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Home >Soccer America Daily > Friday, Aug. 8, 2014
[BY THE NUMBERS] Landon Donovan holds just about every soccer record for a U.S. male player. His goalscoring records in MLS and for the national team might survive for many years. Read the whole story
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The paradox that is Landon Donovan found a way to shock yet not surprise those who follow the sport in the USA and around the world. After years of pouring out his soul publicly, talking of the stress and pressure and difficulty of juggling club and country commitments ... Read the whole story
[SOCIAL MEDIA ROUNDUP] Landon Donovan's announcement that he will retire after this MLS season prompted an avalanche of well wishes from the soccer community, including U.S. stars past and present. Read the whole story
[DATEBOOK] The LA Galaxy has 15 games remaining in its 2014 MLS regular season. Landon Donovan's last regular-season matches for the Galaxy will be a home-and-home series on back-to-back weekends against the Seattle Sounders. Read the whole story
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Bundesliga 2 got underway last weekend and on Monday treated us to a wonderful miss, Kaiserslautern's Karim Matmour managing to shoot way high from five yards out against 1860 Munich. Read the whole story
[MLS WEEK 22: Three games to watch] The California Clasico series between San Jose and Los Angeles is a long and contentious rivalry, and Landon Donovan is just one of many players who have worn the jerseys of both teams. Read the whole story
[MLS TRANSACTIONS] The Columbus Crew signed French-American midfielder Romain Gall via MLS's weighted lottery from French club Lorient. Gall plays for the U.S. under-20 national team and had originally intended to return to the United States to attend the University of Maryland. Read the whole story
[NWSL: Week 18] The Washington Spirit and Portland Thorns FC are both in a position to clinch the two remaining berths in the NWSL playoffs this weekend. All the Spirit needs to do is win at Seattle -- a tall order given the Reign's 16-1-5 record. Both teams can clinch ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying: Bruce Arena

"There are people in our lives that make a difference, and he has as a player, and as a person. I've seen him as a young kid, now I see him as a man, seeing him at the end of a career. ... To see the joy he had today and also to witness the suffering he's experienced throughout his career ... to see that range of emotions and now to see that he's happy again, it’s emotional to me." -- Los Angeles Galaxy coach Bruce Arena on Landon Donovan, who debuted for the U.S. national team debut in 2000 ...More

What They're Saying: Don Garber

"There is no doubt that Major League Soccer would not be what it is today without Landon Donovan. His decision to join MLS in 2001 was a statement to the entire soccer community, at the most crucial time in our history, that MLS could be a league of choice for the best American players. Landon is to MLS, what Michael Jordan was to the NBA, Wayne Gretzky was to the NHL and Tiger Woods was to the PGA Tour; a player who’s sporting accomplishments and popularity transformed their respective leagues and set a new standard for how the game would ...More


Scorpions aim to hold on to fall lead

[NASL: Fall Week 5] The San Antonio Scorpions, who are coming off their first defeat of the fall campaign, will look to stay on top in the NASL standings when they host Indy Eleven at Toyota Park on Saturday. ...More



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