal -- the third in three playoff games -- gave the host Austin Aztex a 1-0 victory over the Ocean City Nor'easters and moved it into Sunday's PDL championship game against the Thunder Bay Chill. Second-half goals by Sergio Campano Franco and Sullivan Silva gave the ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"I was almost going to drive out [to the airport] myself. I figured if I could spot him, then that would be a good thing. I could maybe kidnap him, throw him back in the car and convince him to maybe play for us." -- Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid on reports local fans were roaming around Sea-Tac International Airport late Thursday night looking for Clint Dempsey after rumors spread he was en route from San Francisco. Schmid's comments came early on Friday -- before reports came out that a deal for the U.S. national team captain was indeed imminent. ...More


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