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Home >Soccer America Daily > Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014
[MLS: Week 24] A weekend of important games between the top teams produced a jumbled Supporters' Shield race and also propelled FC Dallas, which beat Real Salt Lake, 2-1, after playing the second half with 10 men, into the top spot of the Power Rankings. Read the whole story
[VIDEO PICK: MLS Goals of the Week] Colorado defender Marc Burch hit a free kick about as hard as you'll ever see -- Galaxy keeper Jaime Penedo may not have seen it -- to lead AT&T MLS Goal of the Week candidates from Week 24 action. Read the whole story
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] We encourage players to juggle in order to hone ball-touch skills, not to actually juggle in the middle of a game. But Demetrio Steffe of Inter Milan’s U-19s did a bit of juggling against AC Milan to set himself up for a successful shot on goal. Read the whole story
[MLS TRANSACTIONS] A day after it was drawn U.S. World Cup star Jermaine Jones to shore up its midfield, the New England Revolution signed on a free transfer young Dutch forward Geoffrey Castillion, the third striker it has acquired in the last two weeks in its bid to boost its ... Read the whole story
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] The New York Red Bulls are the last MLS team to begin play in the Concacaf Champions League when they host FAS of El Salvador on Tuesday night at Red Bull Arena (live at 8 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 2, Univision Deportes). This will be the ... Read the whole story
[SOCCER PUBLISHING] U.S. World Cup goalkeeper Tim Howard has parlayed his success and recent national celebrity into a book deal with HarperCollins Publishers, which will publish his memoir, "The Keeper," due out on Dec. 9. He says he is eager to talk about his career and his battles with Tourette's ... Read the whole story
[USL PRO: Week 24] Arizona United fell to the Seattle Sounders Reserves, 5-1, on Monday afternoon at the MLS club's Starfire Sports Stadium. The result snapped Arizona's three-game winning streak and seriously jeopardized its playoff hopes. Arizona United is tied for eighth place with Wilmington and Charlotte, but its only ... Read the whole story
[AWARDS] The Boston Breakers finished eighth out of nine teams with the worst defense (53 goals allowed in 24 games) in the NWSL, but that didn't prevent goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher from being named the Goalkeeper of the Year for the 2014 season. Read the whole story


What They're Saying: Bruce Arena

"It's troubling for everyone. Everyone is involved in the process. There is no finger-pointing at any particular person because ownership is involved in all of this stuff. They allow it and they participate. This is all attributed to ownership; it's not attributed to the commissioner or the people in that [New York] office. It may not be fully supported by ownership, but there is a participation level by ownership that says: 'This is the way we want to do things.'" -- LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena on whether he's troubled by the peculiar mechanisms for MLS player signings. (Washington ...More

What They're Saying: Thierry Henry

"Right now, like you saw, that fire is still in me. All I'm thinking about right now is to make sure we can make the playoffs. You know this league is about having a good run. … [MLS has] a long break, so I'm going to have long, long, long thoughts about what's next. Right now, I'm thinking about the next game." -- The New York Red Bulls' 37-year-old Thierry Henry on whether he'll return in 2015. Henry scored twice and assisted last weekend in a 4-2 win over Montreal to give him seven goals 11 assists this season. (MLSSoccer. ...More


Women's star power drives turf fight

It's a tribute to the star power of the U.S. women's national team that its fight to have grass installed at the six Canadian venues for next year's Women's World Cup has gained so much attention. It's also a testament to the blindness of FIFA higher-ups that the case of #GrassNotTurf won't die. ...More


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