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Home > Soccer America Daily > Friday, Aug. 18, 2017
The 2017 college women's soccer season kicks off on Friday. The big news is that U.S. national team midfielder Andi Sullivan is set to return to No. 1 Stanford after recovering from ACL knee surgery. For the news from the Farm and other key storylines. Read the whole story
There usually isn't a lot of turnover between the teams the USA uses in qualifying and takes to the Under-17 World Cup finals, but this time that could be different even if the USA went unbeaten in qualifying. Six players U-17 coach John Hackworth is taking to Prague for a ... Read the whole story
Of the 12 MLS expansion candidates, none has come farther in a shorter period of time than Cincinnati. But FC Cincinnati's record-setting support won't be enough if it can't come up with a stadium solution. For now, that drops Cincinnati back in the pack with all bidders except Sacramento seeking ... Read the whole story
By hinting his tenure in Montreal might be nearing an end, Argentine attacker Ignacio Piatti injected some uncertainty into its long-term prospects. They came as the Impact, winner of three games in a row, gained its mojo and the pieces seem to be falling into place at the right time ... Read the whole story
Giovanni Reyna scored from 22 yards and assisted on two goals, including Gianluca Busio's acrobatic side volley, in the USA's 3-0 semifinal win over Panama at the Concacaf U-15 Championship. The son of Hall of Famer Claudio Reyna, Giovanni captains the team that faces Mexico in the final on Saturday. Read the whole story
In case you've forgotten, this is the last season Fox Sports will carry the UEFA Champions League. Beginning next season, Turner holds the rights and has plans to launch a new OTT sports platform on which fans will have to pay to watch most of the games. Read the whole story
Five players on our USMNT 40, tracking players under consideration for callups to the next camp, will be in action on Friday. Saturday will be the opening day of the Bundesliga for Christian Pulisic and Bobby Wood. Read the whole story
The Chicago Fire will look to close the gap on Toronto FC when it hosts the Eastern Conference leader on Saturday. For the complete MLS, NWSL, USL and NWSL weekend schedules. Read the whole story


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

"We applied before, but we were not even selected for future consideration." -- Greg Kuhel, a consultant for the Green Bay/Brown County Professional Football Stadium District, with the prevailing view from Green Bay, home of the Packers, that there is no point pursuing a bid as a World Cup 2026 host city. One fundamental problem: Lambeau Field can't accommodate a regulation-sized soccer field. (Green Bay Press-Gazette) ...More


What will become of Julian Green?

Eleven players who were raised in Germany played for the U.S. national team during the Jurgen Klinsmann era. One of the more intriguing was Julian Green, who was only 18 when he switched his allegiance from Germany to the USA while trying to break through at Bayern Munich. ...More


Rising Stars: Busio, Reyna, Gaines and Co., shoot U.S. U-15 boys into Concacaf final
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