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Home >Soccer America Daily > Tuesday, July 15, 2014
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] Sunday's World Cup final was the most-watched soccer game ever on U.S. television as 17.3 million viewers watched the Germany-Argentina overtime match on ABC and another 9.2 million viewers tuned in on Univision for a combined audience of 26.5 million viewers, breaking the record of 24.7 ... Read the whole story
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] The 2014 World Cup ranks as the most-viewed tournament ever on English-language TV as ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC combined to average 4,557,000 viewers, an increase of 39 percent from 2010 and 96 percent from 2006. Read the whole story
[MLS WEEK: 18] The Seattle Sounders, D.C. United and LA Galaxy all won last weekend to keep the top three intact but there was considerable movement in the lower tier as teams prepare for the re-opening of the transfer window this week. Read the whole story
[NTC INVITATIONAL] Andrija Novakovich and Zach Pfeffer came off the bench to score the tying and winning goals as the U.S. under-20 national team opened play at the 2014 National Training Center Invitational with a 2-1 win over Chile. Read the whole story
[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] Scottish club Rangers kicks off a four-game tour of California and Canada when it plays the PDL's Ventura County Fusion on Tuesday in Oxnard, Calif. Twenty foreign clubs will tour the United States and Canada between now and the AT&T MLS All-Star Game on Aug. 6 when Bayern ... Read the whole story
[SEATTLE CAMP] Four players from defending NCAA Division I champion UCLA, including Samantha Mewis, who made her full women's national team debut at the Algarve Cup in March, and 2013 Soccer America Player of the Year Morgan Brian, a regular on the senior national team, are among the 24 players ... Read the whole story
[DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY] Newcomer Bethesda-Olney takes on the Montreal Impact, a second-year academy program, in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy under-17/18 semifinals on Thursday at StubHub Center. The other semifinal pits two long-time Development Academy powers, PDA and FC Dallas, against each other. For the quarterfinal wrapup. Read the whole story
[DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY] Defending champion Real Salt Lake AZ heads the field for the U.S. Soccer Development Academy under-15/16 final four. The Arizona-based program takes on Irvine Strikers FC in Thursday's semifinals, while LA Galaxy faces Chicago Magic PSG in what will be a home match for the Galaxy at StubHub ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying: Franz Beckenbauer

"I will not make the mistake and say they will be unbeatable for years to come." -- Franz Beckenbauer, who captained and coached West Germany to World Cup titles, telling Sky Sport the new world champions will be tough to beat in the future but refusing to say Germany will be unbeatable like he did about unified Germany in 1990. (Goal.com) ...More

Soccer America's World Cup Best XI

In a tournament with so many twists and turns, it isn't easy to come up with a World Cup Best XI. Over the tournament's 32 days, there were many outstanding individual performances but not a lot of consistency. Even champion Germany mixed great with not-so-great performances in its seven matches. The choices for World Cup Best XI, as selected by the editors of Soccer America, place an emphasis on the influence these players had on the success of their teams over the entirety of the tournament. ...More


Brazil Diary: Germans bring joy to Rio

Two sets of fans on the subway leaving the Maracana station on Sunday night wore German replica jerseys. One group sang loudly and danced around while the other watched before finally joining in. ...More


Soccer needs a Brazilian revival

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