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Home > Soccer America Daily > Tuesday, April 25, 2017
While the number of MLS players making more than $1 million a year in guaranteed compensation has increased by a third from 21 to 28 players in two years, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of players making above the league maximum -- from 45 to 86 ... Read the whole story
For the third year in a row, Brazilian Kaka is the highest-paid player in MLS. The Orlando City star, who has been sidelined since the start of the season, earns $7,168,000 in guaranteed compensation in figures released by the MLS Player Union. The ranks of MLS's millionaires have grown to ... Read the whole story
It's not too early to think about the USA's two June World Cup qualifiers against Trinidad & Tobago in Colorado and Mexico in Mexico City that follow the friendly against Venezuela on June 3 in Sandy, Utah. Of concern, again, is the situation in goal, where the three keepers who ... Read the whole story
A fractured wrist that required surgery will keep Columbus SC midfielder Artur out of competitive play for a few weeks. The young Brazilian suffered the injury in the first minute of the MLS match with New York Red Bulls on Saturday. Read the whole story
Two new teams -- San Antonio FC and Charleston Battery -- climbed atop the conferences, and new signing Didier Drogba watched his latest club, Phoenix Rising FC, nearly blow a 4-0 lead before a sell-out crowd at home. Read the whole story
Sporting Kansas City fell to leader FC Dallas and from the unbeaten ranks, dropping to third in Soccer America's MLS Power Rankings. Most of the other top teams won, including Orlando City, Portland, Houston and expansion newbie Atlanta United. Read the whole story
Megan Rapinoe, who missed all but five NWSL games in 2016, scored for the second week in a row, connecting on a spectacular half-volley in the Seattle Reign's 5-1 win over the Houston Dash. Read the whole story
We think the MLS Goal of the Week, although David Villa's running volley and Sebastian Giovinco's free kick impressed, comes down to long-range strikes after dazzling dribbling by Portland's Darlington Nagbe and Montreal's Ignacio Piatti, who starts his run through the Philadelphia defense with a smooth Cruyff move. Read the whole story

What They're Saying: Carly Telford

"The chairman himself didn't come in to break the news. We've never actually met the chairman, he's never made the effort to come see us at anything, and then he wouldn't come himself to deliver the news. It was really cowardly on his part, we think." -- Notts County Ladies goalkeeper Carly Telford after chairman Alan Hardy folded the English Women's Super League club two days before the start of the 2017 season. Hardy termed continuing the club as "financial suicide" as he projected revenues for the season would be about $35,000. (Balls.Ie) ...More

What They're Saying: Juan Carlos Rodriguez

"It's not only an MLS team. This is way bigger than MLS. ... We really want to make the biggest thing that has ever happened to [San Diego]." -- Univision Deportes president Juan Carlos Rodriguez, who has joined FS Investors, which is pushing the "SoccerCity" development in San Diego and the city's bid for an MLS expansion team. (San Diego Union Tribune) ...More

Real Madrid still controls own destiny

Despite its dramatic 3-2 home loss to Barcelona that handed La Liga lead back to the Catalan club on the tiebreaker (head-to-head), Real Madrid remains in the driver's seat to win the Spanish league title. But Real Madrid won't have much time to refocus as it is back in La Liga action on Wednesday at Deportivo Coruna. ...More

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