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Home >Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, April 2, 2014
[USA-MEXICO] Tonight's USA-Mexico friendly (live on ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMas at 11 p.m. ET) marks the fifth time Jurgen Klinsmann has coached the USA against Mexico. He's also faced El Tri once as Germany coach and three times playing for Germany ... and has yet to lose. Read the whole story
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Cristiano Ronaldo tied Lionel Messi's single-season record for goals in the UEFA Champions League with his 14th goal of the season in Real Madrid's 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund. Paris St. Germain will head to London with a two-goal cushion thanks to a stoppage-time goal from Argentine ... Read the whole story
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Washington D.C. mayor Vincent Gray, who has championed D.C. United's proposed soccer stadium project on Buzzard Point, was defeated in Tuesday's Democratic primary by city council member Muriel Bowser, who publicly questioned some of the terms of the complicated deal. But the stunning defeat for Gray doesn't change ... Read the whole story
[MLS TRANSACTIONS] In need of help up front, D.C. United acquired Chris Rolfe from Chicago in exchange for allocation money. He scored 52 goals in seven-plus seasons with the Fire interrupted by a three-year stint in Denmark with Aalborg. Read the whole story
[NASL 2014 COUNTDOWN] NASL clubs Indy Eleven and FC Edmonton fell to MLS clubs Chicago and Vancouver in preseason action on Tuesday. The Fire took a 3-0 lead at the half before prevailing, 3-1, while the 'Caps won, 4-2, in a match that saw four goals scored in the first ... Read the whole story
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] With amazing force and accuracy, 31-year-old Brazilian Naldo scored from 35 yards in the 89th minute to give VfL Wolfsburg a 2-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in last weekend's Bundesliga action. Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"He's continuing to get targeted, he's being kicked all over the field in every single game and the officials aren't doing anything about it. Why are they not protecting him? I don't know." -- Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter on his midfielder Darlington Nagbe, who has been fouled 14 times in four games this season and left last Saturday's 2-1 loss to FC Dallas at halftime with an injury. Last season, Nagbe was fouled a league-high 83 times over 34 games. (MLSSoccer.com) ...More

The Discipline of Being in Position for ARs

In many game situations, I could make a case that the ref's best position varies but there is only one position that works for assistants. During normal play for nearly the entire game, the assistant referee's position is parallel with the second-to-last defender as that is the perfect position for determining offside. The first defender is almost always the goalkeeper. ...More



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