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Home > Soccer America Daily > Friday, Aug. 18, 2017
Who needs Ousmane Dembele when you have Christian Pulisic? The 18-year-old American needed all of 22 minutes to score his first Bundesliga goal of the season and later added an assist, winning praise from his new coach, as Borussia Dortmund opened the campaign with a 3-0 win at Wolfsburg. Read the whole story
In his home debut for Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar scored twice, assisted twice, and earned a penalty kick in a 6-2 win over Toulouse. His second goal was a masterpiece, juking three defenders in the penalty area before stroking the ball into the net. Read the whole story
The back pass by the Colorado Rapids' Jared Watts came low and hard from 40 yards, and evaded Colorado keeper Tim Howard for an own goal that gifted D.C. United a 1-0 win. The mishap ended D.C. United's winless streak dating back to June 21st. Read the whole story
A traumatic week for the NWSL's Sky Blue FC ended on a bright note as Samantha Kerr set a league record with four goals to reserve a 3-0 halftime deficit and defeat the Seattle Reign, 5-4. Read the whole story
U.S. referee Jair Marrufo and U.S. assistant referees Frank Anderson and Corey Rockwell have been selected to officiate at the boys 2017 U-17 World Cup. No U.S. officials had been selected for the last U-17 World Cup, in 2015, nor for the 2017 men's U-20 World Cup. Read the whole story
Carli Lloyd, winner of back-to-back FIFA awards, is the lone American in the shortlist of 10 players nominated for the Best FIFA Women's Player 2017. Also nominated: Florida State's Deyna Castellanos and Sky Blue FC's Samantha Kerr. Read the whole story
After convincingly winning its first four games at the Concacaf U-15 Championship, the USA fell, 2-0, to Mexico in the final on Saturday morning in Bradenton, Florida. Californian Efrain Alvarez of the LA Galaxy set up Mexico's first goal. Read the whole story
The Chicago Fire drew a sellout crowd of 21,891, its largest ever at Toyota Park for an MLS regular-season game ... Sporting KC attracted its 100th straight sellout at Children's Mercy Park ... The Portland Thorns played before the largest NWSL crowd of the season. Read the whole story


What They're Saying: Breitbart

"There is no evidence Mr. Podolski is either a migrant gang member, nor being human trafficked. We wish Mr. Podolski well in his recently announced international retirement." -- Breitbart apologizing after publishing an AFP story on Spanish police cracking down on a gang moving migrants via jet-ski with a photo mistaking retired German star Lukas Podolski for a migrant traveling from Morocco to Spain. (Breitbart) ...More

What They're Saying: Michael Bradley

"As athletes with the platform we have, with the role that we play in society, especially with the younger generation, it's very important that we understand what's going on, that we're well informed and not be afraid to let our voices be heard." -- Michael Bradley on the responsibility of all citizens to stand up for what's right and not be afraid to voice their opinion, in the aftermath of Charlottesville, the town in which his parents met. (SportsNet) ...More


What They're Saying: Leonardo Jardim

"Even you, if tomorrow another newspaper offers you a contract where you will earn 15 times more, you won't be so good when it comes to tapping the keys on your computer keyboard." -- Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim, justifying to reporters the decision to drop Kylian Mbappe for Friday's Ligue 1 match with Metz as protecting the 18-year-old star in poor form amid rumors he is leaving for Paris St. Germain. (BBC Sport) ...More


What They're Saying: Greg Kuhel
What will become of Julian Green?
Rising Stars: Busio, Reyna, Gaines and Co., shoot U.S. U-15 boys into Concacaf final
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