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Home > Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017
Until U.S. Soccer gave the NASL provisional Division 2 sanctioning on Friday night, Rocco Commisso wasn't ready to commit to buying the New York Cosmos. And if the Cosmos didn't find a buyer, the league would have folded. Read the whole story
Christian Pulisic makes a quick cameo -- borrowing a pocket -- in the montage that precedes the Bundesliga's compilation of "Top 10 Funny Moments" of the first half of the season. Our favorite in the countdown: No. 10 when two Werder Bremen players take throw-ins at the same time. Read the whole story
Jan. 31 is the deadline for MLS expansion candidates to submit proposals to league. Besides the soccer part -- fan support, past, present and future -- the bidders need investors, most already identified, but they also need to build or expand stadiums, the big ticket item. Here's the latest stadium ... Read the whole story
Christian Pulisic, who scored in Borussia Dortmund's 4-1 win over PSV, isn't the only American teenager on winter duty with a German club. Haji Wright debuted for Schalke 04's first team, while McKinze Gaines assisted on Robert Hermann's second goal for Wolfsburg in its 2-0 win over the Tampa Bay ... Read the whole story
There's more bad luck for D.C. United keeper Bill Hamid. For the third year in a row, he's been called up or was expected to be called up to the U.S. national team for its January camp but had to drop out because of an injury. Read the whole story
Bermudan Zeiko Lewis scored two more goals to give him three goals in two games at the adidas Player Combine. U.S. U-20 Jonathan Lewis had the tying goal in Tuesday's second game to also give him three goals at the Combine, which ends Thursday, a day before the MLS SuperDraft ... Read the whole story
The Seattle Sounders signed forward Seyi Adekoya and midfielder Henry Wingo as Homegrown Players out of UCLA and University of Washington, respectively. Both were second-team all-Pac 12 picks in 2016. They bring to nine the number of HG signings out of college by MLS teams in the offseason. Read the whole story
Six Toronto FC first-team players and one from TFC II have been called into Canada's first training camp of the year. Toronto FC defender Ashtone Morgan, midfielders Jay Chapman and Jonathan Osorio, forwards Tosaint Ricketts, Jordan Hamilton, and Mo Babouli and Toronto FC II forward Raheem Edwards are in a ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying: Bruce Arena

"I think he wasn't treated fairly and he needed time, like any manager, to try to get that team turned around. And unfortunately I think in the future, American managers will still be judged differently and it could hurt opportunities for other managers. But I can clearly say this: Bob's a quality manager. He's certainly capable of managing in the EPL and I think he got a raw deal." -- U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena on Bob Bradley, his former assistant and successor with the national team in 2006, on Bradley's 11-game stint at Swansea City. ("Soccer Today" Radio ...More

What They're Saying: Michel D'Hooghe

"FIFA are not setting a good example. The equipment should be ready for use beside the pitch, not in the building. The first three minutes are the most important in the event of the heart stopping. And this is a dangerous day, with many of the legends and the football officials not being particularly fit. It's high risk." -- Michel D'Hooghe, chairman of FIFA's medical committee, visibly angry at the lack of emergency medical equipment on the sidelines for the FIFA Legends match held at FIFA House, especially considering the ages and physical shape of those playing -- among them ...More


Boys Development Academy expands again -- adds U-15 division

The U.S. Soccer Boys Development Academy, which launched in 2007 with two age groups, will be adding a single-age U-15 division in the 2017-18 season. That will give it six divisions, from U-12 to U-18/19. ...More


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