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Home >Soccer America Daily > Saturday, May 31, 2014
[USA-TURKEY] The Azerbaijan game was just a warmup to the serious work of preparing for the World Cup. Turkey, which dismantled Honduras in the last 20 minutes of Thursday's friendly in Washington, is a big step up from Azerbaijan, and Nigeria on June 7 will be an even bigger test. ... Read the whole story
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Scotland is missing out on the World Cup again but in a friendly against Brazil-bound Nigeria Charlie Mulgrew scored a world-class goal. Read the whole story
[BRAZIL 2014] Indicative of just how bad things are in Brazil a food fight over the mismanagement of the World Cup has broken out. In the middle of it is former Brazilian great Ronaldo, who has been the public face of the local organizing committee but has emerged as a ... Read the whole story
[SOCIAL MEDIA WATCH] Nike's "Winner Stays" leads the charts in a survey of soccer ads that have popped up ahead of the World Cup. Indeed, Nike, which is not a FIFA sponsor, has three of the top 10 most shared 2014 soccer ads, according to marketing technology platform Unruly. Samsung, ... Read the whole story
[MLS EXPANSION] New York City FC has yet to find a home for its soccer-specific stadium. To make matters worse, its plans for a training facility at Manhattanville College in Westchester County have fallen through following a suit filed by a citizen's group and three residents. The Manhattanville president, for ... Read the whole story
[NWSL: Week 8] The Seattle Reign FC puts its nine-game unbeaten streak on the line when it travels to New Jersey to face Sky Blue FC. It will match the league record of 10 games without a defeat set by FC Kansas City last season with a win or tie.< Read the whole story
[NASL: Week 8] Minnesota United FC has a chance to clinch the NASL spring championship Saturday but it will have to do it on the road. It will win the title with a game to spare if it beats the 2013 spring champion Atlanta Silverbacks and New York and San ... Read the whole story
[USL PRO: Week 11] Defending champion Orlando City looks to extend its unbeaten streak to 12 games when it hosts the Charleston Battery on Saturday night. Orlando is coming off a 4-1 win over the NASL's Tampa Bay Rowdies, their I-4 archrival, in the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday. It ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying: Romero Juca

"She had better hope Neymar plays well and Brazil wins." -- Brazil Senator Romero Juca of the PMDB party figures this summer's World Cup will affect the reelection chances of Brazil President Dilma Rousseff, a member of the Workers' Party. The election is Oct. 5 (Reuters) ...More

The USA's new No. 10: Mix Diskerud

"I didn't choose it. They handed them out," says 23-year-old Mix Diskerud when asked about the honor of getting the No. 10 jersey for the USA as it heads to the World Cup in Brazil. ...More


Elite? Premier? Not when the punts are flying

The setting is a "showcase" tournament featuring some of the top youth clubs in Region 1. College scouts are dotted around the field sitting in fold-up chairs, their clipboards on their knees, with pens poised to note the number of any outstanding players. The goalkeeper of a boys U19 team has the ball in his hands. I am standing in the middle of the field as the referee, and I know exactly where that ball is going. High in the air. Over my head. ...More


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