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Home > Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Defending champion FC Dallas is among six MLS teams still alive in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The quarterfinals will take place the week of July 10-13 with one game each day. Read the whole story
Thursday's Germany-Mexico Confederations Cup semifinal marks the first meeting between the nations since Germany beat Mexico, 4-3, in the third-place game of the 2005 Confederations Cup. Chicago Fire midfielder Bastian Schweinstieger set up Germany's first goal with a nifty back-heel and scored its second -- in game that featured three ... Read the whole story
FC Cincinnati's crowd of 32,287 for its shootout win over the Chicago Fire broke its own record for the largest crowd in the U.S. Open Cup exclusive of in the final. In a year and half, it has already drawn four crowd of more than 30,000 fans. Read the whole story
Toronto FC won the 2017 Canadian Championship with a 2-1 win over the Montreal before 26,539 fans thanks to Sebastian Giovinco's goal that broke the 2-2 tie on aggregate in the fifth minute of stoppage time. Read the whole story
The Chicago Fire has been so bad for so long any talk of titles and trophies might seem absurd, yet its fans could be forgiven for getting a bit giddy by displays such as the 4-0 pulverizing of Orlando City last weekend that ran the team's unbeaten streak to nine ... Read the whole story
Mauro Diaz had a goal and an assist to lead defending champion FC Dallas to a 3-1 win over the Colorado Rapids in the round of 16 of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The other seven round-of-16 games will be played Wednesday. Read the whole story
FC Cincinnati, which hosts the Chicago Fire Wednesday in a round-of-16 of the U.S. Open Cup televised on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, has come out of nowhere to become a hot favorite for MLS expansion. None of the six MLS clubs that began as minor-league teams came close to enjoying ... Read the whole story
Comedic actor Will Ferrell, also a part owner of the Los Angeles franchise set to join MLS in 2018, makes an appeal to Mexican striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, to join LAFC. Ferrell's command of Spanish is well known from his lead role in "Casa de Mi Padre." Read the whole story

What They're Saying: Paolo Maldini

"It was like writing a poem after studying years of math." -- Former Italian star Paolo Maldini, who took up professional tennis at the age of 49 but is likely to stop after he and partner Stefano Landonio lost 6-1, 6-1 in his pro debut in the first round of the Aspria Tennis Cup in Milan. (Reuters) ...More

What They're Saying: Dennis Crowley

"It's like craft beer growing because people like the idea of something personal, local, not the standardized beer that everyone gets." -- Dennis Crowley,  co-founder of Foursquare who launched the NPSL's Kingston Stockade FC and basically operates the team out of his car. His goal: become a model for profitable and sustainable soccer teams in small communities like the upstate New York town. (New York Times) ...More

Lost in Translation: The alleged Arturo Vidal insult of Cristiano Ronaldo

The hype ahead of Wednesday's Confederations Cup semifinal between European champion Portugal and South American champion Chile was all about Arturo Vidal insulting Cristiano Ronaldo, sparking headlines and social media memes. Turns out, Vidal was the victim of bad translation. ...More

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