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Home >Soccer America Daily > Saturday, June 7, 2014
[WORLD CUP 2014 COUNTDOWN] The USA plays its final warm-up game before heading to Brazil when it faces Nigeria Saturday at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida (live at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN, WatchESPN, Univision). A victory will give the Americans their first-ever sweep in four send-off series organized to ... Read the whole story
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Two decades ago, Nelson Paviotti, a lawyer from Campinas in Sao Paulo state, pledged he would wear Brazilian colors everyday for the rest of his life if Brazil lifted the 1994 World Cup. Paviotti has honored the promise and then some -- he drives to ... Read the whole story
[BRAZIL 2014] France coach Didier Deschamps said star Franck Ribery had until Friday to return to practice after suffering from back problems. He indeed trained but was hurting so much he had to stop and withdraw from the World Cup. Later in the day, Germany's injury worries mounted as Marco ... Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP 2014 COMMERCIALS] A young tot gets more than he bargained for on take-a-kid-to-work day at ESPN's "SportsCenter" offices as Michael Bradley follows Landon Donovan, who worked the copy machine in 2010, in getting a celebrity cameo for ESPN in its latest SC commercial. Read the whole story
[MLS: Week 14] MLS clubs entered the weekend following a flurry of deals as they seek to retool. Columbus sent Ghanaian Dominic Oduro to Toronto FC for Spaniard Alvaro Rey. Earlier in the week, Montreal acquired Gambian defender Futty Danso from Portland for a draft pick. Read the whole story
[NWSL: Week 9] It's first-place Seattle vs. second-place Chicago -- the NWSL's best offense against its best defense -- in Saturday's top-of-the-standings clash at Memorial Stadium. The Reign has a chance to set an NWSL record by extending its unbeaten streak to an unprecedented 11 games. Read the whole story
[NASL: Week 9] The NASL concludes its spring campaign -- already -- with three teams still in contention for the championship. Minnesota United controls of its own destiny with multiple routes to the title. They include clinching with a win or tie when the Loons visits the Tampa Bay Rowdies ... Read the whole story
[USL PRO: Week 12] Sacramento Republic FC is set to welcome another sellout crowd of more than 20,000 fans on Saturday night for its game against Arizona United. Small problem: it's the last at its temporary home, Hughes Stadium, before its move to the new 8,000-seat Bonney Stadium at Cal ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann

"We'll try to fine-tune things so we're getting close to a formation that would most likely start in Brazil, but you won't see all of the pieces in place. There is still time for us to give the players [a chance] to showcase what they have and where they are right now." -- U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who said he expects to use all six permitted substitutions in Saturday's World Cup warmup game against Nigeria in Jacksonville. (Florida Times-Union) ...More

What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann

"This always happens in America. Kobe Bryant, for example -- why does he get a two-year contract extension for $50 million? Because of what he is going to do in the next two years for the Lakers? Of course not. Of course not. He gets it because of what he has done before. It makes no sense. Why do you pay for what has already happened?" -- U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann, in a December 2013 interview, alludes to his treatment of Landon Donovan. (New York Times) ...More


Guzan not fazed by No. 2 role

Roiled by goalkeeping controversies in the past, the current USA team has a clear No. 1 in Tim Howard and a strong backup as well. ...More


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