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Home >Soccer America Daily > Thursday, May 8, 2014
[MLS: Week 10] A comeback victory over FC Dallas set Seattle off on its current winning streak last month, and another bounce-back against the same foe Wednesday has extended that run to five games. Obafemi Martins may have been lured to MLS last year to increase Seattle's goalscoring power, but ... Read the whole story
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] In Bolivia, Blooming captain Alejandro Gomez nails a free kick from 35 yards that flies high and dips quickly to land in Oriente Petrolero's net. Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP RETRO: 1958] Want to be a World Cup expert and impress your friends with your knowledge of the 1958 World Cup? Here are five names to have at your fingertips about the sixth World Cup, hosted by Sweden and won by Brazil. Read the whole story
[CANADA-USA] The U.S. women's national team heads to Winnipeg's Investors Group Field, one of the six venues for next year's Women's World Cup, to face Canada in its second match under interim head coach Jill Ellis (live on ESPN3 and espnW.com at 8 p.m. ET). An announcement on a permanent ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Jozy Altidore's Sunderland defeated West Bromwich Albion, 2-0, in their English Premier League makeup game on Wednesday, capping a remarkable streak of five games where the Black Cats went from seven points in the relegation zone to survival with a game to spare. But Altidore, who missed from ... Read the whole story
[U.S. OPEN CUP] Chicago amateur team RWB Adria, U.S. Open Cup semifinalist in 1978 and 1991, advanced for the first time in the modern era as it opened the 101st edition of the national cup competition with a 3-1 shootout win at Detroit City FC after their match ended 2-2 ... Read the whole story
[NWSL: Week 5] Australian Samantha Kerr scored one goal and set up Jasmyne Spencer for the other to lead the Western New York Flash to a 2-1 win over FC Kansas City. Kerr is one of four NWSL players called up to the Australia squad for Asian Women's Cup qualifying ... Read the whole story
[MAKING A LIST] Washington, D.C., led all U.S. markets with the highest combined full-season NBC/NBCSN rating for English Premier League matches. Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"You (the media) are thinking I'm the man but the most important thing is whether Manchester United are thinking that … I would love the job. I hope that I shall be the one. It's the biggest club in the world and it's a fantastic challenge." -- Louis van Gaal, the 62-year-old Netherlands coach, wants to become the new head coach of Manchester United. (BBC) ...More

What They're Saying

"It's a huge honor. Heading into the Olympics, obviously we wanted to bring home a medal but, more importantly, we wanted to change women's soccer in this country. I don't think any of us could have imagined what has happened since the Olympics. It's incredible. It's a big responsibility, but we're embracing it." -- Canada star Christine Sinclair on the crowd of more than 25,000 expected in Winnipeg for Thursday's match against the USA. (Winnipeg Press) ...More


The Soccer Tragedies -- Lest We Forget

Ernie was a massive Londoner who used to sell newspapers outside London's Tottenham Court Road subway station. The foghorn voice went with the job and every night I'd hear his cry of "Star, News, Standard" as I headed down the steps to the trains. ...More



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