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Home >Soccer America Daily > Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014
[AMERICANS ABROAD] It was a grim Saturday, to say the least, for U.S. World Cup hopefuls playing in Europe. Timmy Chandler had to be taken to the hospital with a knee injury (meniscus tear that will sideline him 8-10 weeks) suffered in Nuremberg's Frankisch-Bayerisches derby with German champion Bayern Munich. ... Read the whole story
[USA-RUSSIA] The USA beat Russia, 7-0, in their women's international friendly Saturday afternoon at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla. The win extended the USA's unbeaten streak to 41 games. Read the whole story
[MLS 2014 COUNTDOWN] Americans aren't the only ones moving to MLS in search for playing time to boost their World Cup hopes. Brazil national team keeper Julio Cesar was set to join Toronto FC on a short-term loan from Queens Park Rangers, the former club of TFC coach Ryan Nelsen. ... Read the whole story
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Englishman Eddie Johnson has sued the Portland Timbers in Oregon circuit court and others connected with the MLS club for negligence for $9.9 million, alleging that he was allowed to practice while he still had concussion symptoms. Read the whole story
[MAKING A LIST] Thomas Dooley became just the seventh American and first former U.S. international to coach a foreign national team when he was confirmed to take over as the head coach of the Philippines national team. Read the whole story
[VIDEO PICK: Skills] Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who won the 2013 FIFA Puskas Award for goal of the year with a long-distance bicycle kick and also filled highlight reels with strikes such as his overhead backheel volley for Paris SG against Bastia, has been exploring new ways to score. Read the whole story
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] The USA-South Korea men's friendly was the week's fourth most-viewed program in ESPN2, while the USA-Canada women's game was the week's sixth most-viewed program  the night before on Fox Sports 1. The most-watched soccer game for the week of Jan. 27-Feb. 2: UniMas' broadcast of the ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"That was f....ing embarrasing! Apologies to anyone who sat through 90mins of that game." -- Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny on his Facebook page after the Gunners' 5-1 loss at Liverpool in a game they trailed 4-0 after less than 20 minutes. There was consensus on the Pole's opinion of the performance. His comment drew more than 20,000 likes. (Facebook) ...More

What They're Saying

"Everyone has their own marketplace. On ours, we've sold 17,000 tickets in three weeks. We're going to have a packed stadium every game this year. Our ratings are going to be great. Our merch sells are going to be great. In our world, with our fans, with the commitment they've made the last seven years, we owed them this. This is about our business and our relationship with our marketplace. We knew people were going to shoot at us. The shooting has begun." -- Toronto FC's Tim Leiweke, reacting to comments from former AEG colleague, Philadelphia president Nick Sakiewicz, that ...More


U.S. U-15s wrap up trip with 3-2 win

[ABU DHABI CAMP] The U.S. under-15 national team beat its host United Arab Emirates, 3-2, after trailing 2-0 to wrap up its camp in Abu Dhabi. ...More



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